Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Poké Time fresh, tasty, cheap

Poké Time Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato Poké Time serves up what looks like deconstructed sushi with marinated raw cubed fish. And if you get the Super Cruncheritto ($11.95), they call it a burrito but it's more like a massive sushi roll so packed with stuff that they can't roll it up without some of the fillings squeezing out the ends.

Unlike sushi, you're not tasting the freshness of the fish so much as the marinade -- yeah, there's sauce. Still, the entire construction of the Cruncheritto tastes fresh and light despite being filling because of the rice.
Compare how much you get for your money to a couple of sushi rolls at just about any sushi restaurant and Poké Time is a winner.

The hole-in-the-wall is basically a take-out place that works like a Quiznos or Subway so there's no point scoring them on ambiance. But you can eat in, and if you do, tell them so they don't give you the plastic container for your non-burrito order but rather the reusable bowl that you return after.

TIP: Eat in if you buy the Cruncheritto because it's gonna be messy and you really want to use two hands with this because the fillings are prone to falling out.
Costs extra to get the outside of your Cruncheritto coated with stuff. Might want to skip that unless you are a pro at eating sloppy burritos.

2017-Jun-10 Poke Time

2017-Jun-10 Poke Time

2017-Jun-10 Poke Time

2017-Jun-10 Poke Time

2017-Jun-10 Poke Time

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Shocking surprise with Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips

Spotted some intriguing vegan, gluten free "nachos" made from beans and rice at Urban Fare--Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips--and decided to give them a try. My mom is into chips (crisps) so now and again I try to get her something interesting because otherwise she'd just buy whatever is safe and familiar from Superstore.

Good firm crispiness. Taste is bean-like but not so odd that you focus too much on it. Salty enough that you are reminded of basically "normal" nachos.
Overall, a pricey snack unless you are vegan and/or celiac, which limits your choices and sometimes beggars can't be choosers unfortunately.

What was most surprising, however, was the colour. The packaging clearly indicated a yellow-ish nacho-like colour. The contents, however, were... not. No way these were gonna pass as regular nachos. Depending on the lighting they looked anywhere from brown to grey, and the black didn't help any. The lighting in the pictures from my smartphone actually make them out to be lighter in colour than they were to the naked eye.

Once again, TASTE is good. But ad copy is misleading.

2017-May-16 - Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips

2017-May-16 - Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips

2017-May-16 - Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips

2017-May-16 - Beanfields Nacho Bean and Rice Chips