Man, how good does this look?


The Monkey Brain ($9.00), if you can get past the name, is strikingly presented and tasty to boot. Think of it as an avocado-based Scotch egg: the cavity of a skinned, pitted specimen is stuffed with spicy tuna, imitation crab, and masago, rolled in panko, and deep fried. Served quartered with a tangle of shaved carrot, daikon, and beet, the dish is rich from the avocado and layered with flavors I’d be hard-pressed to try to identify. I’ll happily be taking another swing at doing so on my next visit, though.

via Deep Fried Chicago: Gosu | Serious Eats: Chicago.