Food Finds: Downtown
The Pig and the Lady
Whenever we feel like pigging out on Vietnamese comfort food, our snout always leads us to one place - The Pig and the Lady. And now that the farmer's market fave has popped up a permanent restaurant in Chinatown at the Pacific Gateway Center it's hard to be ladylike while pigging out on our personal favorites like their banh mi and soups.
After years on the farmer's market circuit, Chef Andrew Le (the pig) and his mother, Loan Le (the lady), have cooked up a reputation for their eclectic menu of whimsical and tasty dishes inspired by their cultural heritage. The menu pays homage to the local food movement with options like the pho French dip banh mi (a banh-na-nas medley of roasted brisket, chimichurri and pho au jus) and namesake P&L pho (a rich bowl of smoked baco, brisket, marinated soft-boiled egg and green onion).
Hey, if Daniel Dae Kim is a fan, so are we (it's seriously that pho-nomenal!). The Pig and the Lady is currently open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, with a special brunch menu available on Saturdays.