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Once again, we received an invite from the VANEATS team to check out its latest dining package, SupaSUIKA by Suika Snackbar. Because I have a visitor in town, and I remember how much I enjoyed the food at Suika, I decided to take him there for some izakaya experience.

Food

The SupaSUIKA package includes 4 items. First of all, a pitcher of their refreshing mojito, which comes in three interesting flavours: watermelon, pomegranate and aloe vera. We chose the Watermelon Mojito Pitcher because well, it’s pink 🙂

The watermelon flavour was quite subtle, but I could taste all other mojito components: rum, mint and lime. The pitcher pours roughly 6 little glasses, which I thought was a decent amount. Next, the Steak Salad. The beef steak cubes were cooked to about medium so it’s still pink inside, but they were sooo tender and marinated well! (more…)

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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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