Since Taste of Calgary 2011 is coming up this weekend, I thought I’d do a recap of the 2010 festival for those people that are thinking of going, but are not sure what to expect.
I would definitely recommend not going on an empty stomach. Even though the tickets are cheap ($0.75 last year, $1.00 this year), it does add up, and the portion sizes aren’t exactly filling. It’s a fun event to walk around and to see what everyone has to offer, but it’s definitely not a place to get dinner (unless you want to spend like $50.00 on sample-sized food).
We got two items from Shibuya last year:
This was 6 tickets ($4.50), it was decently sized, but if you compare it to any food court curry rice, it’s of course, much smaller in portion. I remember this being good but was disappointed in the lack of beef.
We also got a Japdog for 6 tickets as well:
This if of course nothing like the real deal, no choices for a start, and also you’re paying almost $5.00 for half a hot dog…. -___-“
We got some pizza from The White Spot:
This was actually quite good. As you can see they were very generous with the toppings and this only cost 2 tickets ($1.50)!!
The bf wanted some sausage from The Heritage Deli:
This was 3 tickets ($2.25). We were both quite disappointed but the portion size. This was barely worth $2.25…
The last & most satisfying dish we got was from Nubian Express:
This is the only dish that I felt was worth 6 tickets ($4.50). The lady at the booth even gave me some plantain to try because I didn’t know what it was.
Anyways, that’s a quick re-cap of last year’s festival. I plan on going down this year as well, but more to walk around, and less to eat (especially with the price raise!!). But, I’ll probably eat a thing or two, so look for that post soon~
1912 – 37 Street Southwest
Calgary, AB T3E 3A3
136 Kincora Hill NW
Calgary, AB T3R 1N6
453 16 Avenue Northeast
Calgary, AB T2E 1K2
THE WHITE SPOT
10440 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB T2J 0P8