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Farmers Market Specials (9/21 - 25) + Hale Aina Awards & Rice Fest this Sunday

Happy Birthday, Mama Le! We had celebrated her birthday at Izakaya Torae Torae and had a blast. Mahalo to Chef Hide for taking care of us! 

Also we are excited about two big events that we will be participating in this weekend. First off, is the eagerly anticipated Hale Aina Awards presented by Honolulu Magazine. We are vying for some awards (and crossing our fingers) but more importantly, we will be serving food there as well, under the aegis of Piggy Smalls! We will be previewing some of the new items on the menu! We are also excited to be a part of Rice Fest at Ward Centre. Both events are happening this Sunday, September 25!

In the meantime, we will be on our regular farmers market schedule, including Mililani on Sunday as well. Here are the specials of the week:

#MamaNoodles
BU BO HUE — pork belly, brisket, calamansi, satay, banana blossom, rau ram, and ong choy, vermicelli noodles

#MamaBanhMi
PORCHETTA BANH MI — crispy pork belly, house sambal, shoyu pickled cucumbers, smoked onion w/ Hue-style beef broth

As always, you can view the entire schedule and menu over at the Farmers Market page.

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Farmers Market Specials (9/14 - 17)

Sous chef Jade inside the work-in-progress Piggy Smalls space at Ward Village. 

Sous chef Jade inside the work-in-progress Piggy Smalls space at Ward Village. 

Piggy Smalls is coming together! We are aiming for an October opening, but we still have a lot to do. But, expect an official word from us very soon. Meanwhile, check out this Pacific Business News announcement about our upcoming second location to be at Ward Village. 

In the meantime, we’re excited about two events next week — the Hale Aina Awards from Honolulu Magazine, where we hope to be considered again as one of the top restaurants on Oahu (well, it’s all voted by the general public so we hope we did good with you all this past year) and also Rice Fest, which takes place on September 25 in front of Ward Centre! More details to come next week. 

As for farmers markets, we are sticking with our regular schedule. Here’s the Mama Le specials for the week:

#MamaNoodles
BUN MANG VIT — poached duck leg, shiitake, bamboo shoots, mint, rau ram, vermicelli noodles

SHORT RIBS PHO — mama le’s famous pho with grilled short ribs as main protein

#MamaBanhMi
BO LUC LAC —  rib eye banh mi, waipoli butter lettuce, red onions, basalmic vinaigrette

#MamaRice
GRILLED PANDAN CHICKEN — Mama Le's famous BBQ chicken in her famous homemade marinade

GRILLED LEMONGRASS CHICKEN — kaffir line, Pandan leaves, lemongrass, coconut juice

As always, you can view the schedule and full menu over at the Farmers Market page

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Farmers Market Specials (9/7 - 11)

Looks like we missed two bullets this past weekend with both hurricanes pretty much veering off course and away from the archipelago we call our beautiful state of Hawaii. But, it’s always good to be prepared and civil defense and the Red Cross in particular came prepared. We were fortunate to donate food to the many Red Cross volunteers this past weekend, and we are happy that the crises were averted. We hope the many volunteers had a delicious banh mi sandwich though!

Although the KCC Farmers Market was cancelled this past Saturday, we still ventured to the leeward side and popped up at the Mililani Farmers Market on Sunday and it was a huge success. We were so surprised a the turnout, so we are thinking of making this a semi-regular stop on our farmers market schedule. For now, we will be serving at Mililani Farmers Market on the 1st Sunday of every month, but we will be there again this Sunday, September 11! 

In the meantime, we are prepping for our second brick-and-mortar location, Piggy Smalls. We are very excited to move into this new chapter in the Pig & the Lady family legacy, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store. If you want to follow our progress, then follow us on Instagram.

Here’s this week’s farmers market specials: 

#MamaNoodle
MI BO KHO —  braised beef shank stew in Vietnamese style lemongrass, carrots, leeks, tomato, herbs, egg noodles

#MamaBanhMi
MINUTE CHICKEN — lemon grass chicken curry banh mi 

#MamaRice
GRILLED PANDAN CHICKEN — Mama Le’s famous BBQ chicken in her famous home recipe marinade 

We will be at our regular stops this week (Blaisdell on Wednesday, Kailua on Thursday, KCC on Saturday). For the full schedule and menu, head over to the Farmers Market Page. 

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Farmers Market Specials (9/1 - 4) No Blaisdell this Week, Adding Sunday Mililani Farmers Market

Chef Andrew and his brother Alex head home tomorrow after a successful Hawaiian Airlines sponsored event at EAT DRINK SF this past weekend. Andrew did a live food demo and took in some meeting with some Bay Area tastemakers and companies on some future collaborations, both in Hawaii and San Francisco. Oh, and of course, they ate their way through town. Check out the gallery below of their SF adventure!

