March 31st, 2012. Joey’s Coquitlam
Another random dinner with Nab. Since re-discovering Joey’s recently I’ve been wanting to come back for an actual meal to check out the more substantial food items. From the looks of the drinks and food menus it seems like Joey’s has really stepped it up from the sub-par stuff they’d used to be doing.
For my appetizer I had the Killer Ahi Tuna Tacos. Seared tuna with toasted sesame, ginger coleslaw and wasabi aioli. The tuna was a good size, nice and meaty. The ginger coleslaw was super refreshing and the aioli lent a nice creamy spiciness. I also liked that the taco shells were deep fried. The extra crunch gave great texture. Nice dish!
Nab’s main dish was the Blackened Basa with tomato pickled ginger salsa, seasonal vegetables and aromatic rice. Although I didn’t try it I did think the dish looked great!
My Moroccan Chicken beat Nab’s Basa out of the park, though! Tender juciest chicken with North African spices served with an apricot glaze, couscous, and apple mint salad. The perfect perfect, and I mean perfect marriage of savory and sweet, crispy and juicy, moist but not lacking in texture. Absolute home run! The peas and dried fruit in the couscous were balanced so well and went great with the chicken, the pinenuts lent a wonderful toasted nuttiness, and everything just went so well together. And that apple salad? So. Damn. Good. I licked that plate clean 😉
Nab insisted that we order dessert. I chose the Sugar Covered Donut Holes with Espresso Creme Anglaise. While the creme was quite nice because the donuts were a little over-fried it felt a bit heavy. Good idea, though.
All in all, a very tasty meal and I would totally come back again!