Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dinner at Pig and Khao in NYC

I've been wanting to go to Pig and Khao ever since it opened, and for reasons unknown never made it until now.  Risheen and I sat outside in a covered patio area.  Felt warm just like the Philippines haha.  We decided to order the Chef's Tasting Menu, which consists of five courses, plus dessert.  While the chef does choose some, you can also make some requests, which we definitely did.  It was a great value because each dish seemed to be a full size appetizer or entree, and some things offered were not on the regular menu.  I was pretty impressed.  While most of the food was straight filipino, there were also some twists that were nice.  There was also some heat in the dishes, which is not typically filipino.  Overall I would return and recommend to others.
A small bite of spicy beef on lettuce.  Refreshing yet spicy

Lumpia shanghai, which is surprisingly not on the normal menu.  Good but mine's better :)

Coconut rice.  LOVED this.   Jasmine rice with a light coconut taste

Grilled pork jowl with brussel sprouts, toasted rice, lime chili, fish sauce, and herbs .  Probably my fav dish.  There was more veggies in here than meat, but the meat was so tender and flavorful.  There was a little spice but not overwhelming.  This is not a traditional filipino dish by any means, but a great job of Asian fusion

Sisig with egg.  I was skeptical at first because of my experiences at Mama Fina's

Sisig all mixed up with egg. DELICIOUS.  While not as crisp as Mama Fina's, I think the egg made it a lot better.  Helped with some textures that I don't necessarily love
Khan soi - red curry, coconut milk, chicken, egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots.  This was super tasty and I enjoyed the crispy noodles.  Unfortunately we were pretty full by the time this came out
Turon with ice cream.  Didn't seem as well fried as normal.  Again okay, but not as good as mine/parents' versions.

Bathroom writing was cute

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