723 – 12th Street
New Westminster, BC
First entry from this outpost of New Westminster! This city has its charms, despite its reputation as not being the most safest place to be, especially at night.
I ventured out, in the daytime, as I was in the neighborhood and found this little donair shop on 12th street. I saw some folks coming out of it with take away bags and some eating at the tables out front. Must be good or cheap I thought, so parked my car on the street and stepped inside.
Inside, I was greeted by a cheery man, who had the air of a person who had pride in their work and his product. Love meeting folks like that, in any walk of life. The space was tiny, basically just a counter from which to order at and at which he put together the food.
The simple choice of a pair of regular donairs and a drink for $6.99 was easy to make. Deciding to split it up a little, asked for a beef and a chicken.
Alas, the regular size was kind of skimpy when it came to volume. The beef itself was also under-seasoned and not too tasty. Though it wasn’t super dried out, which is a pet peeve of mine when it comes to this fast food.
The chicken fared only slightly better in terms of flavor. Volume-wise, it was again lacking.
Sorry Paradise Donair, you’re far from being ideal for me…