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TORONTO’S TOP TAKEOUT: We be jammin’ this Jamaican patty double down!!!

Patois has gotta be one of the funkiest joints in the city, serving up Jamaican/Chinese fusion since 2014. I already ordered their jerk chicken and oxtail dinner kit in the early days of the pandemic, but this time, I’m going back for something I only had once, waaaay back in the day — their Jamaican take on a KFC Double Down, with cheese and bacon between two Jamaican meat patties. Is this love, is this love, is this love that I’m feelin’, bro???

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OK, now this is slightly different than the original version, which came in a bun — but it’s still pretty funkalicious. The first few bites are pretty much just patty, but when you get to the cheese and bacon in the middle, that’s what makes it, right there. I kinda wished they doubled down on the bacon, though, bro…

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But you KNOW I’m not just crushing one sando, son!!! This Dirty Fried Rice is packed with peas, Chinese sausage and scrambled eggs, and it’s just 10 bucks with Skip The Dishes — that’s a lot more rice than it looks, bro! Everything was nice ‘n hot, and I won’t say I was full after finishing this…but I maybe only had room for a small dessert.

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Since I’m pretty good at drinking beer, I washed this down with a Bear Runner Blonde Ale, brewed in North Bay by New Ontario Brewing Co. This nice, lighter beer tastes pretty good when it’s 200,000 degrees out and you want to drink something that’ll cool you off, but not overpower you, or when you’re eating a lotta food, and don’t wanna feel too bloated afterwards. Both of those sound like pretty good reasons to me, bro!!!!

Fried chicken, pork skewers, fried rice… Five bucks, five bucks, five bucks!

So, we’re hanging out at Bang Sue Bar, this funky little Thai joint on top of Khao San Road, where they’ve got a sweet deal that definitely doesn’t suck. On Sundays and Mondays, almost every item on the menu is just five bucks!

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So, we’re starting off with some pork skewers, grilled up streetside-style with a Thai marinade. I like how they put one single slice of cucumber on the side, for that serving of veggie. I could probably pound like a dozen of these…but then that would cost me 30 bucks, bro!

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They call this Lucky Rice, and it hits the Flavourtown Jackpot! You’ve got some wok-fried rice, with egg, peppers and baby bok choi, served up with a red hot chili sauce on top. I probably shouldn’t have dumped that straight in the bowl, but like they say, “One night in Bangkok, and the tough guys tumble!”

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Of course, even after scarfing down that spicy rice, I still had room for fried chicken–there’s always room for fried chicken, Bernie bros! They fry this stuff up with sriracha, chilies and Thai basil…but that didn’t stop me from putting more sriracha on top!

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Now, the food might be Thai-licious, but that doesn’t mean they’re serving up Singha or Chang beer here. Instead, they’ve got a whole buncha funky craft brews, like this WHIP Milkshake Smoothie IPA from Left Field. If you’re looking for a beer that tastes like a strawberry ice, then they hit this one outta the park, son!!!