Celebrity chef David Chang’s fried chicken restaurant Fuku will join Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonette’s Cambridge small plates spot Little Donkey for a pop-up this week, according to a press release. Fuku x Little Donkey, which will take place at Little Donkey on Thursday and Friday during normal business hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., comes ahead of Fuku’s highly anticipated opening in the Seaport later this year.
Pop-up attendees will have the chance to try a $10 “Snack Box” that will feature crispy chicken bites with sweet jalapeño seasoning from Fuku and squash pakora fritters from Little Donkey. Customers also will be able to add a Little Donkey Yuzu slushie to the combo for an additional $13. Limited quantities of the Snack Box will be served for lunch and dinner while supplies last.
Chang is the James Beard Award-winning chef behind the Momofuku restaurant empire and the current star of the Netflix series “Ugly Delicious,” a food and travel show reminiscent of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” that sends Chang around the world in search of great cuisine.
Since opening his first Fuku location in New York City’s East Village in 2015, Chang’s Fuku concept has grown to five NYC locations. While no menu has been announced yet for the Boston location, the NYC restaurants serve a number of chicken-focused dishes, including sandwiches like the Sweet and Spicy Koreano and bowls like the Fuku Kale Salad, topped with pulled ginger chicken breast. The restaurant also dishes out several varieties of fries, slushies, and beer, though the Boston restaurant will not serve beer, according to a restaurant representative.
A rep for the restaurant told The Boston Globe in March that Boston was the perfect spot for Fuku’s first location outside of New York City because Fuku “wanted to find a city close enough to [headquarters] so that our corporate chef, Stephanie Abrams, could spend a significant amount of time there.”
A representative for the restaurant told Boston.com that Fuku’s Seaport location at 43 Northern Ave. will aim for a mid-fall debut.