Mozza/Daniel Vet Opening Singaporean Spice Table

Photo: Monica Arellano-Ongpin via Flickr

Bryant Ng’s resume includes positions at New York’s Daniel, San Francisco’s La Folie, and our own Campanile and Pizzeria Mozza, where he served as chef-de-cuisine upon the restaurant’s opening. Now he’s striking out on his own, with a Singaporean restaurant called Spice Table due for Central Ave. in Little Tokyo. Ng writes in a press release, "I’m an L.A. native 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." So, what’s he cooking?

Photo: Monica Arellano-Ongpin via Flickr

Currently under construction, Spice Table might come in with the late fall with a craft beer obsession, serving sandwiches for lunch with Southeast Asian ingredients, with items like the bread, charcuterie, and pickles all made in-house. Later, Ng’s cites satays and wood-burning hearth-cooked items as a focus, with the backing of laksa, stews, curries, noodles, veggies, and his own take on Hainanese chicken rice.

A Southeast Asian restaurant with craft beers coming in 2010 from a well-regarded local Asian-American chef? Anyone smell beef cooking between Spice Table and Sang Yoon’s Lukshon yet?