Hiro Asian Kitchen
If we created a brunch checklist, Hiro Asian Kitchen would get a perfect score. It even features brunch qualities I never knew I wanted. For example, what is better than being open on both Saturday and Sunday for brunch… offering up a Saturday Brunch Menu and a Sunday Brunch Menu. While some of the dishes overlap, diners are enticed by Filipino options on Saturday. We have not made it in on a Saturday yet, but hopefully soon.
What else to love… friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, cozy booths, large seating area, bar, appetizers to share, unique entrees, specialty cocktails, bottomless mimosas (2 hours) and the best Chicken & Waffles in St. Louis. We are fans of the Mimosas, and our friends helped us in the Bloody Mary category – they gave it rave reviews. If you are up for something different, you might want to try the Bloody Kimchi or the Cardinal. Or if you’re looking for some caffeine, try the White Coffee, a sweetened coffee that I’m hoping becomes a trend that sweeps through the US.
After our first visit to Hiro, we noted a few dishes that we wanted to try next time. Below is an account of our feasting over two brunches. Luckily, our kiddo doesn’t mind us ordering for him so we can try even more without looking completely ridiculous. We shared the Lobster Rangoon and basically licked the plate clean. Unfortunately, we ate them so fast we forgot to take a picture. We did capture the Potstickers, though, which is also a good option for starting out. The Hiro Slinger took a traditional St. Louis dish and transformed it into an Asian dish with bulgogi beef, spicy cheesy tater tots, chipotle mayo, and an over easy egg. Not only were we fans, but I think every table around us ordered it and we heard lots of praise. We also tried out the Crispy Chicken Thigh & Pumpkin Pie Waffle… I know menus occasionally change with the season, but I hope a similar version is always on the menu because this was hands-down the best chicken and waffles dish we have found in this city. A delicious waffle topped with crispy seasoned fried chicken and drizzled with honey cream cheese syrup, topped off with some green onions. Also in the waffle category, the Green Tea Waffle was topped with vanilla bean ice cream, a crème brulee banana, coconut crème fraiche syrup, and blackberries… just say Yum! Lastly, the Local Tofu Ramen on a cold winter morning was perfect, with a mushroom broth bowl filled with vegetables, rice noodles and local tofu.
With the abundance of creative dishes listed on the menu, we will certainly be back. Hiro is taking the ranks as one of our favorite brunch spots in STL, and is a top recommendation when our friends call us up looking for a new place to try.
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