It was also the boys first time checking out the first class menu on Hawaiian Airlines, which is Chef Andrew's designed menu! Here are some photos from their flight. 

The farmers market schedule will be different this week. First off, no Blaisdell this Wednesday, because of President Obama’s visit. But, we will be at the Mililani Farmers Market this Sunday, Sept 4, as well as Kailua on Sept 1 and KCC on Sept 3. 

So, here’s how it is going to look this week: 

Thursday, Sept 1
Kailua — 5pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, Sept 3
KCC — 7:30am - 11am

Sunday, Sept 4
Mililani — 8am - 11am
(At Mililani High School)

Here are the farmers market specials of the week:

#MamaNoodles
PHO SOT VANG — beef shank braised in red wine, pickled chili, aromatic spices, fried shallot, green onion & cilantro

HU TIEU MI KHO — pork loin, kahuku shrimp, quail egg, dried shrimp, fresh cut noodles, crab fat tomato sauce

#MamaBanhMi
BANH MI CHA CA — vietnamese fried fish cake with a tamarind au jus, french dip style

GRILLED PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles

#MamaRice
CLAYPOT PORK AND SHRIMP — caramelized pork belly, shrimp, slow cooked in claypot

#OffTheGrill
MAMA LE’s BBQ CHICKEN
GRILLED PORK JOWL

As always, you can view the full menu over at the Farmers Market Menu Page

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Farmers Market Specials (8/24 - 27) + Chef Andrew at Eat Drink SF this weekend

First off, we are giving back to the troops! Actually, we are doing this under the generous contribution of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Tomorrow, we are going to be serving 450 Pho French Dip Banh Mi sandwiches at Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Base to marines and sailors on a first-come, first-serve basis from 11am - 12:30pm. 

In other news, Chef Andrew will be heading to San Francisco this weekend in San Francisco to be a part of Eat Drink SF, a celebration of food and the Bay Area culinary scene. Andrew will be representing THE PIG & THE LADY and will be there as Hawaiian Airlines’s featured chef! Andrew will be doing a live demo on Saturday night, August 27! 

This past weekend, we hosted another movie-inspired dinner with our second collaboration with Hawaii Theatre Center. They presented the Screen Cuisine Film Festival, presenting food themed films and partnering with local eateries to pair up with. We mounted a special dinner before the film CHOCOLAT, which was obviously inspired by the movie. 

Here are some highlights: 

 

 You can check out the rest of the photos over at our Facebook page. Mahalo to Orlando Benedicto Photography for covering the event. 

As for the farmers market, we are on our regular schedule this week. Here are the Mama Le specials: 

#MamaNoodles
VIT NO CHAU — duck, taro, fermented soy bean paste broth , ong choy, mustard cabbage, vermicelli noodles

GRILLED SHORT RIBS PHO — Mama Le’s famous pho is the base for this week’s GRILLED short ribs. 

#MamaBanhMi
CHA CA BANH MI — fried fish cake with a tamarind au jus, french dip style

GRILLED PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles

#MamaRice
CLAYPOT PORK AND SHRIMP — caramelized pork belly, shrimp, slow cooked in claypot

#OffTheGrill
MAMA LE’s BBQ CHICKEN
HAMACHI KAMA
GRILLED PORK JOWL

As always, you can check out the full menu and schedule over at the Farmers Market page

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SCREEN CUISINE, Saturday, August 20: Join us for a Romantic Dinner, Movie & Dessert w/ The Pig & the Lady, Hawaii Theatre & Cake Envy inspired by the film CHOCOLAT

We had such a fabulous time with our collaboration with the Hawaii Theatre Center and Art + Flea with the SPIRITED AWAY Miyazaki dinner and a movie event that we are doing it again! 

In partnership with Hawaii Theatre Center and Cake Envy, we are joining forces again to celebrate food and cinema! SCREEN CUISINE is a food-inspired film festival at the historic Hawaii Theatre, where they are screening classic films that revolve around food and happens this weekend (August 19 - 21). 

We have the great honor of crafting a unique prix fixe dinner inspired by the Academy award nominated film CHOCOLAT starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Join us for a dinner at The Pig & the Lady, prior to the screening of the film at the Hawaii Theatre. Then, once the film is done, head over to Cake Envy for dessert! This is the ultimate dinner and a movie and a perfect date night this Saturday! 

Here’s all the details for this unique and romantic night out, perfect to take that special someone out for a dinner, movie and dessert, all inspired by the film CHOCOLAT: 

When:  Saturday, August 20, 5pm - 7:30pm

Where: Dinner starts at 5pm at The Pig & The Lady. The movie starts at 8pm at Hawaii Theatre. Post-film dessert at Cake Envy. 

