Thursday, May 28, 2015

Smoked Salmon Bagel at Toast

Smoked salmon bagel #yegfood

I was en route to a rally and stopped in to the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market to grab something quick to eat from Toast, the concession at the back of the market. I had the smoked salmon bagel, because I love smoked salmon. I was not disappointed: the house-cured salmon was served in huge slabs upon the lightly toasted bagel, along with greens and caper cream cheese. I was a little disappointed in the cream cheese because I could not taste any capers in it - and I enjoy capers. However, it was the smoked salmon, so fresh and plentiful, that would make me return to order this again.

Vegging Out: Veggie Satay Chicken Sub at Nhon Hoa

Veggie satay chicken sub #yegfood

I needed to grab some supper quickly while en route to a writing workshop I was giving last week at the Boyle Street Plaza, so decided getting a sub at the Chinatown location of Nhon Hoa was the way to go. As it was rather late in the afternoon, they had sold out of a number of their vegetarian options, so I went for one they still had: veggie satay chicken. I took my sandwich to consume in the room where I gave the workshop. The consistency of the veggie chicken was remarkable realistic, and the stay sauce was slightly too spicy for me, but excellent in flavour. I should note that a few days later I had a shredded veggie chicken sub (what I had originally wanted) at the Whyte Avenue Nhon Hoa location, and the flavour and texture of the chicken was not as good as this one. I would definitely have it again if I was in the mood for a banh mi that is vegetarian and spicy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Palak Paneer Wrap at Remedy

Packed at Remedy 124 St. #yegfood

A beautiful Victoria Day Monday - and hunger - inspired me to ride my bike to the new 124 Street location of Remedy. I had one of my favourite menu items that I have not had in years: the palak paneer wrap. While I could have done with more paneer, the wrap was stuffed with filling and the crunchy pita wrap made for texture heaven. It was not too spicy and went well with an iced chai.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Pho Files: Medium Steak and Brisket at Delicious Pho

Pho is good. #yegfood

I grabbed a bowl of pho at Delicious Pho a couple of Saturdays ago after attending an event in the area. I decided to try the order with the medium steak (already tried and enjoyed) and brisket. I think next time I am going to go for the all-brisket option, because this is one of the few places that serves the brisket in the soup the way I really love it: long, lean, thin slices. It is a very comforting and meaty experience.