I just returned from my first visit to the TC and I absolutely loved it. I imagine it's horrible in the winter but I want a summer home over there. Anyways, here's my food recap (in the order it was eaten):
Tuesday Night - Arrived late and went straight to Matt's for a Jucy Lucy. I didn't have the highest of expectations but figured I had to get one while in MSP. It's horrible! The meat sucked, the cheese added little, the burger was just not at all good. That said, I liked the bar and even photographed the menu (first menu I've ever seen with "pop" on it).
Wednesday Lunch - Ate at Hmong Village in SP. This was awesome. I've traveled through SE Asia and the mall is laid out like one you would find over there. For the food, we had raw beef larb, hmong sausage with purple rice, stuffed chicken wings and papaya salad. The raw beef larb was not my favorite, it has a very bitter herb in it that I was not expecting. The sausage was interesting. The chicken wings were just okay. The papaya salad was unbelievably good. We got it from a stall that pretty much only makes the salad and the tri-color drinks (also delicious). Probably my favorite item of the trip let alone my favorite papaya salad of my life (including Thailand).
Wednesday Dinner - home cooked meal
Thursday Lunch - Went to Brasa, it was awesome. I had the pulled pork, creamed spinach, and cornbread. All three were fantastic.
Thursday Dinner - We went to Ngon. I was not very impressed. Everything was good but nothing was great nor interesting. We had the rabbit dumpling (just okay), the shrimp and sweet potato croquettes (my favorite item of the night, very good but not enough shrimp) to start. I had a wild rice crusted salmon dish which was just okay. I also tried the ravioli which were good but not special and the pork shoulder which was also just decent.
Friday Lunch - home cooked meal
Friday Snack - I went to Village Pub in St. Anthony to get Poutine. I've been wanting to try Poutine for years and finally got some. I thought it was good but nothing incredible. Can anyone (preferably a Canadian) confirm for me if their version is good, bad, authentic or not? I'm curious to hear if I had a bad version or if I'm just not a fan of that dish.
Friday Dinner - 112 Eatery was fantastic. We had 5 or 6 small plates, all of which were delicious.
All in all MSP rocks.