TKK, a cult-favorite Taiwanese fried chicken chain known for its ultra-crispy yardbird, will soon debut its first Houston location.
A representative for TKK tells Eater that it’s teaming up with boba tea chain Kung Fu Tea for a revamped location at 9889 Bellaire Boulevard, inside the Dun Huang Plaza. A new location that’s currently under construction will replace the Kung Fu Tea outpost that’s currently open in the Plaza, and the two will sling boba teas and fried chicken in a shared space at Suite E211.
The menu at TKK is relatively simple, mostly focused on crunchy, deep-fried snacks like chicken strips, cheese curds, and curly fries showered with crumbled bacon. Its signature on-the-bone fried chicken is available in three different flavors — original, crispy mild, and crispy spicy — and served alongside mashed potatoes and gravy, fluffy biscuits, and coleslaw. One of TKK’s most unique offerings is the kwa kwa bao, a sticky rice roll studded with ground pork and mushrooms that’s wrapped in a crunchy, salty fried chicken skin.
The Houston outpost is part of a pretty major expansion for TKK, which has plans to open restaurants in Philadelphia, Boston, and more U.S. cities. Earlier this year, a hybrid Kung Fu Tea and TKK location opened in the Dallas suburb of Richardson, attracting droves of diners in search of crunchy fried snacks and Instagram-worthy teas.
Stay tuned for an official update on when TKK when land in Dun Huang Plaza — it should open in the next couple of weeks.