Posts Tagged With: pulled pork

Bahn Mi Boys

My friend and I went to Bahn Mi Boys for dinner this past Monday. A university friend recommended this place to me. I’ve been here before with a high school friend who got the Five Spice Pork Belly Bahn Mi. The five spice pork belly bahn mi has braised pork belly, carrots, cilantro, pickled radish and house mayo. She liked it alot but she couldn’t finish it.

Five Spice Pork Belly Bahn Mi

Five Spice Pork Belly Bahn Mi

My friend had the Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi ($5.49). The grilled chicken bahn mi has grilled chicken with garlic soy, Asian BBQ sauce, carrots and cucumber. She liked it.

Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi

Grilled Chicken Bahn Mi

I had the Duck Confit Bahn Mi ($7.49). The duck confit bahn mi has braised duck leg with onion chutney, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, and house mayo. It was delicious. I liked how the flavours combined together and that there was this non-spicy kick to it that reminded me of lemongrass and fish sauce. The duck was quite tender.

Duck Confit Bahn Mi

Duck Confit Bahn Mi

I also ordered the kimchi fries ($5.99) for takeaway for Tuesday’s lunch. Kimchi fries are fries with kimchi, mayo, green onions and pulled pork on top. It was slightly too salty for me and there wasn’t enough kimchi on it but other than that it was very tasty.

Kimchi Fries

Kimchi Fries

If you’re in Downtown Toronto and you’re craving Vietnamese food, then this is the perfect place to go to.

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Smokes Poutinerie

Poutine, can’t be any more Canadian than this! Perhaps, with the exception of Beaver Tails. I’ve had the butter chicken poutine ($6.73) and the braised beef poutine from New York Fries. They were both good for poutine that has non-traditional toppings on it. However I like the variety of choices that Smokes Poutinerie offers. I went to Smokes Poutinerie in Waterloo with a friend back in April. I got the Triple Pork Poutine (Chipolte pulled pork, double-smoked bacon and Italian sausage) while my friend got the Double Pork Poutine (Chipolte pulled pork and double-smoked bacon). They were both $7.99 for a regular size and $10.99 for a large size. I preferred the Triple Pork Poutine over the braised beef poutine from New York Fries.

Triple Pork Poutine

Triple Pork Poutine

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Holy Guacamole

My friend and I went to eat at Holy Guacamole after discovering that Guanaquita Restaurant and Bahn Mi Givral Deli weren’t open this past Monday. Holy Guacamole offers burritos, tacos and quesadillas. We both got the Mexican pulled pork burrito ($6.99). My original choice was the spicy Chorizo sausage but they ran out when I ordered.

Menu

Menu

My Mexican pulled pork burrito had lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, cheese, jalapenos, guacamole, cilantro lime rice, refried beans, black beans, chipolte sauce, habernaero sauce, and hot salsa on a white tortilla. I also got a bottle of Guava Jarritos Mexican Soda. My total bill was $9.81. I like how Holy Guacamole, like Burrito Boyz, also puts the burrito in a panini press to toast it to perfection. I also like how at Holy Guacamole the sauce just compliments the burrito perfectly. The burrito is also well made in that all the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the burrito rather than being in only a section of the burrito like how it could sometimes be with the burritos from Burrito Boyz.

My Mexican Pulled Pork Burrito with Guava

My Mexican Pulled Pork Burrito with Guava Jarritos Mexican Soda

Aside from the Mexican pulled pork burrito, my friend also got the nacho chips with guacamole and mango juice. My friend prefers Holy Guacamole to Burrito Boyz since their burritos isn’t as soggy as the ones at Burrito Boyz.

Mexican Pulled Pork Burrito with Mango Juice and Nacho Chips and Guacamole

Mexican Pulled Pork Burrito with Jumex Fresh Mango Juice and Nacho Chips and Guacamole

Overall, I prefer the burrito I had from Holy Guacamole than the burritos I had at Burrito Boyz and I wouldn’t mind travelling from Waterloo to downtown Kitchener for a well-made burrito. The next time I go, I will hopefully be able to get the spicy Chorizo sausage burrito.
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Hog’s Tail BBQ

I usually get take-out from Hog’s Tail and it’s usually purely meat in a take-out container. I usually get their 1lb of pulled pork ($10) although I’ve had their 1lb of beef brisket ($11) and their ribs ($12/20) before. I’ve also tried their Catfish Louisiana Po’Boy ($11). They were all tasty. However, my friend and I decided to dine in in April after our history of always getting take-out.

our dinner

our dinner

We split an appetizer called Chicken and Andouille Gumbo ($7). It is a stew comprised of chicken, Andouille sausage, peppers, onions, celery, okra and rice and it comes with a square of cornbread. It’s quite tasty.

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

We both got the 2 meat and 2 sides sampler platter which also comes with a slice of cornbread ($17). My friend had pulled pork, beef brisket, coleslaw and braised collard greens. My friend didn’t like their beef brisket for that particular meal since it wasn’t as soft and tender as the ones he had before. However he liked the pulled pork, coleslaw and collard greens.

braised collard greens, pulled pork, beef brisket, cornbread and coleslaw

braised collard greens, pulled pork, beef brisket, cornbread and coleslaw

I decided to try their pig tails, jalapeno hush puppies and Carolina stone ground grits. I also had their ribs. I liked their jalapeno hush puppies and their ribs. I discovered that I’m not a fan of pig tails and grits. I wasn’t able to finish my meal so I had leftovers for brunch and dinner for the next day.

cornbread, stone ground grits, pigtails, ribs and jalapeno hush puppies

cornbread, stone ground grits, pigtails, ribs and jalapeno hush puppies

Overall, if you want Southern style BBQ in Waterloo, this is the place to go.

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