In 2011, chef Sang Yoon opened Lukshon, a play on the German word for noodles, an Asian fusion kitchen. He placed the restaurant right next to his “Father’s Office” meat and beer location. The differences between them are astounding, and it’s hard to believe they are both headed by the same individual. But, I suppose that if you are creative, skillful, and talented enough – you can get amazing results with any type of cuisine, all the while turning someone else’s ideas into your very own.
Designed smartly and elegantly, Lukshon Restaurant provides an interesting and more modern take on traditional South East Asian dishes.
Chef Sang Yoon Redefines Asian Fusion With Lukshon
The idea of a “family style” Asian fusion restaurant may not resonate too well with certain individuals. To some, it may sound unappealing. However, for those who are willing to take a chance and try something new, there are many exciting rewards in store.
Case in point: the tea leaf salad, appearing in both the lunch and dinner menus, with subtle differences. Basically, the dish is comprised of cabbage, crispy chana dal, marcona almonds, peanuts, sesame, and grilled blue prawn. This is a prime example of taking Asian cooking and pushing it up a peg or two, without forsaking the tradition or messing up the different tastes. The dish offers a complex range of flavors that may not be suitable for everyone, but that definitely stand out in memory. The preparation and presentation are both lovely and professionally executed, adding a lot to the overall experience of dining at Lukshon.
Even for those who don’t go gaga over Asian fusion, there is something for everyone at this trendy and sleek location. Lukshon has indoor and outdoor service, and boasts both the loud, wall-to-wall people kind of atmosphere on the inside, as well as the more laid back, relaxed vibe on the outside, with its heated canopy and beautiful lights.
Lukshon offers a nice selection of wine and beer (in both tap and bottle form) from all over the world, as well as specially made cocktails, sporting ingredients such as kinh gioi, pineapple, and lapsang souchong black tea. Not exactly what you would necessarily expect, but the result is wonderful and deeply satisfying.
The dishes at Lukshon are of the small-plate variety, very much in the tradition of Spanish tapas. Depending on the size of your party, it is best to order several dishes and have everyone try everything!
No matter the occasion, the Lukshon menu has something for everyone!
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