|World Street Kitchen|
World Street Kitchen (or "WSK") is a fast food restaurant with a contemporary ethnic flair. The food is inspired from all corners of the world: Korea, Vietnam, China, Mexico, New Orleans, and the Middle East.
It is owned by the brothers, Saed and Sameh Wadi, who are also the proud owners of the award-winning Minneapolis restaurant, Saffron.
In addition to the acclaim and success of his restaurants, Sameh Wadi is both the first Minnesotan and the youngest chef invited to compete in Food Network show, Iron Chef America in 2012. Cool!
|World Street Market Restaurant, Exterior|
After experiencing an incredibly delicious meal at Saffron last winter, we decided to check out the chef's vision of fast food.
It's located on 2743 Lyndale Avenue South, just north of Uptown Minneapolis, on the main floor of a newly built condo building with a parking lot.
Like a fast food restaurant, the menu is a printed display located above the cashier, easy for patrons to see:
The menu changes with the season, optimizing price and quality of the food offered. Today, we were offered the following:
Since it was Sunday, we were also offered the Brunch Menu:
|World Street Kitchen Brunch Menu|
My husband chose the Yum Yum Rice Bowl La Panza BBQ Lamb Belly. It contained a generous helping of caramelized lamb belly, which was similar to thick cut bacon, except that it was lamb instead of pork. The crunchy sprouts, cucumber and peanuts paired well with the crispy lamb and soft-cooked egg. YUM!
For drinks, I opted for a Blood Orange San Pellegrino instead of a beer, since I drank far too much the night before. :)
|La Panz BBQ Lamb Belly Rice Bowl|
I chose the from the Brunch Menu, the Chicken Waffle. The chicken was fried in a light crispy batter, similar to Japanese tempura. It was seasoned with a sprinkling of curry spices and accompanied with a perfectly cooked fluffy waffle, maple syrup and butter. I suggest ordering the WSK salad or the Pickle Plate with this dish.
WSK even delivers! A bonus to all who work late hours at work or are too lazy drive, like me!
Happy Hour: 3PM to 6 PM, 9PM to Close
Half price snacks, $5 cocktails, $3 house wine & $3 local tap beer.