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Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by Robin Garr » Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am

Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

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Fried FreeBird Chicken Jeaw Bong at Chik’n & Mi.
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There’s something lovably gritty about the stretch of urban Louisville along Lower Brownsboro Road in Clifton that some call “LowBrow,” and we’re okay with that. Take that well-worn restaurant building that sits up on the bank across from Kroger. Home to a dozen short-lived spots over the past couple of decades, it started life as a Pizza Hut sometime back in the ‘70s. You know the place: It’s one of the city’s most storied “restaurant graveyards.”

But now a new arrival has upped the ante significantly with an attractive renovation - off-white walls and raw wood, with squadrons of antique-look lightbulbs overhead, bare-wood tables and wooden floors. The new arrival, Chik’n & Mi, remains as casual as the neighborhood but brings a powerful game that has been drawing crowds - and even gaining a mention in a where-to-eat-for-Derby Zagat review - since it opened late in March.

The owners, Culinary Institute of America graduate Jason McCollum, and his wife, Aenith, whom he met at CIA, are challenging the hegemony of Kentucky Southern-style fried chicken with an exotic twist: It’s an Asian fried chicken and noodle shop, and it’s a sophisticated bar offering beer, wine, bourbon, cocktails and a whole page of artisan sake.

The eclectic menu goes well beyond Asian chicken and Asian rice noodles (“mi” in Vietnamese). ...

Read the full review on LouisvilleHotBytes,
http://www.louisvillehotbytes.com/chikn ... asian-spin

You'll also find this review in LEO Weekly’s Food & Drink section today.
http://www.leoweekly.com/category/food-drink/

Chik’n & Mi
2319 Brownsboro Road
890-5731
https://facebook.com/chiknandmi
http://instagram.com/chikn_and_mi
Robin Garr’s rating: 83 points
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Re: Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by JeffD » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:16 pm

Just wondering if anyone has been lately or have additional opinions. Also, do they have table service or is it counter order only?
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Re: Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by Robin Garr » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:57 pm

JeffD wrote:Just wondering if anyone has been lately or have additional opinions. Also, do they have table service or is it counter order only?

It's table service, Jeff. It's really a pretty nice restaurant. I was mostly disappointed with the ramen after several tries. Not bad, but kind of embarrassing to do that when you're just down the hill from Mirin. I wouldn't hesitate to go back, but I might order something else.
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Re: Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by GaryF » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:46 am

I ate there this evening- two small plate that filled me up, a grilled octopus that was very tender and a delicious braised bok choy and asparagus.
The only quibble I had was at the end of the meal the server offered me their only dessert- chocolate pot de creme, which is honestly the only dessert I cannot pass up- and damn it was good!
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Re: Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by JeffD » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:55 am

Thanks Robin and Gary. Thinking about going Friday evening. If so, I'll update.
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Re: Chik’n & Mi gives the noble bird an Asian spin

by JustinHammond » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:02 am

https://chiknandmi.com/wp-content/uploa ... d-Menu.pdf



My favorites

Seared Baby Octopus - sweet potato, chicory, black garlic tofu sauce, pumpkin seeds, mixed herbs 14

Fried Cauliflower - lightly fried, calabrese fish sauce vin, pickled currants, toasted sunflower, mixed herbs 7

Bok Choy & Asparagus - seared baby bok choy&asparagus, pork belly, garlic and ginger, mushroom soy, fried shallot 6

Asian Fried FreeBird Chicken
Jeaw Bong, or X-tra Hot,

Large Nuggets (white meat) - 12
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