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Foodie Friday: Kimchi Fries

Kimchi Fries |

They may not look like much but this is one delicious dish.

I’m still a bit of a n00b when it comes to world cuisine but I was pretty sure that banh mi was a Vietnamese dish, so I was confused when my friend insisted we go to Bahn Mi Boys for kimchi fries one night while I was in Toronto. “But kimchi is Korean…”  I thought. In the end I just chalked it up to them both being Asian cultures. I both praise and curse my friend now for that invitation. Fries, pulled pork, green onion, mayo and kimchi may seem like an off-beat combination but the flavours worked so well together. The sweet tang of the pork was offset by the spicy sour of the kimchi, but kept in check by the rich mayo. I raved…and then I went back two days later. Now I’m home with some kimchi in my fridge and determined to try to make this at home. Would you try it?

Fact Sheet

  • Where: Banh Mi Boys, Toronto, Canada
  • Cost: $5.99
  • Verdict: I had them twice in 3 days and even now I’m still thinking about them.


  1. Rachel says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 10:50 am (#)

    That looks delicious! I think kimchi goes well on a whole lot of things.

  2. Melissa Hogan says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 11:01 am (#)

    Kind of surprising really. I’d only ever had before by itself or as part of a lettuce wrap at a Korean bbq meal. I wonder what else I could pair it with? Hmm…

  3. Tom @ Waegook Tom says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 11:35 am (#)

    I was told to go to Banh Mi Boys and didn’t – I’m regretting it now as I would have totally gone for the kimchi fries, I miss Korean food so much!

  4. Melissa Hogan says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 3:15 pm (#)

    I was tempted by the galbi beef (that’s kinda redundant isn’t it?) tacos as well but didn’t try them this time.

  5. Alouise says:

    June 14th, 2013 at 10:30 pm (#)

    I so wish I would have ordered the kimchi fries when I went to Bahn Mi Boys. Oh well just an excuse to go back to Toronto.

  6. Michelle says:

    June 18th, 2013 at 7:04 pm (#)

    That looks like such a good idea!! Mmm :)

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