OPM Wok n' Cocktail Bar: "An Asian Meal to Die For" Top 5 Page for this destination Province of Alberta Restaurant Tip by Bwana_Brown
Province of Alberta Restaurants: 18 reviews and 18 photos
We were into the final hours of our 10-days in Alberta, having spent the day on a leisurely drive north to Edmonton from Calgary. Our flight was not due to leave until midnight and, since we had not yet had our quota of Asian food for this trip, we decided to see what we could find in Edmonton. As we drove into the city during the 5 PM rush, the traffic ahead on the divided six-lane highway began to clog up and come to a complete standstill. There just happened to be an Off-ramp into a new shopping complex, so we immediately veered off into it. We hit the jackpot - Canada's first OPM restaurant had only recently opened there!
Favorite Dish: The menu items for this amazing restaurant were developed by the chef who recently led the Canadian team at the Bocuse d'Or culinary competition in Lyons, France. We were totally amazed by how good our food was, and the whole atmosphere of the place.
We decided to share our dishes, so we started off with their Indonesian Chicken Satays - marinated chicken grilled to perfection and served over sweet cucumber salad with a roasted peanut dipping sauce (US$5.20 for five sticks). This was so good that we had to finish the sauce as well after the chicken was gone.
The main course was Green Curry Chicken - Bangkok's famous green curry with tender chicken, eggplant, red peppers, soybeans, kafir lime leaves and sweet Thai basil (US$10). Again, the flavours were amazing - this restaurant specializes in going for the flavours without doing the mild/hot/hotter thing. I like my spices and they had just the right mix of taste and spice!!
Figured I might as well go whole hog, so I ordered a speciality 'Big Wang' draft beer. This is described as a 'hefty' Weizan - a Pacific Northwest Wheat Ale that is a 'truly cloudy' yet superb beer (US$4.30 for 12 oz.) I would have to agree! Including the drinks, our bill only came to US$22.
Don't miss this place if you ever get the chance.
Address: 1820 99th Street
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the outskirts of Edmonton, just off Route 2 from Leduc
Theme: Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim
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