I’ve wanted to check out Ekiben‘s sweet buns forever! I know that sounds a little weird but, I’ve seen Instagram photos of their sandwiches with white fluffy sweet buns and I had to try it. On Monday, a friend invited me to “The Best Lunch Ever” pop-up collaboration with Ekiben and The Local Fry. The event was held at the Ekiben location (1622 Eastern Ave) and featured customer favorites from both restaurants.
The event was from 11:00am-3:30pm and I arrived around 2:15pm. There seemed to be a good turnout because the place was full with customers who were waiting for their food. The cashier was friendly and explained the menu items in detail. I decided to order “The Original” which is two Thai chicken meatballs with coconut peppercorn sauce and slaw. Let me tell you how that sandwich was everything I imagined and more!
The meatballs were freshly made with chopped onion and green peppers inside and they were cooked to a medium well consistency – not too hard or over cooked. The bun was soft with a little hint of sweetness. I also ordered plain fries from The Local Fry with a side of the peppercorn sauce.
My friend ordered the Korean fried chicken wings with gochujang sauce and of course I had to taste one. The sauce is a savory, traditional Korean condiment and had a sweet and spicy flavor, truly awesome sauce.
I think “The Original” will be my new favorite sandwich! I also want to visit The Local Fry and taste their gourmet and unique french fry options. What is your favorite fry from The Local Fry?
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