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Clever Koi – December 2016

Clever Koi – December 2016

Clever Koi

384 N Gilbert Rd #101

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Organized by: Ann and Jay

Happy Holidays from the Double Ds! This year we celebrated our annual wine exchange at another new hot spot in Gilbert. Located in the booming metropolis of downtown Gilbert is a delicious asian inspired kitchen and craft cocktail bar that is tummy-making-happiness delicious! When you pair that with good service by people who have a good appreciation of the magic coming out of the kitchen, it makes for a memorable end to 2016.

In true DD fashion, we tried a whole host of tasty items. For starters we had Wok Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Black Bean and Celery Root Pancakes, and Duck Fat Sriracha Wings. Be warned, these wings are amazing and with a little kick. The Soft Shell Crab with crispy fingerling potatoes, apple, and smoked daikon is also very good, especially coming from a girl who doesn’t like shellfish! And yes, you eat the crab shell. Also do not miss out on a chance to try the Pig Face Dumplings served with kimchi, sriracha, and pickled peppers.

Speaking of kimchi…it is the freshest kimchi I have had in a long time! We even ordered a few sides of kimchi which when perfect with our ramen bowls.

For dinner, there was the Thai Chili Beef that is made of grilled sirloin steak, veggies, and a spicy (to some) sauce. We also tried the Fried Forbidden Black Rice made of Gojuchang Roasted Shrimp, snap peas, asparagus, bok choy, and a fennel and pickled ginger salad. Next time I definitely need to try the the Kimchi Fried Rice!

Do not miss the noodle bowls! You can top them with lemongrass chicken, shrimp, tofu, steak, or pork belly. The world is your oyster! Each one comes with a host of delicious fresh veggies and a savory broth. One of the big hits was the Spicy Seafood Hot Pot. A steamy bowl of shrimp, calamari, scallops, cilantro, scallions, and lime but with a nice flavorful kick in the taste buds. Be warned, these noodles bowls are big and hearty, so you may not be able to finish them…

If you haven’t filled up yet on amazing dinner dishes yet (doubtful) there is a variety of dessert options. A new one to try is the kimchi waffle churros. Before you squirm away, it isn’t kimchi on a churro.

There are so many options to try, I am going to have to go back a whole bunch of times just to try everything on the menu! You should do the same too. 🙂

See you at the Koi!

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Posted by on 12/17/2016 in Asian fusion