Asian Box is now open in Mountain View, Calif. The concept's second location, at 142 Castro St., debuted in late December 2012 with a limited menu and hours. Now Mountain View residents can enjoy the full Asian Box menu and regular hours every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Asian Box showcases traditional cooking methods and authentic recipes from corporate executive chef Grace Nguyen. The menu comprises three steps: pick a base; pick a protein; add vegetables, "box toppers," and housemade sauces. New at the Mountain View and the flagship Palo Alto, Calif., locations are made-to-order Quickies, which showcase favorite combinations from the team, including:
- Hot Box ($9.45): The spiciest combination includes six spice chicken, lemongrass pork, long grain jasmine rice, a caramel egg, fresh jalapeño and herbs, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables, crispy shallots, fresh lime squeeze, scallion oil, chopped peanuts and HotBoxIt sauce.
- Miss Jones ($8.95): Chef Nguyen's favorite box includes garlic and soy glazed beef, rice noodles, fresh herbs, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables, crispy shallots, fresh lime squeeze, scallion oil, chopped peanuts and tamarind vinaigrette.
- Mr. Chad ($10.95): Culinary Director Chad Newton's go-to includes six spice chicken, garlic and soy glazed beef, short grain brown rice, a caramel egg, fresh jalapeño and herbs, bean sprouts, pickled vegetables, crispy shallots, fresh lime squeeze, scallion oil, chopped peanuts, Miss Jones' Sriracha and no-oil fish sauce.
The Mountain View location also includes a featured Asian Rib Night on Mondays and a Kid's Menu. Debuting at the new Mountain View location is a limited selection of gluten-free wines and beers.
The brand from FK Restaurants and Hospitality will continue to expand throughout California and beyond in 2013.
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