Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Seabreeze

Another reason to visit Campbell River!

I have been wanting to visit the Seabreeze Food Truck for weeks now but every time I suggested it Norma was too busy, too dirty. too tired or some combination of all three. This afternoon it was her who suggested it!

It is situated down on "The Spit" and has actually been there for a few years. They specialize in hamburgers and fish and chips. Norma had a burger and even though the halibut burger looked tempting, I went for my standby, halibut fish and chips.

Was it as good as Dick's? Well it was a bit different that Dicks where the fish is battered while this was coated in a crisp "breading". It was very good, at least as good as Dick's and maybe even better! The fact that the Seabreeze has outside seating which Dick's no longer has and that it has a sea view may just push it over the top! Norma's bacon (hold the cheese) burger was, according to her, very good. The woman told her she would not be able to eat all of it and she was right, She brought 3/5 of it home. I at all my fish (two large halibut slices) but brought home half my fries and the coleslaw.

A very good "linner"! $16 for the burger and $18 for the two piece fish and chips. We split a bottle of water.


  1. HEY, someone's finally using the word I came up with for a late afternoon meal -- linner. *chuffed*

    The food sounds great! Prices sound reasonable too for the portions you get. Sad not to see a picture of Norma's burger. :)

    1. I stole that word from you! For a visual of Norma's burger, imagine a large burger atop an eagle's nest of fries!

      I am always shocked by prices bur it was good value for the money.

  2. Ok you got me....see you in July. Les

  3. Croft, how in the world did you eat all that halibut? By the photo, that looked like enough halibut to feed two, maybe three people. I'm sure you (as skinny as you are) was stuffed. We call that crumb fried if the fish is not battered. But we throw in a little corn meal with the thin coating, especially when frying fresh water catfish. You did get a lot of bang for your buck.

    1. Their portions were certainly more "American" size than "Canadian" size! A one piece would have been sufficient but the two piece meant I would not be looking for a snack later on. The $22 three piece would have easily fed both of us and that is what we might do next time. "Crumb fried", that is the term I was looking for and I still remember that all you can eat catfish restaurant in Texas!

      Dee, do you have a favorite recipe for that crumb / corn meal coating? We can't get catfish here but we can get Basa which is a type of catfish grown in Vietnam.

    2. 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. fish fillets
      Generous sprinkle of salt and pepper on both sides of fish
      2/3 cup of finely ground corn meal
      1/3 cup of all purpose flour
      1-1/2 inches of fat or vegetable oil or corn oil

      Makes 4 servings

      Mix corn meal and flour. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of fish generously. Dip fish into cornmeal/flour mixture or shake fish filets with mixture in a brown paper bag. In deep iron skillet, heat 1-1/2 inches of fat or oil to 370 degrees F. Or hot enough to fry bread. Immerse fish in hot fat or oil. Fry quickly until browned on both sides. The fish should be flakey but moist. This will take about 3 or 4 minutes, depending on size of fish. Drain on paper towels. Serve as soon as possible.

  4. Food and fresh air are the best combo.

  5. Remember the lunch where we took a boat to the small island? That was incredible.

  6. Had the best burger ever this winter in Maz. New restaurant called Pin Ups next to Lucky B's. The owner went to the main market every day,bought his beef and had it ground. Only enough for 1 day. Super tasty and the in house margaritas were a nice addition. I did blog the place and will go back next winter.

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    This article was published today by Bloomberg in light of the tariff events which happened Thursday. It is a very good economic opinion.