Published February 2018
Back in October, I visited New Brunswick to do a food trip across Saint John and Fredericton. I went to more than 10 stops in a span of 4 days – 2 and a half of which were spent in Saint John.
I know it’s surprising that I didn’t stuff myself with just seafood. I actually wanted to see the range of culinary options found in the city. From the trip, here are the 6 food and drink items I had that you must try!
1. Lamb Shank Risotto at East Coast Bistro
It’s not common to find lamb shank risotto, so, if you find it on the menu, be sure to order it. The one at East Coast Bistro was fall-off-the-bone tender. The herb risotto was nice and light in flavour so as not to overpower the lamb.
2. Chowdah at Reversing Falls Restaurant
For seafood lovers like myself, my favourite soup is seafood chowder. But why not kill two birds with one stone when you’re here? Eat some delicious chowdah with an amazing view of the Reversing Falls in Saint John. This really hit the spot for me since it’s packed with lobster and scallops!
3. Smoked Apple Old Fashioned at Port City Royal
I love Old Fashioned. And, so far, this is the best and most imaginative version I’ve had.
4. Tiramisu at Italian By Night
My benchmark for Italian desserts is tiramisu, and the one here hits the spot with layers of liqueur-spiked espresso dipped savoiardi, mascarpone custard, whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
5. Butter Chicken at Thandi
Butter Chicken is one of the Indian foods I’ll usually crave. And thanks to Thandi, I’m going to be craving it even more. Their butter chicken was so flavourful that I poured all the curry over my rice.
6. Pumpkin Spice Beer (or any beer) at Big Tide Brewing
During fall, everything’s about pumpkin spice. I’m typically not a fan of pumpkin spice, but the pumpkin spice beer at Big Tide Brewing was so good and refreshing! The pumpkin spice was just right, with a hint of roasted pumpkin. If you’re heading here at a different time of year, you really can’t go wrong with any of taps on offer - fresh and local are the name of the game.
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Raymond Cua is the founder of Travelling Foodie, a blog that features travel and nature, food and drinks, lifestyle and events from all over the world. His blog and works have been featured in top media outlets including CTV News, Global News, Travel + Leisure, BBC Travel, and Huffington Post.Follow his foodie adventures on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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