Spice Table Lunch
What is the best thing to order for lunch? What is not?
Haven't been personally but I seem to always hear that the wings are good, the bahn mi's while pricey are good modern takes on them. I don't know about their burger though but they've put that on lunch as well now.
i enjoy the fried catfish sandwich, corn meal covered and fried crisp and served on fantastic light on inside and crisp on outside bread -- the double crispness of the fish and the bread and the lightness of the bread really make this...it had hot sauce pickles etc on it. fries and curry sauce on side were nice also. This was approaching 20 dollars with a guava drink, but it was good.
I've eaten at Spice Table for lunch about or dozen or so times. Most often I've ordered their Spice Table burger, which is sorta In N Out style, but they jazz it up with some SE Asian flavors. If you like a perfectly cooked medium-rare burger, they've always nailed the temperature for me. It's one of my favorite burgers in LA.
Their sandwiches, which are banh mi-esque, but not necessarily banh mis, are also all quite delicious. I've had the eggplant curry one, which was splendid. The eggplant had a ton of flavor, and was just as tasty when I ate the leftover half later that night cold. The catfish was good, although I thought it could have used a bit more fish. I finally ordered their take on a classic banh mi type sandwich last weekend. They use all housemade chacuterie/cold cuts. It was quite tasty, and definitely an elevated version of a banh mi.
The curry fried chicken wings are divine. Really nicely fried and crunchy on the outside, with a tasty curry flavor.
We've also had the housemade shrimp chips, and their coleslaw, which although sold separately go great together.
I had the pork belly banh mi months ago and enjoyed it. Didn't really think of it as too similar to Langers.
Also worth noting that they make all their bread in-house. The baguettes that they use for their sandwiches are really amazing. Not crunchy, and mouth cutting like some banh mis I've encountered elsewhere.
Personally... the pork belly bahn mi (it's like Vietnamese pastrami... SO GOOD!) and the chicken wings...