Look Out for Lunch at Lukshon

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For those who can never seem to snag a prime-time table at Sang Yoon’s latest restaurant, today brought some encouraging news: Lukshon will begin serving lunch tomorrow, Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The lunch menu will feature many of same items as dinner, such as shrimp toast, Chiang Mai curry noodles, and Kurobuta ribs. What’s really got our food-grade centrifuges in a whirl, though, is the unique (and exclusive) additions to the lunch menu, which include a “deconstructed” Thai beef salad, pork belly lettuce cups with pig ear and, most intriguing, a Shanghai matzoh ball soup (a clever nod to Yoon’s surrogate Jewish grandmother) made with schmaltz, chicken, sesame, and “orbital carrots.” It may not convert the Canter’s crowd, but we’re sure there will be enough Sony Studios execs clamoring for a taste come Tuesday. Check out the full menu below, or at Lukshon.com:
 
 

Lukshon’s Lunch Menu

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beef tartare cucumber, chiles, onion, herbs, aromatic rice powder, melinjo chips 11

shrimp toast rock shrimp, cilantro, chiles, tiny croutons 7

chinese eggplant fennel raita, tomato sambal, eggplant “fries” 7

duck confit spring roll cabbage, woodear mushroom, herbs 9

spicy chicken pops shelton farms’ drumettes, garlic, kecap manis, spicy sichuan salt 9

kurobuta pork ribs spicy chicory coffee bbq sauce 9

lamb belly roti canai chana dal, cumin, mint, pickled cauliflower 13

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manila clams nahm jim, thai basil, chiang mai sausage, lime leaf 15

softshell crab green mango, chile sambal, shallot lime gastrique, peanuts 18

steamed fish taiwan spinach, black bean ghee, ginger, herbs 19

thai beef salad “deconstructed” gem lettuce, radish, carrot, tomato, herbs, spicy lime vinaigrette 16

pork belly lettuce cups cabbage, crispy pig ear, thai chile, lime mint 16

noodles

chicken lemongrass dumpling soup superior broth, pea sprouts, 63Âş egg 12

shanghai matzo ball soup shanton broth, chicken, schmaltz, orbital carrots, sesame 10

chiang mai curry noodles chile, tumeric, lemongrass, chicken, yu choy, rice noodles 13

dandan noodles kurobuta pork, sesame, preserved mustard greens, Sichuan peppercorns, peanuts 13

rice

heirloom black rice lap cheong, onion, roasted garlic, lilly’s farm fried egg 11

x.o. rice jasmine rice, x.o. sauce, long beans, egg 10

bhutanese red rice lamb bacon, maitake mushroom, egg, scallion, chinese celery 9

crispy coconut rice cakes pandan, shallot chile jam 7

steamed organic jasmine rice 3

single origin tea

silver needle reserve white 2010 harvest (fujian) honey, delicate 7

dragon pearl jasmine supreme (fujian) floral, complex 6

dark roast tieguanyin oolong (anxi) toasty, elegant 6

gold thread black (yunnan) malty, rich 6

organic formosa black #18 (taiwan) honeycomb, silken (served chilled) 4

wenshan baozhong oolong, spring 2011 (taiwan) floral, melon (served chilled) 5

from red blossom tea company san francisco, ca