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[photo courtesy youngandfoodish.com]

Former chef de cuisine at Pizzeria Mozza, Bryant Ng (who has also worked alongside big guns like Mark Peel, Daniel Boulud, and Roland Passot), shares news that he and his wife Kim plan to open a Southeast Asian restaurant called The Spice Table in Little Tokyo later this fall.

During the day the place will function like a deli, serving Southeast Asian-inspired sandwiches with bread, charcuterie, pickles, and other ingredients all made in-house.

 

Come nighttime, the Spice Table will focus on satays andother tidbits grilled on the space’s wood-burning hearth. (Coming from Mozza, this guy knows a thing or two about how to cook with wood.) They’ll also serve traditional dishes like laksa, stews, curries, noodles, veggies, and Ng’s version of Hainanese chicken rice. (!!!)  Assuming all beverage license procuring goes well, the Spice Table will also pour a stiff selection of Asian-friendly, craft brews.

 

 “I’m an L.A. native, born and raised, of Singaporean heritage, so I really wanted to open a restaurant that serves food that is influenced by the traditional cuisines of Singapore and Southeast Asia,” Says Ng.

 

 It all sounds swell to us! Ng and his wife hope to open by “late fall.” We’ll keep you posted.