Punk Wok

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Squid ink noodles for the ramen bowl

Squid ink noodles for the ramen bowl

Any friend of fermentation is a friend of mine

Any friend of fermentation is a friend of mine

Pickled ramp grits, tofu, fermented fennel and cabbage 

Pickled ramp grits, tofu, fermented fennel and cabbage 

Smoked Blue Point oysters, carbonated cocktails mignonette, saltines, charred lemon

Smoked Blue Point oysters, carbonated cocktails mignonette, saltines, charred lemon

"Mossified" Ramen Bowl- roast pork, octopus, black garlic dashi, black noodles, tea egg, fennel 

"Mossified" Ramen Bowl- roast pork, octopus, black garlic dashi, black noodles, tea egg, fennel 

Sweet & Sour veal sweetbreads, english pea fried rice, fried egg

Sweet & Sour veal sweetbreads, english pea fried rice, fried egg

Fried chicken filet sandwichs, kimchee nori mayonnaise, pickles, duck fat fingerlings

Fried chicken filet sandwichs, kimchee nori mayonnaise, pickles, duck fat fingerlings

I don't know many people who look forward to Mondays. Except for people who know about Punk Wok. No, I don't have a speech impediment. You read that right.

Punk Wok is the brainchild of Chef Elliott "I do what I want" Moss who conceptualized a rather genius pop-up concept  together inside MG Road, the cocktail bar and lounge to Asheville's Chai Pani. Every Monday and Tuesday nights, Moss delights the tastebuds of Asheville's industry crowd and flocking foodists with a rotating menu of Asian inspired dishes. Think flavor bombs, fermented things and killer cocktails.  I went up there with five friends and we ordered one of everything on the menu. In my opinion, that's the only way to do it. Eat all of the things and thank me later. 

To read more, head over to The Local Palate blog where I wrote some more words

*NOTE: Punk Wok will be held weekly until July 22. Moss will then shut it down to focus on his upcoming barbecue concept, Buxton Hall Barbecue which is slated to open later this year. Also, Punk Wok during the week of June 9 will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. All other weeks, Punk Wok is Monday and Tuesday nights, 6 p.m. until the food runs out.