Weekly Roundup: Taking It To the Streets

Ladies! What’s going on? Could it be that NYC may finally be seeing warmer temperatures this week? I don’t want to get my hopes up too much, but with temperatures in the mid-40s this week, I’m ready to break out my Spring wardrobe. Okay, maybe not, but I am excited that I won’t have to be bundled up. Layers are great, but sometimes you just want to be able to throw on one layer and outerwear without turning into an icicle. Now that I have finished my cold weather rant, let’s get right into this weeks post. It’s all about food this week. Now, over the past year or so, I’ve been following Chef Roblé on Instagram. If you know me, you know I am a HUGE foodie. I will try just about anything once, make it twice, and talk about it three times. In any case, I’ve wanted to try his restaurant Streets BK for the past few weeks, and this past weekend I was able to go. Now, to be perfectly honest, I did not know that Chef Roblé has a show on Bravo (probably because I don’t watch Bravo), but the images of the dishes that are prepared at his restaurant have always left my taste buds watering. Located right over the Williamsburg bridge, it’s an easy commute for Manhattanites like myself who tend to stay on the island.

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The menu is based on many traditional street food (think Thai, Mexican, and Caribbean food trucks). Many of the dishes are prepared the authentic way – take for instance the Mexican Street Corn below.

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Other items on the menu have been given a twist. Take for instance the Peri Peri Wings shown below. Definitely inspired by traditional Caribbean cuisine (think Jerk Wings just not as spicy) – this particular dish is a customer favorite. Grilled to perfection and glazed with Peri Peri and South African chilies – you might want to take an order to go even after you entree.

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Now for the main course. This was absolutely delicious. Let me just say that the portions are huge. Our party went with the Gai Yang – Thai Grilled whole chicken with Gai Yang Sauce and seasonal street greens. We ordered the Brazilian Green Rice on the sideIMG_0204

Can we talk about the presentation? The wood carving board was a nice touch. The Gai Yang sauce is the dark sauce you see on your right. The white sauce was something else and I have to say, I really didn’t like it. The truth is that you really didn’t need any sauce. The meat literally fell off the bone. The seasonal street greens were served in a savory sauce and topped with bean sprouts. Let me move right along to the Brazilian Green Rice. Our server, Jen explained that it was a long grain rice that is made with a concoction of green herbs with shallots folded in. As soon as we opened the pot (again points for presentation) you were hit with the aroma of the herbs and shallots. My mouth is watering as I type this. Each of the side dishes worked perfectly with the grilled flavor of the chicken.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m giving Streets BK a 10. Want to see some of the other amazing dishes from the menu? Go follow @streetsbk on Instagram.

Until next time, always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.

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