|As always when I'm on a coastal city, I try to eat fish and seafood. Victoria, British-Columbia, is no exception of course. Since I had not researched the subject before arrival and since I was staying pretty close to the harbour, I decided to return to the harbour (where I had arrived by boat from Port Angeles, WA, USA). There, I walked a bit... and I saw a group of people around a restaurant made out of an old container. I got closer and I saw it was serving fish and chips... bingo!, I had found my place to eat.|
I must admit it was a strange feeling
to be back in Canada after roughly 5 weeks in the USA (not counting
my 2-hr dip in Windsor of course). It felt nice to see store and
bank brands I know, much more than I thought it would. Even though I
was at roughly 5 000 km from where I used to live, it was still in
the same country and there was an invisible bound.
And that invisible bound got a bit
stronger when I looked at the menu of the chosen restaurant and saw
they had fish and seafood... poutine! Now, I knew what I would take.
Since the spicy poutine contents wasn't spelled out on their menu, I
asked at the order counter... satisfied with the description, I went
for it. I also order a special hot dog.
That's what you see on the picture. On
the left side, it's the spicy fish poutine. It's made out of crispy
fries, topped with chunks of salmon and cod in a spicy chipotle
sauce. It's VERY tasty... but it could use some more sauce to get
the real feeling of a poutine. I ate all the toppings and a few
fries. I took the small version ($6), but they also had a large
version ($10). On the right side, you have a 'red dog'... which is
basically a salmon filet fried and served on a grilled bun with
pickles, lemon pickled onions and tartar sauce ($8). I had about
one-quarter of the dog on site... brought the rest at the hostel for
a nightly snack. I have spent more than I would have normally for a
meal... but it was so worth it... and I had a great night snack too!
Besides, this was the only expense I made today... so my budget is
I know I'll return to that little shack
for more of their specialities tomorrow. :-)