lunar new year brunch

  • Brick and Mortar Music Hall 1710 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103 USA

We rung in 2014 at our new restaurant at Brick and Mortar Music Hall, and now we’re stoked to ring in the 2014 Lunar New Year, the Year of the Horse.

eat-in / grab & go / cash only

Menu

Starters

Fried Daikon Cakes - 6

crispy rice cakes made with daikon, Chinese sausage and dried shrimp

Pho Bao - 6

steamed buns filled with beef pho broth, ground beef, scallions, cilantro, and lime

Banh Chung - Tet Sticky Rice Cake - 7

sticky rice with ground pork and mung beans, steamed in banana leaves

The filling resembles the different layers of the earth - a humble representation of the earth we live in.

 

Mains

Chicken Xiu Mai Banh Mi - 9

chicken meatballs in a ginger-tomato sauce pate served with housemade mayo, chicken liver pate, cucumbers and cilantro

Pho Ga - Chicken Pho - 13

fresh rice noodles in ginger chicken broth, served with poached chicken, shaved onions, culantro, scallions and lime leaves.

Pho Ga Dac Biet - Special Chicken Pho - 15

same as above plus confit gizzards, quail eggs and chicken feet

Buddha’s Delight - 13

cellophane noodle stir-fry with tofu, shiitake mushrooms, wood ear mushrooms, lily buds and roasted ginko nuts

Long noodles = long life.

Thit Heo Kho - Caramelized Pork and Egg Rice Plate - 13

caramel claypot baby backribs braised in star anise, coconut water and fish sauce, served with a soft egg and broken rice and dua gia.

This classic Vietnamese New Year dish, represents family with whole eggs, symbols of life and fertility.

Banh Bia - 5

Vietnamese mooncake with flaky crust filled with mung beans and a salted egg yolk

Similar to the Chinese mooncake!

 

Drinks

Jasmine Tea - 3

Vietnamese Iced Coffee - 3

slow-dripped Trung Nguyen coffee with condensed milk

Kumquat Ginger Beer - 3

housemade ginger beer with candied kumquats

Kumquat trees are often used to decorate the house for the Lunar New Year.

 

Full bar from Brick and Mortar - bloody marys and mimosas for all!