Teak Dining Table
Fans of the aboriginal Teak in Mount Adams, rejoice.
Teak re-opened on July 17 on the bend of Race and 12th streets in Over-the-Rhine at the easily of Chanaka Delanerolle, who owned Teak from 2003 to 2017.
We approved it, and it’s delicious.
There’s a lot to accept from here – classic sushi rolls and added abandoned cycle creations, curry, absurd rice, activity fry, pad thai, fun abode specials – it’s a big card to read.
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Let’s dive appropriate in with a Teak favorite: the brittle duck. Light and brittle on the outside, melt-in-your-mouth on the inside. Teak’s buyer said it’s a bowl that takes a few canicule to make. So account the effort, too: It was the bowl that fabricated all chat stop so we could acidity it. It lays on a bank of veggies and is served with a agreeable basil booze for dipping.
Teak Thai reopened in OTR at Race and 12th artery with a card that appearance sushi and Thai cuisine.
Then there was the OMG, a monster of a sushi cycle that comes captivated in antithesis and was brought still barbecuing (in added words, there were flames) to the table. Shrimp tempura, asparagus and mango are formed in, and it’s topped with lobster mix, furikake, eel booze and cheese puree. Obviously arranged with flavor. OMG, indeed.
No beneath OMG was the Monkey Brain: Deep-fried avocado blimp with chrism cheese and ambrosial tuna.
Delanerolle has replaced abundant of the pork on the (slightly) adapted card with pork belly. It topped the pad thai we ordered (other options were chicken, beef, shrimp, tofu or veggies). We additionally had it in big breakable chunks in the blooming curry, which was additionally loaded with veggies, all pond in a delicious, agreeable blooming back-scratch sauce.
Jeff Ruby’s take-home kit: We approved one for date night at home. Here’s how that went.
For dessert: candied amber creme brulee, an Asian-style riff on the archetypal with aloof the appropriate bulk of ginger, and a simple diced mango, apparently the tastiest mango you’ll anytime eat.
Teak Thai reopened in OTR at Race and 12th artery with a card that appearance sushi and Thai cuisine. Nigori, unfiltered sake, is served chilled.
We done it all bottomward with glasses of Sho Chiku Bai Nigori, an unfiltered sake. If you appointment Teak, or any restaurant that serves it, you should get it. It’s agilely sweet, creamy and cooler after the alkali aftertaste account can sometimes carry. Here, it’s $20 for a wine-sized bottle, a nice amount point if you appetite to get a acceptable blast for your booze budget.
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We sampled a brace cocktails, too, off of a nice ability menu: the Asian Mojito, a brew of Flor de Cana anejo rum, lychee sake, beginning mint, agave nectar, club soda, auto and adhesive juice. And the green: New Riff Kentucky Wild Gin, Chareau Aloe liqueur, agave nectar, auto and pomegranite juice.
One baby allotment of admonition if you go: apperception the ambrosial scale. We got a 6 out of 10 in acidity in our pad thai and it was about too abundant for me – I like things aloof a blow aloft a average spice level. If you like it cool spicy, like my dining acquaintance does, again a 6 or aloft is apparently perfect.
Good account for those not accessible to banquet out due to COVID-19, takeout is available. Check out their abounding card and hours at www.teakotr.com.
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