Straight from Taiwan, the quick meals at Kung Food aim to deliver the taste of the famed Night Market fast-food vendors to University Heights.
Ed Young's new place (3268 Main St., 836-3268, learnkungfood.com) is next to Ming Cafe, across from the University at Buffalo's South Campus.
Like crispy? Try a chicken, pork or fish cutlet, which comes with rice and two scoops of salads for $6 or $7. (I'd ask for the cucumber salad, if it's available.) The remarkable thing was how crunchy and ungreasy it was, on several visits.
Like a little spice? Ask for it Night Market style, with a peppery shower of spices that's not fiery, just flavorful. The starving student Kung Food special is $4.99, ground pork in a savory five-spice gravy with the other fixins. There's supposed to be Korean short ribs kalbi style and other offerings coming.
Young is emphatic that his bubble tea is the real deal, too. You can be the judge of that.
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