The Kaboom Box

The Kaboom Box is a food cart serving local west coast inspired menu items. It’s located on Granville and Robson and if you can smell the enticing aroma of smoking salmon, you know you are close. I’ve been to this food cart a couple of times and I’ve had great experiences and mediocre experiences.

I had heard they have good fish and chips here so I wanted to try them. For $9 you get two pieces of battered cod with fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. I thought this was a pretty good price for fish and chips since lots of places will charge you more. I loved the batter they used. They deep-fry the fish fresh in a light and crispy tempura batter. I’m not a fan of the English style fish and chips because I find them too heavy so I preferred this style. With the lighter batter the flavor of the fish actually stood out so it didn’t just taste like you were eating a deep-fried piece of dough. The fries were hot and crispy and they give you a large amount. The coleslaw was creamy and crunchy and a nice addition to the meal. The tartar sauce was also very good and they give you a perfect amount for dipping. I really liked these fish and chips and I would definitely order these again.

The other item I’ve tried on the menu is their smoked salmon sandwich with poutine ($10). I had high hopes for this meal because the smoked salmon smelled so good but I was a bit disappointed. Firstly, the gravy on the poutine was cold and too thick. I didn’t like it at all. As for the smoked salmon sandwich I thought the salmon itself was delicious. The maple mustard slaw on the sandwich gave it a satisfying crunch but I thought the bun was too thick. It drowned out the flavors of the sandwich and it was hard to bite through. I’ve heard some people rave about this sandwich but I must have caught them on a bad day. It wasn’t horrible but it didn’t live up to my hopes.

Overall this isn’t my favourite food cart but I did enjoy the fish and chips. This prices are reasonable and the people working there have always been friendly. I wouldn’t mind trying the poutine again because I think I caught them on a bad day.


Yes for good fish and chips.

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Categories: $ (less than $10), Downtown, Food Cart, Seafood, Vancouver


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4 Comments on “The Kaboom Box”

  1. December 5, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    I only recently started reading your blog after an associate of mine recommended it to me. I enjoy reading about it, and agree about heavier battered fish. I like eating Fish and Chips, not fried batter and stick potatoes. For $9, that’s a really good price for a meal like that and I’d probably run into the mall to go eat it so that I don’t have to stand in the cold.

    • December 5, 2011 at 9:25 am #

      Hi Vincent I’m glad you enjoy my blog! If you don’t like heavy batter these fish and chips are great. Some people might not like them because they like the English style batter but I personally love tempura batter.


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