Suika

It was Maweiner’s birthday, and I was invited to dinner with the girls at Suika. Maweiner had made reservations at 7. It was a Wednesday that day, so I had the entire day to spare before dinner. I went to see my optometrist as I’ve been dealing with deteriorating vision due to some scratches on the surface of my eyeballs. Things appear blurry to me at times and I’m not to be wearing contacts. This has had an impact on my self esteem as I don’t especially like the way I look in glasses. As a result, I have mostly been going makeup free and dressing scrubbed for almost as long as since the beginning of the semester, because hey, if I can’t look nice anyway, I’m gonna go all out in comfort. Lol. Luckily, this should only be temporary. I’ve been prescribed steroid eye drops to speed the healing process. My bae KitKat had offered to drive me to the restaurant so I made my way to her after my appointment. KitKat and I were the first to arrive, we were greeted and seated immediately. It was just a few days before Halloween so they had creepy decor up. I couldn’t stop staring at the massive spider and web on the otherwise beautiful ceiling decor lights made of alcohol(?) bottles.

Maweiner and the girls decided to give the honor of ordering up to KitKat and I since we’re notorious for being huge piggies, *ahem, I mean foodies. They trust our judgement. KitKat pulled out her iphone 6s and typed out a list of items as we went through the menu. Our huge list included tuna tataki, yellowtail carpaccio, mapo rice cakes, negitoro tartar, 2 aburi toro battera, 2 beef tatakis, tako karaage, chicken karaage, oxtail ramen, 2 asari yaki udons, uni sashimi and kakuni bibimbap (which I will not talk about because I couldn’t get a photo of it before KitKat gave our server the go ahead to mix it, but I assure you it was delicious). But first things first, we ordered drinks. Most of us got the suika mojito. It was refreshingly minty and tasted of real watermelon. Jan tried a sip of Maweiner’s mojito and said it tasted kind of like toothpaste. Then I began to taste the toothpaste. Must be the fresh mint. Nevertheless, it was still good. Our dinner items arrived shortly after our drinks.

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Lightly smoked tuna tataki ($6.80): There were 5 pieces of tuna tataki which all had a nice and even sear. Unfortunately, there were 6 of us, so 2 generous souls had to share their already small yet delicious morsel of tataki. It was served with a homemade chili oil and topped with some scallions, onions and sprouts. While it looks like a lot of chili oil, I didn’t think it was spicy at all.

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Aburi yellowtail carpaccio ($9.20): This is the dish that I dream about when I think of Suika. It was also my favourite plate of the night. This thinly sliced flame torched yellowtail has hints of parmesan cheese. Sounds like a weird combo, but it’s scrumptious. it was served with a sesame soy dressing, lightly drizzled with mayonnaise, and topped with onions and sprouts. It was fresh, flavourful and rich tasting. I don’t know if it’s just me, but the combined flavours creates this smoky taste that’s just tantalizing. I thought this plate tasted smokier than the lightly smoked tuna tataki. I also love how their onions didn’t have that potent overbearing raw onion taste. They probably soaked them in water to make them less overwhelming, I didn’t even taste it on my breath afterwards, definitely a plus. Sadly enough, this only had 5 pieces as well, but obviously, I wasn’t the one who shared her piece. Hahahh

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Negitoro tartar ($6.20): The marinated tuna and green onion was mixed in a light tasting kimchi sauce and was served with 4 little slices of garlic butter toast. The tartar wasn’t spicy, it was slightly tangy, but mostly savoury. The baguette toasties provided a nice crunch in contrast to the tuna and the buttery garlic flavours blended harmoniously with that of the tartar.

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Uni sashimi: Pieces of seaweed was served on the side for us to wrap the uni in. I don’t like uni so we intentionally ordered 5 pieces. Judging by the faces of my friends, I think it was pretty good. KitKat said it was fresh and sweet without any hints of fishiness.

