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Spice Table expands lunch, adds rice bowls and cheeseburger

September 20, 2011 |  1:57 pm

Spice Table chef-owner Bryant Ng, who serves banh mi at lunch at his downtown Singaporean-Vietnamese restaurant, says that because so many people have requested dinner items for their noontime meal, he's fired up the grill and added his cheeseburger to the menu. The Spice Table cheeseburger is ground prime short rib, curried pickled cucumbers, sambal, mustard aioli, fried shallots, iceberg lettuce, tomato and American cheese. It's $7.50, and for an additional $3.50 comes with French fries and a side of curry dipping sauce. 

Also new to the lunch menu are Ng's rice bowls ($7 to $11): chicken curry rice bowl with pickled cucumbers, scallions and laksa leaf; beef rendang rice bowl with sambal, peanuts and coconut; pork rice bowl with ground pork, lap chong, mustard greens and fried shallots; veg rice bowl with mushrooms, bok choy and mushroom sauce; and fried egg rice bowl with char siu pork belly, fresh soy beans and Sriracha. Two to three of the rice bowls are on the menu daily. 

114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 620-1840, www.thespicetable.com.



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