Tara Temple builds a banquet of a bridge between the culinary traditions of Thailand and Japan with its menu of Far East favorites. For starters, try the chicken satay ($6), skewered chunks of chicken glazed in peanut sauce and cucumber relish, or the sinus-clearing tom yum soup ($6). Main dishes include standard Thai sustenance such as curry and noodle bowls, as well as Japan-centric fare such as sushi. Wade through the wealth of the tofu-filled green curry ($11), kick consumption up a nourishing notch with the spicy salmon roll ($6.50), or opt for onomatopoeic opulence with the stir-fried crispy-duck kapow ($13), dressed in a Thai basil sauce. Tara Temple's lunch menu serves up bento boxes containing items such as beef katsu ($11) or shrimp tempura ($13). All bento boxes come with a six-piece California roll, miso soup, and house salad. The seaweed salad ($5) and the house salad ($7), dressed in your choice of dressing such as ginger or mustard soy, offer options for vegetarians and cannibalistic heads of lettuce.