Saturday, 5 November 2011

SUIKA, JAPANESE IZAKAYA RESTAURANT

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Deluxe Suika Box:  Suika’s Appetizer sampler box.

Yes, it was very good…and appetizing!  I had  to order the sampler because I love variety!  The portion sizes were not too bad...served in little sake cups in a lacquer box. It was a gorgeous presentation.


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Negitoro sashimi appetizer.  Lots of fresh tuna in a delicious sauce; topped with scallions. 

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Chicken karaage.  Crispy nicely fried moist boneless chicken. 

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Corn Kakiage:  like a corn tempura.  My favourite dish of the night! Fresh niblets lightly battered and nicely seasoned...they were so addictive!

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Beef Filet fried rice with garlic.  Crispy fried garlic slices and tenderloin beef chunks! yum!

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Oxtail ramen:  my girl loves ramen.  The broth is super rich.  Definitely nice beefy flavour with chunks of meat throughout.

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Matcha Creme Brulee.  This is not like a real creme brulee in that it is frozen.  It’s like matcha ice cream in texture but cut into it with a spoon...and it's hard because it's frozen!   It tastes like matcha creme brulee.  Neat! The crunchy brulee is caramelized sugar and there’s a dusting of matcha on the plate.

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Pumpkin creme brulee…a seasonal dessert in a tiny single-serving size.

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Creamy, pumpkin-y, yummy!

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We each had a complimentary frozen grape at the end.  The girls scarfed their two grapes down before I could get a shot of all the grapes.  Something so simple can be so refreshing!

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The bottle chandelier.  Cool!

Service was attentive and the atmosphere really neat.  The colours were dark and decor was modern and funky.  I loved the attention to presentation of the food. I also enjoyed trying all the different menu items and look forward to coming back to try other dishes...like the Chinese poutine.  I wasn't in the mood for fusion tonight; maybe next time!
 
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Suika is located on W. Broadway.  There is plenty of metered parking out front. 

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1 comment:

jen laceda said...

You guys get a lot more interesting Asian restaurants in Vancouver! Plus, fresher fish for sushi / sashimi.

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