It’s that time of the year again and while I wasn’t really keen on going to every single food festival this year, I couldn’t miss this one!
I always look for the things that are new and interesting. Here’s this month’s finds:
These have been around for awhile and I think this may be the last year before this food fad starts declining. This Fried Chicken Ramen Burger is amazing! Although I don’t have something to compare to, the taste and texture was on point. The fried chicken was super juicy and tender. It was fresh out of the fryer and pipping hot as well. The ramen bun wasn’t too thick and soft enough to bite into.
Pokito was one of the first places to offer the Poke Bowl so when I saw them, I had to get one. The concept is Hawaiian but it’s made its way to the mainland. It’s basically fresh ingredients and seasoned raw fish over a bed of rice. It sounds simple enough but if made right, it tastes pretty damn good. This one had great taste and I loved how it was a healthy option among all the fried and sugary foods.
You can’t quite get the full picture with this one but this is a Fish Waffle Ice Cream. Don’t let the name fool you, it doesn’t taste like fish at all. The somewhat soft but still hard waffle cone is shaped like a fish and there are different flavours for you to choose from You also have your choice of sweet and fruity toppings.
Despite the crowd, I always enjoy coming to this event every year. I can’t wait to see what next year brings :).
A lot of people love this restaurant for being homely and offering LOTS of side dishes. It definitely does have that home cooking feel to it which is why you’ll see that it’s crowded most of the time.
Like many Korean restaurants, you will get free Side Dishes. And they give you so many to choose from! If you’re lucky, they’ll also give you a potato pancakes!
One of my favourite dishes, Dolsot BiBimBap. It’s not the best I’ve had but still great and flavourful. The chili sauce helps and I’ve yet to have a bad bibimbap.
The GongJong DdukBokKi is the non-spicy, savoury version of the popular spicy Tteokbokki. This was one of the first times I had a non-spicy version and I loved it. The beef was marinated beautifully and the sauce was a little on the thicker side, which I preferred.
Their JaJangMyun (Black Bean Noodles) were great! The noodles were chewy and not too thin. The sauce was thick enough to be absorbed by the noodles and had cubes of meat. It’s a very savoury dish and the cucumbers (however little there are) are very refreshing.
The Gam Ja Tang (Pork Bone Soup) has large bones and comes with a side of rice. The soup had great flavour and was just the right amount of spicy. I know some people who have had it multiple times and it does not disappoint.
Remember the free Potato Pancake I mentioned earlier? Here it is! Depending on your party, you may receive more. They gave us ours closer to the end of the meal and it’s made out of potatoes but’s it’s not chewy at all. It’s chewy and it’s a texture I can’t quote explain. It’s one of those things you have to taste yourself.
This restaurant uses a lot of lamb in their dishes; I’d say about 80 per cent. So if you don’t like the taste of lamb, DO NOT go here. If you do then by all means, this might be the place for you. If you can handle your spice that is.
Their Fried Barbecue (Lamb) is a pretty big plate of lamb with quite a spicy kick. I couldn’t eat too much of it at one time but I kept going back because it was chewy and full of flavour.
The noodles in the Lamb Soup Noodle was handmade and so fresh! They were chewy and did not break apart easily but they were heavy so you couldn’t lift it too high. This one wasn’t too spicy but there was a lot of black pepper which is a different experience.
The Lamb Soup is similar to the previous one but there are no noodles and you have a lamb shank instead of pre-cut pieces. You have the same clear, peppery broth with the hundreds of green onions.
And of course, you can’t forget the Shish Kebab (Lamb). These are SO spicy, even if you ask them to put less but the meat was a little dry in my opinion but still had a nice texture to them.
It’s a good place to try but I probably wouldn’t be back. I would’ve liked to see more variety, even with their specialty being lamb. The service was also poor, it took a long time to get someone’s attention and even then, it seemed like they were annoyed.
It’s always great finding new and interesting snacks. These are a different take on your traditional American Oreos and of course, I had to share with all of you! Watch my video to find out how it went :).