Kanga brings Australia to Toronto with its Aussie meat pies which are individually portioned. I was invited by co-owner Megan for a private tasting.
Traditional Aussie Meat Pie – Minced beef in a savoury gravy with a touch of vegemite.
Loved this!! The meat was very delicious and went well with the gravy. The gravy was just the perfect amount – it wasn’t soupy inside nor overpower the meat. The pastry was very fluffy, and to which I find they use butter instead of shortening (a win!). As they recommend, “best enjoyed with ketchup”. Initially I was skeptical about adding ketchup because meat plus gravy was perfect already for me. But after trying it with ketchup, there is the salt + sour combination from the gravy and ketchup that just made everything more delicious!
The Canadian – pieces of Steak and Bacon, braised with Amsterdam Nut Brown Ale and a savoury gravy
I preferred The Traditional over this. I found that the steak were not in small chunks that when you bite, you get a lot of steak in that bite, leaving few for the rest of the pie. The steak wasn’t bite of tender as well that’s why it was hard to bite such that you only get enough steak in that bite.
The fresh cut fries were awesome! They give generous portions and you can choose between sea salt or aussie chicken sea salt.
Also had their Flat White. This was a damn good flat white, using beans from Propeller Coffee. Love the taste and the smoothness of the drink. And best of all, I didn’t feel the acidity that I feel on others.
65 Duncan St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 1Z4
Disclaimer: Although this was a sponsored tasting with Kanga, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company’s.