On Thursday, February 13th we had the opportunity to dine at the new hot spot Piggyback NYC to try the amazing cuisine by Chef Leah Cohen. Piggyback’s curated menu of snacks, appetizers and entrees is designed to bring a melting pot of regions to the hustle and bustle of West 30th Street.
The restaurant had a fun vibe and we were seated right across from the kitchen where we got to see the food being made which was amazing.
Inspired by the duo’s years of overseas travel, Creative Director Ben Byruch carefully conceptualized and designed Piggyback NYC to serve as an evolving canvas of modern street-style art with one-of-a-kind tokens; home to several towns throughout Southeast Asia. He also used incredible movie posters throughout the walls of the venue.
From the start of our meal until the end of it the service was impeccable and each dish that came out was better than the last.
We started out with their Korean Chicken Wings which had the perfect balance of spice and marinated in an amazing sauce and Lumpia Shanghai Spring rolls which were perfectly cooked filled with pork and beef with a delectable sweet chili dipping sauce.
For main courses we had their Crispy Duck which was perfectly cooked over a Duck fat rice cake that was incredible as well as their perfectly cooked Asian fusion noodles.
Next time you are looking for a great meal in the heart of Midtown West near Penn Station and Herald Square, I highly recommend you make a reservation at Piggyback NYC. Your palate will be taken to a new destination as each dish is amazingly put together and are perfect for sharing family style if you so desire.
Some of their signature dishes include:
ChảCáLãVọng – rice noodles topped with pan seared cod marinated in turmeric, fish sauce butter, peanuts, dill and lime juice
Charcoal Smoked Dry Aged Ribeye (for two) – prime meat with roasted bone marrow, sweet and savory jaew sauce and green chili relish
Pho French Dip – Thinly sliced cheese steak meat (rib eye) cooked ala plancha then tossed in Pho sauce and served on a hoagie roll spread with French onion spread, provolone cheese melted on top, fresh jalapenos, and thai basil. Served with Pho gravy on the side
For more information and to make reservations visit – https://www.piggybacknyc.com/