Bamboo Asia is on its Way to Bay Meadows

Get ready for some social eats with  life-sized Giant Jenga and Connect Four to all your favorite board games and more! Partnering with a culinary world vet and Top Chef-testant, you can expect some serious new neighborhood flavor from Bamboo Asia at Bay Meadows.  A unique food concept, offering three cuisines; Vietnamese, Japanese, and Indian, with fresh California ingredients, Bamboo Asia is opening its 5th location coming soon to our corner of San Mateo.

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“We’re excited to work with our long time friend Chef Erik Hopfinger, a Top Chef-testant and veteran in the culinary world. All of our proteins are sous vide cooked, which is a fine dining cooking technique. Ingredients are vacuum sealed with spices and marinades, then cooked low and slow in a water bath for several hours. We then finish the proteins on the grill or in the tandoor oven, to impart a smokey flavors while carmelizing the spices.”

A casual eatery serving Far East flavors and West Coast vibes, Bamboo Asia focuses on Asian food with healthy ingredients, custom options, and fast service in a friendly space. Customers can decide which country’s flavors they’re craving today: Japan, Vietnam or India. Then mix your bowl— and amaze your mouth. Always fast and fresh. Plus, they offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for even the most radical diets.

“At each counter, customers can customize their own salads, rice bowls, rolls and more, with vegan and vegetarian options like marinated Lemon Grass Tofu, or Palak Paneer (Indian cheese marinated in spice). We’ll be featuring our crowd fave specials like Shaking Beef Curry rice bowl at Vietnam (Shaking beef, Vietnamese broccoli, eggplant chips, cilantro, lime, avocado, coconut curry sauce), Gosht Salad at India (Lamb vindaloo, eggplant chips, curryflower, corn, avocado, pickled cucumber, street crunch, cumin lime vinaigrette) and Tempura Crunch Sushi Roll at Japan (Tempura shrimp, seaweed salad, avocado, tobiko, street crunch, yuzu ponzu.)”

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If you’re craving a fresh poke style bowl at Japan, try the Northern Catch Rice Bowl: Salmon, tempura shrimp, rock crab, edamame, avocado, eggplant chips, street crunch, pickled cucumber, lemon, sweet chili, samurai sauce. Proteins can be subbed with grilled Teriyaki Tofu (vegan).

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For a hearty fix at India, try the Lamb Katora Rice Bowl: Lamb vindaloo, eggplant chips, chana chickpeas, golden gate curry, mango, avocado, street crunch. Proteins can be subbed for Palak Panner cheese (vegetarian), or Tandoori Tofu (vegan). Don’t forget to grab a side of the crispy Samosa, puff pastry, filled with savory potato, peas, and aromatic spices.

If you love Vietnamese, the Crispy Pork Rolls at Vietnam are a delicious snack, filled with juicy pork and a medley of veggies. This crowd favorite offers a delicious mixture of  rice noodles and fresh mixed greens: Spicy Peanut Pork Rice Bowl BBQ pork, Vietnamese broccoli, coconut corn, street crunch, bean sprouts, peanut lime sauce, red viper sauce.

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The full bar will feature exotic cocktail mixes with Asian spices and we plan to launch tapas style plates, stay tuned for more!

“It was always our goal to expand throughout the Bay Area and beyond. When we visited Bay Meadows, we instinctively knew this was the perfect place to launch our 5th location. It’s such a beautiful area designed for people to dwell, eat and drink, and we’re excited to bring our diverse cuisine and fun vibes to the residents and office workers nearby. Our San Mateo location is especially unique and will be our largest flagship restaurant. Our interiors will feature a full bar, private dining room, dessert station, large dining hall, and colorful shophouse-style facades for each of our three cuisines. We’re also excited to offer outdoor dining on our beautiful patio,” said a representative for the Bamboo Asia team.”

Sit yourself in the heart of everywhere at The Morgan, a new luxury rental community in San Mateo. Our neighborhood, Bay Meadows is a destination itself – with eateries, a brewery, school, fitness and all the essentials you need right here. Just outside your own private sanctuary are pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets full of adventure nature and space to linger. Enjoy a game of bocce, a picnic at the gardens, filling your larder at the seasonal market or hanging with neighbors at local events and gatherings. With a variety of 2- and 3-bedroom plans available, many with terraces, separate dens and balconies, you’ll find your perfect new home at The Morgan. Take a virtual tour here