This past weekend went back to Chez Kenzo. A number of menu item that intrigued me. It is the rare occasion that I want to try many items on a menu. Usually I focus on one or two things and kind of stick with them if they’re good.
This go round, it was the Chicken Yuzu Bao Buns.
Sautéed chicken, cucumber, tomato, shiso leaves. Served with homemade bao sauce and citrus (yuzu) pepper sauce.
Yum. Socks off. Chicken, crispy exterior, tender interior. Hosin-like sauce lightly brushed on the bun.
The kicker was the citrus pepper sauce.
As far as I can tell, yuzu pulp with Japanese version of ground Szechuan peppers. Pretty Awesome.
With a side of thick cut fries.
Truthfully, there were minor oops in the execution of the buns, the buns themselves weren’t steamed long enough, the vegetables were too thick for me to make a nice “package” bao. But the whole made up for the slight flaws of the parts.
Mentioned before, I wanna try the menchi katsu burger, the various Japanese inspired pastas, uni, ume, mentaiko, and the all important natto!
Now if they only did a pork belly bun … one can only dream. 🙂
Enjoy. Eat well.