Leah Cohen

Leah Cohen

New York

About Leah Cohen

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.

My Venues


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

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

My cookbook might not be out
"My cookbook might not be out yet but you can get a sampling of one of the dishes in the book @bbyruch"
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This seared mushroom salad
"This seared mushroom salad with shrimp and coconut chili jam dressing that I learned today from @piggybackbarjc"
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Rice noodles with fish
"Rice noodles with fish curry.... khanom Jeen Nam Ya I’ve done a version of this dish @piggybackbarjc"
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Starting my morning off right
"Starting my morning off right with Kaya French toast+regular toast at piggybackbarjc"
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Nasi Padang for breakfast:
"Nasi Padang for breakfast: sambal fish, dried chili beef, atchar pickles, peanuts and fried anchovies at piggybackbarjc"
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At My Venues