Review: Kaboom Box

by gigi on October 14, 2011

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. Smile 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Details:
Granville by Robson Street, Vancouver (in front of Sears)
Tel: 604-788-6367
Note: As with most food carts, hours can vary so check their website if you’re unsure.

Summary:
Food: [rating:3.5]
Service: n/a
Price: $

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