Here’s a bit of context before I launch into the delight that is Yu Kyu, one of the temporary street food offerings currently based in Trinity Kitchen. In the last couple of weeks, Dan changed jobs and is now no longer working in the city centre. Oh no! What about our semi-regular Trinity Kitchen lunch dates? Well. I’m not about to miss out on the delights of Trinity Kitchen, nope. Yesterday I took the afternoon off from teaching and PhD-ing, and headed into Leeds for a bit of “self care” – that’s the trendy buzzword at the moment, right? Basically I got my hair cut and bought a lipstick, but I also tried out Yu Kyu for a quick lunch.
Yu Kyu is a Japanese street food truck hailing from London, offering katsu curry, glazed sweet potato fries, katsu’wiches, Japanese fried chicken and Asian sloppy joes. HELLO. Yesterday I opted for the chicken katsu curry with rice – a good baseline, and a safe bet.
The breaded chicken was perfectly cooked – crisp and lightly breaded, not greasy like some other examples I’ve come across. Pickled ginger always goes down a treat, but that slaw? Now, I don’t like slaw, and yet somehow I couldn’t stop eating it! It was so fresh and crispy, I loved it! The curry sauce was good – pretty standard, but good. It was a generous portion for £6.50, and I’m aching to go back and try some of the glazed sweet potato fries.
Side note: Though I will miss our Trinity Kitchen couple lunch dates, it’s actually okay. I can sort of forgive Dan as he is working somewhere much, much more interesting than a law firm – I’m sure you’ll get to hear all about it, and hopefully see how this could explain why he’s still not posted an introduction here…