Lukshon Starts Lunching, Get Your Shanghai Matzo Ball Soup Tomorrow

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Spicy chicken lollipops: It's what's for lunch at Lukshon Photo: Hadley Tomicki

Starting tomorrow, Lukshon begins serving lunch, conceivably doubling your chances of getting into Sang Yoon's latest hottie or possibly just doubling the frustration you feel over eternal wait-times. The new lunch menu will be served Tuesday through Friday only, from 11:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., and will include such new fun stuff as Yoon's Shanghai matzoh ball soup (this is the right time to remind you that Lukshon takes its name from the Yiddish word for noodle) with schmaltz, chicken, sesame, and something called "orbital carrots." What else?

Other new dishes include a deconstructed Thai beef salad, pork belly lettuce cups using crispy pig ear, as well favorites from Lukshon's dinner menu like the spicy chicken pops and Kurobuta ribs. To wash it all down, the restaurant has a selection of new sodas and single-origin teas and iced teas. See Lukshon's full lunch menu below.

Lukshon's Lunch Menu

small

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

big

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, 63º 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

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