Skewers near Temple Hospital
So let’s say (heaven forbid!), heat stroke brings you to Temple Hospital, you might need a place to eat once you are discharged. For something very much off the beaten path, there is Venango BBQ Restaurant. It is small and dingy, covered in the bullet-proof glass that is a popular design element in this area.
10 combos are available, with chicken, beef, shrimp, and different cuts of steak that can be combined with your choice of fried rice, vegitables, or salad. The combos range from $7 to $11.50. Rotisserie chicken is also available.
I was hoping to get off even cheaper, so I just went with some kebabs, sans combo.
For $3.50, you can get a long skewer of beef cubes with peppers and onions on bread. The beef tasted like it was marinated bulgogi style-salty and sweet. A few cubes had areas that were a little too chewy to eat, but otherwise- this is a pretty good lunch deal for the area.
You can request sriracha and sweet chili oil with any order. They both kick up the flavors of the grilled meats.
I also tried the chicken skewer ($2). Like the beef, it came with a lot of boneless chicken pieces for the price. The flavor was kind of like the bourbon chicken you would find at the mall, but better. The chicken had satisfying charred edges, but also contained parts that were inedibly fatty. Grilled onions came in between the cubes.
For dessert- containers of cut fruit are available.
THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)
- I like cheap grilled meat
- I am looking for a different option other than cafeteria food in this area
- Anything topped with sriracha and chili oil tastes good to me
THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)
- I try to avoid places equipped with bullet proof glass
- The meat on the skewers is not the best quality
Venango BBQ, 1336 W. Venango St (@ Broad), 215 229 5969