We recently had the opportunity to go to Humble Potato in Westchester. Eric, the owner, loves to use basic ingredients to whip up wholesome, palatable creations that are heavily influenced by his childhood in Japan and Indonesia.
We started off with the Mama-San Salad. There were lots of interesting textures and flavors involved here. The shredded romaine/homemade yuzu-vinaigrette based salad was light and flavorful. The cilantro, mandarin oranges, and crispy wontons complimented each other nicely, and rounded out this well-balanced salad.
Next we had the Shichimi & Garlic Parmesan Fries. They were not too crispy and not too soft, and topped with seaweed flakes, sea salt, and Parmesan cheese. Served with a delicious spicy mayonaise-based sauce, the fries were a real winner.
Next up was the Hambaga. DELICIOUS. The Angus beef was very fresh and flavorful, as were the tomato, grilled onion, and romaine lettuce on top. The veggies stand out a bit, and really pair well with the burger. It felt as if they had gone out and gathered everything from the farm just minutes before. Continuing the theme of freshness for the burger was the bun, which was super-soft, yet held up well with the juicy burger.
Next up was the Katsu Sando, which was a buttermilk-crusted fried chicken sandwich with tonkatsu sauce and yuzu-jalapeno slaw. The buttermilk-crusted chicken was nice. Many katsu-style dishes feel heavy, but the buttermilk crust felt a bit lighter.
The Chicken Curry Meatball Sandwich finished off our main menu items. This sandwich was sloppy-yummy! Thick, Japanese-style savory curry is the main flavor here. The sandwich is also topped with onion, and pickled radish. It’s a large sandwich, so order it if you’re pretty hungry!
For those of you who have a sweet tooth, there are two dessert items on the list that were both quite good. The Abocado Shake is avocado and ice blended to a thick creamy consistency and topped with chocolate sauce. There’s also a small amount of palm sugar to make it a little sweet. It was light and had just the right amount of sweetness to it. A tasty after-dinner treat.
The next dessert was the Mocha Custard, which was quite delicious. Light and sweet, but not too sweet. Even if you feel like you can’t have a dessert, this one is really worth trying. It is smooth and goes down easy! You definitely won’t be disappointed.
The final verdict is that everything here was pretty good, although the Hambaga was definitely the tastiest item that we had. We didn’t try the Battle Royale burger, which features a fried egg with a soft yolk, so we’ll definitely have to come back for that! This place will definitely be a hit with the Loyola crowd. Tasty eats at a reasonable price. Get out here and give it a go!