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Aburi toro battera ($12.80): Finally a dish that came in 6 pieces. Funny thing is, Maweiner thought the last piece was a leftover because it’s been sitting at the table for some time. I took my time taking pictures and I’m a naturally slow eater, so I don’t blame her. It was an honest mistake. I noticed literally a second after she had finished chewing. We laughed and ordered another plate for our second round since the girls liked the sushi and wanted more anyway. I just made sure I took my piece first the second time around. This lightly flame seared fatty tuna sushi was pressed with avocado and shiso and was topped with homemade soy dressing and seaweed sauce. There was a nice fish to rice ratio. Texture-wise, I thought it was a tad too mushy. I thought the sushi tasted predominately of the seaweed sauce, which I wasn’t a fan of. Or maybe I just paid extra attention to it because it didn’t float my boat. I probably would’ve liked this more if it had a charred flavour from the sear.

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Mapo rice cake ($4.80): The fried rice cakes had a light and crispy exterior and a soft and chewy interior. The mapo sauce had little bits of ground meat and a fragrant chili oil scent without any spiciness.

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Asari yaki udon ($9.80): This was the dish that Jan said she was craving and that we must order when she sat down. The udon was pan fried with manila clams and citron pepper and topped with shredded nori. The noodles were bouncy and pleasantly chewy and were thinly coated with just enough savoury, buttery sauce.

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Tako karaage ($8.80): This was probably my least favourite dish of the night. The menu description says that the octopus was marinated in plum and perilla, fried with a coating of egg white then topped with scallions and sesame oil, however, I didn’t really taste any of that. It was fried well and the tako wasn’t chewy, but I felt like it was a little bland and dry.

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Beef tataki: The thin slices of lightly seared beef were tender and the tang of the ponzu sauce was appetizing. While it was good, it didn’t leave a very lasting impression as we had forgotten what it tasted like and ended up ordering a second dish to remind ourselves.

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Chicken karaage ($8.80): These deep fried pieces of chicken were big, plump and juicy with a crispy exterior. It was served with a plate of Japanese salt and pepper on the side. The palate was simple and well executed.

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Tokyo oxtail ramen ($9.80): The noodles were served in a soy based broth and topped with dried fish powder and scallions. There was only like one piece of their slowly braised oxtail and no one bothered to break it apart, granted that it was a big piece, so KitKat had it to herself. I had salvaged a tiny sliver of free floating meat, it was so small that I couldn’t really taste it, but it was tender nevertheless. The ramen had a nice QQ texture and the broth was neither underwhelming nor too salty.

Overall, Suika is on the pricier side for such small portions, but I think the quality and taste is worth it. On the bright side though, small dishes mean we get to sample a variety. Our bill came down to around $33 per person before tips, which actually isn’t all that bad. Suika also offered us frozen grapes at the end of the meal to cleanse the palate before we happlly skipped off to dessert with our full bellies.

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SUIKA
+1 604 730 1678
Fairview
1626 West Broadway, Vancouver

Teppan Kitchen

Baby-Paca had put a pair of Nikes on hold at Richmond Centre. We decided to eat lunch at the Aberdeen after we picked up her pair of runners since we were in the area (Aberdeen food court beats RC food court big time). We always gravitate towards the same few stalls at the Aberdeen food court. Teppan Kitchen is one of them.

IMG_1965 Our go-to order is the daily special ‘A’ grade beef teppan rice ($8.95 +$0.85 for cheese). The daily special comes with a complimentary miso soup and drink, but Mamallama wanted the 7up Ribena, which I think costed us an extra dollar. I picked up the teppan plate, sizzling hot. I had a few times where the plate wasn’t hot enough. I love the char on my meat, and the slightly burnt crispiness on the rice. If the plate isn’t hot enough, those elements disappear. Baby-Paca and I enjoyed this plate doused in their garlic butter soy sauce. The flavour was buttery and savoury. A little greasy, but we don’t mind it too much. There were plenty of thin beef slices, which were shear and tender. The rice was was topped with scallions and corn nibblets. I love how the corn were like little pockets of juiciness that pop when you bite into them. The cheese was a yummy addition, nicely melted and stringy. The miso soup was pretty standard, I liked that it wasn’t too salty. As for the drink, the Ribena concentrated black currant juice was mixed with 7up with a few slices of lemon. We poked at the lemons to achieve the desired level of sourness. It wasn’t too watered down or sweet.

The prices at Teppan Kichen are decent and so are the portions. The wait time is usually not too long, and I love how they have various sauces put out on the side for customers to abuse. Teppan Kitchen is a pretty good option if you are ever undecided on what to eat at Aberdeen.

