Life is about simple pleasures. And for KohSpot while that often means employing uni girls to hand-buff our Lamborghini-Mercy with a chamois and baby seal tears in bikinis, it can also manifest in finding new hole-in-the-wall eateries. Pigwit is our newest discovery, and it might have a long run if it can tap in to the rich vein of Soi Convent lunchers.
Located down a dead-end side soi a few meters west of Soi Convent near the Sathorn side, Pigwit is a New York-style deli serving up breakfast, sandwiches and bagels, with some cookies thrown in for good measure. It opened in May 0f 2012 and most of its business has been through its delivery service.
The setting is very low-key, with owner Taylor often taking your order and serving too. There are three outdoor tables underneath a large white slanted roof in a converted house, andthe leafy, quiet surroundings can help you forget your worries for a skosh.
Memories of the Cuban pork sandwiches at Paseo in Seattle made KohSpot choose the chicken adobo (150 baht). And while Paseo is an impossible standard to live up to, Pigwit’s vinegar-marinated adobo chicken, carmelized onions, cilantro and black chile mayonnaise at least tamed the homesick demons in our belly. A lovingly moist snickerdoodle accompanied our sandwich and confirmed our hopes that Pigwit joins the pitifully small list of Bangkok eateries that can make a proper cookie.
The roasted vegetable salad had more greens than roasted vegetables, but still had a tart vinegar zing and was value for 170 baht.
Taylor said his next addition to the menu would likely be a reuben, and with NY Cheesecake temporarily suspending its imports of pastrami because of quality control issues, this could be just the opening he needs to seize the salted, cured meats market share in Bangkok, minute as it is. We look forward to trying the bagels on our next visit and hope Pigwit is able to carve a niche for itself on Convent’s crowded pantheon.
Location: 44/12 Soi Convent, close to the Sathorn end of Convent, it’s on a dead-end side soi close to Beccafico restaurant
Mass transit: BTS Sala Daeng, then about a 10-minute walk
Hours: About 8 am to 6 pm daily, but still working it out