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Mr. and I were in the mood for some sushi but I wanted something more delicate, so we ditched the obvious option in BanZai and ventured out to another sushi restaurant – Charcoal Sushi.

It’s more than sushi at Charcoal. You can also order Korean BBQ here with lots of meat options for grilling. Not wanting something too heavy, we stuck with the original sushi idea.

Food

We didn’t order too many dishes, only a couple of rolls and tempura. My must-have sushi, Chopped Scallop Roll, was quite good. It didn’t have the fishy taste that some may have, and the chopped scallops weren’t overdressed. It had a good rice-to-chopped-scallop ratio.

Chopped Scallop Roll

Then we wanted something more interesting, so we ordered the Charcoal Roll. It has prawn tempura, spicy tuna, then topped with a thin slice of avocado and salmon and drizzles of wasabi mayo and teriyaki sauce. (more…)

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Last week, I went to Minami Restaurant’s grand opening party. Minami is the sister restaurant of Miku, which is among the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver.

Minami Restaurant

Minami Restaurant

The evening began with the Kagami Biraki ceremony, which is the opening of a cask of sake using a mallet, conducted by owner Seigo and two of his guests. Minami offers a large variety of sake on the menu; they even have someone on staff who specializes in sake.

Kagami biraki ceremony

Kagami biraki ceremony

Seigo-san spoke about the philosophy behind his restaurant group and the three main pillars: food, atmosphere, and people. We heard about his quest for the mural artist and the custom-made porcelain.

Murals by Hideki Kimura

Murals by Hideki Kimura

He talked about his passion for delivering high quality of food, as well as his vision in providing top-notch service through his knowledgeable staff. Everything was demonstrated at this grand opening event. (more…)

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