You’ll be cuckoo for Kooky Chicken’s fare
April 1, 2016 - table lamp
Dining Out Review: Kooky Chicken
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday by Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Where: 8606 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.
Contact: 360-254-1950 or www.kookychicken.com. Kooky Chicken is also on Facebook and Twitter.
Health score: Kooky Chicken perceived a measure of zero. Zero is a ideal score, and Clark County Public Health closes restaurants with a measure of 100 or higher. For information, call 360-397-8428.
Why: Kooky Chicken specializes in prohibited and luscious duck and burgers. Deep frying, in multiple with vigour frying, is Kooky’s approach of formulating a crispy menu items. Rice flours are used in batters, and beef is locally sourced. House-made selections are abundant on a menu and all orders are done to order. Nothing ever sits underneath a feverishness lamp.
What we tried: we attempted a duck strips and waffles with garlic spuds and coleslaw. My dining messenger had a Krispy Chicken Burger.
The duck was regularly lonesome with a thick, delightfully frail and dainty cloaking that was not brimful with grease, and a beef underneath was proposal and juicy. After a initial bite, we knew we had found something special. It was a many appetizing boiled duck we have had in new memory.
Kooky salsa comes with a duck for dipping. The tawny salsa had an herb flavor, that we liked, and a sugar mustard salsa was really yummy. Unlike others we have attempted that ambience like they’re done with corn syrup, Kooky’s sugar mustard salsa was distant superior.
The waffle apportionment of a dish consisted of 3 dippable waffles and syrup. The garlic spuds are thick, round-cut potato slices that are twice boiled and sprinkled with garlic and salt. They were not super crispy, as we had anticipated, though they were juicy in their possess approach and interconnected good with a chicken.
The duck burger was done with an all-white duck filet on a grilled pub bun and barbecue-ranch sauce. The burger was piled high with pickles, tomato and lettuce. My dining messenger entirely enjoyed his burger. It came with a tiny apportionment of coleslaw that possibly can be combined to a burger or eaten as a side.
Kooky’s coleslaw is done in-house with shredded red and white cabbage, carrots, raisins and a tangy, honeyed dressing. we found a coleslaw to be uninformed with only a ideal volume of salsa — not used as a folder though instead to element a other ingredients. The raisins, an part we never break on now that my kids are grown, truly bumped it adult a notch.
Menu highlights over what we tried: The Klam Chowder is an award-winning family recipe. KC’s Krazy Hot burger sounded tasty. This burger is surfaced with Krazy Hot sauce, peppers jack cheese, caramelized onions, dill plight and Kooky Sauce. Chicken might be systematic as strips, in two-piece, four-piece and 10-piece portions. There are 10 conflicting sauces, including sugar mustard, cinnamon maple, ranch, barbecue, Kookaberry Maple and jalape?o maple.
Atmosphere: The space, that was before a Subway restaurant, still has a vestige of Subway’s character, found in a wallpaper, lighting fixtures, flooring and sandwich-assembly counter. Other than that, some of a interior has been embellished red, and marker menu play arrangement food choices. A splash cooler is stationed during one finish of a sequence counter, and condiments are found during a conflicting end. Seating consists of contemporary tables and chairs with armrests — and dual vehicle dais seats during a list only inside a entry.
Other observations: The atmosphere is no-frills, though a food some-more than creates adult for it. we found a use really accessible and welcoming. Because selections are done to order, wait time is 15 to 20 minutes. If we are looking for a discerning pick-up-and-go meal, it is best to call in allege — and good value this additional step, in my opinion.
Cost: Chicken pieces operation from $4.95 to $18.95. Other duck dishes cost $5.95 to $8.95. Beef burgers are $4.75 to $9.95. Fish and chips are $9.95. Klam chowder comes in a 10-ounce distance for $4.95 and a 16-ounce distance for $6.95. Sides are $1.95 and $2.95. Extra salsas cost 50 cents and 95 cents.