If you still cringe at the thought of Spam, Chef Brian Tsao is here to change your mind. And he’s got no problem if you think that his new menu at the Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden is a little of the Asian stoner vibe–that’s what he’s going for.
So naturally, we drooled just a tiny bit when Tsao showed us how he deep-fries Spam to make a hot dog-Spam musubi hybrid, and uses Japanese ingredients to make a new kind of sushi roll. Riffing off a traditional bar menu with Asian influences, Tsao has taken his deep culinary roots and planted himself in the Brooklyn culinary scene–not far from where he grew up. Pair the smoky-sweet Spam Sushi Dog with one of Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden’s brews (we like the refreshing, balanced taste of Sapporo), sit back and have fun, as Tsao would hope you would. (Oh, and for dessert–the Uni PB&J is not to be missed.)
Thanks to Sapporo for for supporting local restaurants in Brooklyn.
Kimoto Rooftop Beer Garden, 216 Duffield Street, Downtown Brooklyn
Video edited and shot by Michael J. Herbert.