Well, where to eat in Regina… Let’s look on Yelp and see… Huh… This place flip has lots of good reviews, I should go.
Taking a look at this menu is wild! There’s a dozen exotic things like catfish and red shrimp with chips, buttermilk fried chicken gizzards on a bed of dirty rice, and something called Yakitori Foldies.
I ordered the chicken gizzards because I’m pretty sure I’ve never had gizzards before. The head chef informs me they are the upper part of a chicken stomach, slightly uncomfortable with that idea but in some parts of the world people eat insects as a protein daily so I’ll be fine. They arrive and look surprisingly good, after the first couple bites I realize they are good! Similar I texture to calamari but more dense and with some extra chewiness. The dirty rice has some spice to it and is served with some white BBQ sauce. Mighty fine rice!
The Yakitori Foldies are skewered hanger steak with Miso mayo and a Ponzu glaze. Served on the skewer with mini steam buns. Mighty tasty!
For the main course I’ve opted to have the catfish and red shrimp with my fries done in shortening instead of canola oil! We’ll see if it’s as much of a change as I’m expecting.
The catfish and red shrimp are rich in seafood flavour! Almost too flavourful for me. I’ll admit, I’ve just learned that I’m not a huge catfish fan. It tastes similarly to the smell of the ocean to me. My table mate this evening has chosen the Charred Short Rib with spaetzle and it looks delicious!
The fries in vegetable shortening are quite good. There is a slight difference in taste and texture. They have a homemade ketchup here that is really good as well. It seems to be made from actual, real tomatoes!
And with every good foodie review a dessert is needed! The feature dessert is frozen Black Forest cake. It’s fantastic!! The chocolate cake part is almost more of a decedent brownie and the cherries are the real deal! Not those generic marichino style cherries. There is even a couple of cheese cake style layers.
Wrapping up, this place is part of the Salt food boutique and Atlantis coffee shop. They will have a brewery opening up soon and it’ll be called Malt!
They take great pride in a high level of cleanliness and speed. The kitchen is open to the bar where you can sit and watch them madly cook the dozens of dishes being ordered! Lots of natural light and a great big patio to hang out on. Will come again!