White Spot (Marine Drive) – Steelhead Benedict
Back in our university days, we would often hit a White Spot after a big exam – usually either the one on West Broadway or this one on SE Marine Drive near the Knight Street Bridge.
Recently, I was at the White Spot on Lougheed Hwy and had the Pulled Pork Big Bowl with Smashbrowns™. My wife missed out on that outing so she decided to try them out this time around. Unfortunately, there was a big piece of fatty pork in this dish that was a turnoff. Aside from that, this dish is pretty filling (especially with the multigrain toast and starchy potato Smashbrowns™. As in my last visit, the poached eggs were a little overcooked for our liking but we prefer our eggs a bit runny.
It seems like I’m always ordering bennys lately (see my post on Jimmy’s Place). This time, I decided to try the new Steelhead Benedict which is made with two poached omega 3 eggs and cured Pacific Steelhead trout with fresh dill and avocado salsa (I’m not a big fan of their avocado salsa). I opted for shredded hashbrowns instead of the Smashbrowns™ that I had last time and I think I made the right choice… the slightly crunchy shredded hashbrowns felt much lighter than the smashed nugget potatoes.
On a side note, my ketchup face didn’t turn out very good on this plate – they had some kind of really high-pressure squeeze ketchup bottle here… the slightest squeeze shot out a big blob of ketchup very quickly. I was a bit scared that the ketchup would splatter the whole table.
I actually didn’t taste much flavour from the trout in this dish… I think it might be because the Steelhead came as a bunch of chopped up pieces instead of whole slices. It was kind of interesting because I thought it was salmon at first (the meat being the same pink flesh as salmon) but I think I would have liked it better if they used actual salmon instead.
Service here was a bit odd and slow and the restaurant was pretty noisy. I think they’re a victim of their own success… there’s no lack of customers coming here but it took a long time for our water to come (which was not refilled), food was a little slow to come out, and it seemed like the hostess didn’t know what she was doing.
Food: 3 / 5
Service: 2.5 / 5
1126 SE Marine Drive
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Breakfast, Casual - burgers and stuff, Restaurant Review and tagged Breakfast, Food, restaurant review, Steelhead Benedict, Sunset, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.