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TEPPAN KITCHEN
+1 604 295 6656
Central Richmond
Aberdeen Centre, 3250-4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond

Zakkushi Charcoal Grill

Last week, Kitkat treated Jujube, Richa and I to dinner at Zakkushi Charcoal Grill in celebration of her graduation. Bill Nye the Science Guy is gonna have a guest appearance at her graduation ceremony. I’m super stoked for her to begin the next chapter of life. I’m sure it’s going to be full of challenges, accomplishments, laughter, good times with awesome friends and delicious food of course.

We had forgotten to make a reservation and were told that there was gonna be about a 45 minute wait when we arrived. Hungry, and not wanting to wait outside in the bone-chilling wind, we scurried off to 49th Parallel Coffee and Lucky’s to grab some coffee and gourmet doughnuts. About 15 minutes in, we got a call from Zakkushi telling us that they had a table ready for us, so we grabbed our stuff to go.

Zakkushi mainly sells Japanese grilled skewers by the stick, but they also offer appetizers and small dishes to share (or not to share).

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The beef tataki ($8.70) was served in a spicy sweet sauce with a side of grated daikon and chopped green onions that you can roll up with the tataki. While the slices of beef weren’t as thin as I had expected, it was tender and soft nevertheless. The sauce was predominantly sweet with just a hint of heat. We all really enjoyed this dish and ended up ordering another plate for our second round.

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Mochi is one of my favourite things ever, so naturally, I had to get the cheese mochi maki ($2.80/skewer). These were just okay. The cheese tasted like Kraft singles. The mochi had a nice char and was crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. It had the right texture, but I felt like it was missing something in flavour. A sauce would’ve been a good idea.

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We got one each of the cheese tsukune ($2.40) and nori mayo tsukune ($2.20). I only tried the cheese one, but the other tsukune probably tastes the same, but topped with mayo and seaweed instead. My cheese tsukune pretty much just took up the flavour of the cheese melted on top, I highly suspect it’s Kraft singles processed cheese. The chicken meatball lacked seasoning and did not have that plump, juicy quality I was looking for.

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The ebi mayo with house cocktail sauce ($8.80) was great. The batter was thin, crispy and light tasting. While I’m sure they used frozen shrimp, it didn’t have that freezer taste and the consistency of the shrimp meat wasn’t mushy at all.

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The appetizer sashimi platter ($16.80) came with 2 slices each of albacore tuna, sockeye salmon, yellowtail, scallops, spotted prawns. You can taste the quality of the seafood in this platter. Everything was fresh without any hints of fishiness.

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For $8.90, this mentai kimchi udon was incredibly small (don’t be fooled by my picture, my close up shot makes it appear much bigger than reality). This one pales in comparison to the one at Guu. It did not have enough mentaiko (pollock roe), and it’s a little on the bland side.

IMG_1862The karaage ($5.80) was decent. The chicken was juicy, lightly battered and fried. It wasn’t oily at all. However, I felt like it didn’t pair well with the daikon oroshi sauce. It would’ve worked much better with a mayo based sauce, or something more savoury. The chicken kaarage weren’t really seasoned on their own.

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The first plate is comprised of premium beef tongue with just salt and pepper ($4.70/skewer), negi p-toro ($2.50/skewer) and duck breast in a citrus ponzu chili ($3.80/skewer). The second plate has the g beef ($2.60/skewer), oropon beef ($2.60/skewer) and more negi p-toro on it because it was yummy and we wanted seconds. The g beef came in a teriyaki sauce topped with minuscule garlic chips that were more like crumbs. The oropon beef was topped with grated daikon and ponzu sauce. The quality of the meat were good, none of them were tough or chewy but flavour-wise, I felt like seasoning was on the mild side, with the exception of the negi p-toro. The chunky negi onion sauce was addictive, and I found myself putting it on the other skewers.

We had also ordered zucchini, but our one vegetable never made it to our table. Our server probably forgot to put our order in. I guess it just wasn’t meant to be.

