Every week, three writers with iron stomachs will sample food on campus. This week, they tackled The Jacket Potato Man in HUB.
Medium New York Salad with Breaded Chicken - $10.21 with a drink
The breaded chicken comes atop a bed of rice, and is fairly tender with a soft bread coating. A sweet sauce covers both, upping the chicken’s flavour and making the otherwise plain, generic rice worth eating.
The salad component is made of lettuce, shredded chicken, tortilla chip strips and a choice of toppings including green onions, almonds and tomatoes. It’s nothing special, but the vegetables are crisp and fresh and the additional chicken is welcome. The meal was decent: fairly priced and generously portioned, but not exceptional.
Medium New York Salad - $6.50
The Jacket Potato Man offers diners friendly service and fresh food, and I appreciated that they had options other than just salad for vegetarians. After much deliberation, I opted for the New York Salad, which was topped with tomatoes, green peppers, green onions, almonds and tortilla chip strips. The salad had a good selection of vegetables, a contrast of texture with almonds and the chip strips, and a sweet, tangy sauce. Although I found the flavour a bit monotonous after a while, the salad was quite delicious.
Spicy Nacho Potato with a New York Salad - $8.50
The Spicy Nacho Potato and New York salad share a container together, forcing you to make the tough decision of what to dig into first. Personally, I went for the potato. The generous helping of salsa, black olives, melted cheese and sour cream fuse together well and help liven it up, making it worthy of its spicy moniker.
The New York Salad gives a fresh, crisp balance to the warm, cheesy potato. With a mound of slivered almonds, thinly sliced pieces of chicken breast and a side of sweet tangy black dressing, the New York salad has these delicious ingredients fighting for tastebud dominance — making it a worthy companion to the potato.
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