In most of Asia, breakfast is simply a time of day more than a specific type of food. You’ll often find locals eating exactly what they would for lunch or dinner, unlike America where we have very distinct ideas of what the morning meal looks like.
At Asian Mint, chef Nikky Phinyawatana wanted to create a brunch menu that reflects true Thai flavors, but scratches our brunch itch for eggs and bacon. And, of course, Bloody Marys and mimosas.
It’s been five days since we last had brunch there and we’re still thinking about every dish.
With four locations around town, fulfilling every Thai-flavored brunch craving is now easier than ever with an Asian Mint probably right in your neighborhood or pretty damn close.
One of the things we love most about the brunch menu at Asian Mint is its simplicity. There are only five entrées to choose from, but each of them is a powerhouse of piquant perfection. Bacon pad thai and bacon fried rice aren’t simply regular versions with an egg and bacon plopped on top, but instead have bacon incorporated throughout.
The additional trio of dishes includes crab fried rice (our all-time favorite for dinner), chicken basil with jasmine rice and larb chicken with jasmine rice. All come topped with a Thai fried egg and some beautiful fresh fruit.
For brunch drinks, you can opt for a well-accessorized Bloody Mary for $5 or an orange or pineapple mimosa for only $3. (We highly recommend the pineapple version because it pairs so well with the spice and other Thai hallmarks.)
Enjoy Saturday brunch at all four locations and Sunday brunch exclusively at the Forest Lane outpost (all other locations are closed Sundays). Tell Nikky hello if you see her.
Then bow down at her feet and thank her for the life-changing brunch.
Asian Mint Brunch
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (all locations)
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Forest Lane only)