Those who brunch for culinary purposes, not usually to fill their stomachs adult with good feelings after a night of attack it hard, take note: Kyirisan launches brunch this weekend in Shaw, and a menu from Chef Tim Ma is tiny though mighty.
Epcot-like in nature, it tours through what a universe cooking when they hurl out of bed. There’s a croque madame with sugar ham, cheddar, and a boiled egg; a deli-impersonating arctic burn gravlax with capers, preserved red onions, and creme fraiche; a panko duck sandwich on residence brioche with cheddar and pickles; and blueberry pancakes with yuzu spread butter and maple syrup.
The grill will be charity special pricing for opening weekend. The mains mentioned above will be $10, while sides like potato crush or cinnamon rolls will be $4. One side is quite noteworthy—the vanilla custard bao bun. It’s a turn on a low sum staple, usually sweeter.
Brunch drinks embody standbys like a Bloody Mary, Michelada, and Mimosa while there are some originals too like “Good Morning Shaw!” with tequila, lime, grenadine, and Thai chili shrub, or “The Dude Abides” with vodka, concerto, and coconut milk.
Starting this weekend, brunch will be offering Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and reservations can be done online.
Kyirisan, 1924 8th St. NW; (202) 525-2942; kyirisandc.com