Upon arrival, you will probably be greeted by the smell of doughnuts from DOUGH.
Let me go back to Lumpia Shack again, who was my favourite of the day. Their Filipino-inspired spring rolls with flavours like Peking Duck (not remotely Filipino…), Original Pork and Truffled Adobo Mushroom are wonderful, wonderful things. The surprise at this vendor, however, is actually their Halo-Halo. As I grew up with a lot of Filipino culture around me, I was very familiar with the icy treat that literally translates to “mix-mix”. As I had no less than four people come up to ask what we were eating, I thought I would find an appropriate video explaining the concept to you through Mr. Anthony Bourdain (who happens to be one of my (and Julian’s) food heros).
They’ve re-imagined the traditional and arranged the flavours to appeal to the average North American. I don’t like chickpeas and jackfruit in my dessert, but amping up the purple yam, condensed milk, and topping with kettlecorn and mint? Sounds like a winning mix to me!
I have come to the conclusion that chilling under a bridge with good friends and good food is a viable past time. Julian and Jess (and the whole rest of the gaggle of foodies), I am sure would agree.