Food: Al Burger & poutine/ Consumed at: Al’s Deli, Kingsland, Auckland/ Date: July 2016
What do you do after a workout? Eat all the calories back again! After a rough start to the day, I got myself sorted by working out with my friends, followed by a good feed at Al’s Deli in Kingsland and a few hours of Pokemon hunting to round up the night.
I hadn’t realised that Al had opened at Kingsland as well, but I’d been to the Queen Street deli quite a few times and obviously loved it. Something that I was very keen to have was the poutine. I had been quite disappointed that the Canadian Pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World did not serve poutine and had been craving it everyday since.
Poutine, for anyone who’s never tried it, originates from the province of Quebec in Canada and is made up of French fries drizzles in gravy and sprinkled with cheese curds, such a winning combo.
So in addition to a small (but generous, in my opinion) serving of poutine I also got the Al Burger. The toppings were pretty standard, “Angus burger, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, onion, pickles, lettuce and tomato,” the taste however, was anything but. The Angus burger patty was cooked to perfection, just a tiny bit red in the middle which meant it was tender and juicy. Special mention to the buns too– they were pretty bangin’.
Usually I would’ve topped it all off with a shake, but this time round I refrained myself… next time though for sure.