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Menu for Sunday

Cucumber Chickpea Salad

Pickled Bitter Melon with Seared Onions and Feta

Roasted Baby Okra with Goat Yogurt and Peach Chutney

Green Eggplant with Tomatoes, Cardamom and Ginger

Red Lentils with Mushrooms and Garlic

Bright Rice


Almond Cookie Sandwiches

Black Rice Pudding


Basil Coconut Limeade

Cucumber Jolly Rancher

Blueberry Sangria


OCH Art Market Menu

We’ll be at the OCH Art Market this Saturday, 8/11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our menu looks something like this:

Cabbage and Onion Sesame Buns

Sweet Pear Sesame Buns

Sesame Soy Milk with Salted Radish and Scallions Served with Sweet Corn and Cumin Beignets

Jade Gourd and Tomato Lemongrass Sauce with Rice and and Pickled Hakurei Turnips and Cucumbers

Bitter Melon, Shiitake Mushroom, and Thai Basil Omelette with Rice and Pickled Hakurei Turnips and Cucumbers


Soy Custard with Ginger Syrup


Coconut Limeade

Mint Iced Tea


Pictures from the OCH Art Market

Many thanks to everyone that was able to join us last weekend at the OCH Art Market. We’re planning a TSAI House event for the end of this month or early June, and will be at the OCH Art Market again on June 9. Here are a few pictures from last Saturday, with more available on our Facebook page:

Lima Bean Salad, Pretzels, Congee

Moroccan Mint Tea and Cucumber Lemonade

Menu for Saturday

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel

Sourdough Pretzel with Mustard Dip

Lima Bean Salad with Cilantro Dressing

Green Salad with Stawberries and Feta

Creamy Spring Vegetables with Arugula and Polenta

Tomato Congee with Fried Onions and Greens


Cucumber Lemonade

Herbal Iced Tea



OCH Art Market Festival Menu

Shiitake Mushroom and Horseradish Beignets with Homemade Mustard and Greens

Savory Tomato Tart with Marinated Artichokes and Greens

Fresh-shelled Fava Bean, Roasted Beet, and Cauliflower Salad

BBQ Fried Rice with Egg, Tomatoes, and Garlic

Peanut Pepper Cabbage Wraps with Goat Yogurt, Carrots, and Cucumbers

Mini Fruit Tarts

Lavender Honey Lemonade/Herbal Iced Tea


Next TSAI Event, 4/14

Find us next Saturday at the OCH Festival Art Market, 4/14, from 1o a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Zeitgeist Arts Center. Along with two live bands and an array of fantastic vendors, we’ll be serving from our most varied menu to date, with handy finger foods ranging from shiitake mushroom and horseradish beignets to savory tomato tarts and peanut pepper cabbage wraps with goat yogurt and cucumbers. Check in this coming week for our full menu.



Menu for Saturday

Swiss Chard Pancakes with Cool Yogurt Sauce*

Black-Eyed Pea and Mushroom Gumbo with Hot Pepper Relish**

Citrus, Beet, and Cucumber Salad**



Lemongrass Ginger Citrus Iced Tea (with Citrus Honey Syrup)


featuring locally-grown produce; *gluten free; **vegan

Menu for Saturday

Blue Cheese Cream of Celery Soup

Sweet Potato and Wild Mushroom Soup with Roasted Cashews

Layered Omelettes with Roasted Beets, Greens, and Garlic

Lentil Cucumber Mint Salad

Multi-Grain Sourdough/Focaccia


Dark Chocolate Chili Custards

Mini Sweet Potato Crumble Cobblers


Blood Orange 75’s/ Blood Orange Old Fashioneds

Salad and Compost

We made a cucumber orange salad to take to a picnic on Saturday: cucumbers, oranges, red onions, radishes, kalamata olives, celery, feta cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

cucumber orange salad

Our compost is sometimes as beautiful as our dishes, and it’s also a big part of our philosophy here at TSAI. As each of our events wrap up, we take all of our compost from the evening to Aron’s backyard and add it to the pile there so that all of the detritus we produce is on its way to becoming soil again by the next day.

cucumber peels

Rice Bowls at the Bridge Lounge, 8/20

We’ll be at the Bridge Lounge this Saturday, serving hearty rice bowls from 9:30 until midnight. The Bridge Lounge is Uptown, at 1201 Magazine St. Each bowl comes with brown or white jasmine rice, and the following:

sauces: black bean shiitake mushroom sauce OR red curry with ginger and zucchini

toppings: fried tofu with fresh lima beans, thai basil, and salted radish, pickled daikon and carrots, and cucumbers

dessert: homemade oversized anise-citrus fortune cookies (limited)