Brunch news: Old Thousand fires up brunch and dim sum service this weekend

(Credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

We already know Old Thousand, the Chinese restaurant that opened in East Austin late last year, makes a mean dinner (read my review from today’s Statesman here), now we’re gonna see how tight their brunch game is. The restaurant begins brunch service this Sunday, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The plan is to eventually add Saturday brunch, as well. The menu is not yet posted online, but here is an early look we got last week:

Old Thousand Brunch Menu

Dim sum

An a la carte menu of small bites.

Squid and Shrimp Shumai (3ea)

shrimp/ pork dumpling| Flying Fish Roe

Hot Chicken Potsticker (5ea)

Hot Chicken Spices| OT Hot Sauce|

Soup Dumpling (5ea)

Pork Dumpling| Ramen Broth| Toban Djan

Shrimp Toast

Prawn| Toad in the Hole| Chili Oil

“Lo Bak Go”

Steamed Sweet Potato cake| Sweet Potato Butter| Chili Soy

Sticky Rice

Lotus leaf tamal| Chinese Sausage| House cured Pork Belly

Savory

Mushu Breakfast Tacos

Soft Scrambled Egg| Mushroom Soy Butter| Braised Shiitake

Coconut Shrimp

Grilled Prawn| Coconut| Chilies

Potsticker Bao

5 Spice Breakfast Sausage| Hollandaise| Mixed greens

Chicken & Waffles

Chongqing Chicken Thigh| Duck Fat Waffle| Szechuan Chili Butter

Sweet

Breakfast Steam Cake

Brown Sugar| Streusel| Plaintain

Matcha Cream Puffs

Sesame Balls

Chinese Doughnut

Pandan Curd| 5 Spice Sugar

Add Ons

Five Spice Breakfast Sausage $2 (2oz patty)

Soft Egg $1

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