Cost: $75 (dinner + movie + after movie dessert at Cake Envy)
$55 (dinner only)

How: call us at (808) 585-8255 for reservations or email us at reservations@thepigandthelady.com
A cancellation fee will be applied if made within 48 hours of the event.

MENU

WELCOME TO LA CELESTE PRALINE
foie gras bon bons, caviar & white chocolate toast, chicken cracklings & sauce picada, ahi sashimi & chocolate miso on shiso leaf

THE PEOPLE OF GOD VS. MADMOISELLE VIANNE
green apple, white chocolate + pommes mousseline, black truffles, preserved lemon

A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH THE WITCH OF LANQUENET & A BAND OF GYPSIES
roasted quail, bulgur wheat, sunchokes, pickled cherries, chocolate au poivre

FORGIVE ME JESUS, FOR I HAVE EATEN ALL YOUR CHOCOLATE...
flambé of chocolate, cacao scented smoke, flavors of s’mores

CHOCOLAT is an Academy Award nominated romantic comedy-drama, and tells the story of a young mother, played by Juliette Binoche, who arrives at the fictional, repressed French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes with her six-year-old daughter and opens La Chocolaterie Maya, a small chocolaterie.  The village mayor, who disapproves of her presence, becomes her nemesis. But her chocolate quickly begins to change the lives of the townspeople around her, and her shop becomes the locus for villagers and outsiders, each with their own story to tell. Directed by Lasse Hallström and adapted for the screen by writer Robert Nelson Jacobs.

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Farmers Market Specials (8/10 - 13) + Events this Weekend

@ActionBronson and his crew and our crew after filming a segment for the new season of Viceland's F_*CK, THAT'S DELICIOUS, which premieres in September!

@ActionBronson and his crew and our crew after filming a segment for the new season of Viceland's F_*CK, THAT'S DELICIOUS, which premieres in September!

It’s a super busy week for us as we are catering several events around town. We are doing triple duty this Saturday! First off, we are participating at 18th annual Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Dinner and Fundraiser on Saturday, August 13.

Secondly, we will be supporting our LGBTQ film-loving brothers and sisters at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Red Carpet Event at the Honolulu Academy of Art’s Luce Pavilion. It’s always a fun affair, and we’re always honored to be a part of this event annually.  

Thirdly, we are also participating in a family fun day and culinary event called Taste of Chinatown, which also happens this Saturday, from 10:30am - 4:30pm. Sample tastings from the many new area chefs, browse artisan wares, engage in various keiki activities and take advantage of special offers available only on this day.  Or just relax and enjoy cultural demonstrations and entertainment in a park setting.

Back to farmers markets, we are on our regular schedule this week. Here’s the Mama Le specials:

#MamaNoodle
MI VIT TIEM — marinated duck leg with choi sum, shiitake, bamboo shoots, egg noodles

BUN BO NAM BO — marinated stir fried beef, vegetables, fried onion, roasted peanuts, bean sprouts, vermicelli noodles

#MamaBanhMi
BO XAO — marinated strips of beef, grilled onions, garlic, waipoli butter lettuce

GRILLED PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles

#MamaRice
MAMA LE GRILLED CHICKEN — grilled bbq chicken marinated in mama le’s special marinade with pandan rice, pickled vegetables

Per usual, you can view the schedule and the full menu over at the Farmers Market page. 

Finally, we also want to highlight the upcoming season of Action Bronson’s new season of F—*CK, THAT’S DELICIOUS on Viceland. The Pig & and the Lady and Chef Andrew are featured in a future episode, which you can see in the latest trailer for the new season!

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Farmers Market Specials (8/3 - 6), BUN THIT NUONG Feast + August Moon & A Taste of 'Iolani

It’s already August and we wanted to do something special for the farmers markets. We are bringing our popular BUN THIT NUONG feast option to farmers market from our OFF THE GRILL menu at the restaurant.  It’s a BBQ meat feast -- a combination of grilled seafood, beef, local pork, marinated in savory fish sauce vinaigrette and comes with rice noodles, aromatic herbs, & house pickles. This is the ideal vietnamese communal dining experience. 

The meats included in this are: SHORTRIBS, HAMACHI KAMA GRILLED SHRIMP, PORK MEATBALL and PORK JOWL. This OFF THE GRILL option cis $35 per person (minimum 4 ppl). 

To order this at the farmers market, which will be available at Blaisdell and KCC markets only, we need to receive your pre-order one day in advance. To send your request, contact Alex Le at alex@thepigandthelady.com or at (808) 383-2152. 

