Restaurant Review: Wok to Walk

Details: Located at 684 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017. Official site is https://www.woktowalk.com/us/

Score: 6/10

Wok to Walk is an Asian-y American fast food chain that serves primarily fried noodles. Specifically, all the noodles are stir fried in a wok.

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Restaurant Review: Zhang Liang Hot Pot

Details: Located at 136-49 Ave, Flushing, NY 11354. I think one of these two is the official site (it’s in Chinese): http://www.zlmalatang.com/ or http://www.zlmlt.com

Score: 7/10

Zhang Liang Hot Pot or Zhang Lian Ma La Tang is a chain of what is basically fast casual, hot pot restaurants. The main broth (and possibly their only broth) is a spicy and numbing broth and food is priced by weight.

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Restaurant Review: Chirp

Details: Located at 369 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001. Official site is https://www.chirpnyc.com/

Score: 7/10

Chirp is a Peruvian rotisserie chicken place. There is little to no real differences between Peruvian rotisserie chicken and American rotisserie chicken other than the green sauce.

I came by for lunch and ordered the quarter dark chicken which came with two sides for about ten dollars. I got the salad and sweet plantains (they have two varieties of plantains, sweet and not sweet). Everything was pretty good. It’s kind of like a slightly better Boston Market.

Overall, this is a decently place to grab lunch during the work week. There is also a Pokemon Go Pokestop and Gym right outside for anyone who cares about that sort of thing.

Restaurant Review: Kati Shop

Details: Located at 162 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022. Official site is https://www.katishopnyc.com/

Score: 7/10

Kati Shop is a poorly named restaurant. You think this is going to be an Indian place that serves they well known kati rolls (basically an Indian burrito), but this place is really just a Dig Inn with Thai curry sauce. That’s it. When you think about what curry really is, it’s basically just a sauce and that’s how it’s served here.

Almost all the ingredients are basically American food. You get your choice of rice or salad, a protein, and two sides. The only real Thai component is the curry sauce that gets put on top. There are four different curry sauces that each a level spicier than the previous one. Other than that, it’s all American ingredients.

I will say that the chicken is strangely tender, like more tender than any fast casual chicken I’ve ever had. I want to say that it is boiled first before being grilled, kind of like how they prepare Haianese chicken, but I have no proof to back up my statement.

A meal with chicken as protein in about eleven dollars and the prices go up from there depending on the kind of protein your order (steak, salmon, tofu is cheaper than chicken though).

Service was really nice. The environment is very clean.

Overall, this place is pretty good.