I have to say that I’ve been a little late to the whole foot cart scene. It’s not that I’m not interested in trying them out but they’re not always easy to get to even though I work downtown. In addition, actually do try to bring my lunch from home so I don’t eat out for lunch as often as it may seem on this blog. In any case, Erika and I made plans to go out for lunch one day and we decided to take advantage of the nice weather out by grabbing some lunch at Kaboom Box.
I didn’t have a great experience the last time I was at Kaboom Box but that was because I was trying their poutine rather than their actual sandwiches. Since I felt that the poutine was more of a side dish rather than what seemed to be their main specialty of sandwiches, I felt that I should give them a fair chance by going back to actually try out the sandwiches.
I recalled from my last visit that Andy, the owner had given us a quick background about Kaboom Box and had also pointed out the on-site (on-truck?) smoker that they used to make the smoked salmon used for their World Famous Hot Smoked Salmon Sandwich so that was what I decided to order.
It came on a toasted whole wheat bun that absorbed the juices from the smoked salmon and the crunchy maple mustard coleslaw nicely. I really liked how the salmon was very moist and flavourful although I would have liked the smoked flavour to be slightly stronger. The crunch of the slaw provided a nice contrast and I didn’t think the spicy mayo was actually necessary in this case, especially since I couldn’t taste too much of the spiciness.
At first, I thought my sandwich looked a little small but it turned out to be quite filling and it was more than enough as a lunch portion. The piece of salmon is actually quite generous and I was duly satisfied. Although I’m not a fan of their poutine, I think the sandwich I tried was quite tasty and I’d like to go back and try their oyster po’boy the next time I’m trolling for lunch.