~CHINO~ is launching weekend brunch this Saturday October 24th. The menu from chef Ron Pei includes xiao long bao ($13), as well as plenty of other items to make your weekend awesome. You’ll find additional dumpling choices, like the insane foie gras XLB soup dumplings ($24) and the morning bao with housemade bacon, omelet, and special sauce ($11). Or try some hangover-helping jook with your choice of wild mushroom and heirloom grains; tea egg, pork belly, and ham hock; or smoked trout with dashi and bonito (all $12).
Danny Louie is cranking out morning-friendly cocktails like the Cool Runnings with Aperol, aquavit, cucumber, lime, and soda, or the Morning Glory with basil-infused Lillet, red bell pepper, truffle salt, celery soda, and Yanjing beer. There are also slushie boba cocktails and, of course, coffee. You can peek at the whole menu here. Brunch is served Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm (dinner service starts up at 5pm, they’ll be closed in between).
The brunch spread at Chino, including jook with pork belly. Photo by Wes Rowe.