This week, CoastHill does the requisite summer roundup of street food with Bud the Spud starring, and HeraldSpurr goes Vietnamese with Indochine Bahn mi. Meh. (crickets chirping here). Although Spurr does go on the offensive and cuts off the typical response that comes with any ethnic resto review–somebody will write in to let you know that the restaurant cannot possibly be as good as the real they ate when they went to its culinary homeland.
I always wanted to answer by using words of wisdom from an old Norwegian chef I once knew. He said “Don’t forget there are just as many truckstops in Europe as there is in Canada”.  His point? That just because it’s authentic, doesn’t mean it’s good. I’ve had poorly cooked pasta in Milan, and a horrible baguette in Paris.  Just sayin’.

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