Salmon n' Bannock
1128 West Broadway, Vancouver BC
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
- Authentic First Nation cuisine
- Decorated with different First Nation paintings and arts
- I think they just opened few months ago, so the original name of the restarant is still there. If you see "Mona's" restaurant next to a tanning salon, bang! Then you will see Salmon n' Bannock's banner next to it :)
The interior was pretty simple, with colourful First Nation paintings on the wall and was decorated with black, red and white colours. Every table has a small vase with two beautiful flowers.
Both EU and I had actually taken a look at their menu online so we ordered quickly after seated.
Wild Smoked Salmon Platter-
- Served with bannock, capers, Spanish onions, mix greens
- Mix Green Salad-n/a (it's salad...nothing to shout about)
- The greens were crunchy, especially the zucchini.
- Ok, I was NOT surprised by the salad; but the dressing was really good and refreshing! It didn't taste oily and heavy like the normal ones.
- I think they made the dressing freshly with berries (raspberries maybe?). If you take a closer look at it, you will actually find tiny bits of berries in it. Nice!
- Smoked Salmon-n/a (again, they are SMOKED salmon)
- Served with capers, onions and bannock
- It was interesting to see they served two kinds of bannock for this dish. The circular ones with some burnt colour on the top and bottom were warm. On the other hand, the long ones were cold.
- The warm bannock was pan-fried. Overall, it was soft, but the inside was even softer and chewier. I like that chewiness ;)
- The crust long bannock was a bit too hard for me. Also because it's long in shape, I had to either eat the crust first or eat the softer part first. Unlike the warm bannock, which I could eat both layers together. Overall, it was chewy, but I will prefer the warm ones.
- $6 (+$2 add mix organic greens)
- Three Sisters: Butternut squash, potatoes and corn, and green beans
The server was very nice and friendly. He thought we were doing a project on First Nation, so he told us the story of the Three Sisters :)
- Unlike the Smoker Salmon Platter I had, EU's bannock were both served warm. She likes the texture as well but finds them nothing special.
They gave us the bill in a black box with two toffee candies.
It was an easy meal; the flavour of the food were not very strong, which is a good choice to end my day after having those wonderful chocolates after lunch ;D