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EC Eats

A review of Malcolm Yards

The food is great — I think we can all agree with that statement. But sometimes, with so many different kinds of food, it’s hard to decide which food to eat. 

Whenever you go out with friends, everyone must agree on a restaurant to go to and not everyone ends up happy. 

However, at The Market at Malcolm Yards in Minneapolis, Minnesota, there are a wide variety of restaurants available all in one location. 

There are Argentinian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Italian and American-style dishes from different restaurants all in one dining area. 

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To eat at The Market, you must register your credit card with a cashier when you first enter the building. 

The cashier will then hand you back your credit card along with a card that will allow you to make purchases at any restaurant with all charges falling onto your credit card. 

When you use your card at one of the restaurants, you will enter a name and phone number. When your food is ready, you will receive a text telling you to come pick it up. 

The Market has a self-serving wall of beer for those who like to drink. To use it, you must show the cashier your ID along with your credit card. 

Once they confirm you are 21, they will give you a wrist band and you will be allowed to use the wall of beer. You are automatically charged for how much beer you pour. 

After you have finished eating, you drop off your card into one of their plastic return bins and head home. 

I recently visited The Market with family and friends. I’ve been to Malcolm Yards quite a few times and tried a few of the options they have there. 

By far, though, the Korean-style chicken from Abang Yoli is the best dish they have there and the best chicken I’ve ever had. 

You can get the chicken grilled or fried, but I always get it fried with their sesame sauce and kimchi. 

The dish also comes with green onions sprinkled on top and I love to put the onions, sauce and kimchi on top of a piece of chicken before I eat it. I would give that chicken a 10/10. 

While I was there most recently, my mom ordered a salad from Martes Tacos and my dad ordered a pizza from Wrecktangle Pizza. 

The pizza my dad ordered was called the shredder pizza which was a rectangular pizza with pepperoni and jalapeños. 

The slice I had was delicious with super gooey cheese and very soft bread. The pizza was also surprisingly sweet due to its caramelized crust. 

The pepperoni was also good but I didn’t eat the jalapeños. I had to pick them off because I don’t handle spice very well and even eating a single taki makes me sweat. 

I would give that pizza an 8/10 because while it was very good, I’ve had a better pizza from that location. 

The final thing I ate while I was there was a slice of tres leches cake from Del Sur. The best thing about this cake was that since it came prepackaged, I didn’t have to wait a while for it to be ready like I did for the other orders. 

It was a pretty good cake, although I wish it had a little bit more flavor to it. However, it did come with a little bit of fresh fruit on top which was a nice touch. I would rate that cake a 9/10. 

All in all, The Market is a great place to eat and if you ever take the bus down to Minneapolis, I would highly recommend checking it out.

Curtin can be reached at [email protected].

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