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It was another very cold day in the middle of January, yet it looked beautiful outside with blue sky. I went out to get some lunch and get some fresh air.

There are a few choices, and I chose Shiosai Sushi Bar. It is close to Joyce Skytrain station. They have only window counter seats in the restaurant, so I think they expect most people to go.

I ordered from their daily menu to go.

Chirashi (Assorted)
(Sliced fish on Sushi Rice in a bowl)

Chirashi (Assorted) at Shiosai Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Chirashi literarily means scattering or spreading. I have their version of Chirashi for the first time. There were Saba, Toro, Salmon, Daikon pickles, deep-fried Tofu, cucumber, egg omelet, octopus, surf clam, and Tobiko, on top of the rice.

It was good. Nothing special, though.

(Picture taken by iPhone)

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Shiosai Sushi Bar

Address: 5228 Joyce Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(1 block south from Joyce Sky train station, next to Subway)
TEL: 604-436-2565
Urbanspoon: page

[Tue – Sat] 11:00 – 20:00
* Holidays closed

Price Note
– Chirashi (Assorted) $10.50

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In early October, I had to run some errands and went out after work. While I was doing so, I thought about what I do with dinner and decided to take out from somewhere that I can order and continue to do the errands until the order is up.

I went to Hyoga Japanese Cuisine. It is a Japanese restaurant on Kingsway, close to Joyce Street. They serve Sushi and Japanese tapas like Izakaya dishes.

When I walked in and looked at the menu, and asked if Hamachi (yellowtail) was fresh or not. I mean, I wanted to know if the fish just arrived or not. The server asked the owner chef, and he said there was young yellowtail just arrived, called Yazu.

I ordered from their set menu with Yazu.

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set
(7 pc of Hamachi Sashimi and Green Onion on bowl of Sushi Rice with homemade ginger garlic soy sauce, Small Salad, Miso Soup)

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

Negi Hamachi Donburi Set at Hyoga Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver

The chef described that the fish was young so that the meat was less fatty. It was elastic, compared to the regular yellowtail, to me. I enjoyed this Yazu Sashimi. If you ask which one I prefer, Yazu or regular, I would say regular, because I like fatty. 🙂

Thanks to the chef that offered the Hamachi set replacing by Yazu with the same price.

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Hyoga Japanese Cuisine

Address: 2 – 3343 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(One block east from Joyce Street)
TEL: 604-435-6670
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:30
[Fri] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Sat] 17:00 – 22:00
*Closed: Sundays

Price Note
– Negi Hamachi Donburi Set $13.50

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One night in September, Collin and I decided to go out for dinner, as he worked hard in the morning and was too tired to cook. It was still nice day continuing, and walking was great to do, heading to the restaurant.

We went to 29th Ave Cafe. They serve Japanese Yoshoku (Japanese-style western food) and are located on Boundary Road. Yoshoku includes cutlet, deep-fries, curry, etc.

We ordered from their menu. I don’t think they ever changed the menu. 🙂

Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu)

Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu) at 29th Avenue Cafe in Vancouver

He already started pouring Bulldog sauce. 😀 He ate chicken cutlet on the previous day, and he still ordered cutlet! :O It shows how much he likes it!

Chicken Cream Korokke (croquette)

Chicken Cream Korokke (croquette) at 29th Avenue Cafe in Vancouver

Well, I can’t blame him, either. I ordered deep-fried as well. I always wanted to try something else but ended up ordering this. It’s that good for me! My mom used to say creamy croquette is difficult to make because the stuff inside would always be popped out.

I like the half size of lettuce head, coming with the fried. We should eat food in a balance, and their entrees consist a great balance of nutrition, in my opinion.

Custard Pudding

Custard Pudding at 29th Avenue Cafe in Vancouver

We both ordered this. I didn’t think he would order, as he actually ate deep-fried prawns as an appetizer before the entree, but he did! (He dug in the fries right away, and I didn’t even have time to take a pic!)

As I always say, this restaurant serves consistent taste every time.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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29th Avenue Cafe

Address: 4441 Boundary Road, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(On the curve from Boundary to 29th Ave)
TEL: 604-558-2271
Urbanspoon: page

[Tue – Sat] 17:00 – 21:30
[Sun] 17:00 – 21:00

Price Note
– Cocktail Deep-fried Prawns $6.50
– Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu) $10.50
– Chicken Cream Korokke (croquette) $10.50
– Rice $1.00 each
– Custard Pudding $3.00 each

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