Leah Cohen at Pig & Khao


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.


  • 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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"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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Chef Jeff McInnis reviews Khao soi at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai, | Asian, | Fusion
Lower East Side
1 Review
"Chef Leah Cohen was born to cook this food—literally. When a chef has the opportunity to showcase food from their family’s native culture, it always tastes amazing. Grab a seat on the porch and order the bottomless self-serve Pabst Blue Ribbon. Reminds me of a high-school keg party."
Chef Chaz Brown reviews Sisig at Pig & Khao
$$ | Thai, | Asian, | Fusion
Lower East Side
1 Review
"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."

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