Lunar New Year Brunch
Saturday, February 1st
Brick and Mortar Music Hall / 1710 Mission Street at 13th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
We rung in the 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.
Last year we threw a series of events to celebrate the Lunar New Year, but this year we’re going to go by an old Vietnamese proverb to focus on the essentials of the Tết, the Vietnamese New Year —
Thịt mỡ, dưa hành, câu đối đỏ,
Cây nêu, tràng pháo, bánh trưng xanh
Fat pork, salted shallots, crimson couplets
New Year pole, strings of crackers, green rice cakes
We’re going to bring you exactly that with housemade Banh Chung (Vietnamese New Year cakes), Banh Bia (Vietnamese mooncakes), as well as other bites to bring you luck in the New Year.
Wishing you lots of little red envelopes and little red stools,
and the Rice Paper Scissors team
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.
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!
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.