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.
I opted for the Spicy Fish.
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