Polish-style Christmas with carols and dinner will be held in Oakland on Dec. 3.
Claudia Moyano is steering a menu with several types of empanadas, Korean fried chicken and bao at Ki Pollo, now open at 4407 Butler St., Lawrenceville.
The new fast-casual spot is a follow-up to Ki Ramen next door, and a partnership with Domenic Branduzzi of Piccolo Forno and Ms. Moyano’s husband, Roger Li of Umami.
Ms. Moyano — originally from Argentina — learned to make empanadas from her family. Mr. Branduzzi said people have liked them so much that they wanted to find a place to sell them.
When the space that had been Restaurant Hana became available during the build-out for Ki Ramen, the trio fine-tuned their ideas to create Ki Pollo, with a menu that combines the international street food hits.
Korean fried chicken comes in two, four, and six-piece combinations — available with a variety of sauces — as well as sandwiches and combo meals from $6-$17. Empanadas range from $3 for meat-filled pockets and $2.75 for vegetarian ones. Bao comes with fried chicken and are available for $2 a la carte.
Sibling restaurant Ki Ramen opened on Butler Street in August.
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