What would you do when you only have a bowl of rice, an egg, and some meat in your fridge? A rice bowl with a sunny-side up egg? Sometimes, adding creativity to some simple ingredients like these can create the most delicious comfort food. Michi Craft Kitchen, a newly opened restaurant on Kingsway, features a simple menu with delectable options, such as squid ink spaghetti and omelette rice.
What is Michi?
Michi (???) is a signature item on the menu. It is a luscious and crispy boneless grilled chicken wings stuffed with your choice of fillings. Here are some sample fillings that you can choose from:
- Spicy Michi with house special spicy fried rice and spicy seasoned powder on top
- Chewy Michi stuffed with Chinese style sausage, salty egg york, and chewy sweet rice
Although I have not tried the Michi myself, they are difficult to make and hard to find in Vancouver. On my next visit, I will probably try them and update this blog post!
Other than the Michi, there are other attractive items on the menu, and we really enjoyed the Omelette Rice with Tomato Beef Stew.
It may look simple, but it is hard to master. A plate of white rice is wrapped in a silky, perfectly cooked egg omelette. It is then covered with the tomato beef stew. Small bites of beef is very tender and soft. The stew and the softly-cooked omelette complements each other very well. I think the price is reasonable with its generous portion.
I also tried the new item, Minced Pork Rice. It is a smaller portion, but just perfect for me, especially I was still full from my late lunch! You can choose how your egg is cooked, but I think sunny-side up egg is the way to go. Mixing the egg yolk with the rice is my type of comfort food.
This rice bowl is covered with minced pork, and I highly recommend you to mix it before eating it! So that you can taste bits of everything in one spoon. I found it less salty compared to other version I tried in Taiwanese restaurant, which is perfect for me.
Although the menu is limited with food options, I think “quality over quantity”. I really enjoy the service and food here, as my go-to spot for my comfort food crave. The portion is quite huge, so getting one dish along with some michi to share might be a good idea. It is not the cheapest place to eat, but the price is reasonable for the portion. I will return to try other items on the menu!
Taste : 4/5 • Service: 4/5 • Ambiance: 4/5 • Quality-Price: 4/5