The Belly has Landed Part Deux | Rock Candy

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Belly has Landed Part Deux

Posted By on Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 4:16 PM

I've been away for a bit, so please give me a bit of latitude with a few more pics about my recent vacation to the pacific coast of Canada.

My last post was all about my favorite food group- seafood!  But I'll have you know I ate regular food as well and here are the pics.

Nah, just kidding.  Here's the seafood.  I love it too much. 

Steamed mussels and halibut from a cafe in the small village of Tofino.

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Thats a fruit salsa on top of a fillet of grilled halibut, aspargus, and red onions.  The sweetness matched well with the spiciness of the fish.

Speaking of Halibut- How bout some (halibut) fish and chips from Port Alberni?  Right off the dock.

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Or the Cod fish and chips from a diner in the Harbor city of Nanaimo?

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Or find a hippie taco stand in the botanical gardens adjacent to the Pacific Rim National Park-

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They're famous for their fish tacos seen below.  Thats another fruit salsa over a very spicy grilled salmon in a crunchy blue corn tortilla shell.  I'm not a huge fan of Fish Taco's, but I gotta say these were pretty darn good.  Spicy and sweet, the fresh salmon really worked well with the other ingredients.

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Thats all folks.  I promise to resume my Arkansas themed posting next.  Thanks for indulging me and please tell us of your culinary exploits next time you take a trip!

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