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Refreshing New Brunch Beckons With Ube Waffles and Filipino Breakfast Dishes

Finally, a brunch without biscuits

Courtesy of Rockit Ranch Productions

Pan-Asian Gulch newcomer Sunda ups the ante for Nashville brunch this weekend, as they’ll begin serving dim sum, sushi, and Filipino breakfast favorites, come Sunday.

Beginning on Sunday, September 9, executive chef Mike Morales and the Sunda team will offer an entirely new brunch option for Nashville. Look for ube (purple yam) waffles, shiitake edamame dumplings, and tempura French toast as a welcome respite from over-tired shrimp and grits or biscuit weekend options (sorry, not sorry).

Other “new Asian brunch” dishes include soft shell crab benedict, braised pork belly with a rice patty and poached egg, seafood curry, and loco moco. The menu’s ‘silog’ is a combination of two words: sinangag, meaning garlic fried rice, and itlog, meaning egg. These options are Filipino breakfast options that, appropriately, come served with garlic rice, crispy egg, and atchara. Top it with either sausage, sweet pork, bacon, or Spam—or the adventurous might opt for all of the above.

Brunch traditionalists need not lose heart, however, as there’s a ridiculously indulgent bloody mary in store—the 32-ounce sumo mary comes piled high with chicken bao, shrimp, a crab hand roll, pork belly, shishito peppers, a grilled cheese, Sunda potatoes, and more. For a less filling option, a mimosa kit involving table-side bottle service and a bloody mary bar await.

Reservations can be made online through OpenTable. Brunch begins at Sunda, September 9, and will be open Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For dinner, Sunda offers a wide-ranging menu of contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The second outpost (and first foray outside of Chicago) from restauranteur and media personality Billy Dec, Sunda and Chicago-based hospitality group Rockit Ranch Productions opened its doors in the heart of The Gulch in April.


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