Filipino restaurant Kimshaker's Foodhub has had a smashing six months in New West.
And to celebrate the milestone, the eatery has cooked up a special menu of seven popular street food items that reflect the rich cuisine of the Southeast Asian nation — all available at $6 each just two days, Sept. 15 and 16.
Though the business, located at the Royal City Centre (610 6th St.), is mostly known for its party trays of carbonaras (a pasta dish), bistek tagalogs (Filipino beef steaks) and more, to mark it's half-year anniversary, it plans to flaunt a list of items with smaller portion sizes — making Filipino's lip-smacking street foods accessible to all.
The menu will include a host of deep-fried snacks such as fishballs, squidballs and the golden crispy round balls of ground pork and shrimp, kikiam.
Customers can also choose to nosh on the popular Filipino roadside snack, kwek kwek — hard-boiled quail eggs that are fried and glazed with a sweet and sour sauce; Isaw, which refers to barbecued chicken and pork intestines; or siomai, which is a Filipino version of a Chinese dumpling.
The affordable menu, which also includes cheese sticks as a featured item, is the restaurant's way of thanking New Westies for their patronage since it set up shop in March 2023.
"We are so overwhelmed with the response of our customers … not just with fellow Filipino but some Canadians too and different nations," the restaurant said in an Instagram chat.
A good following on social media and a consistent positive feedback from customers has earned them loyal and new customers, they added.
"Overall, it was a very smooth sailing journey" — a message they plan to convey with a hot plate of toothsome snack.