Kitchen Confidential: Fast food gone wild
Toronto’s foodies are going crazy for camel and kangaroo. As well as being exotic, their meat is touted as having almost no fat. But will these quick eats really put a spring in your step?
Casbah camel burger
• Serving size: 1 burger (235 g)
• Calories 524
• Total Fat 20.9 g (32% Daily Value*)
• Sodium 884 mg (37% Daily Value*)
• Carbohydrates 55.7 g (19% Daily Value*)
• Protein 28.4 g
From a street-food market at Bathurst and Dundas, Casbah has created a stir with its camel burger. Despite the lean meat, the burger is far from fat-free, likely because of the toppings of chili mayo, harissa and hot sauce. Still, for a burger, those numbers are not bad.
Address: Market 707, 707 Dundas St. W.
Wvrst kangaroo hot dog
• Serving size: 1 hot dog (243 g)
• Calories 394
• Total Fat 10.7 g (16% Daily Value*)
• Sodium 1232 mg (51% Daily Value*)
• Carbohydrates 40.4 g (13% Daily Value*)
• Protein 34 g
Already popular in Australia, kangaroo has started hopping onto menus in Toronto, too. Wvrst’s ’roo hot dog should put a spring in your step with its low fat and carb content. But, at just over half your daily value, the sodium is the one to watch.
Address: 609 King St. W.
TEST PARAMETERS: Results relate only to the items tested. A standard margin of error applies for each item. *DAILY VALUE PERCENTAGES: Health Canada uses a 2,000-calorie diet as the benchmark for nutritional labelling, and so did we. Subsequent values for total fat and carbohydrates are derived as a percentage of that diet.