Overall, we had a great time, I even learned something. While we were browsing through the menu, Richa had come across the term bukkake and everyone found that super amusing. Confused, I asked what it was all about, and my friends had referred me to Google, advising me to turn the safe search on and to keep away from images. Needless to say, it was inappropriate. Bukkake is the noun form of the Japanese verb bukkakeru ぶっ掛ける, to dash or sprinkle water, but I can see how this can also be easily used to describe less innocent acts. Please excuse my hentai friends. (Lol! Jokes).  Anyway, Zakkushi was decent, but not as satisfying as I had hoped. Definitely not up to par with the the places I’ve been in Hawaii and in LA. The skewers were more flavourful, and for a fairer price. With the abundance of Japanese restaurants, I would expect there to be more yakitori restaurants in Vancouver, but unfortunately, it seems that we’re still premature when it comes to Japanese grilled skewers. The market is definitely there, and competition is rather lackluster as of now. Might I add, skewers are also very profitable considering that they’re usually sold a few dollars per stick. I think it’s only a matter of time before more yakitori spots pop up. I can’t wait.

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ZAKKUSHI CHARCOAL GRILL
+1 604 874 9455
Riley Park & Little Mountain
4075 Main Street, Vancouver

Kamamarui Ramen & Don

Kamamarui is a small (Korean run?) ramen joint tucked away on Hastings that just opened up recently. While I’ve heard about the branch in Royal Oak, I never actually tried it personally. One day, Totoro, Mamallama, Baby-Paca and I were driving out to lunch and we passed by Kamamarui, I told them I heard from some of my friends that Kamamarui Ramen serves up decent ramen. While it’s not the quality you get from ramen joints downtown, it’s a fair option when you don’t want to travel all the way out. Moreover, Kamamarui’s more gentle on your wallet.

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The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the little doggie butts on the wall. I think they’re hooks for clothing, bags and such? Cute and practical, I like that. It was completely empty when we walked in. The waitress apologized and informed us that they weren’t open yet, but I heard a voice from the kitchen say something in Korean to our waitress and she told us that we can wait inside as they open at 11:30 (it was 11:25), so we were seated.

The heat was turned all the way up and it was like a sauna inside, we had to request for the heat to be turned down. 10 minutes after our request, it  felt like the temperature actually increased and we asked the waitress again to lower the temperature. She opened the door to let some cool air in and it was a lot less stuffy afterwards.

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It was rather dim inside the quaint little restaurant, but It seems that Ghibli/Miyazaki’s masterpiece, Spirited Away may have had a little influence over Kamamarui’s decor, which is a +5 points from me. Can you spot No Face? Hahah.

Kamamarui’s menu is limited, they only offer 2 kinds of broth, miso and tonkotsu, but you get the choice of making your ramen a combo with their selection of add ons (ranging from an extra $1.5-$6). We decided to try a bit of everything.

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I ordered a chashu miso ramen with Kamamuri’s “Twinkle” ($11.5 + $5). The description on the menu was deep fried pork in a sweet, spicy and sour sauce. The sauce had slices of caramelized onions in it and tasted like a plum sauce. It wasn’t spicy, but it was very flavourful, and it was actually my favourite component of this plate. The batter on the meatballs weren’t very crispy, and the dry, flossy consistency of the pork kind of threw me off.

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(To my disappointment) The chashu miso ramen had a generous helping of bean sprouts instead of the usual toppings like bamboo shoots and onsen egg. The chashu had a nice smokey BBQ charred flavour to them, but they were a tad too lean and didn’t have that melt in your mouth decadent quality you’d expect from good chashu.The noodles were decent, a little gummy, but had a bounce to them. The broth was light without being bland, but it was missing that depth of flavour. I also didn’t really like the taste  of cracked blacked pepper in my ramen, but it wasn’t a big issue.

Mamallama ordered the tonkotsu ramen with prawn and yam tempura ($9 + $5). The prawn and yams tasted fresh, but the batter could’ve been a little thinner and crispier. The dipping sauce was more concentrated and thicker than the dipping sauces that are usually served with tempura at other restaurants. I thought it was a nice change as I typically find the dipping sauces too watered down.

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Mamallama’s bowl of tonkotsu ramen looked pretty similar to mine, except with less chashu. The toppings were essentially the same. However, I actually preferred her broth over mine. It had a more clear pork flavour and it was creamier.

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Baby-Paca got the same ramen I ordered but with the side of the mini Chicken Flame (+$5). The Chicken Flame is a spicy chicken don. The chicken was slathered in a tasty spicy sauce that tasted like gochujang (Korean red pepper paste) and teriyaki sauce. The chicken flame definitely had a Korean flair to it. I find that Japanese dishes generally don’t get very spicy, even when they advertise that they are, but the spiciness of the Chicken Flame creeps in on you after a few bites.

