L and I visit CrossRoads Market every weekend. I drop by Regina Meats for boneless chicken thighs and ground pork. I purchase my farm fresh eggs, whole chicken and honey at Henry and Helen’s Honey Stand. Our last stop is at Chongo’s Produce for guacamole, chips and vegetables. We stopped by Eat’s of Asia because I saw on Instagram they were serving up lo bak go (daikon cake), a dish that’s commonly eaten at dim sum and for Chinese New Year. For this post, let’s listen to Gods Favourite Customer by Father John Misty.
I chatted briefly with the owner/chef of Eats of Asia – Jay de Corro who I’ve met from past Yelp Elite Parties and a chef de partie (CDP) John Leung.
We ordered Daikon Cake ($3.50), Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl ($11) and Japa Tots ($7). This was quite a lot of food for the two of us. Of the three dishes, my favourite was the chicken teriyaki.
The batter on the chicken was fabulous, remaining crispy up until the last bite. There was a good meat to rice ratio. The julienned carrots and cabbage added a fresh crunch and tricked me into feeling this dish was healthier than it actually was. The sauce was heavy, sweet and saucy. I would order this again.
The tater tots were fresh out of the fryer, drizzled with Japanese mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce. I enjoyed the thin fried slices of Spam, which added a nice saltness to the dish. The portion was large enough for three to share.
The daikon cake, much like all the food, was nicely plated. The exterior was pan-seared, the interior was soft and smooth. Better than what I can get at most dim sum restaurants in Calgary.
For three generously portioned dishes, this feast cost us only $22.00. Eats of Asia is a popular spot in the market. Throughout our meal, there was a constant stream of customers, many of them clearly regulars. If you haven’t yet, check it out. I plan to return for the curry chicken, chicken teriyaki and poke bowls.