Every week, three writers with iron stomachs will sample food on campus. This week, they tackled Filistix in CAB basement.
Half order of the vegetarian feature: Thai Red Curry with sweet potato, green beans, and tofu - $8
Filistix has had an indoor kiosk set up in CAB Basement for the past year and it’s well worth a visit. Service was quick, friendly and helpful, especially when asked if this vegetarian special was also vegan — spoiler alert: it is.
The meal came with white rice and Filistix’s Signature Slaw, which was full of great contrasts in terms of flavour and texture. The curry itself was delicious and the vegetables were cooked to a perfect point of tenderness.
Unfortunately, the sauce, while wonderfully rich and creamy, was lacking. It could’ve used some sort of an extra kick, especially since the white rice sitting below the curry just got soaked with bland sauce. My only other issue with the dish was that the chunks of tofu were left plain and mushy. Still, this meal made for a great lunch and even just the half order was a generous portion of food.
Signature Slaw - $6
Crunchy, fresh and delicious — that’s the coleslaw at FiliStix. This food-truck style restaurant is definitely one of the best healthy options on campus. The menu is simple, the options are appetizing and the service is fantastic.
While I’m not much of a herbivore, I wholeheartedly enjoyed the coleslaw. This was not the sloppy, wet side dish you might expect — instead, it was a gourmet version of a classic meal. The special additions made all the difference: cranberries added a sweet accent to the cabbage, while the almonds added a slight flavor boost. And judging from the smell of the other dishes, I would definitely come back to try one of their meatier delights another time.
Half order of the Chicken Adobo - $8
For my first time ever eating Filistix, I decided to go with their classic: the Chicken Adobo. Essentially two pieces of chicken sitting on a bed of rice smothered in sauce, the chicken was tender and well spiced, falling off the bone just enough. And while I’m not normally a fan of rice, the soy, garlic and chili sauce that was on top of it had me quickly singing a different tune. I was also impressed with the amount of food I got in only a half order, which ended up being just the right amount for a meal.
While I was skeptical of trying Filistix at first, the flavourful food and friendly service has made a returning customer out of me.
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