Austin’s “East Side King” Taking Over Toki Underground next Fri. Jan. 24th

1234 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Austin’s beloved East Side King will be taking over Toki Underground thanks to visiting chefs Paul Qui, Moto Utsunomiya, and Jorge Luis Hernandez. An expansive, creative menu will be offered for lunch and dinner on Friday, January 24, 2014 beginning at 11:30am. Space is limited and reservations are not available. First come, first serve. Menu, location, and hours can be found online.

Thai Chicken Karaage (Gluten-free)
Deep-fried chicken thigh, sweet-spicy sauce, fresh basil, cilantro, mint, onion, jalapeño

Beef Tongue Kare Kare Buns
Filipino peanut curry and beef tongue in steamed bun, basil, mint, cilantro

Beet Home Fries (Vegetarian and gluten free – can be vegan)
Deep-fried roasted beets, kewpie mayo, schichimi togarashi, green onion

Fried Brussels Sprout Salad (Vegetarian – can be vegan and gluten free)
Fried Brussels sprouts, sweet-spicy sauce, shredded cabbage, alfalfa sprouts, basil, cilantro, mint, onion, jalapeño

Liberty Rice (Vegetarian – can be vegan and/or gluten-free)
Steamed jasmine rice, ginger, garlic oil, basil, cilantro, mint, onion, jalapeño

Tori Meshi (Can be gluten-free)
1/2 Thai chicken karaage and Liberty Rice

About East Side King:
East Side King began in a food trailer behind the Liberty Bar, on Austin’s East Side, in October 2009. Co-founded by chefs Paul Qui and Moto Utsunomiya, East Side King was inspired by Asian cultures, blues and jazz bands, and artists (like the amazing artist Peelander Yellow, from the Japanese punk band Peelander-Z). Now with four locations including two food trucks and brick-and-mortars, East Side King offers different menus, styles, hours and vibes all across Austin.”

8 Comment

  • Is their focus on having a gluten-free menu, or is it just coincidental?

  • I actually have eaten this in Austin. It is just OK.

    • I’ve also eaten at one of the ones in Austin and I loved their food! I guess it’s just a matter of personal taste. I’ll probably skip this because I think it will be swamped, but I would definitely go the one in Austin again.

  • Am I the only one who tunes out when an existing business becomes another business temporarily? Pop-ups, residencies, whatever?
    It’s not that the pop-ups or residencies themselves don’t have merit, it’s just that I have to keep track of these things, but nothing physical about the establishment changes. The signs are still up, it still looks like the same business, but it’s not. The trend has eclipsed my ability to pay attention to it.

  • I would like to try Paul Qui’s food, but I can only imagine this will be mobbed.

    • justinbc

      I’ll probably go just because I wind up going to pretty much everything Toki puts on, but this sounds nothing like the Paul Qui food that he got popular for at Uchiko and that I still really want to try.

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