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ITHACA, NY — From General Tso kabobs, fried chicken Tandoori-spiced bao to the mythical ramen burger, Luna’s fall menu additions keep palates guessing.

Collegetown’s Luna Inspired Street Food is no stranger to fusion food, having done takes on street food from around the world since Day One.

This fall, however, Luna stepped up its game primarily with new riffs on Asian cuisine.

Ithaca Voice Dining got to try some of these new items firsthand, check out our photo gallery below!

General Manager Matt Cleveland said that the new dishes were as authentic as the kitchen could get.

The sauce for the General Tso is sweet, spicy and thick, dotted with Asian market chiles. The Indian-inspired fried chicken is marinated in yellow curry, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper, each bite crunchy yet aromatic.

In the burger department, “we’re throwing Ithaca a curveball,” Cleveland said.

The ramen burger is a massive, messy homage to New York City Asian fusion. A togarashi-crusted beef burger is seared in its own juice, topped with sesame galbi cucumbers, kimchi and sriracha mayo before being nestle between two cakes of pan-fried ramen.

“It’s more of a fork and knife sandwich,” admitted Cleveland.

Another new entree, the chorizo and chipotle shrimp burger, solidifies a departure from the sliders Luna used to serve to its new focus on full-meal portions.

Rather than bite-size finger food, this burger is handheld Southern surf and turf. Made from local beef blended with chorizo, the patty is accompanied by a spicy street corn medley and chipotle lime shrimp.

Don’t forget to save room for dessert: the chocolate rasp-belly bun is a fried, jet-steamed Vietnamese bun cradling Callebaut chocolated-covered pork belly from local Bostrom Farms. It’s three bites of pure heaven.

All photos by Mike Blaney for The Ithaca Voice.

Matt Cleveland chats about @lunastreetfood’s new menu with our Head of Dining Partnerships, Jennifer.

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Luna Inspired Street Food

310 Stewart Ave. Ithaca, NY |14850 | (607) 256-5862 | A brick and mortar, quick service restaurant inspired by street vendors, carts, and trucks from across the country and the globe. Read...