Friday, June 10, 2016
TINSEL & TINE'S VISIT TO WOK STREET PHILLY
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HERE'S WHAT WE SAY... My sister and I have been trying to do less pizza, burgers and steak sandwiches. So it's nice to have Snap Kitchen, Fuel and Revolution Taco (see T&T post) in town... And now Wok Street is a great addition to the fast, healthier eating craze. These Signature Bowls are hot and filling. The regular is a very good size. No one's ever accused me of having a small appetite and even I would't attempt to eat the large bowl in one sitting.
I got the PICKLED PEANUT PORK: white rice, brussels sprouts, braised pork, peanut sauce, pickled red onion, scallion, cilantro, roasted peanuts. I do wish they had the option of brown rice, like they do on the Hai Street Kitchen food truck, however, the white rice is sticky like jasmine rice, which is delicious! The combo of ingredients have definitely been thought out and work together perfectly, the brussels sprouts are firm and flavorful, peanut sauce was restaurant quality. * 4 Tines
LeVonne ordered the BANKOK BEEF: over salad, not a green salad, instead thin slices of cabbage slaw, which adds crunch and more roughage, it's then topped with veggie medley, chard, braised beef, pickled red pepper, sliced cucumber, mint, tamarind sauce, tempura crunch. Don't worry, the mint doesn't over power, It seems to get tempered by the tamarind sauce. * 3. 5 Tines
Additional bowl combos - Thai Tofu, Wok Street Chicken and Veggie Option. You can pile on more of your favorite ingredients with an Add-On $2.99 each protein / $1.49 each veggie or sauce. You can also make your own bowl. Prices range from: Medium $7.89 to $9.19 and Large $9.88 to $11.18.
I asked Molly, Wok Street's awesome GM what do people do more of, create their own or order the signature bowls off the menu, she said it's both, they start with a signature bowl and then say, but I don't want this ingredient or I'd rather have that ingredient.
|Each signature bowl has a special topping|
Then my sister and I also each tried a Wok Street Signature Sandwich - THE BANH choice of Chicken, Pork, Steak or Tofu (a Wok Street take on the classic Vietnamese hoagie with hoisin mayo, cucumber, jalapeno, pickled red onion and cilantro) Prices: $6.89 chicken or pork / $7.89 Steak or Tofu. The Banh's are also filling, well seasoned and on a very fresh roll, so I would definitely order a Banh again, but I really preferred the bowls.
Drink choices ($2.49) include Thai Iced Tea sweetened spiced tea with milk, which I would have definitely ordered, but I'd already had my limit of caffeine for the day. The Ginger Lemonade is also a perfect choice. I'm not much on Green Tea, but for those who partake, there's also a Matcha Japanese Green Tea.
No desserts yet, but they plan to soon offer a Tofu Cheesecake with ginger maple syrup.
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