Here are this week’s farmers market specials: 

#MamaNoodles
HU TIEU SAIGON — vietnamese clear noodle soup with barbecued pork and shrimp

#MamaBanhMi
GRILLED PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles

#MamaGrill
HAMACHI KAMA — grilled yellowtail collar

MAMA LE’S BBQ CHICKEN — mama le’s special BBQ chicken w/ her secret marinade

As always, you can check out the schedule and full menu by heading over to the Farmers Market page

In the meantime, we will have a presence at the Annnual Moon fundraiser, the annual Honolulu Museum of Art’s summer and wine food event. It takes place this Friday, August 5, from 6 to 9pm. Tickets are still available

In addition, we will also be participating at A Touch of ‘Iolani 2016, where alumni, family and friends gather for an evening of exquisite food and drinks on Saturday, August 6. The alumni community gathers for an evening of great food, entertainment, silent auction, camaraderie, and the presentation of the Alumni Service Award. For more info, click here

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Farmers Market Specials (7/27 - 30) + Mama Le in Edibles HI

Check out the profile of Mama Le in the latest issue of Edible Hawaiian Islands or visit: http://ediblehi.com/mama-le/

Check out the profile of Mama Le in the latest issue of Edible Hawaiian Islands or visit: http://ediblehi.com/mama-le/

I hope everyone stayed high and dry when Darby hit the islands this past weekend. We had some flooding issues at the restaurant, but nothing we couldn’t handle. Anyway, it’s always good to get rain, because it keep the ‘aina lush and green. 

In the meantime, we hope it gets back to sunny skies this week, because we are sticking to the regular farmers market schedule. Here are the Mama Le specials of the week: 

BUN MANG VIT — poached duck leg, shiitake, bamboo, mint , rau ram, banana blossom, ong choy, vermicelli noodles, pork & duck broth topped with shallots & ginger fish sauce.

CANH BAU — vietnamese opo squash soup with spare ribs

TOM THIT RIM — caramelized ground pork and shrimp

MAMA LE GRILLED CHICKEN — grilled bbq chicken marinated in mama le’s special marinade with pandan rice, pickled vegetables

GRILLED PORK BELLY BANH MI — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles

Oh, and since we are highlighting Mama Le’s farmers market specials, do check out this wonderful profile of “the Lady” in the latest issue of Edibles HI. Mahalo to Dania Katz and Mari Taketa for featuring Mama and also Lianne Rozelle for the amazing photos! 

For the full schedule and menu, head over to the Farmers Market Menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (7/20 - 23) + Joy of Sake, Jack Burton & Miyazaki recap

A couple of the coolest things (well, to us) happened in the last two weeks. First off, we organized a special Hayao Miyazaki dinner, where we created a set menu with each course inspired by a Studio Ghibli film. This was part of the Hawaii Theatre’s Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli Film Festival. Check out the video below to see how a fun event it was, filled with Ghibli fans, cosplay and lots of foodie snapshots:


The other cool thing is something that, in our opinion, has come full circle for us, especially the Le brothers. Hollywood legend Kurt Russell dined with us and he knew about our BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA restroom! He was accompanied by his partner, Goldie Hawn, and they were gracious to take photos with the staff. 

Also, don’t forget that we are a part of Joy of Sake at the Hawaii Convention Center this Friday, July 22. To get tickets, head over to the Joy of Sake website

For farmers market this week, we are on our regular schedule. Mama Le specials this week are the following: 

#MamaNoodle
BO KHO — Vietnamese style beef stew, braised in Vietnamese style lemongrass, carrots, leeks, tomato, herbs, fresh cut noodles

#MamaBanhMi
GRILLED PORK BELLY —  grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles, vermicelli noodles

#MamaRice
BO LUC LAC BOWL — rib eye steak, waipoli butter lettuce, red onions, basalmic vinaigrette, tamarind rice

As always, the full schedule and menu are at the Farmers Market Page

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Farmers Market Specials (7/13 - 16) + BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA at Courtyard Cinema + Joy of Sake 7/22

This Thursday, July 14, we will be serving food prior to the Courtyard Cinema at Ward Village screening of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. We will be stationed in front of the IBM building from 4:30 - 6:30pm (doors to the courtyard open at 6pm, with the film starting closer to 7pm). As you may know, this film is a big influence on all of us, as we watched this film incessantly growing up and wearing down that VHS tape. It’ll be super fun to see it outdoors and it’s a free screening too (but you have to book tickets in advance here).

