Kubo Asian Street Food, Ft. Lauderdale Fla.

March 15, 2018

in Broward,Food for Thought,South Florida

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Kubo Asian Street Food
753 SE 17th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

Food & Service Kubo Asian Street Food is the new Asian “Diamond in the Rough” on 17th Street Causeway in Ft. Lauderdale. On the night I dined at Kubo, they did not even have a sign up yet, opting for a banner in the window while they finished working out the technicalities of opening a new restaurant. No worries…Kubo is still
easy to find; located in the first plaza after turning east on 17th on the left side. As long time locals would say, “In the same plaza as the original Bistro Mezzaluna”!

Erica and Nok Sharing Smiles with Everyone

Not to sound too cliché, but bigger is not always better. This restaurant has 7 or 8 tables, a small sushi bar and kitchen and that is it! The staff is so friendly and attentive, you immediately feel at home. I was greeted with a pleasant “Sawadee ka” from owner / manager Aornphapa Chokthanawongsaphat who told me to call her “Nok” for obvious reasons! Server Erica and Nok quickly brought me a chilled bottle of dry sake and recommended I try some dishes from the Philippines. I have never really eaten any except Adobo, so I went with their recommendations. The menu is awesome, loaded with Thai, Japanese and Philippine specialty items so more than one visit is required! Very clever!!

Crispy Lumpia from the Philippines

Soon I was enjoying an egg roll called Lumpia, filled with marinated ground pork and carrots, deep fried and served with sweet chili sauce. They were excellent, crispy and not greasy at all. The flavor was superb, and the serving generous…I ate em’ all! While waiting for my main course, Chef May came out to speak to me and other patrons in the dining room, further enhancing that feeling of being at home in a restaurant, which is so rare these days.

My server Erica soon appeared with a sizzling platter of Sisig, one of the most popular dishes from the Philippines. I have a lot of Filipino friends who later verified that fact for me, adding that they would be visiting Kubo soon for this very dish! At first glance, you can clearly see the pig ears and pork belly all cut up in the dish, and perhaps for those on a diet this is not your best choice…but as a seasoned food critic, I knew I had to forge ahead! It is a flavorful combination of crispy pork and pig ears, onions, a touch of garlicky mayo, fresh chilies and lime … perfectly spicy!

A Philippine Favorite - Sisig

I am glad I did! This meal has so many flavors; and after the first few bites the chef returned with a special bowl of vinegar which he instructed me to add to the dish as I ate it. This addition really made the flavors pop even more! I must confess that I ate every bit of this dinner and left the platter empty… I would have it again too! Was too full to have dessert!

Spicy Edamame

Kubo has beer, wine and a nice selection of cold sakes…they are also offering take-out and delivery, as well as catering private events… they have arrived!

I will return again to try the Sushi and Thai food at Kubo Asian Street Food, and maybe some more food from the Phillipines. You should go too! Tell them Tom House from DinnerReviews.com © sent you!

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