The porridge is: sizzling hot! Authentic and delightful Taiwanese cafe. Highlights include Braised Pork with Pulled Chicken on Rice, Taiwanese fried chicken and Fried Corn!
Finally, a proper post for Lazy Monkey! On a side note, I always call the place Funky Monkey by accident. R has even called it Lazy Banana before. I had always gone to Lazy Monkey for bubble tea or snacks only so I decided to try their meals. If you look at the menu, there are some new items that do not have English translations! I guess you’re out of luck if you can’t read Chinese… but I’ll tell you what they are.
On the left: Black pepper beef strips on rice/noodles baked with cheese
On the right: Cream sauce shrimp/chicken on rice/noodles baked with cheese
You can also order fried chicken hearts and intestines if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s on the menu but only in Chinese! Hey, don’t knock them until you’ve tried them!
These are always so addicting! The corn is deep fried with no batter and then seasoned with a mix of Taiwanese salt and pepper (And no, it doesn’t taste the same as regular salt and pepper), “five spice” powder, and white pepper. Yum!
Mango Slush and Passion Fruit Green Tea both with pearls
Sorry for the blurry picture. R had the mango slush and I got the passionfruit green tea. Lazy Monkey gives less tapioca pearls than other places but their prices are also slightly lower. You can get “double pearls” by adding 50 cents. Both of these drinks were pretty standard and refreshing.
Crispy Chicken Leg Biantang(Bento in Chinese)
Look at that chicken leg! I was really excited about the chicken as I’ve had the Taiwanese fried chicken at Lazy Monkey before it was so mouthwatering. Braised pork sauce is drizzled over the rice. Surprisingly, I didn’t like the chicken leg as much as I thought I would. It was very crispy but the skin was also slightly dry. Everything else was delicious with the braised pork on rice, the egg and the seaweed (the little “bow” you see above) being the highlight. Not surprising since they are all probably cooked in the same sauce!
3616 52 Ave NW