New Year’s Eve Menu at Monsoon East


Sibling chefs Sophie and Eric Banh have planned a sumptuous, celebratory menu for New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, in Bellevue at Monsoon East. Dinner (on from 5pm) is $70/person, and reservations are highly recommended. Monsoon East will be open for lunch on New Year’s Eve at 11:30am as usual, and happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm in the bar.

Here’s the menu:

First course: (choice between)

Kusshi & Virginica Oysters with mango granite and Saigon mignonette
Albacore Tuna Toro with tia to leaves, can tho anchovy sauce, and salmon roe
Grilled Asian Eggplant with beet greens, pickled radish, Northwest pressed tofu, and chao vinaigrette
Lobster Bisque Congee with Maine lobster, roasted hon-shimeji mushroom, and scallion oil

Second course:
Fuyu Persimmon & Asian Pear Salad with grapefruit, candied pecan, and tamarind vinaigrette

Third course: (choice between)

Seared Weathervane Scallops with fresh turmeric, dill, parsnip, and butternut squash
Steamed Alaskan Black Cod with lily buds, fresh wood ear mushroom, cellophane noodles, and fermented black bean sauce
Pan-Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast with beet confit, roasted romanesco, and Chinese red dates
Braised Painted Hill Short Rib with lemongrass, star anise, baby carrot, and fresh Marco Polo egg noodles

(choice between)
Double Happiness Dumplings with red bean, mung bean, and ginger syrup soup
Monsoon’s Banana Cake with savory coconut sauce
Dark Chocolate Marquise with Morello cherry sorbet

Please call, 425.635.1112 or visit for reservations.

Please note that Monsoon East will be closed on New Year’s Day.
Opened in late 2008 by sibling chef duo Sophie and Eric Banh, Monsoon East is the elegant sister restaurant to the original Monsoon located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Modern Vietnamese cuisine made with thoughtfully sourced ingredients is the star at this stylish eastside location too – and the larger space allows for an Ocean Bar showcasing local oysters and seafood, private dining, and an inviting lounge area with full bar. Creative cocktails and an award-winning wine list compliment the food, and the happy hour is spectacular. Monsoon East opens for lunch Monday – Friday at 11:30am and for weekend brunch at 10am. Happy hour is Sunday – Thursday from 3pm – 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 3pm – 6pm and again from 10pm – 11pm. Monsoon East offers local lunch box delivery. For reservations or more information, call 425.635.1112 or visit

Monsoon East is located at 10245 Main Street in Bellevue, Washington.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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