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New Taiwanese Restaurant Serves Sausage Inside Another Sausage!

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I didn't know much when the shell of a space that was working its way to becoming Chef Kitchen in Irvine appeared a few months ago. Now the restaurant has opened and it appears to be a Taiwanese restaurant much like the others in this 99 Ranch-anchored plaza on Walnut and Jeffrey.


But a friend had even better news. He said that the big poster they've plastered on the window advertises that they specialize on Taiwanese night market snacks, but particularly the infamous "sausage in a sausage."

I won't bore you with the Chinese characters here, because there's really no ambiguity when you describe something as "sausage in a sausage." And according to my buddy, it's as literal as they come: a large rice-filled sausage is split open like a hot dog bun to receive a thinner pork sausage, the whole thing served with pickles and eaten with your hands. (There's a bad joke in here somewhere that I'm purposely avoiding.)

The picture below was taken by my Taiwanese compadre on his last trip to Taiwan. How will Chef Kitchen's version measure up? Stay tuned.

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13 comments
RexCarter
RexCarter

I-Tea Cafe on Jeffrey/Irvine Ctr Dr also serves this dish.

ChangLegacy
ChangLegacy

@ChefMoniLittle sigh. Always a gimmick with the Taiwanese places in America. Japanese robata grill - sausage/bacon kebab gets my money.

Pv
Pv

@rahims come on down for a man-date for some meta-sausage

warhawk
warhawk

@rahims this is really good, I had one at a Taiwanese night market. Meat sausage wrapped with a rice sausage mmm

rahims
rahims

@Pv How about this coming Thursday for lunch?

ChangLegacy
ChangLegacy

@ChefMoniLittle Honda ya in Tustin or hb. Next time you're up here.

Pv
Pv

@rahims crap -- won't be in town. Week after?

Pv
Pv

@rahims that might work -- will put down as tentative and send cal invite

jonkrop
jonkrop

@rahims @pv Sausage Fractal!

rahims
rahims

@Pv In Austin, how about Oct 13th or 14th?

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