10542 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Last week, I went to Wishbone for dinner. It’s located right on Jasper avenue, above RedStar. I’ve been meaning to go for a while, but then it was downtown dining week so it was an opportune time. That being said though, when I added up all the items that you get for downtown dining, it didn’t come up to much of a deal at all, and the other dishes on the menu appealed more to me so we opted to just order off their regular menu.
We went with a half dozen of oysters because it was happy hour. Two bucks a shuck, so along the sane prices of other places that offer oysters. They also offered the exact same east coast oysters, raspberry point, as Black Pearl. Essentially the same oysters, shucked at different places. The oysters at Wishbone were extremely fishy and you could tell that they were not nearly as fresh as the ones as Black Pearl. It was really disappointing considering how I was just at Black Pearl not too long ago.
We also went with their lobster roll. This is a popular menu item, and also one of the ones offered during their regular happy hour, as well as for dinner (which comes with fries). The lobster roll came with and crispy hickory sticks, and a nice and soft roll. It could have used chunks of lobster instead of lobster flakes. It’s a decent price at only 15 for lunch but I’d prefer to pay more for a better quality roll.
For our other dish, we got the scallops. This comes with scallops (3), charcoal grilled leek, bacon (1/4th of a strip), crispy rice, tamarind, and sweet & sour sauce. The flavours in this were pretty good, but the portion was quite small. Three scallops, a quarter of a strip of bacon, and some leek. Bit disappointing, and we probably would have fared better if we order any other dish, or even another lobster roll.
Overall, I had a mediocre time at Wishbone. It was really lively and the vibe is good, but the dishes lacked a wow-factor. I only had a few dishes, so I’ll have to come back to try other ones, but of the dishes I tried, it didn’t really entice me to come back to try other dishes.