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Asian Art Museum’s Cafe Opens With Korean Fried Chicken and Boba

Sunday at the Museum is opening on a Tuesday

Sunday Bird Fried Chicken Sandwich with caramelized onions, roasted garlic aioli, pickled cucumber on a steam bun
Courtesy of Sunday Group/Boba Guys

The Asian Art Museum’s newly revamped café, Sunday at the Museum, is about to make its big entrance tomorrow, April 3. The cafe is a collaboration between chef Deuki Hong of Sunday Bird (also a past Eater Young Gun) and Andrew Chau and Bin Chen (Boba Guys).

When it opens tomorrow, the menu will feature an array of patron-pleasing options like snacks, salads, and sandwiches, and even bento boxes for the kids. Larger shared plates will also be available, like oyakudon and pork katsu. According to Hong, the menu is a mix of Asian cuisines, part of a bid to make Asian art and culture more accessible to a wide audience.

“It’s a lot of dishes that I want to do but can’t because I am trapped in a Korean concept,” Hong told Eater when the concept was first announced. “I feel really free here because I can do dim sum. There are no boundaries for me here: I have a platform now to do my interpretation of these awesome dishes that are close to my heart, like khao mun gai and garlic noodles.”

Chen, Chau, and Hong
Courtesy of Sunday Group/Boba Guys

Naturally boba is a large part of the cafe’s new menu, with classic, Hong Kong, and jasmine milk teas, matcha lattes, and teas by the pot offered alongside espresso drinks, and cold brew coffee. Down the line, Chau and Chen plan to offer a guided tea tasting to educate and allow visitors to taste through a variety of high-end teas. Ice cream from Garden Creamery and pastries from Craftsmen and Wolves will also be on offer.

Eventually, Hong will offer happy hour and a ticketed prix fixe dinner on Thursdays when the museum is open later to visitors. Keep an eye out for more of Hong’s signature, playful style, including roaming dim sum carts.

When it opens, Sunday at the Musuem will be open during musuem hours from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, and will be accessible without purchase of museum admission.