Notable Restaurant Dishes

The restaurant dishes memorialized here were all served to me at one time or another. Most were excellent, and deserve to be remembered, while other were truly awful and are recorded as cautionary tales of what not to do. In either event, please feel free to browse for culinary inspiration.

Fish Pakora at the Haweli Indian Restaurant in Edmonton

Fish Pakora at the Haweli Indian Restaurant in Edmonton

Fish Pakora at the Haweli Restaurant in Edmonton

The Haweli Indian Restaurant in downtown Edmonton is a fairly upscale Indian establishment with a decent menu. The Fish Pakora you see pictured above wasn’t the best of the dishes I sampled there, and was not very well plated I didn’t think, but it came with same delicious Onion Pickle that was served with their excellent Aloo Tikki Appetizer, and was still pretty good.

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Grilled Halloumi at Play, Food, & Wine (Version II)

Grilled Halloumi at Play, Food, & Wine (Version II)

Grilled Halloumi at Play, Food, & Wine (Version II)

A while ago, I posted a review of the excellent Grilled Halloumi at Play, Food & Wine, my favorite Wine Bar and Bistro in Ottawa’s Byward Market. On a subsequent visit, I was dining with a friend and I urged her to try it as I had really enjoyed it the first time. When it arrived, however, it was prepared quite differently and, luckily, I got to sample some. The result was nothing like the first, but every bit as good.

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Seaweed Salad at the Koreana Restaurant in Ottawa

Seaweed Salad at the Koreana Restaurant in Ottawa

Seaweed Salad at the Koreana Restaurant in Ottawa

I have previously mentioned the Koreana Restaurant in Ottawas’s Chinatown. It is an excellent restaurant, and probably my second favorite after the much smaller Ali Rang Restaurant near Byward Market. Some of their food is truly excellent (most notably the Koreana Seafood Pajeon , which was even better than Ali Rang’s), and the Seaweed Salad appetizer you see above was of the nicer ones I have tasted.

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Arancini Poutine at Sorrentino's Italian Restaurant in Edmonton

Arancini Poutine at Sorrentino's Italian Restaurant in Edmonton

Arancini Poutine at Sorrentino’s in Edmonton

I enjoyed a number of good dishes at Sorrentino’s in downtown Edmonton during a ten day stay in the City. The place is an upscale Italian restaurant of the white-tablecloth variety, and the service was excellent on each of my visits. The appetizer you see above is an attempt at a fusion of an old Italian classic with a Canadian favorite of more recent origin. I am not sure how successfully they captured the Canadian part of the dish, but the result was very interesting.

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