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Pulled pork croquette at Marben...holy crap that was good

TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 05:23 AM

Went to Marben last night for the Sausage League dinner, but also ordered several items off the regular dinner menu. I am compelled to recommend the pulled pork croquette as one of the yummier things I've eaten in the recent past. That's right, a croquette -- pulled pork, breaded and deep fried.

It was really damn good. Super crunchy exterior (but not too thick) and a rich, unctuous interior of just plain ol' pulled pork. Served with a small helping of a tangy potato salad and a few greens. I need to go back and have this again. Soon.

Sorry for the bad photo -- iphone and bad lighting.

488 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1E5, CA

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    jamesm RE: TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 06:03 AM

    That sounds delicious. Any idea what they used as a binder? Was it a bechamel?

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      TorontoJo RE: jamesm Jun 9, 2011 06:09 AM

      It was hard to tell because the restaurant was so dark. If it was a bechamel, they used a minimal amount, because I found the interior creamy, but not overly so. All you could visibly see was pulled pork. It was a very simple dish, but it just happened to combine two things near and dear to my heart: pork and crunchy fried things.

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      fickle RE: TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 07:28 AM

      Here's a pic with a bit more light. I agree with TorontoJo, it was pretty darn tasty. Loved it as much as the pommes kennedy that came with our roast beef.

      1. jlunar RE: TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 08:43 AM

        *drool* Want. Eat. Love crunchy and porky.

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          TorontoJo RE: jlunar Jun 9, 2011 09:06 AM

          Exactly. What's not to love?

        2. foodyDudey RE: TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 08:47 AM

          Globe Bistro has something similar on the current menu. I have not tried it as I'm eating my way through the appetisers and only try two each time. The pork item is next on my list.
          So far I had the elk tartare, seared albacore tune, and the lobster aps. (and a soup) and all are worth ordering.

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            freelancer RE: TorontoJo Jun 9, 2011 08:56 AM

            Whoa. That looks amazing. Will have to head over...

            1. cheezwhiz RE: TorontoJo Jun 11, 2011 03:39 AM

              I dont see the croquette on the menu listed on their site. Has there been alot of changes to it?

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                TorontoJo RE: cheezwhiz Jun 11, 2011 04:36 AM

                There are a few changes from what's on the web site, but not a lot. The most notable addition is the croquette.

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                  pinstripeprincess RE: cheezwhiz Jun 11, 2011 06:07 AM

                  they seem to change their menu fairly regularly as there were maybe only 5 dishes that were the same from about a month ago. those were mostly the dishes that sounded more like mains.

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