The bean soup was fantastic. Who knew lima beans could be so tasty? The broth was creamy and rich with a velvety mouthfeel. Served with the soup was one of Fid’s crumpets; a little morsel that’s just perfect for dipping.
Lima Bean Soup ($6)
The soup was served with Dennis’ delicious crumpets
I had the Fishermen’s Breakfast, which was one of my favourites in Halifax. With an uber-crispy, savoury potato cake topped with luscious smoked salmon and a poached egg cooked to a medium, all the textural elements were there to please my palate. I asked for the Hollandaise sauce on the side, into which , I dunked every other bite. In order to add a bit of greedy to the meal, we also ordered the Simple Salad, which is simple to be are, but with a playful element of popcorn to garnish.
A Simple Salad ($6)
D’s Pad Thai ($14)
Mitch had the Pad Thai, which was perfect. With tender noodles, crunchy toasted peanuts, crisp bean spouts, egg, scallions and cilantro, this dish is a good balance of hearty comfort food and fresh food.
But the best part of this blog is the great news that I have to share! Fid Resto is now doing ‘back-door take-out! They’re offering just the one dish – the Pad Thai – but at just $10 a pop for the full serving (as compared to $14 in-house), it’s a great deal!
We picked up some drinks and settled in on a sunny park bench in the Public Gardens and muched happily away for the better part of an hour. With that food, the entertainment of a motorized toy boat show, and the background music of a brass band playing in the bandstand, it was a pretty sweet (and cheap) afternoon!