Posted on | August 26, 2010 | by Jason Casséus | No Comments
I recently went to Republic with my Mom for an early dinner. I haven’t been there in a while, so I was really looking forward to the meal. It was pretty empty, so we were seated immediately. Normally I order the curried duck noodles (which are really tasty), but this time I decided to opt for a bento box.
The bento boxes are available in house only (no delivery) & cost $12. I got the Bento Box #3 which consisted of a papaya salad, chicken skewers & sauteed rice. The salad was ok, but really nothing to write home about. The skewers were really good & tasted almost like a chicken satay. The rice was the real star here. I’m not sure what spices they used in it, but it was really tasty. Cilantro & bean sprouts (a nice crunch) rounded the dish out.
My Mom got the Bento Box #1; beef & vegetable soup, seafood dumplings and chicken & rice. I didn’t try any of her dishes but she seemed to enjoy it. There are 6 bento boxes available so you’re sure to find something you like. As I said before, I normally get the curried duck noodles which are really good. Republic serves up great food & isn’t expensive at all, if you’re up for some Asian fare, check it out.
Republic: 37 Union Square West at 16th Street