Quote by Toronto artist Gregory Alan Elliott
"Cirque du Poulet"... The artist who created this seems to share my affinity for cheesy puns...
Mango Salad. It was very fresh; the mango strips were crisp, but not too sour. The nuts, shredded onions, and julienne carrots balanced the mangoes' sourness with sweetness and slight crunch. Most importantly, the sauce, which was a mix of brown sugar and fish sauce, held all the flavours together, with its perfect salty-sweet balance. This is one of the best mango salads I've ever had. :)
Stir Fried Chicken in a Spicy Basil Sauce. This is DELICIOUS! The spiciness emanated through a slowly growing aura, which I love about Thai food. Unlike Chinese spices, Thai spices are not harsh nor are they caustic. I normally dislike bell peppers, but they were cooked to perfection; they were not too crunchy, nor were they too soggy.
Chicken Pad See-Ew. This is the first time I've ever tried this dish, so I was a bit nervous, because I rarely enjoy eating non-vermicelli, non-chow mein, and non-ramen, noodles. Again, just like the other dishes, I feel that this dish tasted amazing, with its perfect balance of texture and flavours. The noodles were surprisingly sweet, which was a pleasant surprise.
Vegetable Fried Rice. Since I eat Asian food so often, I have eaten fried rice quite a few times. This Thai Noodle rendition of fried rice is so fluffy, so fragrant, and fresh. The ingredients do not overpower each other; each ingredient's distinct flavour can be tasted. The rice was soft, but not greasy.
In all seriousness, without exaggeration, I can say that Thai Noodle is the best Thai restaurant I have ever been to.
Spicy Pork Chorizo Burrito. There are three levels of burrito heat available in Mexican Salsas: mild, medium, and hot. The first time I went to Mexican Salsas, I ordered a mild burrito. It was not spicy enough for me. The last time I went, I ordered a medium one. It still wasn't enough for me. So this time, I ordered a hot burrito. My face almost melted off my head. The hot burritos are not for the faint of heart, so please, order the medium-spice burritos for your own safety.
Jumex and Jarritos Tamarind Nectar and Soda! Perfect with Mexican food!
EL GORDO FINE FOODS (Churros Stand)
The churros were alright. They had a crisp exterior and fluffy interior but they tasted fairly bland. The man asked if I wanted a chocolate filling, because the last time I ordered that, the hot churros caused the chocolate to drip through the centre, burning my hands.
MOONBEAN COFFEE COMPANY
Hot Chocolate. As I have previously mentioned, I love Moonbean. However, they haven't been up to par with their quality control lately. As nice as this flowery chocolate drizzle is, the hot chocolate tasted very bland. In fact, if they had not told me that it was hot chocolate, I would've thought that it was hot milk.
Kensington Market is one of the best places in the world, but my Thanksgiving weekend food experiences there were not great. However, this will not prevent me from going back, because there are so many more restaurants that I haven't tried, and so many places I haven't seen yet. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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