About Leah Cohen

Leah Cohen is the chef and owner of Pig & Khao restaurant, located on New York City’s Lower East Side. Opened in fall 2012, the intimate, 74-seat restaurant serves Southeast Asian cuisine influenced by Leah’s Filipino upbringing and her annual expeditions to the region. Acclaimed by publications including the New York Times, New York Magazine, and The Huffington Post, Pig & Khao has been praised for its Asian street food-inspired fare, casual, inviting ambiance, and inventive bar program. Recipient of a 2013 StarChefs Rising Stars Award, Leah’s main cooking philosophy is to stay true to authentic Southeast Asian flavors while incorporating classical western techniques.

Follow Leah on Instagram @leahscohen.