Sing, the forthcoming Asian restaurant from pop-up chef and food writer Cuc Lam and restaurateur Jerry Lasco, is now crowdsourcing funds via NextSeed to get the project off the ground.
The duo is raising “working capital” to open Sing in the Heights’ Lowell Street Market development, according to a press release. Lasco, who’s behind Max’s Wine Dive, The Tasting Room and Boiler House, teamed up with former Houston Press food writer and chef Cuc Lam for the restaurant, which will serve a menu inspired by Malaysian, Cantonese, Szechuan, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indian dishes.
“When Jerry and I started having serious conversations about SING, we found that we shared a vision for the type of food we wanted to serve and the experience we wanted to create for our guests,” Lam said in a statement. The restaurant’s interiors will feature Asian-influenced design elements with wood, concrete, and glass. Seating for 30 will be divided between a large communal table that seats 16, counter seating for 8, and the outdoor patio.
Diners can look forward to plates like mango shrimp spring rolls, tikka masala, lemongrass pepper ribs, and laksa, a spicy coconut curry noodle soup. Sake cocktails, wine, and craft canned beer will be on offer along with tea and Vietnamese soda. Lam will continue her penchant for pop-ups by hosting after-hours dinners featuring both in-house and local chefs.
No official opening timeline for Sing has been announced just yet. Stay tuned for more details on its arrival.