This offshoot of the The Pig & The Lady, a local favorite to which this acts as a sort of brother restaurant, doles out more lively and playful — the name, after all, is an allusion to famed rapper Biggie Smalls — variations of chef Andrew Le’s distinctive Vietnamese fusion.
Address: 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.
Phone number: 808-777-3588
Number of seats: 50
Entrée price range: $7-$19
Popular dishes: LFC — twice cooked chicken wings, money sauce, kaffir lime leaf, rau ram and mint; Moroccan papaya salad with carrot purée, toasted almonds, mint and orange and cumin vinaigrette; pho-strami: smoked pho spiced beef pastrami, Sriracha onions, pickled mustard seeds and awesome sauce.
What others say: “I get my meat fix with the pho-strami ($16), an overindulgent bánh mì that I’d already seen all over social media: smoked pho-spiced beef pastrami, Sriracha onions, pickled mustard seeds and what is labeled as ‘awesome sauce.’ And this is awesome. With carnivorous enthusiasm, my husband and I dipped our halves of the sandwich into the accompanying pho broth and ate it, dripping juices and all.” — Maria Kanai, Hawai’i Magazine