Bernie Lee's dishes aren't your typical takeout food. The Malaysian-inspired dishes at Akar include comfort meals like chicken tikka masala and vegetarian meatballs alongside delicate and delicious dishes like the soft-shell crab tempura and the rangoon "ravioli" made with lobster. But if you want a dish that brings comforting flavors in an elevated package, treat yourself to the braised short rib from Akar tonight.
This tender braised short rib is served with a pea mash and burnt carrots. A sambal demi glace adds a nice heat to the dish while looping in additional traditional Asian flavors (if you have a shellfish allergy, beware, as sambal is made with shrimp paste).
Akar is also offering to-go cocktails. Pair the short rib with the Japanese Old Fashioned – made with Japanese whiskey, brown sugar, chocolate and house bitters – or the self explanatory ginger, sage and brown sugar made with Makers Mark.
Akar is offering its menu for carryout and patio seating.
Akar, 7641 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, Missouri, 314.553.9914, akarstl.com