Photography courtesy of Rachel Wilson.
Ah Sing Den, East Austin’s opium den-inspired cocktail lounge and restaurant, has announced the launch of a brand new food and beverage program featuring delectable brunch and dinner menus, as well as completely revamped craft cocktail and all-natural wine lists.
Named after the world’s most famous opium den from Victorian times in East London where Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and other creatives derived inspiration, Ah Sing Den’s new food and drink offerings invite guests to adventure beyond tradition with flavor profiles inspired by local seasonal ingredients and the culinary delicacies of China and Southeast Asia.
“We are excited to announce the launch of Ah Sing Den’s new food and beverage program, where guests can experience beautifully crafted cocktails and craveable food in an inviting cocktail lounge atmosphere,” said Wynn Aiden, Bar Manager of Ah Sing Den.
Ah Sing Den’s new cocktail menu thoughtfully incorporates familiar flavors with unique ingredients. Patrons can sip on tipples such as the Maria Victoria, which combines mezcal, lime, toasted Thai pepper syrup, and cilantro; the Josephine, which features tequila, Aperol, lime, raspberry, orgeat, and peach blossom syrup; and the Burmese Mission, which combines gin, lime, Thai basil and clementine togarashi. In addition to a new cocktail program, the restaurant just debuted an all-natural wine list featuring a curated selection of brands and varietals such as Goat Boy’s Andrea Calek, Rezabal Txakoli, and Carafoli’s Lambrusco.
“We wanted to create an authentic and culturally relevant, yet light hearted concept for cocktail enthusiasts and foodies alike,” said Mickie Spencer, owner of Ah Sing Den. “Our ultimate goal is to honor talented local mixologists and chefs and offer guests a distinctly creative food and beverage program in the heart of East Austin,” she continued.
The establishment’s new dinner menu, served from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., features craveable, shareable dishes such as Poke Nachos – wonton chips, smashed avocado, sashimi tuna, house tri sauce, cilantro, shishito dust, and lime; Fried Gyoza – slow-braised pork thigh, Boston Bibb lettuce, carrots, and house-made potsticker sauce; Thai Curry Soba – green tea soba noodles, coconut curry broth, vegetables, and cabbage; and Burmese Fried Rice Bowls – spiced rice with stuffed avocado, seasonal vegetables and a fried egg.
Ah Sing Den’s new brunch menu follows suit, featuring a variety of sweet and savory fusion items such as the Leicester Square, Chai tea French toast with vanilla brulee, and the On a Wing & Waffle, crispy sweet potato waffle, fried chicken, and red chili maple syrup. The brunch cocktails, especially the restaurant’s signature Kimchi Bloody Mary and ever-changing Brunch Punch, are not to be missed either. Brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information about Ah Sing Den’s new food and beverage program, happy hour specials and more, please visit www.ahsingden.com or call 512-467-4280.