Sometimes, there are places one tries to avoid despite its proximity. As much as I could easily eat at the Delta Lion over and over again, I just never did feel like it. More often than not, I'd just grab a bowl of Pho at Stanley next door. Heck, I've been to the Subway in the same complex many times over rather than eat at the Delta Lion. It's not clear why I am so apprehensive. Well, with Ma treating, it was about time I tired the place out.
I decided to try the Pulled Pork Poutine first. Unfortunately, all of the cheese curds were completely melted, hence, I couldn't tell if they were squeaky or not. However, there was lots of it and it was stringy. The fresh-cut fries were not as crispy as I would've liked, but they were decent considering many places use the frozen Sysco variety. The thick gravy was okay, but could've used more punch as it was very mild. As for the pulled pork, it was dry and lifeless. It could've used some sort of moisture or sauce for both texture and flavour. I was surprised to see a wood-burning oven in the kitchen and my Margherita Pizza benefited from it. It wasn't exactly Neapolitan-style nor was I expecting that. For a thin crust pizza, it had all the important components: crunchy thin crust, an adequate amount of cheese and fresh tomatoes.
Ma had the Beef Dip and it arrived with a bun that was paler than a Vancouverite in December. The bun was soft though as well as the roast beef. The dip resembled my gravy where it could've used more meat flavour. Duffman had the Burger and it was pretty standard, except that was some of the most pale lettuce we've seen in a while. It did the job though. So should have I been avoiding the Delta Lion all this time? Well yes and no. Nothing was terrible, yet nothing was really good either. It did the job though, if you want some grub with your beer.
- Decent pizza from a wood-burning oven
- Food is pretty average