Guess what? On Friday I finally broke out of my restaurant rut! I love going out to dinner with friends on weekends instead of going to the bar like most students. But lately the only restaurants I ever go to are sushi places because I just always. crave. sushi! But seeing as how London, Ontario has so many amazing restaurants, I’ve been wanting to start checking more of them out. So on Friday I did that.
I went with a friend to Blu Duby, which is a new place that just opened this year. When we saw the menu posted outside the restaurant it seemed like a more casual place to me, so the decor inside was a lot nicer than I expected!
They brought out bread before the meal, but it wasn’t really anything special.
As I mentioned, the menu seemed rather casual to me. Although a lot of the dishes sounded good, I also got the impression that it would just be a generic, mediocre meal that I could get from a chain restaurant. I decided to go with the Carribean jerk tempeh with kidney beans and rice – I was impressed to find a vegetarian protein dish at a non-vegetarian restaurant!
It was really good. They gave a very generous portion of tempeh and I was pleasantly surprised to see they actually used brown rice with the kidney beans. The meal also came with some beets, which were delicious but kind of random. I didn’t think the flavours paired very well with the rest of my meal. But I love beets, so I’m not complaining!
My friend got the miso glazed salmon, which she raved about! I definitely want to go back to try that next time. Oh and FYI, the quality was definitely superior to that of a chain restaurant – my first impression was wrong!