Here is what we will be serving that night, inspired by the John Carpenter classic:

GIRL WITH GREEN EYES PAPAYA SALAD
PORK CHOP EXPRESS RICE PLATE
EGG SHEN CHICKEN SALAD
JACK BURTON’S BRISKET BANH MI
LO PAN’S VEGETARIAN CURRY 

Also, mark your calendar’s for next week’s big JOY OF SAKE on Friday, July 22, at the Hawaii Convention Center! We will be serving appetizers that will complement the plethora of sake that will be available to imbibe and enjoy. It’s always a rollicking good time! Tickets are going fast, so go ahead and order them here

This week’s farmers market schedule is the same as usual. Here is the Mama Le specials for the week: 

#MamaNoodle
BUN BO HUE PORCHETTA —  pork belly/porchetta, brisket, calamansi, satay, fresh cut noodles, fresh herbs, lemongrass infused broth

#MamaBanhMi
BO LUC LAC —  rib eye banh mi, waipoli butter lettuce, red onions, basalmic vinaigrette, cilantro

#MamaRice
BUN CHA PORK BELLY BUN — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles, vermicelli noodles

As always, you can check out the schedule and full menu over at the Farmers Market page

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Farmers Market Specials (7/6 - 9) + Miyazaki Film Festival + PFA Summer Eat & Greet

For all you Studio Ghibli fans, remember that the Hayao Miyazaki Film Festival is kicking off this weekend at the Hawaii Theatre. We will be serving at the concession booth during the screening of PRINCESS MONONOKE on Friday, July 8 from 6:30pm - 8pm. 

As you know, we are also organizing a Studio Ghibli dinner on Saturday night to precede the screening of SPIRITED AWAY, but the dinner is completely sold out (tickets still available for the screening though). Art+Flea is doing some very cool things that evening, including selling Miyazaki inspired merchandise, organizing a cosplay contest and also performing music inspired by Ghibli films. It's going to be a blast!

In the meantime, we’re also going to be at Punahou School on Sunday, July 10, serving food at the PFA SUMMER EAT & GREET, held at Rice Field from 4:30 - 6:30pm. So all you Buff ’n Blue, old and new, swing by the campus this Sunday and enjoy a sampling of tasty food-truck cuisine, shopping, and keiki games while reconnecting with old friends and meeting new Punahou families. Learn about the PFA and its activities, and find out about PFA opportunities and how you can get involved in the upcoming school year.

Meanwhile, we are on our regular farmers market schedule. Specials for the week include the following: 

#Mamanoodles
CANH THUON — short ribs, tomato, pineapple, lemongrass, tamarind, shrimp paste broth, vermicelli noodles

#MamaBanhMi
BO LUC LAC — rib eye banh mi, waipoli butter lettuce, red onions, basalmic vinaigrette, cilantro

#MamaRice
BUN CHA PORK BELLY — grilled pork belly, cabbage, shiso, mint, house pickles, vermicelli noodles

THIT KHO — vietnamese style caramelized and braised pork shoulder with eggs

As always, you can check out the market schedule and full menu over at the Farmers Market Menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (6/29 - 7/2) + Mo'ili'ili Bon Dance Summer Fest + 4th of July Pre-Orders + Miyazaki Dinner & a Film

We will be having a booth this Saturday, July 2 at the Mo'ili'ili Summer Fest in the old Varsity Building parking lot. Bon dance season is upon us and this is one of the biggest ones in town! 

Next Monday is July 4th, and we’ll be closed to celebrate Independence Day. However, we are taking pre-orders for our 4th of July BBQ Package, which you can pick up the day before on Sunday, July 3 between 10am - Noon at the the restaurant. We must receive all orders by July 2. You can build your own package by heading over to the pre-order website

In addition, we are serving a special Miyazaki dinner in conjunction with the screening of SPIRITED AWAY, which is part of the Miyazaki Ghibli Film Festival on July 9 at the Hawaii Theatre Center. Seats are going fast for the dinner and the reserved seating for the film! Dinner is from 5 - 6:30pm at the restaurant. To make reservations, call us at 808.585.8255. 

AS for farmers market, we are on our regular schedule. Specials for this week are:

#MamaLeNoodle
BUN THANG — vermicelli noodle soup w/ pork, chicken and egg

#MamaLeBanhMi
BO LUC LAC — rib eye banh mi, waipoli butter lettuce, red onions, basalmic vinaigrette, cilantro

#MamaRice
GRILLED BUN CHA — grilled pork belly, fish sauce vinaigrette, fresh veggies, herbs, vermicelli noodles

As always, you can check out the full menu and schedule over at the Farmers Market Menu page.

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Farmers Market Specials (6/22 - 25) + Job's Fair this Sunday, 6/26

The Pig and the Lady team represented in New York at the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge, and it was a great time. We served over 3,000 mini-servings and it was great to represent Hawaii with Hawaiian Airlines as our sponsor. We also had some downtime to enjoy the city and we ate our way through the city. It was amazing. 

