Today, we take you to a new spot designed by Street BKK, in the Poissonnière area, in Paris 9th arrondissement. Yes, Street BKK (former Street Bangkok) is unstoppable: only a few months after opening a new restaurant on the left bank, Street BKK opens Street BKK Fry & Beer.
But careful, if you happen to have grown tired of the Street BKK addresses, this one is completely different from the previous ones as it highlight cuisine that Street BKK never promoted before: Malaysian cuisine, and especially one dish: Asian-style fried chicken.
After testing recipes for 36 months before finding the perfect one (the one with the breadcrumb coating not unsticking, that stays crispy and light without tasting oily, and perfectly spicy), Norman Kolton and chef Jeff Claudio won their challenge. As for us, we tested the mild fried chicken, and the hot version, for those who like it spicy (well done 36 spices!)
The chicken inside remains perfectly tender, flavored, and moist, it is such a delight to eat it (we are far from KFC and its dry chicken). And just so you know, at Street BKK Fry & Beer, French-origin chicken is pickled with ginger for three hours before marinating in spices for at least 12 hours!
A fried delight to dip in the 3 homemade and tasty dips served on the side: BBQ sauce, yogurt and garlic dressing, spicy mint dressing. Note that fried chicken is available in buckets, and a very complete tray, the Fried Chicken Combo (€16) including a wing, a drumstick, homemade flatbread, biryani rice, and two small curry to choose (lamb, squid, or lentils).
For vegetarians who may have found themselves lost in this temple of fried chicken, you can replace meat by fried tofu in buckets, as well as in sandwiches (instead of chicken or lamb). And note that meats at Street BKK Fry & Beer are halal.
Not craving fried chicken? Go for a very good Malaysian curry (we tried the lamb curry, and it was exquisite; €14), served with biryani rice, flat bread, and pickled vegetables. As for dessert, you do not want to miss the house’s specialties: coconut and pandan leaf ice creams by Glazed, banana fritters, and even some surprising and delicious fried banana.
Craving spices to make your taste buds hot? You will find everything you need at Street Street BKK Fry & Beer. And with a beautiful décor as unlikely as this one, made of corrugated iron, wire fence, old posters, and a magnificent neon light (THE Street BKK touch), you will feel like in Malaysia!
Street BKK Fry & Beer
71 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 Paris 9
Sandwiches: €9 - €11
Curry: €10 - €14
Fried Chicken Combo: €16
Buckets: €18 - €23