TKK fried chicken opened its first store in Manhattan at the end of 2018. The store teamed up with Kung Fu Tea to operate a combo store offering fried chicken and bubble tea. The gourmet website Eater reviewed the restaurant offerings including: tenders, wings, breasts, thighs, drumsticks, and fried chicken sandwiches. Sides include mashed potatoes, coleslaw, curly fries, crunchy cheese curds, and shishito peppers.
The gourmet website considers TKK fried chicken one of the top fried chicken brands in New York and highly recommends the signature combo and crispy spicy chicken. Priced at $8.49, it includes one piece of chicken, one side, and a so-called kwa kwa bao, an invention that’s become a signature of the chain. What is kwa kwa bao? It’s sticky rice shot with the shiitake mushrooms. But it’s not wrapped in a lotus leaf as it’s often seen at dim sum restaurants.
Vocabulary and Sample Sentences:
Gourmet n. a connoisseur of good food / food suitable for a gourmet
- I don't consider myself a gourmet, but I do enjoy food in Taiwan.
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Hotness adj. food containing spices or peppers that create a burning sensation
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Crispy adj. food having firm, dry, brittle surface
- In Taiwan, all the fries are crispy.
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