Quick restaurant post!
Last Christmas, F got a couple of gift cards to Pearl Oyster Bar. The only location in Coquitlam closed down a few months ago, so the only way to use them was to make the trip out to the scenic little beachside strip of White Rock.
We arrived. F and his family got excited about oysters, and I got excited about guava & rum soda.
I’ve been really into Miitomo lately. Mostly out of support for Nintendo. It’s not the most entertaining social app ever created, but it’s great for making funny photos!
Our stuffed mushroom appetizer arrived first. Chorizo, shallots, garlic, and smoked gouda in a portobello mushroom head. There were four on a long plate. Yummy stuff, but no better than the quality of food at similar places like Joey or Milestones. (Maybe it’s better than Milestones.)
F and his parents devoured the oysters. According to F, “for a dollar, they were good enough.” They were wildly inconsistent, some with a lot of meat and some with little at all, but “that’s happy hour [at Pearl Oyster Bar] for you.”
I’m not actually an oyster fan (too slimy), so the rest of them got my share.
Mussels with bread, bottom left. F’s parents really liked the bread for some reason.
My shrimp salad.
I’ve been trying to be a little more active than my usual sloth self, and maybe because of that I’ve been craving more salads. The shrimp salad I ordered was had a wonderful citrus tanginess, and a good mix of textures: greens, mandarins, almond slivers, goat cheese, and shrimp.
F’s oyster po’ boy.
F likes deep fried oysters, so he enjoyed his po’ boy. Coleslaw was a bit strong, but otherwise enjoyable.
Flamed prawns. The server lit the prawns on fire before handing them over to us.
The flamed prawns were flavourful, but probably not worth the price. If you’re looking for some of the better prawn dishes on the menu, however, go with these.
More miitomo fun.
After our dinner, oyster cravings satiated, we headed next door to get ice cream. We digested our food by walking along the promenade and out at the beach. F and I decided to head back sometime this summer, having forgotten how cute the place was. Beach picnic, maybe?