You love a Father’s Office burger as much as the next guy, but sometimes you need to go in a new direction. Follow chef Sang Yoon right next door to Lukshon, his new Southeast Asian eatery opening tomorrow in Culver City.
Get started with shrimp toast, Singapore-style duck rolls, and Malaysian flatbread with lamb sausage. Then keep the Chiang Mai noodles and Chinese chicken dumpling soup with a 63-degree egg coming. Hang on to your chopsticks for heirloom black rice and mussels with green chile, rempah, coconut, tapioca, Thai basil, and lime.
Whether you land a stool at the chef’s counter overlooking the open kitchen, a seat at the communal table, or a spot by the patio fire pit, Japanese Suntory whiskey, Hitachino beer, and cocktails made with Chinese spirits like Baojing Bai Jiu complete the culinary tour.
Go on and put it in park.
Lukshon, 3239 Helms Avenue, between Venice and West Washington Boulevards, Culver City (310-202-6808 or lukshon.com).
Photo: Katie Malia