November 8

KIMSKI

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Kimski is a Korean-Polish street food joint run by Chef Won Kim.

I know what you are thinking, what in the world is Korean-Polish? All I can say is it works and its out of this world. The restaurant is in Bridgeport, Chicago which is about a mile walk from Guaranteed Rate Field, the home of the Chicago White Sox. If you have been to a Chicago White Sox game, you know they have a great Polish sausage sandwich, which I used to consider the best until I made my way to Kimski. As soon as you open the door, you’re hit with their exposed kitchen, local art on the walls, and a walk-up counter where you could order some of the most delicious street food around…from their Polish sausage sandwich all the way to a Winter Salad (vegan). Behind the counter, you have a spacious barroom with local beers on tap. Along with the barroom there is an outdoor patio where you can have a drink, eat your food or just hang out with friends. 

Now let us get down to business. We battled between three incredible dishes:

  • The Pork Belly Bowl with smoked pork belly. Topped over greens and rice it was hard not to declare this one the winner after the first bite.
  • The Winter Salad, (vegan) with pickled asparagus and local vegetables made you feel like you were eating straight from a garden. I felt the six-pack forming.
  • The Bing Bong Bowl consisted of chilled noodles with house-made vegetables served over rice. Drizzled with a sweet and spicy sauce topped with a sunny side egg comes together perfectly in a way you would never expect.  It was a very tough decision but…

What I Order when I come to Kimski (insert drumroll please) is the Bing Bong Bowl. The fresh vegetables mixed with chilled noodles, asain spices, and the rich fattiness from the egg really made this one stand out. This bowl hit me in one of those euphoric kind of ways, and I cannot wait to go back for more. If you are lucky enough, Chef Won might even come shave some fresh truffles on top to really make your taste buds explode.

Honestly, you just cannot go wrong with anything at Kimski. All their dishes are locally sourced and like their motto – Crafted with Love.

Enjoy!


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