|Korean Fried Cauliflower|
Although I’m not a cauliflower fan by any means, the Korean fried cauliflower which was breaded in tempura, tossed in a sweet and spicy korean chili miso, then topped with sesame seeds had the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Although the Korean chili was hotter than I’d like, when the lime was squeazed over it, it helped to cut through the heat.
Their blueberry mojito was dangerously delicious, as it was effervescent, refreshing, and didn’t taste of alcohol. It is not surprisingly, Joey Restaurants most popular drink.
One of my favourite dishes of the night was their refreshed 500 salad - named for the number of calories in their full sized version. They switched out what used to be barley with wheat berry to give it more mouth feel and bite. Consisting of quinoa, raw vegetables, almonds, mint, parsley, avocado and watermelon radish, the salad was light with just a hint of acidity, and a variety of textures with each bite, it was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting salad to eat.
|Lobster and Prawn Ravioli|
Although I am definitely no fan of key lime pie, in fact, it’s the one dessert I’ve never ordered, the key lime pie at Joey Restaurant was enjoyable. I didn’t find it too citrusy like many I’ve tried and the whip cream mellows out the lime flavour. Great for someone who is not a fan of key lime pie, but maybe not so much for someone like my male human who loves it.
|Molten Lava Chocolate Souffle|
Overall, I enjoyed the new spring menu at Joey Restaurant and would definitely visit again.
9911 19th Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6N 1K9