The Bink Grill Table
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Egg rolls originated in Southern China as a mainstay of Cantonese cuisine, but creative Americans have remixed them into a food truck favorite containing just about any filling. Chef Bink is in that mix with his amazing “Southwestern egg rolls.”
My first roll was the Bink’s delicious Southwest Chicken Egg rolls ($4) with grilled chicken, red peppers, green onions, corn, black beans, spinach, jalapeno pepper, parsley, and Colby jack cheese. Colby jack was the best option to marry the choral of veggies and chicken together for flavors that evolved from mild and smooth, to lightly sweet, and then sharp and tangy. Dipping the egg roll into chef’s creamy dipping sauce on the side added delicious complimentary flavor.
Next were the amazing and super simple Corned Beef Egg Rolls ($4). Chopped seasoned corned beef with Swiss cheese, these rolls literally tasted like mini–Ruben Sandwiches minus the sauerkraut.
Following these tasty bites, we moved on to my favorite roll, the Buffalo Chicken and Cheese Egg rolls ($4). Boasting a tanginess supported by a mild heat binding the Coby cheese mild and slightly sweet finish for a crunchy gooey bite that had me breaking all parts of my diet. Yes, I actually try, but with spots like this creating such nostalgically remixed offerings, what the hell are you gonna do?
Add to all this deliciousness, the incredibly reasonable price. For $12 you can indulge in multiple tasty varieties! Like, why wouldn’t you come here? Chef even came through with the vegan roll comprised of white and red cabbage, green onion, red peppers, corn, and carrots.
I couldn’t resist ordering the last two flavors, and I’m glad I did. The Cheeseburger Egg roll ($4) was my second favorite. Served with seasoned ground chuck, American cheese, pickles and onions, it was so delicious my nephew Jon and Media Manager Mike ordered more while filming our segment. Based on their reaction, this is likely the crowd favorite.
Following the cheeseburger, we shifted to the Grilled Chicken Cheese and Bacon Egg roll ($4), with grilled chicken, Colby jack cheese, corn, and red peppers. The saltiness from the bacon, the sweet finish of the Colby jack and the seasoned chicken had me dipping it into ranch dressing, taking the flavors over the top. I loved every bite.
Bink’s Grill is one of those solid concepts that could easily pop up in malls across the country. Chef Bink tricked out one of Asia’s most popular foodie creations and created a brand that has something for everyone. Add to that the extremely hospitable service and our rolls coming out in lighting speed and he has a bona fide winner.
We love Detroit’s Black food scene so much, I am seriously considering buying a house there. What’s exciting is the city seriously has the potential to become a Black Wall Street. Detroit’s food and drink industry will play a significant role in the city reaching that potential.
We give Bink’s Grill 4 ½ out of 5 stars! Give them a visit at 18455 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221 or call them at (313) 513-2465.