For the last two weekends of this month, head to Local Rhoots (1301 Belmont St.) for a dumpling pop-up. Called "Bao to the Dumpling," the menu will be available for dine-in or take-out this Friday and Saturday, as well as next Friday and Saturday.
Bao Buns Trio with Slaw
House-made steamed fluffy boa buns filled with your choice of succulent Charsui Pork, Sweet & Spicy Chicken or decadent Shitake Mushrooms garnished with house-pickle, jalapeño & cilantro. Served with a side of Asian-Inspired slaw.
Szechuan Dumpling Bowl
Bursting with flavor and heat. Pork dumplings swimming in a spicy broth finished with house-made chili oil, cilantro & house-pickle.
Umami Dumpling Bowl
Pork dumplings lounging in a 12-hour shiitake-miso broth garnished with pickled shiitake, cilantro & sesame seeds.
Caesars Got a Wedgie
Grilled Napa cabbage with a wonton scallion cracker and black bean Caesar dressing. (vegan; chicken can be added on)
Watermelon Radish, Shiitake Mushrooms, Cauliflower, Carrot & Rhubarb in an Asian-inspired pickle.
Butter Mochi Bars
Gooey mochi bars topped with toasted coconut flakes, yuzu and red bean.
Mango Coconut Pudding
Layered mango pudding
When: Friday-Saturday July 22-23 and 29-30 from 5 pm - 9 pm.
Where: Local Rhoots: 1301 Belmont St. Order at the counter for either to-go or dine-in.
Pay with: Cash, card, Apple pay
Who's running the kitchen: Chef Amanda brought her passion for multi-cultural cuisine to Local Rhoots at the end of 2021. Since then she has become an asset to the team and has contributed recipes and flavors to the weekly meal service. This is Amanda's first venture into a Pop-up style menu and she is excited to bring her obsession for bao and dumplings to the Gorge community.
Chef Sam, owner of Local Rhoots, will play a supporting role in the kitchen. She is invested in supporting women in the community and is excited see Amanda grow as a chef.
This post has been sponsored by Local Rhoots. Local Rhoots is a locally-owned business that uses local ingredients to make ready-made meals, which you can either pre-order or grab out of the grab-and-go case.