Kai's can be found at Eat the Street events (their first ETS event was in November 2011) or at Taco'ako Tuesdays (Ilalo and Cooke).
|The line forms at Kai's during "Taco'ako Tuesdays"|
|Menu (December 2011)|
|Pastele, salad, and gandule rice|
(Kai's Pastele Shop)
Next up, the Bacalao Salad ($3.50). While my understanding is for this to be a salted cod salad, I got zero cod in my portion. In fact, this looked more like a messy watercress salad with the pieces not cut small enough (needed a knife here so I didn't look like a moron trying to fit a huge chunk of watercress in my mouth). No flavor in here at all...just really watercress and onion. I'm assuming this was a misstep on what the order really was, because I can assure you I didn't get bacalao salad.
I got a free scoop of gandule rice on the house. It's basically a Spanish rice, with diced cooked pork, capers and whole kalamata olives inside. A lovely color here. The capers and the olives added a little brininess. Unfortunately, other than that, this rice was largely bland.
Kai's has taco sauce or a banana hot sauce for people to try. Perhaps I coulda used that on my rice and salad to get some flavor in there. An average experience here, at best (mainly for the delicious pastele). 5/10