Also, don’t forget that we are also having a Job Fair this Sunday, June 26 at the restaurant. We are currently looking to fill several positions for both the restaurant and our upcoming, new location, Piggy Smalls. For more info on our Job's Fair, head over to our Careers page. In the meantime, here’s the recruitment video, produced by our partner Real Jobs Hawaii: 

We also want to give a shout out to sous chef Brandon Lee, who’s birthday is this week! The big guy has been with us since the very beginning and we are fortunate to have him on our team. So, if you dine with us this week, make sure to wish him happy birthday. 

Regarding our farmers markets this week, we are on our regular schedule:

Wednesday, June 22
Blaisdell, 4pm - 7pm

Thursday, June 23
Kailua, 5pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, June 25
KCC, 7:30am - 11am

Here’s the Mama Le specials for the week: 

#MamaLeNoodle
BUN RIEU — crab meatballs, crab satay, pork shank, tomato, tofu, herbs, shiso, mint, banana blossom, ong choy, lemon balm, vermicelli noodles, shrimp & tamarind broth.

#MamaBanhMi
GRILLED PORK SHOULDER — grilled sliced pork shoulder patties, lettuce, nuoc mam vinaigrette

#MamaBun
GRILLED PORK JOWL & WATERMELON — summer salad of grilled pork shoulder, fresh watermelon, cucumbers, house pickles, ginger fish sauce, vermicelli noodles

As always, you can view the entire menu over at the Farmers Market page

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Farmers Market Specials (6/8 - 11) + NYC Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge + 2017 Hale Aina Award Nominations

This week, Chef Andrew and a team from The Pig and the Lady will travel to NYC to be a part of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge hosted by New York Outrigger. It’s a free all-day festival promoting Hawaii with food, entertainment, outrigger canoeing and also the historic docking of the Hokulea, as it continues onward around the globe on its voyage. 

This is also great timing, because this also is the inaugural week of Chef Andrew’s contribution to the first class menu on select flights of Hawaiian Airlines as part of their Featured Chef Series, showcasing some of Hawaii’s most exciting star chefs. Check out the video below that showcases Andrew’s inspirations from the environment around him and his cultural upbringing. 

In other big news, the Hale Aina Awards presented by Honolulu Magazine nominees have just been announced and we are fortunate and honored to be nominated in 5 categories this year! 

We were fortunate to win 3 awards last year, and we hope to have a better showing this year. It’s all very exciting because it is the general public that votes for the winners. The nominees, the categories and the ballots are available at www.honolulumagazine.com. Voting ends June 30 and winners are announced at a ceremony in mid-September! If you love what we are doing, then we would love your support and vote for The Pig and the Lady!

In the meantime, back to our farmers market schedule and specials. We are on our regular schedule this week: 

Wednesday, June 8
Blaisdell, 4pm - 7pm

Thursday, June 9
Kailua, 5pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, June 11
KCC, 7:30am - 11:00am

Here are the Mama Le specials for the week: 

 

#MamaLeNoodles
HU TIEU KHO — A DRY VERSION OF HU TIEU with char siu, quail egg, ground pork, chrysanthemum, black & red vinegar dressing, pork seafood broth on the side.

#MamaSpecial
GRILLED PORK WITH WATERMELON SALAD OVER VERMICELI NOODLES — summer salad of grilled pork shoulder, fresh watermelon, cucumbers, house pickles, ginger fish sauce, vermicelli noodles

#MamaRice
PANDAN BAKED CHICKEN — whole chicken legs marinated with lemon grass, kaffir, pandan leaves, served with rice 

As always, you can view the entire menu over at the Farmers Market Menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (6/1 - 4) + The Pig and the Lady in NYC next week

Last week, Chef Andrew participated in the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival’s Hulikau Beach Cookout and it was a lot of fun. It was held at the Kahala Hotel & Resort and he joined the likes of Chefs  Alan Wong, Ed Kenney, Elmer Guzman, George Mavrothalassitis, Lee Anne Wong, Mark "Gooch" Noguchi, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, Roy Yamaguchi, Vikram Garg, and Wayne Hirabayashi. The Pig and the Lady continues to support the local culinary arts scene and look out for future collaborations this summer and fall, including the big Hawaii Food and Wine Festival main event in October. 

In the meantime, Chef Andrew will be traveling with a small team next week to New York City to participate in the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge — Hōkūleʻa and her crew welcome the public to tour the canoe and participate in educational programming during the Liberty Festival on June 11th from 10 am to 5 pm at Pier 26, Hudson River Park. The free festival is part of the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge that hosts one of the most competitive outrigger canoe races in the world. It also features performers and artisans who showcase the artistry and traditions of the Pacific Islands. 

