The folks at Asia Nine recently invited me to try their new brunch menu, and graciously offered to give away a complimentary brunch for two (excluding drinks and gratuity, and must be redeemed before 1/1/2012) to one of my readers! All you have to do is leave a comment saying what you love most about brunch, and a winner will be randomly selected on November 21.
If you have yet to stop by for their PAN Asian style tapas brunch, you are in for a treat. One recommendation: come hungry and do not plan to eat again the rest of the day. For $25 you get five plates (choose among the rice wraps and tapas) and a dessert – this is definitely a great value for your money. In addition, mimosas and bloody marys are only $1 each when ordered with the $25 brunch deal.
The menu is a selection of rice wraps and tapas influenced by Dim Sum and breakfast dishes from nine Asian countries: Thailand, China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Start with Thai style rice wraps — shrimp with bamboo shoots, taro root with peanuts, or sweet turnip and peanut. — then select a few PAN Asian tapas. And remember to save room for dessert. My favorite tapas were the sesame tempura (sooo tasty – they are like zucchini fries!), pork pot stickers, shrimp shumai, and Pad Thai. We also got the rice noodle and the green curry over rice. We didn’t even come close to finishing it all and didn’t want to try since we knew dessert was coming.
Since there was two of us, we should have ordered different desserts but the Chinese donuts sounded too good to pass up or share. Served with condensed milk to dip your Malaysian-style long golden-brown deep-fried strips of dough, it’s easy to see why you don’t want to share a single bite. Other options were the lotus seed bun (which did sound interesting) and jackfruit bread pudding.
Sounds good, right? Leave a comment saying what you love most about brunch, and you could be the lucky winner of a free brunch!