Sampan’s New Lunch Menu Revealed! Plus Free Banh Mi Alert

Photo Courtesy of Felicia D’Ambrosio at Meal Ticket

I have been meaning to check out the small plates at Chef Michael Schulson’s Sampan since its opening in December, so imagine how so so so pumped I was to read on Citypaper that they’ll be introducing a new lunch menu on March 5th. And even better than that… everything is under $10.  And even better than that… they’re giving away free banh mi during the first lunch service! I might be holding my breath from now until next Friday.

I took a quick look at the menu and I have to say I am left particularly breathless by the bbq pork ramen and steak banh mi with sunny side egg; those two will most assuredly be the first things I dig into. We are lacking ramen options in Center City (Phoodie recently started a Philly ramen hunt with Morimoto’s $14 version), so this will be a much welcomed addition to our lunch repertoire. At dinnertime the ramen is $12, but Sampan shrewdly lowered the price of their lunch ramen to $8. (And by shrewdly I mean thankfully!) Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly), the lobster roll shown above didn’t not make its way onto the under $10 lunch menu, but if the sandwiches that did taste half as good as that lobster roll looks, I will be a very happy luncher. And kaffir lime aid to wash it all down? There is no way I could pass that up.

As for the lunch menu debut, everyone will be treated to a FREE pork banh mi, with chips and a drink on March 5th from 11:30am to 5pm. (Although I would advise getting there at 11:30 to avoid the unbearable sadness of sandwiches running out!)

The full lunch menu, in all its glory, is after the jump…

Sampan, 122 S. 13th St (btw Sansom and Chestnut St.), 215-732-3501


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