We booked a dinner event at Foreign Concept for the social club at work. We ended up with only 15 people attending, but everyone loved the food and enjoyed the evening. Duncan Ly and his team always send out super tasty and unique dishes. We were seated right in front of the kitchen so it was quite an entertaining evening for us foodies to be able to see the magic happen in the kitchen and watch all the coming’s and going’s from the kitchen. It was a little dark in the restaurant (yay, winter!) so some of my photos aren’t great.
The spicy tuna tartar was delectable. Some people ate it the polite way – with a knife and fork… I ate it the way I thought it should be – with my hands! The puffed tapioca ‘cracker’ was a great partner to the spicy, tender tuna. I’ve had it before, but I enjoyed it all over again and still wanted more!
At first I thought the taro and green papaya slaw was going to be disappointingly tart and crunchy… but I was pleasantly surprised! The flavours in this dish are totally delicious. Yes, there’s some tartness to it, and definitely some crunchiness, but it certainly never made my mouth pucker. Again, I was scraping all the bits off the plate. I would recommend the salad for sure.
Since I’m no longer eating read meat I chose the Alberta trout (see the main photo above). I have to say this was likely the best fish dish I’ve ever had at a restaurant. The fish was seasoned perfectly – fresh and herby, and cooked well. I know the noodles look really bland in the photo, but they had the most amazing flavour. These confit scallion noodles had a buttery goodness and a subtle kick of flavour that made me want to eat them every day for a week. I don’t know how they did it, but they took noodles to a whole other level for me. Another highly recommended dish!
This was my second time having the Vietnamese coffee parfait. I put it in the same category as tiramisu – rich and creamy, smooth and decadent… it’s a fair portion but you’ll eat it all. It’s so delicious!