Unique fried chicken at Kitti's [Sausalito]
It's almost not fair to mention it, since I don't know how often it will be featured, but last weeks "special" fried chicken was truly unique to my experience. It featured a huge leg and separate monster size thigh which I believe were first roasted and then coated in a shattering crust that resembled the hairy crust on deep fried taro balls. Accompanied by a generous green papaya salad laden with fresh shrimp and a ball of sweet red rice it cost about $12 (if I recall) and served 2 as a light lunch. Definitely worth asking about. On their menu more regularly, their fish tacos are hard to beat (at least in "hardscrabble" Marin County.)
It's back. This incarnation was $15 but still a great deal considering the size of the salad and generous serving of chicken. This time the sticky rice was white, and the chicken was mostly boneless, kind of kara-age style. To be honest the crust was not so crunchy, but the fork-tender texture(it felt like sweetbreads )and subtle brining/seasoning of the chicken more than made up for it. It would serve two normal people, especially if you chase it with their superb mango and forbidden rice dessert.
That sounds really good.
Speaking of fried chicken, Boulette's Larder did a lunch special (everything is a special there, as the menu changes 90% everyday) called "Chris P. Whey Cured Fried Chicken with Broccoli di Ciccio" last Friday, and it was super good, as expected - the unusual part was the humor in the description - I resisted asking if there was an new sous chef named Chris! The chicken did not have a thick crust, but it was crispy and savory (and their sourcing is impeccable), and the broccoli was flavored with a generous amount of preserved lemon.