K C Kitchen
About a year ago, a couple of friends had invited me to have lunch with them. They said it was a little hole in the wall at the Chinese Cultural Center...and boy, they weren't kidding! K C Kitchen is located at the Chinese Cultural Plaza's Open Market.
This eaterie, is a literal hole in the wall!
See the brightly colored strips of paper on the wall? That's the menu!
On a normal Saturday afternoon, the place is packed. Today, I was lucky. No waiting. No crowds. Just good food! Taiwanese-style food that is. As I ordered my lunch, a friend just so happened to be coming in as well and decided to join me.
I ordered the bak chang(US$2.50).
It is a glutinous rice ball steamed in banana leaves. This one is prepared Taiwanese-style, with peanuts, a lean pork and salted duck egg filling, and covered in a type of clear sauce. It's then topped with fresh Chinese parsley and served with grated ginger and chilli sauce.
I also ordered the minced pork on rice ($US2.50). This one's served in a small bowl and topped with fresh Chinese parsley and pickled vegetable (this looks like a pickled radish).
My friend had ordered the deep-fried pork chop on rice (US$5.00). It's served with salted and pickled vegetables and an egg (cooked in soy sauce) piled high on rice topped with minced pork.
And on top of all that, we ended up sharing an order of potstickers (10 pieces, US$5.00).
They were very nicely fried and came to the table with a nice crispy "skin" on the bottom!
Just one word to describe it all...delicious! The homestyle cooking and friendly service make this a place worth coming back to time and time again.
K C Kitchen
Chinese Cultural Plaza Open Market
100 North Beretania Street