An Atlantan in New York: Taiwanese Food Fix

TK Kitchen: St. Mark’s, Manhattan, NY, NY USA

I was introduced to this place from a friend of mine who was meeting with a couple of her girl friends and was really excited to hopefully find some Taiwanese food here in Manhattan. There is a lot of great Chinese food, but Taiwanese food is hard to come by. At first I thought it was a small bubble tea place, but when I found out about the stinky tofu and their snacks menu, I got a little excited.

Things we tried:

Soft sweet tofu with peanuts dessert
PROS:
– not overly sweet
– decent amount of peanuts
CONS:
– slightly watery

TK Kitchen - sweet tofu with peanuts

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House chicken wings
PROS:
– slightly crispy on the outside
– not overly coated with sauce
CONS:
– slightly small quantity
– not shareable unless you only like one wing or two a piece.

TK Kitchen - house wings

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Popcorn chicken: I was actually looking forward to this the most.
PROS:
– great quantity, easily shareable
– good amount of flavor, consistent with what Taiwanese popcorn chicken should be
CONS:
– no fried basil (this is money)
– not as crispy with the batter as I’ve had in Asia and in Atlanta

TK Kitchen - popcorn chicken

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Stinky Tofu with Tripe: don’t be grossed out. This is an amazing dish and honestly, I don’t know how to describe it but it tastes great. If you’re Asian and you’ve had tried with dim sum or other dishes before, it’s definitely an acquired taste for the texture and flavor.
PROS:
– good quantity
– tripe was well cooked, not under done
CONS:
– tofu could be stinkier
– not enough tripe.

TK Kitchen - stinky tofu and intestines

Would I come here again? Maybe if a friend wanted to meet here. The popcorn chicken was pretty good, and there may be other things on the menu that I would want to try, but mostly if I was really craving Taiwanese snacks. It is conveniently located and they do have a nice seating area in the back part of the establishment.  You can find them in St. Mark’s at this address:

26 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003

(b/t Cooper Sq & Astor Pl)

Thank you for reading!

R/g

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This entry was published on September 30, 2017 at 20:43. It’s filed under restaurants, series, Taiwanese, The Gastronome, The Traveller and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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