Downtown workers have a new lunch option in the form of báhn mì and ssäm at Spice Kit, which opened yesterday at 405 Howard Street. The new takeout eatery, which the Scoop first alerted us to a couple weeks back, is headed up by two alums of the French Laundry and the Ritz, respectively, Will Pacio and Fred Tang. They’re using all organic and naturally raised meat and produce for their “chef-driven Asian street food.” Check out the full set of offerings below.
The classic Vietnamese sandwich
Toasted baguette, pickled carrots and daikon radish, cucumbers, jalapeño
peppers, mayo, meat/tofu, and cilantro.
(Add our house-made Pâté for .75)
The Korean wrap
Rice paper, red leaf lettuce, cucumbers, seasoned rice, marinated bean
sprouts, meat/tofu, kimchi, and our signature ssäm sauce.
Organic lettuces, cucumber, radish, jicama, mango, spicy peanuts, your
choice of meat/tofu and our sesame vinaigrette.
WHAT’S IN IT?
FIVE SPICE CHICKEN 6.90
Naturally-raised chicken marinated in our blend of spices and grilled
BEEF SHORTRIBS 7.95
Marinated Kalbi-style, braised for 24 hours, and grilled
ROASTED PORK 7.75
Naturally-raised pork marinated in lemongrass and spices
Organic Tofu seasoned with soy sauce, scallions, and spices
STEAMED PORK BUNS 2.95/two for 5
Grilled Pork Belly, pickled cucumbers, scallion and hoisin sauce
LOTUS CHIPS 1.50
House-made, hand-sliced, lightly salted and crispy
GINGER-PEANUT SLAW 1.95
Thinly-shredded cabbage, herbs, peanuts, with gingery dressing
Vietnamese Iced Coffee 2.95
Thai Iced Tea 2.95
Calamansi “Lime-ade” 1.95
Spice Kit - 405 Howard Street at 1st - 415.882.4581 - Open Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Sunday
Earlier: French Laundry and Ritz-Carlton alums unite at upcoming SoMa banh mi and ssam shop [Scoop]