World Street Kitchen (WSK) is recently opened in Uptown at 27th and Lyndale. WSK features dishes inspired by street food from around the world. The idea is clever and leads to unique – and at times somewhat bizarre – menu options. The restaurant’s interior is casual but sleek, with lots of bright colors and flashy art to catch your attention.
The menu behind the counter informs visitors that the WSK’s signature dish is the yum yum rice bowl, coming with rice, protein of your choice, soft cooked egg, crunchies, peanuts, and secret sauce. “A party for your tummy!” Their words, not mine.
I ordered the Crispy Marinated Tofu rice bowl which came with charred squash and chinese broccoli.
For $10, it was a hefty portion of food. I especially liked the texture created by the peanuts and ‘crunchies’ (whatever that means?). Still, the most intriguing items to me where those that resided in the dessert case.
This is where the real ‘blending of the worlds’ comes into play at WSK. Inside that case you are looking at peanut butter curry pretzel cookies, chocolate chip marshmallow sea salt cookies, spiced pistachio baklava, and garam masala banana bread. I know, WHOAH. I tried the chocolate chip marshmallow sea salt cookie. It was good, but didn’t really taste too different than a regular choco chip. So, obviously, still delicious. 🙂 I enjoyed experiencing the uniqueness and atmosphere of WSK, but I don’t think I liked the food enough to go back again in the near future.