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Mr. and I don’t usually eat in Surrey even though it’s his neighbourhood. One Sunday night we were too lazy to travel far for dinner so we dropped by this Korean restaurant in the Guildford area, DaSom Korean Restaurant.

DaSom Korean Restaurant

DaSom Korean Restaurant

Food

I decided to stay away from my usual Tofu Soup but went for Sullang Tang. It’s basically a beef bone broth with potato noodles and sliced brisket. The broth was very light, but it had this milky colour that you know it had taken in all the good stuff from the beef bone. It’s interesting that the potato noodles do not absorb any flavours from the soup, so the noodles were a bit bland while the broth was quite tasty. The sliced brisket was ok, a bit dry for my liking. Overall this feels really homey and a healthy meal option.

Sullang Tang

Sullang Tang – Long simmered beef bone broth with sweet potato noodles and sliced brisket

Mr. went for the Stone Bowl Bibimbap. When it got to our table it looked very wet, too wet for a bibimbap. (more…)

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There’s certainly no shortage of Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver, with the majority of them offering mostly Pho on the menu. As delicious as I think pho is, it’s nice to change things up a bit from time to time.

Overview

Located on Main and King Edward, but originally from a location on Cambie St. (which explains the name), Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant offers a wide menu selection that expands far beyond the typical varieties of pho. The dining space is fairly large with a number of tables and booths, and those who know me know how much I love booths. The inside is recently renovated, looking clean and fresh.

What went in

We were only there for a quick dinner, so we only ordered two dishes. We had the Hot Pot Chicken Rice Pilaf, which can be described as a Vietnamese style Bibimbap. A mixed rice dish is one of my childhood favourites. I just can’t say no to any variety of that, especially one that comes in a hot clay pot. Mixing all the ingredients together, adding my own hot sauce is all part of the fun. The end result was pretty good. The chicken mushroom stir fry was saucy, and so a perfect match for the rice.

Mixing

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Van Eats Media invited us to try out Suika Snackbar’s special package called Suika Me Silly. What a silly name. I was a bit hesitant, but when I checked out the photo gallery on Facebook, I was intrigued.

Cute Doraemon Menu

Cute Doraemon Menu

Suika Snackbar is a sister restaurant of Kingyo Izakaya on Denman Street. Suika is also an izakaya restaurant serving tapa size dishes. The package we tried is a sampling menu featuring 6 dishes, some are on its regular menu, some are not. This package is available at a limited quantity for $16 in the month of October.

Food

Before I start, please bear in mind that the portion size is of sampling size, meaning that this is not what you get if you order the same thing off the regular menu. We watched other diners order some of these dishes and they were about twice our portion size.

First up, the Beef Tataki uses pretty good quality meat. Although the searing was a bit over-done for our liking, the beef slices had really nice marble so they were tender and flavourful. The sauce was a bit zesty and worked well with the meat. Next, we’ve got Corn Kakiage – a technically easy dish. It’s basically seasoned, deep fried corn kernels on a plate, but it’s so much fun to eat. You just keep nibbling the crunchy kernels, one at a time. A great snacking dish.

Corn Kakiage

Corn Kakiage

Mo Po Rice Cake is a fusion dish. They were pieces of Japanese rice cake topped with Ma Po Tofu sauce. It’s probably my least favourite dish of the evening. It’s an interesting concept, but the rice cake was too gooey even though it’s deep fried. I was kind of pulling and chewing it. I would also like the Ma Po sauce to be spicier since it’s a Sichuan dish and they tend to be spicier.

Ma-Po Rice Cake

Ma-Po Rice Cake

We then had two types of sushi, battera (pressed) sushi. (more…)

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