Sunday 28 May 2017

Edible Obsessions | Jam Cafe

I am finally feeling like my normal self. Bahamas, my first ever vacation, ended on a bitter note as I caught an awful viral three days in and it was awful. The nausea alone was brutal and as the nausea began to fade, I then got a seriously sore through complete with sneezing, and runny nose. As a celebration to finally having my tastebuds back, I persevered the hour long wait for delicious brunch at Jam Cafe Vancouver!

Albeit the massive portions, my friend and I decided we were going to pig-out. Between the two of us, we ordered the Charlie Bowl, a Lonely Piggie and the Huevos Rancheros.

Jam Cafe's iconic Charlie Bowl is their take on the hash. Served in a massive bowl, there are layers of crumbled buttery biscuit, potato hash browns, diced ham, green onions, cheddar cheese which is topped with a generous ladle of their sausage gravy. And since brunch would incomplete without eggs, the Charlie Bowl is garnished with two perfect sunny side up eggs. Only a few individuals have been able to finish the Charlie Bowl in one sitting, and those who are able to get T-shirt!

I love how the Charlie Bowl is something so simple, but since Jam Cafe has done such a good job with their flavours, it tastes amazing. We were only able to eat a third of the bowl, so the rest we took home which made for delicious left overs.

I am all about Mexican food, so of course I liked their Heuvos Rancheros. I thought Jam Cafe's decision to fry the corn tortillas was really great as it added a lovely crunchy texture to the dish. The guacamole was chunky the way I liked it and the tomatillo salsa brought some freshness. Layered between the fried corn tortillas was black beans and jalapeƱo sour cream and topped off with two basted eggs. On the side was half a smoked chorizo sausage and some delicious house made corn bread. Again, huge portions, but flavours were on point. I was surprised we were able to for the most part finish this dish. I would definitely be ordering Jam Cafe's Heuvos Rancheros in the future.

We probably did not need to order a side, but it was hard to resist the Lonely Piggie. What is a Lonely Piggie? It is a maple sausage that has been dipped in pancake batter and then fried to golden perfection served on a wooden skewer. You are also given Jam Cafe's maple butter syrup - AMAZING - and with the maple butter syrup, it tastes SOOO GOOD. Like I cannot even describe how delicious it was! And I also love how it comes with a side of fruit so you can feel healthy haha! Please order the Lonely Piggie, or order the entree size which comes with three as I promise you that it tastes really good and you will not be able to find anything remotely similar at any other restaurant.

Jam Cafe, I love you and the only complaint I will ever have are the long wait times. 


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