Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Suika: Tea costs money xD *derp moment*

Interesting and useful light of the night xD
*late post!!* Date night!! And the fact I've been wanting to come here for... years. Seriously. Ok maybe a bit exaggerated, but anyways, excited to be here, they were super full even for such a late time we arrived (around 8:30/9pm).














Suika on UrbanspoonRestaurant: Suika (visit their website here)
Location: 1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas
Price range: $25+





Date of visit: October 11, 2013
Atmosphere: 5/5
Staff/service: 4/5
Food variety: 4/5
Food quality: 4.5/5
Buck worthy? 4/5

We started the meal with some oysters (3 for $5.40) and they were scrumptious. I really liked the jelly, scallions and lemon juice on it. The oysters were fresh too! nom nom =D

Next was their Ebiten Agedashi Tofu ($6.40). I don't know if the tofu was supposed to be crunchy or not, but it wasn't. The shrimp on top was a nice size and the tofu was... tofu in special soy sauce. The batter ended up being a bit mushy, but mainly chewy. I prefer a bit of crunch to it xD

Decided upon some sushi, a Toro Battera ($12.80) which was a pressed toro sushi topped with a pureed seaweed sauce on top and something else I don't recall. I didn't like it that much. The sushi itself did not stand out to me nor did the flavors work well together. The seaweed sauce was too slimey and the other sauce made the sushi fall apart ><"

I enjoyed their Chirashi-don ($9.80), where the flavors and rice mixed together perfectly. I believe it was salmon and tuna, which were fresh and melted with the rice.

Now the Pork Feet ($6.80) was interesting. It was literally a pork hock on a sizzling plate. The skin was nice and chewy, not much meat in this part, so it was mainly tendon and skin. A little bit of fat, but otherwise a delicious combination. Lemon helped cut out a bit of the fatty flavor of this dish. It was a bit difficult to eat though!

I couldn't resist a dessert and thus talked Adorables into ordering a Yukimi Daifuku ($4.80) which was basically ice cream wrapped with a mochi layer (glutinous rice). This was delicious. The mochi covering was soft and chewy while the ice cream was smooth and rich. There was red bean and green tea. A bit hard to eat though because it threatened to fall apart and melt ^^"

And typical frozen grapes!

A super friendly atmosphere, I had a great time here! Most entertaining must have been the Ultraman that was playing via projector in front of us, such nostalgia!

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