|Kom Jug Yuen Restaurant|
Verdict: Go for cheap, tasty BBQ pork!
Location: 371 Spadina Ave Toronto, ON
After a long and intense craving for BBQ pork I finally got my fix.
It kept alluding me - every time I made a BBQ pork date, it was a fail. First, someone was invited at the last minute who couldn't eat pork for religious reasons. Another time, a friend vetoed it saying that he hated all Asian food. The third time, another friend had to work very late and by the time we got there, it was closed! The fourth time, there was a thunderstorm so we ended up ordering pizza. This is quite similar to my 4 failed Black Camel attempts. I hate it when food becomes elusive. I finally ended up getting it quite spontaneously - a friend grabbed a couple of take out boxes and voila! I GOT IT.
Anyways if you need a quick fix from Chinatown and love BBQ pork, give Kom Jug a try. Great for the student budget - $4! My friend had the foresight to scoop some chili flakes into my container - so good on the rice. If you dine in the restaurant, they apparently make a fantastic winter melon soup, but something about the joint makes my friend's asthma act up so we enjoyed our lunch elsewhere.
Yummy. My friend said that he didn't like this batch since it was lean and he wanted fatty slices, but it satisfied my craving just fine!
Although, I will say that the rice was horrid. It was mushy in one big lump, but really, who cares for $4. It's not always that bad - but it's not consistent.