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My company usually does a Christmas party at one of my boss’ house, but this time she took a vacation early and longer before Christmas, so we had one at the restaurant. There is one co-worker who cannot take wheat and also the other who has allergy with shellfish. It was not easy to make a decision for where to go.

Minami has Omakase (prix fixe) course and they can accommodate with the special diet. The server came before we started to get served, and she asked how severe the diet would be. (Do you know some soy sauce even contains gluten?)

Minami Restaurant is located in Yaletown. Most of our members came from far by cars, and it seemed not to easy to find a parking spot.

Collin and I came here before and liked Yuzu alcohol, so we recommended to everyone, but one of my boss didn’t see the pricing until he paid, and he was so surprised how expensive it was and how much we drank. :p

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml
(Citrus nose and smooth palate reminiscent of iced tea)

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Omakase Shokai serves 6 courses.

Sashimi
(Chef’s Selection)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Salmon, Hamachi (Yellowtail), Albacore Tuna)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Two different soy sauce: Regular and Nikiri)

Minami Zen
(Selection of Signature Appetizer)

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(From the top, Slow Roasted Beets & Watercress Salad, Tuna and Crumbled Miso Tofu Tartare, Ebi Fritters, Shrimp Crab Gyoza)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish
(Kale Goma-ae, King Oyster Mushroom, Wasabi Pickles, Yuzu Miso Foam)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

I ate Kale Goma-ae first time and really liked it! It wasn’t bitter at all. I must have Collin made some at home. 😉

Soy Braised Short Rib
(Sterling Silver AAA, Yukon Potato Puree, Spinach)

Soy Braised Short Rib for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi
(Chef’s Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi)

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Aburi Hamachi, Aburi Red Tuna, Aburi Shrimp, and Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi)

Tea

Tea at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Dessert
(Chef’s Selection)

Dessert for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Lemon Cheesecake with Rhubarb-Raspberry Sorbet)

After eating short rib, I was getting full. The last main was Sushi, so I was so stuffed after!

I enjoyed their food, but I realized something after I was talking to my boss. The restaurant is too dark to enjoy food by eyes. I’m glad that I had installed Flashlight app on my iPhone so that I could enjoy before starting eating. (Flashlight app was useful to take a picture by my digital camera, too!)

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Minami Restaurant

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow streets)
TEL: 604-685-8080
Facebook: page
Twitter: @MinamiYaletown
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:30
[Sat] 17:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 17:00 – 22:00

Menu

Menu for Omakase Shokai at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml $38.00
– Omakase Shokai $80.00 per person

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I asked Collin to go for brunch on a weekend. By the time when we got to downtown Vancouver, he changed his mind for what kind of food he wanted to eat. Well, then, I decide. 🙂 I checked a site where brunch is available at that time and made an online reservation.

I chose Edible Canada at the Market, which is located in Granville Island. The restaurant supports local ingredients, so I believe the menu will be changed based on local and seasonal ingredients’ availability.

We ordered from their lunch menu. (The menu is changed occasionally.)

Coriander Orange Juice

Coriander Orange Juice at Edible Canada at the Market in Vancouver

My choice, Coriander Seed & Smoked Serrano Pepper Crusted Wild Albacore Tuna
(Fingerling potatoes, Squash, Kale, Confit Tuna, Sherry mustard vinaigrette)

Coriander Seed & Smoked Serrano Pepper Crusted Wild Albacore Tuna at Edible Canada at the Market in Vancouver

Collin’s choice, Arctic Char Sandwich
(Butter lettuce, Red vine tomatoes, Green onion, Smoked Serrano aioli, Swiss roll, Frites)

Arctic Char Sandwich at Edible Canada at the Market in Vancouver

And, a picture of their kitchen.

Edible Canada at the Market in Vancouver

I thought my salad was too small, but when I finished it was a decent amount to fulfill my stomach.

Edible Canada at the Market

Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(On Granville Island, not in the Public Market)
TEL: 604-682-6681
Facebook: page
Twitter: @EdibleCanada
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner/Dessert/Bar
[Mon] 11:00 – 16:00
[Tue – Fri] 11:00 – 21:00
[Sat] 9:00 – 21:00
[Sun] 9:00 – 16:00

Menu

Menu at Edible Canada at the Market in Vancouver

Price Note
– Coriander Orange Juice $3.50
– Coriander Seed & Smoked Serrano Pepper Crusted Wild Albacore Tuna $15.00
– Arctic Char Sandwich $16.00

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Collin made Nigiri Sushi a couple days ago, and I had some Sushi rice leftover. Sushi rice can’t be in the fridge, as it would get hard, so I left in the kitchen counter and had to eat as soon as possible. Well, I had an idea, which was to buy some Sashimi from a store.

I went to Shiosai Sushi Bar to get some. It is close to Joyce Skytrain station. The assorted Sashimi was enough for one person to eat at both lunch and dinner. 🙂 Um, maybe, it depends on how much rice you have and it would be better if you make some appy or Miso soup.

I ordered from their daily menu.

Assorted Sashimi (10pcs)
(2 each slice of Salmon, Tuna, Mackerel, Surf Clam, and Octopus)

Assorted Sashimi (10pcs) at Shiosai Sushi Bar in Vancouver

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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

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

Price Note
– Assorted Sashimi (10pcs) $11.95

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