The Pig and the Lady will be there as a Hawaiian Airlines promo to also kick off Chef Andrew’s Hawaiian Airlines menu that will be served in first class. Wish Chef Andrew and his team well for their upcoming trip to the Big Apple!

Meanwhile, we will be on our regular farmers market schedule, per usual. Highlights of the menu include:

#MamaNoodles
MI VIT TIEM — roasted marinated duck leg with choi sum, shiitake, egg noodles, green onions 

#MamaBanhMi
SPICY MEATBALL — pork and jicama, thai basil tomato sauce, fried garlic

#MamaRice
BUN BO NAM BO — rice noodles, stir fried beef w/ onions and garlic

Here’s the schedule for the week:

Wednesday, June 1
Blaisell, 4pm - 7pm

Thursday, June 2
Kailua, 5pm - 7:30pm

Saturday, June 4
KCC, 7:30am - 11am

As always, you can check out the full menu over at the Farmers Market Menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (5/25 - 28) + Piggy Smalls Opens this September!

Well, the official announcement is out! The Pig & the Lady is opening a second location! We are opening in the old Kua’Aina space in Ward Village with a scheduled opening of September this year. Called PIGGY SMALLS, this new iteration will be open 7 days a week, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will consist of some of our best of items from the Chinatown restaurant, with expanded breakfast items including toasts, house-made jams, soft-poached eggs, pastries, breakfast pho and an assortment of pickled items. 

PIGGY SMALLS will also offer coffees, teas and juices, and the bar will focus mainly on beer and wine. The soft serve, popular at the Chinatown location, will also be served at the new location — and it will be available “to go!” Also, expect some special weekend brunch menus as well, as PIGGY SMALLS establishes its footprint at Ward and the Kaka'ako area.

We’ll also be making announcements throughout the summer on the progress of the new location and details of the eventual opening. We are quite excited! Check out Honolulu Magazine’s article about PIGGY SMALLS for more info. 

In the meantime, back to our farmers market schedule and specials for the week — We are on our regular schedule:

Wednesday, May 25
Blaisdell, 4 - 7pm

Thursday, May 26
Kailua, 5 - 7:30pm

Saturday, May 28
KCC, 7 - 11:30am

Specials this week include the following:

#MamaNoodle
BUN MANG VIT — poached duck, shiitake, bamboo, herbs of banana blossom, ong choy, mint & rau ram, vermicelli noodles, ginger fish sauce, pork & chicken broth

PHO GA KHO — hand cut rice noodle served chilled pho spiced chicken, fried shallots, bean sprouts, aromatic herbs, sesame/garlic vinaigrette

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THIT KHO — Vietnamese style caramelized and braised pork shoulder with eggs

#MamaBanhmi
KALBI BANH MI — bbq korean short ribs, sautéed kimchee + shoyu pickles + namul sprouts

As always, you can view the full menu over at the Farmers Market Menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (5/18 - 21) + Special Dinner & Wine Pairings Event May 23

The word has been trickling out, and we will have an official announcement this week regarding the opening of our second restaurant this fall! This is all very exciting (and a little scary) and we cannot wait to give you all the full details soon. Erika Engle, the intrepid and stalwart business reporter for the Honolulu Star Advertiser's Business section, will have all the details in her next column shortly, so stay tuned for that. 

In the meantime, we want to thank the RiseHI team for inviting Chef Andrew and his brother Alex to participate in their “They Don’t Ship to Hawaii” Kama’aina Creators & Doers conference last Friday. It was a little nerve racking for them to present the history of The Pig & the Lady from pop-up to farmers market booth to brick-and-mortar in a succinct 18 minutes, but they did their best and they had a great time. 

Before we go into our usual farmers market announcements, we want to remind you of a very special event that we are holding at the restaurant next Monday, May 23. We are doing a 5-course dinner and wine pairing and partnering with Chamber & Chamber Wine Merchants for this special dinner event. Check out the event info and menu below:

To make a reservation, call us at (808) 585-8255 or visit our Reservations page

Now, back to farmers market business! We are on our regular schedule, per usual, this week: Wednesday, May 18, Blaisdell (4pm-7pm) / Thursday, May 19, Kailua (5pm-7:30pm) / Saturday, May 21, KCC (7:30am-11am). 

Mama Le specials include the following: 

Mama Le's HU TIEU MY THO, a farmers market favorite, is back this week on the menu!

Mama Le's HU TIEU MY THO, a farmers market favorite, is back this week on the menu!

