Joining all-star marketeers R, L, H and J at Tom Can Cook in scenic Waltham, I was struck by the laminated special sheet on the table. I mean, how often do you see a food with two adjectives and no noun?
Sure, you can walk into any Waffle House in the world and ask for “smothered and covered” and everybody knows you’re talking hash browns, which, now that I think about it, might also be a nounless food. It depends, as Bill Clinton used to say, on what you mean by “hash.” Not wanting to pass up a chance to try such an unusually constructed app, we ordered up some Crispy Puffy. It certainly looked more appetizing than either the description or the photo on the specials sheet, especially the sauce.
As it turns out, the folks at Urban Dictionary are ahead of me on this one, but I have to say I found the Crispy Puffy pleasant and flavorful. Definitely more crispy than puffy, with a nice sweet curry flavor. Some of the best grounded chicken I’ve had.