Cactus Club Cafe – Kingsway
We’ve stayed away from this Cactus Club Cafe for a long time… mainly because it always looks so busy and the parking lot is always full. I remember eating at this location years ago before they made their changes… back when they used to have cows all over the place. Big improvement (but I think I still miss the cows).
We were going to eat at the nearby Sushi Garden but it was kind of busy so we walked down the block and were surprised to find the parking lot empty (seems they’ve had some car break-ins recently).
We decided to go for some appetizers:
The Korean style bbq pork lettuce wrap is something that we’ve had before and it was very tasty (and quite messy). Unlike chinese lettuce wraps that use hoisin sauce, this dish came with a spicy yogurt sauce and a Korean chili sauce. The chili sauce is more liquidy than hoisin – tastes great but it does make the already-difficult-to-eat-dish-without-spilling-all-over-your-shirt more of a challenge to eat.
The westcoast pocket trio is, as I’m sure you can guess, three pockets of goodness. They take a tofu pocket and stuff it with rice, smoked salmon, avocado, and pea shoots. Kind of like inari sushi on steroids but tastier.
We’ve never had the spicy chicken before but thought it sounded interesting. It was a simple dish, served with crispy wontons, scallions and a sweet chili glaze, but it was very good.
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5