Visit: Pickapeppa Restaurant

I didn’t eat a lot of Caribbean food until I got to Ottawa.

The Caribbean options in Edmonton were minimal, other than my brother’s in-laws having some Jamaican relatives. Then in Vancouver I didn’t find my Patty Shop until a few months before we left town.

Upon arriving in Ottawa, my colleagues told me there weren’t a lot of good options for lunch dining in the area. Apparently a mall food court was my best bet. It was not. Over the year and a half that I was there, I found a Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in an office tower, a tasty Korean food cart, your best bet for cheap sushi, and Caribbean Sizzler.

That’s where I fell in love with goat curry.

So, how does the food at Pickapeppa stand up?

Honestly, I have no idea. I have never been to the Caribbean. I don’t know what’s authentic. I just know what I like.

And I liked my meal at Pickapeppa.

image18I was disappointed there was no goat on the menu, and by the time I arrived at 1:00pm, the curried chicken was sold out as well!

I opted for the Spicy Fish.

image20It was a hearty serving that I gobbled up in no time. The mango chunks on the salad were a nice touch and I really liked the rice and beans.

I saw some equally large portions around the very full restaurant and some good looking jerk chicken.

Needless to say, I’ll be back for a curried chicken roti – and will be checking back in to see if goat is ever on the menu!

Likelihood of return visit: High. Next time I’ll bring my husband who is a fiend for ginger beer.

Recommended dish: One of their platters with salad, beans and rice.

Tripadvisor: #26 of 86 Restaurants in Whitehorse

Urbanspoon: Not Listed

Pickapeppa Restaurant: 2074 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon

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