Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dine & Dish: Street Kitchen Asian Bistro

With the tagline of “Have you eaten today?”, the menu at Street Kitchen Asian Bistro was inspired by the food offerings of street vendors in China, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This recently opened restaurant is sister to locally known Parallel 17 of the Uptown neighborhood. We sampled the new fare during the buzz of restaurant week.

For starters, we tasted a sampling of Dim Sum - of which the Ginger Chicken Siu Mai and the Char Siu Pork Bun were the favorites. We also tried the Crab Rangoons and they were better than I’ve tasted elsewhere. Wondering what made them so tasty, I discovered that the crab filling had a hint of goat cheese that combined to make a surprising flavorful creation.

Next, was the Tom Yum Kung soup. Oh, how I love thee. A friend recently introduced me to this soup and if you are a fan of coconut, you will love it! And the Street Kitchen version did not disappoint. We then moved on to our entrée selections of Char Kuey Teow and Pad Thai both of which were as we expected but still tasty and quite hearty.

For dessert, we had the Thai Banana Fritters and they were delightful. The highlight of the dessert was the combination of the banana with the warm, buttery caramel drizzled on the plate. As you can imagine, it was with full bellies and to-go boxes in tow that we left this new Asian fare restaurant.

A note about the Restaurant Week offerings at Street Kitchen: Everything we sampled is on their regular menu as well. It’s nice to know I can order my favorites again next time.

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