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WINTERLICIOUS 2020: Patchy tandoori pizza @ Bannock

I’m Greedo Catucci, and this is 2020. We’re talking Winterlicious, the annual extravaganza where restaurants ALL OVER this city are serving up three-course meals for some pretty sweet deals! We’re starting off at Bannock, this funky joint on Bay St, where you can get an appetizer, dinner AND dessert for just 33 bucks, bro!!!

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First up, we’ve got some deep-fried mac ‘n cheese. Dude, this is body by deep-fried mac ‘n cheese!!! These golden yellow bricks are on a road to my mouth, with chunks of cheddar and some smoked ham hock thrown in, for that extra kick. There’s a little cup of ketchup on the side, but they couldda used a little more seasoning, though…

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And now it’s time for the main event — tandoori chicken pizza! Dude, this is body by pizza, so when I see it on the menu for Winterlicous, you KNOW I’m gonna hafta order it. (Last year, I even ate two pizzas at Piano Piano, bro!) This slice is covered in chunks of chicken, Indian yogurt and mozzarella, with a few pieces of cilantro. While the ingredients were all pretty good, they don’t quite come together cuz I can’t really get ’em all in one bite…

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Of course, you KNOW we still had room for dessert — and this dessert was definitely the best part of the whole meal! You’ve got a rich ‘n creamy chocolate brownie, with sponge toffee, powdered sugar and mixed berries…nothing wrong with that at all! Man, I would even pay 33 bucks for three of these. But then, I’d probably still have room for pizza!!!!

Tandoori chicken, stuffed with cheese @ Khau Gully

Now, it probably goes without saying that everything tastes better with cheese–that’s like the first rule of Flavourtown, bro! So, when I find out there’s this funky Indian joint on Yonge St, and they’ve got this cheesy take on tandoori chicken, you KNOW I’m all over that like Donkey Kong…if Donkey Kong ate chicken. This is Khau Gully‘s Nazakaat-E-Murg, heading straight down my piehole:

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OK, now let’s break it down. You’ve got a nice, tender chicken breast, marinated in tandoori spices, cooked in a clay pot oven and swimming in a sea of cheese. And then when you cut it open, there’s even more cheese inside:

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Dude, I didn’t even know that cheese-stuffed chicken could be considered Indian food, but lemme tell ya, I sooo wanna go to whatever part of India this dish is from, son!!!

Whole Lotta Curry @ Taste of India Food Festival

Now, I don’t know about you, but my favourite Indian food is the all-you-can-eat buffet. There’s this little place on Yonge St, right next to the Zanzibar, which is too legit to quit, son! So when I heard they were having this funky Indian food fest yesterday in Nathan Phillips Square, with a whole lotta dishes for some low, low prices, I was all over that like yellow on basmati, bro!!!

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So, the first place we hit up had this super-sweet special of two tandoori chicken legs on a whole pile of rice for just five bucks. The chicken was cooked perfectly, not too dry and nicely seasoned, with just a bit of heat. After polishing off a couple of these, I almost didn’t need to eat anything else…but one does not simply go to a food festival and spend just five bucks, Fro-Bro Baggins!!!!

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No, it’s pretty much guaranteed that anything you put in a taco is gonna be tasty–unless we’re talking deep-fried seitan with daiyo cheese or something. But this butter chicken taco was definitely no exception. Pretty sure I couldda slammed 3-4 of these, but then I wouldn’t have room for samosas, son!

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Dude, this Indian trio of deep-fried dough is like a Bollywood blockbuster in Flavourtown! Even without meat, stuffed with peas and potatoes, they’re still pretty taste-tastic. And I don’t even know what that green sauce is, but it’s magically delicious, mighty mighty brosephs!!!

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