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Totoro ordered the miso ramen with the mini tonkatsu ($9 + $6). The fried breaded pork cutlet was served with a homemade tomato sauce and lettuce salad. The breaded pork was not bad, but not good. It wasn’t oily or greasy. The breading was crispy, but could’ve been crispier. I didn’t like the tomato sauce though, it was reminiscent of borscht soup. I would’ve preferred if it were served with the usual tonkatsu sauce.

While our waitress was courteous, she seemed a little airy, but maybe it’s just the lack of experience. We ended up over-ordering and had enough left over for another meal. I could’ve done with just the ramen, but I was unaware that the original came with (2 slices of) chashu. If we ever feel like ramen again, we may come back to try their reman with a side of their Bombs. Apparently their seasoned seaweed teriyaki rice balls are literally the bomb. Baby-Paca had the genius idea of looking up reviews AFTER we had ordered.

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KAMAMARUI RAMEN & DON
+1 (778) 379-8077
North Burnaby
4219 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Hi Genki

Mamallama, Baby-Paca and I have frequent spontaneous lunch outings with my neighbour Totoro whenever she has days off work. Being foodies, where to eat is always in question. After much deliberation, we decided on Hi Genki.

Hi Genki is situated in the lobby of a senior building. I know it’s a very unorthodox location, but the story behind it is that the owner’s mother was a resident in the senior home, he opened this restaurant so that his mom could eat good food. Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever?

Hi Genki serves up authentic homestyle Japanese cooking. They’re generally pretty busy so if you don’t want to wait, I suggest that you don’t visit during peak hours. Their menu includes curry, croquettes, breaded cutlets, donburi bowls, udon, bento boxes and fish, etc, served with miso soup. Their prices are relatively inexpensive and portions are generous. After eating at Hi Genki, you can also check out the Japanese garden adjoining the Nikkei Centre or visit the little Japanese store to get snacks and treats to take home.

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We ordered the yam tempura to share. They were your standard yam tempura, the batter was thin and crispy and the yams were sweet.

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Mamallama and I both got the spicy chicken karaage donburi, one of the house favourites. The bowl came with large boneless pieces of fried chicken on a bed of mixed greens blanketed over Japanese rice. The chicken karaage was plump, juicy, flavourful and not even a tad oily. They were covered in a (barely) spicy teriyaki sauce that was predominently sweet and savoury. The skin remained crispy throughout our meal. I just wish that the rice had a little bit of their delicious sauce.

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Totoro ordered the salmon kama. The salmon collars were fresh and just lightly seasoned with shio. The salmon had just the right amount of fattiness so the fish wasn’t flakey or dry at all. The mixed greens on the side were lightly tossed with a refreshing citrus vinaigrette.

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Baby-Paca got the yakitori donburi, which was basically a teriyaki chicken rice bowl. The chicken was tender and had a nice char on the skin. There were also a few slices of deliciously caramelized onions in the mix, but not nearly enough. While the yakitori was pleasant, it wasn’t as flavourful as the chicken karaage, but if you don’t feel like fried food, this is a good option.

We’ve heard that Hi Genki serves up a tasty tempura ice cream, but we were too full on this visit to try it out. We couldn’t even finish our donburi. Baby-Paca and I packed up the leftovers and ended up just having that for dinner, which was more than enough for the both of us. All in all, Hi Genki is a gem, I recommend them to anyone who likes homely Japanese food.

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HI GENKI
+1 604 777 0533
South Burnaby
6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

After an awesome day of slip and slide with an enthusiastic hub of Vancouverites, we changed out of our bikinis, deflated our inner tubes and hopped on the SeaBus. KitKat wanted to slurp some noodles, so we scurried off to Santouka for ramen. It was around 10pm when we got there but it was still bustling with people. Luckily they had seats for us at the bar.

Santouka is by far our favourite authentic ramen joint in Vancouver. You know they’re good when there’s always a long line up outside their shop. Service is swift and their noodles are always perfectly cooked to al dente, and quality is consistent. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with Santouka.