#MamaNoodle
HU TIEU MY THO — pork loin, kahuku shrimp, quail egg, dried shrimp, fresh cut noodles, crab fat tomato sauce

PHO GA KHO — hand cut rice noodle served chilled pho spiced chicken, fried shallots, bean sprouts, aromatic herbs, sesame/garlic vinaigrette

#MamaBanhMi
BUN CHA BANH MI -- vietnamese “hamburger” (hanoi style grilled patty pork), nuoc mam, pickled veggies

You can view the entire menu over at the farmers market menu page

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Farmers Market Specials (5/11 - 14) + RiseHI's Kama'aina Creators & Doers Conference this Friday, 5/13

Aloha, friends, ohana and patrons! Before we highlight this week’s farmers market offerings, we want to announce that Chef Andrew Le and his brother, general manager and farmers market director Alex Le, will be participating in the RiseHI’s THEY DON'T SHIP TO HAWAII: Showcasing Kama'aina Creators & Doers, a conference showcasing local entrepreneurs and makers who are fighting the good fight in innovating and in the forefront of the creative industries in Hawaii. This event takes place on Friday, May 13, 5:30pm - 9pm at Next Door

Chef Andrew and Alex, who will be doing a presentation called “From Pop-Up to King St.”, where they discuss the evolution of The Pig and the Lady with a video presentation, photos and personal anecdotes to this unique success story. Oh, and once the conference is done, the Pig team will be serving heavy pupus for all participants too!

 

To read up more on the speakers and purchase tickets to the event, click here

Back to regular business: We’re on our regular farmers market schedule — Wednesday, May 11 (Blaisdell, 4-7pm) / Thursday, May 12 (Kailua, 5-7:30pm) / Saturday, May 14 (KCC, 7:30-11am). Here are the specials for the week:

#MamaNoodles
PORCHETTA BUN BO HUE — pork belly/porchetta, brisket, calamansi, satay, fresh cut noodles, lemongrass

#MamaBanhMi
PORCHETTA FRENCH DIP — smoked onions, chili sambal-hoisin, maggi butter, pork pate, house pickles

#MamaRice
HAINAN CHICKEN —  poached free range chicken, rice cooked with chicken broth, variety of three sauces (shoyu-sesame, ginger scallion, garlic chili fish sauce)

As always, you can check the full menu over at the Farmers Market Menu page

Plus, one last thing — We are going to make a big (VERY BIG) formal announcement. Very, very soon. Stay tuned!!!!

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Farmers Market Specials (5/4 - 7) + LCC Fundraiser, Mililani Craft Fair & Mothers Day Brunch

We are on our regular schedule for farmers market this week. 

Wednesday, May 4
Blaisdell, 4 - 7pm

Thursday, May 5
Kailua, 5 - 7:30pm

Saturday, May 7
KCC, 7:30 - 11am

Specials for farmers market menu include PHO SOT VANG (Pho cooked with red wine) and a unique take on our BO KHO (Vietnamese beef stew) but we are substituting it with LAMB. Check out the other specials for the week, courtesy of Mama Le: 

#MAMANOODLE
PHO SOT VANG — beef shank braised in red wine, pickled chili, aromatic spices, fried shallot, green onion & cilantro

LAMB KHO —  braised lamb shanks, vietnamese style lemongrass, carrots, leeks, tomato, herbs, fresh cut noodles

#MAMARICE
CLAYPOT KONA SHRIMP & PORK BELLY — caramelized slow cooked pork belly with kona shrimp

#MAMABANHMI
SAIGON PATE CHAUX — char siu pork belly, Vietnamese ham, head cheese, chicken liver pate, fried poached egg, served between a flaky puff party with ground pork & pate in the center

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PATE CHAUX WITH BRISKET GRAVY & FRIED EGG BREAKFAST — flaky puff pastry with ground pork & pate, biscuit gravy, fried egg

As always, the full menu can be seen over at the Farmers Market Menu page

In the meantime, we are also going to be at some special events this week. Check out the schedule below: 

Saturday, May 7:

L’ulu: Leeward’s Culinary Gala, a benefit for LCC's Culinary Arts Program —  6 to 9 pm at THE PEARL, 96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI — Chef Andrew will be participating in this fundraiser for the LCC culinary arts program. Other chefs and eateries participating are Chef Chai, Lucky Belly, MW, Nalo Farms, REAL, a gastropub and many more. To purchase tickets, click here

Mililani Craft Fair — 4 to 9pm at Rec 5, 95-1101 Ainamakua Drive, Mililani, HI 96789 — We will have a food booth at the Spring Craft Fair in Mililani Town! Swing by ad grab a banh mi or pho and support a good cause! For more info, click here

Sunday, May 8:

Mother’s Day Brunch at The Pig and the Lady! We will be open this Sunday for Mother’s Day! You can make a reservation anytime between 10am - 2pm and order our special prix fixe menu and celebrate with the matriarch in your family! For more details, head over to our Mother’s Day page

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