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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vegging Out: Breakfast Burrito from Sailin' On

Breakfast burrito from Sailin' On #yegfood

If I could write a song about a burrito, it would be about this vegan breakfast burrito from food truck Sailin' On. The truck made a stop at the Edmonton Earth Day Festival over the weekend, and when I finished performing my music set I was famished. The burrito was extremely substantial, and I was full for the rest of the afternoon. It was packed with refried beans, crumbled tofu, vegan chipotle sour cream, and potato hash, and topped with pico de gallo and more of the sour cream. At $11 it was the priciest menu item, but it was well executed, not too difficult to eat, and like I said, very filling.

Just Desserts: Brownie Cheesecake at Block 1912

And now, time for dessert. #yegfood

My solo Saturday continued at Block 1912. I as craving a decadent dessert and went with the brownie cheesecake, which was a single portion of cheesecake with chocolate brownies swirled around in it. The cheesecake part was dense and rich, while the brownie part was not as gooey and chocolatey as the description led me to believe. The bottom of the dessert also had an oily taste that I could not quite put my finger on. Like most of the desserts at Block 1912, it was huge, and I gave half to a friend who happened along, and agreed with me concerning the flavour. Whether I would be in the mood for chocolate or cheesecake, I don't think I would go for this confection again.

Breakfast for Lunch: Brisket Bennies at MEAT

Brisket bennies. #yegfood

I had a day to myself on Whyte Avenue on Saturday, and went to MEAT for brunch. I had the Eggs Benedict with brisket. The brisket was smoked and pulled to fit perfectly on the buttermilk biscuits. I missed the caramelized onions that were listed on the menu. I held the hollandaise, but had my eggs poached soft so the yolk would add a sauce. One of my eggs was slightly underdone (the white was still runny in a few spots). The hash browns stole the show here - they were more like a thick, crispy potato pancake. I would love to eat a couple of them with some sour cream and apple sauce. Very unique.