Sunda New Asian Chicago has announced the return of indoor dining on June 8, 2021. Guests will see a refreshed interior, updated menu specials, and access to the dog-friendly patio.
As part of the announcement, the Chicago location also welcomes Executive Chef, Brawnson Rattanavong, who began his career at Sunda New Asian in 2010 and worked as the sous chef for seven years. Chef Brawnson will work closely with Corporate Executive Chef, Mike Morales, to bring a streamlined culinary experience across the Sunda portfolio. Rattanavong will oversee the kitchen staff and lead the team in continuing its creation of Southeast Asian dishes.
“We are extremely grateful that the city is finally opening up, and that our indoor dining and patio are back,” says Billy Dec, founder and CEO of Sunda New Asian. “After a successful run of offering only delivery and takeout, we can’t wait for guests to once again experience Sunda’s ambiance, menu, and staff—all of which have made it a popular, award-winning, culinary destination for over a decade.”
Sunda’s food and cocktail menus showcase modern interpretations of items from Southeast Asia and its surrounding islands by drawing inspiration from countries such as Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and more. In addition, Sunda offers an assortment of sushi, sashimi, and nigari; as well as a list of Asian beers, sake, wine and seasonal craft cocktails. An assortment of gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available.
KALBI SHORT RIBS - Sesame soy marinated beef short ribs, and kimchi
SISIG - Braised pork belly, honeycomb tripe, onions, shishito peppers, chili lime vinaigrette, egg, and roti prata
SZECHUAN CHICKEN - Chicken thighs, dry chinese chilis, green beans, scallions, and sesame chili oil
GARLIC CRAB NOODLES - Lo mein noodles, garlic butter, crab, scallions, and fried garlic
GAMBLER SUSHI ROLL - Spicy tuna, kani, cucumbers, scallions, kampyo, avocado, and a single ghost pepper sambal hidden in one of the sushi pieces
SPICY “TAIL OF TWO TUNAS” SUSHI ROLL - Yellowfin tuna, escolar, pickled jalapeño, fried shallots, and spicy mayo
KAMAYAN FEAST - Adobo pork belly, crispy pata, BBQ inasal chicken, grilled garlic shrimp, Shanghai-style lumpia egg rolls, green beans, jasmine rice & dipping sauces (serves 2 to 4 guests)
GRASS TIGER - Jalapeño infused old tom gin, lemongrass, lime, orange, ginger beer, and fresh spanked mint
BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA - Altos plata, pierre ferrand dry curacao, blood orange, housemade sour
BILLY’S SUPERFRESH SAKETINI - Vodka, Junmi sake, muddled cucumber, and mint
Managed by hospitality professional Nicole Salerno, Sunda’s in-house events include everything from customized baby showers and brand launch parties to celebrity events and themed fundraising dinners. The private party room is well appointed for banquets, receptions, brand launch events, luncheons, and more. Several TVs for presentations, microphones, colorful LED lights, surround sound speakers, built-in bar, and an assortment of table sizes can accommodate 15 to 100 guests. The room can also be split into two completely separate areas called The BAR and The SOUTH. Sunda offers passed cuisine, buffet stations, and unique Southeast Asian-inspired culinary experiences for groups such as Kamayan Feasts, Sushi Rolling Parties, and Sake Tastings.
Sunda’s brunch will return later this summer including the SUMO Mary, Tempura French Toast, Island Breakfast Plate (also known as Silog) and Mimosa Kits.