Rated 5 stars
I have been to Bowman’s restaurant four times in the past year and a half. Every time, I order the same thing: the crispy chicken sandwich. Each time, I find myself craving it more and more. Words cannot describe the majesty of this sandwich. It’s like taking a bite out of the cosmos, as if with every swallow, infinite power flashes before your eyes. If anyone ever asks what is the meaning of the universe, there is only one answer: the crispy chicken sandwich. If you have not tasted it, you have not lived. If you have not encountered the faint sweetness of the bun, lightly toasted to that perfect balance between crunchy and soft, the crispy chicken that can only be described as a masterpiece is tender and juicy, surrounded by a crunchy battered exterior as if enveloping it in the most tender of hugs, then your life is meaningless. However, there is one thing that is indisputably the most remarkable element to this culinary mastery, the coleslaw. Never in my life have I experienced anything so profound as this flawless slaw. Crunchy sliced cabbage dressed in a slightly tangy cream sauce, the cabbage adding a note of bitterness which is softened by the delicate creaminess of the sauce. They fit perfectly together as if made for each other since the dawn of time. The combination of mellow sweetness from the bun, salty, savoury goodness from the chicken and tangy heaven from the coleslaw is enough to melt someone into a puddle of joy. Be warned, after just one bite, your brain may not be able to comprehend what it is experiencing because what you have just tasted is the epitome of perfection. Are you hungry yet? Good, go eat a Bowman’s crispy chicken sandwich. I hear they’re pretty good.
Location: 1170 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K6
Hours: 11:30am to 11:00pm