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AKAR IS…

…a journey. My journey through the sentimental moments of my past, be it cooking with my mother or observing on the hip of my grandmother, feasting my eyes on what was to come, the anticipation of what is to be enjoyed, devoured and feasted upon.

 

-Bernie Lee

OUR MENU

menu is subject to change without notice. please call to make your reservation. carry out available. 314.553.9914

DAY

11-2pm

soup & salad

soup & saladfrom 11-2pm
  • KABOCHA SQUASH BISQUE

    puffed rice, crème of coconut, pink peppercorns, winter roots

    veg, gf
  • Winter Citrus Salad

    mandarin orange, quinoa, caramelized squash, crispy chickpea, pomegranate ginger vinaigrette

    veg, gf

sandwich

sandwichfrom 11-2pm
  • Banh Mi

    veggie "meatballs", w/ mushroom paté, marinated vegetables, cucumber slices, goat cheese-garlic aioli, French baguette

    veg

grain bowls

grain bowlsserved 11-2 pm
  • bibimbap

    veggie "meatball", brown rice and quinoa mix, pickled carrot & daikon, cucumber, sunny side-up egg, apple gochujang

    veg
  • coconut curry

    lemongrass chicken, brown rice and quinoa mix, crispy chickpea, roasted cauliflower, rice chip gf

    gf
  • Karaage

    brown rice and quinoa mix, tonkatsu sauce, Japanese mayo, scallions

  • ma po tofu

    mushroom “mincemeat”, brown rice and quinoa mix, spicy Sichuan pepper

    veg

SNACK TIME

2-5:30pm

snacks

snacksfrom 2-5:30pm
  • shiitake croquettes

    thai basil pesto, mango chutney

  • daikon tsukemono

    lemon zest

  • ikan bilis

    anchovy w/ seaweed peanuts

  • karaage

    shichimi togarashi, mayo

  • beet root hummus

    rice chips

NIGHT

5:00-close Call to make reservations.

to begin

to begin
  • KABOCHA SQUASH BISQUE

    puffed rice, crème of coconut, pink peppercorns, winter roots

    veg, gf
  • Winter Citrus Salad

    mandarin orange, quinoa, caramelized squash, crispy chickpea, pomegranate ginger vinaigrette

    veg, gf
  • Potstickers of the Day

    citrus ponzu, black rice vinaigrette

  • rangoon “ravioli”

    lobster, sweet mango dip

  • tempura soft shell crab

    summer corn, Singapore chili sauce

  • chicken meatballs

    spicy marinade, rice chips, pineapple & cucumber, satay peanut dip

    gf

entrée

entrée
  • mapo tofu donabe

    mushroom “mincemeat”, fermented black bean, brown rice and quinoa, spicy Sichuan pepper

    veg, gf
  • Lamb Shank

    saffron-turmeric couscous, cranberry, chopped kale, market veg, massaman curry

  • Duck Breast

    oolong tea brine, butternut squash mash, sweet plum wine reduction, crispy lotus roots

  • Sweet Potato Gnocchi

    veggie “meatball”, confit shiitake, market veggies, Malaysian curry *tteokbokki rice cake available

    veg, gf
  • short ribs

    pea mash, burnt carrot, sambal demi glace

  • catch of the day

    blistered tomato, umami venere rice, pickled green peppercorns, bonito curry shrimp bouillon

    gf

sides

sides
  • Japanese Eggplant

    crispy shallots, ginger-scallions jam

    veg, gf
  • cauliflower

    almonds, duck egg-lemon aioli gf

    gf
  • market vegetables

    crispy garlic oil

    veg, gf
  • sticky rice

    shiitake, minced chicken

DESSERT

available all day | all ice cream are vegan and gluten-free

dessert

dessertfor after dinner or before?
  • coconut chocolate fudge

    banana brûlée, black sesame candy crisp

    veg, gf
  • seasonal dessert

    rotating selection of seasonal desserts

BRUNCH

10:00am-5:00pm

vegan & vegetarian

vegan & vegetarianmenu selections are subject to change.
  • breakfast tacos

    spicy tofu, soft scrambled egg, corn tortilla, marinated vegetables, sambal salsa

    veg, gf
  • hummus toast

    shiitake bacon, hard boiled egg, crispy chickpeas v

    veg
  • ma po tofu bowl

    mushroom “mincemeat”, brown rice and quinoa mix, spicy Sichuan pepper

    gf

main

brunchmenu selections are subject to change.
  • tempura soft shell crab & grits

    smoked cheddar, summer tomato

  • crispy chicken & sweet potato waffle

    honey cream cheese, syrup

  • breakfast tacos

    lemongrass chicken, beef bulgogi or spicy tofu tacos w/ soft scramble egg, corn tortilla, marinated vegetables, sambal salsa

  • slinger

    bulgogi beef, tater tots, chipotle aioli, sunny-side up egg // *sub cauliflower tots for gluten-free

  • Classic

    2 eggs your way, bacon, toast & orange marmalade butter

to share

brunch
  • tater tots

    chipotle aioli

  • cauliflower tots

    chipotle aioli

    veg, gf
  • toast

    orange marmalade butter

    veg
  • two eggs

    your way

  • thick cut bacon

    gf
  • sichuan pepper bacon

    gf