Sunday, March 16, 2008

22. Chile: Jumbo Emapanadas

Jumbo Empanadas
245 Augusta Ave
(Kensington Market)
416 977 0056

To Kensington Market and Jumbo Empanadas where you order at the counter and the food is delivered to your table. You need a help yourself approach as they were busy Sunday lunch time with take-out and the friendly waitress was rushed off her feet. We purchased vegetable empanadas, stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, onions and peppers, $3.99. Corn Pie: beef and chicken layered with onion, olives, egg, raisins and topped with sweet corn, $7.60. Humitas: mashed corn, onion and basil wrapped in corn leaves and steamed, $3.99 - a nice speciality. Chilean Salad: lettuce, avocado, tomato, onion and broccoli in an olive oil and cilantro dressing. There was very little oil on the salad - " I haven't enjoyed a salad so much in a long time".
Coffee $1.25, bottled water $2.00. We took home pastries alphajores - flaky layers with "dulce de leche". The empolvados melt in your mouth with pastry dusted with icing sugar - $2.00 each. $36.00 for three generous lunches and pastries to take home. Would I go there again? Yes.
Rating: Ambiance (2)
Service (2)
Food Presentation (3)
Food Quality (3)
Value for Money (4)

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