Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pig and Khao in the Lower East Side for Yummy Filipino-Thai Fusion!

Filipino food is set to be "the next big thing" in the NYC food scene.  Along with Jeepney, Pig and Khao recently opened late into 2012 to great reviews.   

My girlfriend and I stopped by on a weeknight before a show and ordered the sisig (probably my favorite Filipino dish).  Sisig is crispy pork bits, often including pieces of pig ear, served on a sizzling plate with an raw egg to mix in.  Pig and Khao's version was crispy with just the right amount of fat and tart vinegary goodness.  

We also ordered the crispy pata (pork leg/knuckles).  Pig and Khao's isn't simply thrown into the fryer like the more classic Filipino preparation.  Theirs actually reminded my of roast duck.  The skin wasn't very crunchy but was still very flavorful.  Instead of serving the pig's foot/knuckles, their version was served off the bone (maybe the leg meat?).  Different, but still really delicious!

It was the first time my girlfriend had sisig and crispy pata, and she (or should I say we!) thoroughly enjoyed both dishes.

Pig and Khao
68 Clinton St.
New York NY 10002
(212) 920-4485

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