Named after a very popular street in Hong Kong, China, Temple Street Eatery is an Asian-American restaurant with a “Chino-Latino” flair. Located in the F.A.T. Village in Ft. Lauderdale, FL., this fast-casual eatery, owned by Chefs Diego Ng and Alex Kuk, has been growing steadily over the past 18 months due to their unique twist on traditional Asian cuisine. Their mission is to create comfort foods reminiscent of their family’s home cooking that meets the affordability of traditional Southeast Asian street food.
Both Chefs are graduates of the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and have a vast experience in the South Florida restaurant business, having worked in Hillstone, RA Sushi, Catch Miami, Morimoto, Sushi Maki, Blade Sushi, as well as playing key roles in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
Temple Street Eatery’s ability to adapt and change the menu according to the customers’ needs has been a key contributing factor in their continued success. Given the huge demand from their growing customer base, they felt it was essential to have an array of gluten-free options in their menu. It was definitely a pleasant surprise to see how many options they have for the gluten-free crowd:
Recommended Temple Street Dishes:
- The Beet Salad comes dressed with radishes, tomatoes, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and a delicious sesame vinaigrette.
- The Buddha Salad comes with pickled carrots, pickled daikon, radishes, tomatoes, and a fantastic peanut sauce.
- The Chicken Wings are fried to perfection, basted with a Buddha Wing Sauce (slightly sweet sauce made with Nuoc Cham sauce, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, and a hint of curry).
- The Buddha Rice Bowl is served without mushrooms or fried shallots, garnished with pickles, bean sprouts, pickled carrots and daikon, with a Nuoc Cham fish based sauce.
- The Vietnamese Phó is soup served with rice noodles in a homemade broth (made from scratch), garnished with cilantro, mint, bean sprouts, and thinly sliced ribeye (*MM Favorite*).
- The Bún Noodle Bowl consists of rice noodles, garnished with mint, cilantro, scallions.
*** All rice bowls and salads can be made gluten-free with either chicken or shrimp, using their gluten-free dressings and sauces. The restaurant also has gluten-free soy sauce available upon request.
Temple Street Eatery has a great happy hour, Monday through Friday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Their bar is fully stocked with sake, beer, and three (3) gluten-free ciders; two (2) of them are Rekorderlig Cider (Pear and Passion Fruit), and one (1) rotating McKenzie’s Hard Cider (currently a Pumpkin Jack flavor). In the coming year, the chefs plan to expand to the Miami area and we, for one, can’t wait!
Temple Street Eatery is located at:
416 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301