Leah Cohen at Pig & Khao

Bio

Leah Cohen is the chef/owner of Pig & Khao. A New York native, she is no stranger to good food. Growing up as a half Filipina and half Russian-Romanian Jew, her childhood culinary background was eclectic to say the least. Her heritage, plus the pulsing New York City culinary scene, inspired her to pursue the culinary arts.

Accolades

  • Two Stars
    New York Times
  • Favorite Dishes in New York
    Village Voice
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in NYC

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Behind the Scenes

Chef Leah Cohen reviews  at post.venue.name
"My shot from today's photo shoot at my apt...Some of my favorite and super easy dishes to make at home :Chicken adobo, Burmese tomato salad and a Spicy Watermelon tequila cocktail #cheflife #chefleah #gramsohard @pigandkhao"
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From My Menu

Chef Jeff McInnis reviews Khao soi at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Chef Leah Cohen was born to cook this food—literally. When a chef has the opportunity to showcase food from their family’s native culture, it always tastes amazing. Grab a seat on the porch and order the bottomless self-serve Pabst Blue Ribbon. Reminds me of a high-school keg party."
Chef Chaz Brown reviews Sisig at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Crispy pig face and a fried egg—it's everything a chef or foodie could want. Order this with a side of white rice and you'll feel like you are eating as well as anyone on the planet. Leah Cohen nailed this dish and it's a must-have on the Lower East Side."
Chef Leah Cohen reviews Cod and yellow curry cooked in a banana leaf topped with coconut cream and crispy garlic at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Come by @pigandkhao tonight for the $45 #tastingmenu and get one of my favorite dishes Cod and yellow curry cooked in a banana leaf topped with coconut cream and crispy garlic 😋#chefleah #cheflife #gramsohard #femalechef"
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Chef Leah Cohen reviews New special - Kare-kare Dumplings filled with braised oxtails and eggplant crema, peanut sauce and sautéed bokchoy at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Working on a new special @pigandkhao Kare-kare Dumplings filled with braised #oxtails and eggplant crema, peanut sauce and sautéed #bokchoy Plating needs work but flavors are 😋#cheflife #chefleah #flipfood #gramsohard"
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Chef Leah Cohen reviews Pancakes stuffed with pad Thai at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Check out my video on #padcakes that I made with @thisisinsiderfood @repostapp ・・・ These pancakes are stuffed with pad Thai! 🍜🥞 #padthaipancakes #insiderfood @pigandkhao @alyweisman @crepesofwrath"
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Chef Joseph Johnson reviews Assorted plates at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai | Asian | Fusion
Lower East Side
"Always great catching up with the homies but the mix of great friends with amazing food from @leahscohen gave us a #priceless moment last night."
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