Kim’s Aunt Kitchen is Also Great For Fried Shrimp
At this point everybody should know that Kim’s Aunt Kitchen Cart (on 46th btw. 5+6th) makes the best (and cheapest) fried fish sandwich in Midtown. And I’ve even tried their bulgogi beef and lo mein. But did you know that their fried shrimp are pretty spectacular as well? As you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of the fried shrimp from a cart. Little Morrocco (on 39th & 7th) does a nice job, as does the Halal & Seafood Cart (on 39th & 5th), and the 100% Halal Food Cart (on 54th and Park). But those little jobbies pale in comparison to the monsters being served of the Kim’s Aunt Kitchen Cart.
Check ‘em out after the jump…
Holy mama-jama. These are some serious fried shrimp. And relatively cheap too! I decided to go the combo platter route, with shrimp (they give you 5!) the bulgogi beef, and lo mein. The breading is slightly thicker on these bad boys than on the shrimp from other carts mentioned above- but not nearly as much as say these shrimp I got from that random new by the pound buffet, so it’s all good. Also, as a warning… they might look like tempura fried shrimp, but the breading just tasted like standard breading, not panko. So don’t get too excited if tempura is your thing. They’re also slightly under-seasoned, but that’s solved pretty easily with some hot sauce (and or tartar sauce.)
I had also forgotten that the beef really bears no resemblence to any sort of decent bulgogi, and the lo mein is fairly tasteless and mushy… so next time I’ll probably go for the plain shrimp platter (or the shrimp + chicken or fried fish combo.) It’s $6 and you get 8 shrimp!