Tale of the Tape: Sampan


Michael Schulson’s Sampan has opened on 13th Street near Sansom. The celebrity chef is bringing small plates of Asian inspiration to Midtown Village.

The Chef

The Space

The Food

  • Asian small plates meant for sharing
  • Highlights Include:
    • Edamame Dumplings, with black truffles, onion sprouts and sake
    • Tuna Tataki Summer Roll with ponzu gelee, somen noodles and chiles
    • Skate Wing Sandwich with oshinko, arugula and tartar sauce
    • Steak and Eggs, braised short rib with egg and Asian pear
    • Veal Tonkatsu Burger with panko, kimchee and katsu sauce; Young Fried Rice with shrimp, golden chives and congee
    • Crispy Frog Legs with Chinese celery and blue cheese.
    • Soy chocolate soft-serve ice cream
  • Full Menu (PDF)
  • Price range is from $7 to $29

The Drinks

  • Sake
    • Available by the half and whole caraffe plus by the bottle
    • $9 – $14 for a half caraffe
  • Wine
    • 8 available by the glass
    • $8-$10
  • Beer
    • 4 Asian Beers plus PBR, Brooklyn Lager and Sly Fox Lager
    • $4 to $8
  • Cocktails
    • Thai Iced Tea – Rum, lychee and lime
    • Chili Sake Soda – Sake, basil, lime
  • The Scorpion
    • Serves up to 4
    • Pomegranate Scorpion bowl served with rum, gin, white wine, fruit
    • $24
  • Drinks Menu
  • Wine List (PDF)

124 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA

More on Sampan

First Look at Sampan [The Insider]
Play It Again, Sampan [Thrillist]
Michael Schulson’s Philadelphia Diet [Grub Street]
Chef Michael Schulson’s Sampan Restaurant [PhillyChitChat]