Restaurant Review: Patois

Out of All The Places I experienced this summer I kept forgetting to document my experiences and my input on how I feel the food did or did not taste.

Yesterday I accidently stumbled upon a place that funny enough had heard about many times but never had the time to look into to be able to indulge.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Patois is

a :a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect
b :uneducated or provincial speech
Sunday October 22nd I accidently ended up at Patois when racing to get to Old School to have brunch. The doors were initially locked but I was informed that the restaurant doesn’t open until 5pm. After aimlessly wandering around the downtown core occasionally stopping to bash in my own vanity and take some pictures for the “Gram”, I was greeted at 4:58 by an open door and a very cheerful gentleman.
After a quick washroom break I was greeted with a nice Cold Cup of San P.

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Patois 

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After lusting over half the menu for almost 10 minutes I finally decided on the Jerk Chicken Chow Mein as my Entree but felt peckish and ordered something to hold me until it came.

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Rum Punch: Earl Grey Steeped Havana Club 3 year, Orange Pineapple +Lemon

I haven’t told many people but I cut out eating beef and pork from my diet to help in aiding my ” J to Vegan”. CM got the Jamaican Patty Double Down: 2 cocktail patties, bacon, swiss cheese fondue and sriracha something I was tempted to get but so dedicated to not eating beef that I had to let that fantasy go.

Not trying to make me feel left out, our amazing server suggested the Curry Goat Doubles with ChickPeas and a Slaw.

From the half of a half of a half of a bite I had

AH-MAZING

Being the Seafood lover that I am , The Bay Scallop and Shrimp Ball :c-plus gastrique, chinese red vinegar gave me all types of flavour profiles and was literally a walk down memory lane for me.

I remember going to Markham with my dad as a child and getting shrimp and fish balls from Pacific Mall, this Ball reminded me so much of those moments.

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Only merely denting as whole in my broadened appetite, we then went on to ordering the main course.

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OG Fried Chicken with the Watermelon Pickle.

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MC decided he wanted the half of the OG Fried Chicken while I was determined to try the Jerk Chicken Chow Mein that was on the Features Menu.

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Jerk Chicken Chow Mein: Crispy Egg Noodles with pulled jerk chicken Shiitake , Bok Choy & Oyster Sauce.

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Believe me when I say the picture serves this noodle delight NO justice. One thing I LOVE is Crispy Noodles and mixed with the Oyster Sauce and the mushrooms I was in heaven. Even though I picked all the chicken out ( My Vegetarian Friends would be proud), It was definitely one of the best crispy noodle Chow Meins I have had in a long time. Even though I had to almost force myself to eat it all I refused to waste anything especially when my heart was set on having dessert.

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Cookie Butter French Toast

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I have never ever had hong kong style french toast, BUT I can assure you this will not be my last time having it. That was honestly the BEST French Toast I have had in ages ( even though it was very sweet). The flavour was delicious and the maple syrup on top added so much to the overall taste. It was so good and so sweet that I couldn’t even finish it all and had to give most of it away afraid I would awaken my sweet tooth I’ve been trying to kill.

Overall Experience: 9/10

Everything was amazing from the seat location, to the service to the food, even down to the Sparkling water.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Check them out online at

Patois Website

Instagram

 

xoxo.

Lici.

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