I was recently invited by Sherman of Sherman’s Food Adventure to ChaChi’s tasting in Metrotown. Located inside the Metropolitan Mall Food Court, ChaChi’s serves fresh and upscale sandwiches made from scratch in-house. You can really taste the difference between a Subway sandwich and a ChaChi’s sandwich given their fresh ingredients and unique sandwiches. Besides the usual bread orders, ChaChi’s also has a variety of salads and other small sides including their creamy mac and cheese and kettle chips.
All of their sandwiches were a bit spicy. Whether it was Dijon mustard, chili BBQ sauce or red pepper pasta, I would also feel a hint of spiciness in each sandwich. Even the ham and cheese sandwich had a hot mustard spread.
My favourite sandwiches would be the Pork with Mac and Cheese and the Banh Mi. Not only were they filling but they were also very savoury and not your usual sandwich option. Overall, all of their sandwiches were pretty good but I would stay away from the conventional ham and cheese if I were you…just so you can try something different.
Their kettle chips were a fun side addition to the sandwiches and their mac and cheese was very creamy. I also liked that their kettle chips weren’t too oily but were also quite flavourful.
Asiago Caesar – Romaine, Bacon, Garlic Crostini, Asiago Caesar Dressing with Chicken or Turkey
Crispy and fresh, their bacon Caesar salad would be one of the healthier and fresh options available at the food court.
Kale – Kale, Dill Ranch, Bacon, Jalapeno Jack, Garlic Crostini with Chicken or Turkey.
As you all know, raw kale is more bitter than cooked kale. Despite the creamy dill ranch dressing, their kale salad was still a bit bitter but it would suit those who lovethat fresh and bitter kick from raw kale.
Arugula – Arugula, Sundried Tomato, Goat Cheese, Artichoke, Red Onion, Crema Balsamic with Chicken, Turkey, Salami or Capicollo
This was my favourite salad on their menu. Not only was it crispy, fresh and healthy but it was also diverse in flavour. I’m not someone who likes a plain salad so with the goat cheese, arugula and artichoke, I loved the different ingredients in this salad.