…At The Grindstones

{May 10, 2010}   Pork Foo Pie

After a long day of wandering today through bookstores and cookware shops I found myself in Kensington Market, peckish but not for a full meal. I had heard tell of a place called Wanda’s Pie in the Sky, which sold pie and other things. I was there last week and had tried a cupcake which wasn’t so great.. but I didn’t want to give up on them just yet, so I called up some folks and we went on down to try what they were known for.. on the mother of all days- Mother’s day.

I was surprised there was any pie left…

But there it was, cold and alone… it spoke to me…

Was I seeing things?

So we had it cut up…


The verdict: It was fairly tasty, and pretty tall- lots of tasty coconut cream and real whipping cream. I’m not a fan of desserts usually, I had a black tea to wash it down, “Wanda’s Breakfast” – would have been nice to know what brand it really was… oh here’s the thing- with pie I like a thicker crust on the bottom because, for as long as I can remember I’ve preferred the crust to the goo. Maybe because we always want what we can’t or shouldn’t have and butter and I don’t always get along.. so the crispier thin crust, to me, was a disappointment…but I heard positive things- the verdict was- it’s a great idea, to have a pie with your friends in a nice ‘hood on a decent little patio…but not the best pie we’d ever had…

On the way to catch transit, I found myself back in China town, a popular stop for me on the weekends for me.. and I was super tempted to pick up some Beef Foo Young at my favorite restaurant.. but instead I remembered that I had some ingredients left over from the Hot and Sour Soup so I whipped up a Pork Foo Young and it turned out amazingly- here’s what it looked like:

I tossed a half tablespoon of olive oil in the frying pan on medium heat, and added  a small handful of thinly sliced white onions, the same of some bean spouts and a pinch of chili garlic sauce.  I used 3 eggs, scrambled em and added a teaspoon each of soysauce and black vinegar. Then, over top of the onions and sprouts I put a pinch of water to stir up the chili sauce and placed a few pieces of thinly sliced pork over top, and about 1/8th of a cup or a small handful of chopped green onions… poured the eggs over top. Once there seemed to be a decent layer cooked on the bottom I scrambled the contents of the pan and let it brown on one side, flipped it and turned the heat off. By the time I had the plates out and table set it was ready.

I know I left out a few traditional ingredients but they beauty of it is it’s fast, easy and uses up any veggies or meat bit leftovers that you might have in the fridge.. and it’s so good altogether that you never have any leftover.



Sean says:

Looks like fun!

Neel says:

Leftovers of leftovers would rather defeat the purpose. 😉 Cooking is such a wonderful talent to have… I don’t see how any could, or would want to manage without it.

Somehow I’m glad you gave the place a second chance. I hope Wanda’s survives and evolves, and that someday when you go back, they are better, still.

I have this “problem” where I give most things more chances than anyone else. Desperate to see the good in things maybe..

Turbulence says:

hungry now! 😉

Good thing it’s easy and fast to make, you could totally whip one up yourself! 🙂

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