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KitKat and I ordered their goro-niku gyoza ($5.95) to share. These pan fried pork dumplings were delectable. The skin was thin and perfectly crispy on the bottom. The pork inside was juicy and full of flavour.

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KitKat ordered the kara miso ($11.45). Initially, I was going to get the kara miso too since I was feeling a little chilly from being in and out of the water, but after our long walk down Robson, my body warmed up and I no longer wanted something steamy and hot. I opted for the tsuke-men ($12.45) instead, where the ramen is served cold on the side with a bowl of their hot simmered pork bone soup seasoned with shoyu for dipping. The tonkotsu broth was rich and creamy and had deep, concentrated flavours, without being overly fatty or salty. There were pieces of menma (fermented/braised bamboo shoots) tender cubes of pork, aji-tama (soft boiled egg) and green onions in the soup. While I expected the egg to have a semi runny centre, it was overcooked and not short of being hardboiled. The ramen noodles in the tsuke-men are different from the usual noodles they use in all their other ramen selections. These dipping noodles are slightly thicker, denser, and chewier. The portion of noodles are also bigger. I ended up packing about a third of my ramen home. I’ve had Santouka’s tsuke-men before, but I had forgotten what it tasted like and thought I’d try it again. While it was good, it wasn’t as amazing as the kara miso. I prefer the smaller portion size, complexity of the spicy miso broth and thinner noodles.

After ramen, we frolicked over to Chatime to top off our day with some tasty boba. While a cellphone (water damage) and a pair of (KitKat’s) sandals were lost (twice) today, we still had a fantastic time. The following day I made the upgrade and got a new phone (finally). Some memories are gone forever, but that makes room for new and better ones, right? At least that’s what I try to convince myself.  In the end, we just gotta cherish what we have while we still have it. I’m still struggling to come to terms with the concept of loss, but good food and awesome company undoubtedly makes the disheartening task easier. Carrying on…

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HOKKAIDO RAMEN SANTOUKA
+1 604 681 8121
West End
1690 Robson Street, Vancouver

Sushi Giwa

Originally, Mamallama, Baby-Paca and I wanted Sushi Town, but upon arrival we learnt that there was a 45 minute wait. Being tight on time, Baby Paca suggested that we try that sushi place that we always passed by on Hastings, so we headed over to Sushi Giwa instead for our quick sushi fix. Sushi Giwa is Korean run, but unlike other Korean run Japanese restaurants, they offer a small selection of Korean foodstuff as well. The restaurant was relatively quiet despite it being peak hours for dinner. The waitress greeted us and brought us to our table promptly.

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Smoked salmon cream cheese roll: The smoked salmon was tasty and combined well with the imitation crab meat, cream cheese and julienned cucumber. However, being accustomed to the smoked salmon cream cheese roll at Sushi Town, I felt like it was missing that hint of sweetness from the red bell pepper. The rice was relatively sticky and a bit on the soft side. The roll came with a drizzle of mayo sauce which I felt was unnecessary as the roll was creamy and flavourful enough on its own.

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Negihama roll: The hamachi was not the freshest and I could taste the fishiness despite the generous amount of green onion in the roll (even after dousing it in wasabi and soy sauce).

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Prawn and yam tempura: The basket came with only 3 pieces of prawn tempura, which I felt was a bit on the skimpy side. Both the prawns and yam were covered in a thin layer of batter, lightly fried, golden and crispy. Unfortunately, the prawns themselves were mushy and had that previously frozen seafood taste. The yam on the other hand was decent, sweet and savory with the dipping sauce.

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Korean seafood pancake: The batter was tasty albeit a little dense and doughy. Only the edges of the pancake were crispy, which was kind of a shame because it would’ve made the dish a lot better if it had that textural contrast throughout. The pancake was sprinkled with slices of green onions, red bell peppers, shrimp, squid and baby mussels. Again, the seafood had that frozen fishy taste so I picked them out and traded Mamallama for her green onions as she didn’t seem to mind the fishiness (she doesn’t eat green onions).
Service was swift and friendly. The waitress came by to ask us how the food was and refilled our tea in a timely manner.

Overall, I don’t think I will be returning to Sushi Giwa considering the vast array of reasonably priced sushi restaurants that offer better quality in North Burnaby.

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SUSHI GIWA
+1 604 336 5250
North Burnaby
5625 Hastings Street, Burnaby