June 25, 2013

Market 707 - Gushi, Kim's A La Cart, Kanto

Market 707 is where international street food are presented out of retrofitted shipping containers. 

First stall I tried was Gushi, serving up Japanese rice bowls and deep fried skewers. Opted to try the skewers since I was going to be ordering from other stalls as well.

3 skewers for $5, I got the quail egg, sweet potato and pork. The breading of the skewer was light and crunchy. Pretty sure they used panko bread crumbs. I like the pork skewer the least of the three. The sweet potato was perfectly fried, crunchy on the outside and sweet in the inside. The quail egg was just egg with a crunchy coating.

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 Next up is Kim's a La cart, I have visited their Yonge and Finch location a long long time ago for the sweet fish cake desserts.

Got the rice cake, chicken curry demplings, gim-mari and Korean vegetable pancake. The pancake was not tasty because it was really grainy inside with no taste. My favorite was the pan fried rice cake since I have an obsession with chewy things. The gim-mari was a deep fried seaweed with Korean starch noodles inside. It was alright. The curry chicken dumpling wasn't that great either. The filling was minced chicken and starch noodles.

Korean A-la-cart on Urbanspoon

Kanto is last of the food stall I tried and they serve up Filipino food. I never had Filipino food and wasn't sure what to expect.

I ended up ordering the palabok. Word of advice, don't stand near the window too long or else you will end up smelling like oil and kitchen afterwards, hahaha. The taste of palabok was interesting. I can't decide if I like it or not. It's worth a try next time you are in the area.

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June 20, 2013

Craft Dogs - Home of Handmade Hot Dogs

Gourmet hot dog joints are opening left and right. I really wanted to try JAPADOG from Vancouver after seeing it on Eat St. Craft Dogs is a recent addition to King St E and has been opened for less than one month. The website is currently under construction. Menu is very limited with the prices of hot dogs ranging from $7-$13, quiet pricey I have to say. Please note, they do not come with any sides. 

I ordered the Philly Cheese Steak Dog for $8.95 hoping it would taste like a Philly cheese steak butI wrong. The visual aspect of the hot dog was not appetizing and it was tiny! I was honestly not full after. The hot dog itself was too salty, I actually prefer the hot dog carts better after eating this. Everything barely fit into the bun and it bun started falling apart when it sauces started soaking into the bun. I did not enjoy this gourmet hot dog and definitely not worth the price tag of $8.95+tax. Will not be back, overall big disappointment. Please note, it also took forever long to get the order when it wasn't even busy.

Final Verdict: Below Par

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June 4, 2013

Taiwan - Hello Kitty Sweets in Pictures

Everything was surprisingly really good except for dessert.

P.S. Not a Hello Kitty fan but dear friend was.