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On a meeting day, it was our boss’ birthday. So we went out for lunch in North Vancouver. The other boss likes this restaurant so much and trusts their quality of food.

Hamaei Japanese Restaurant is in the Westview Mall. They serve authentic Japanese food.

We ordered from their lunch menu, which is served with Miso soup.

Tea

Tea at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

Amuse-bouche, Ebi Sunomono (Vinegared Salad)

Amuse-bouche, Ebi Sunomono (Vinegared Salad) at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

My choice, Makunouchi Bento (Authentic Bento Box)
(Simmered Kabocha, Ebi, Carrot, Burdock, Eddoe & Snow peas, Grilled Salmon, Rolled egg, Sliced roasted pork, Assorted fries, Sashimi, Rice, and Anmitsu)

Makunouchi Bento (Authentic Bento Box) at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

Daily Lunch
(Karaage, Gyoza, Edamame, Assorted Tempura, Marinated Tuna, 1/2 California rolls, 1/2 Tuna Maki, 1/2 Kappa Maki)

Daily Lunch at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

Shokado Bento (Kaiseki Bento Box)
(Simmered Kabocha, Ebi, Carrot & Konnyaku, sliced roasted pork, Assorted fries, Sashimi, Plum Sauce & Cucumber Maki, Amaebi Sushi, Ikura Sushi, Rice, and Anmitsu)

Shokado Bento (Kaiseki Bento Box) at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

Sushi Lunch
(1/2 California roll, 1/2 Tuna Maki, 1/2 Salmon Maki, 1/2 Kappa Maki, 1 pc Tuna, 1 pc Salmon, and 1 pc Ebi)

Sushi Lunch at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

Hamaei Japanese Restaurant

Address: #620 – 2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(In Westview Mall)
TEL: 604-987-0080

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon] 17:00 – 21:00
[Tue – Thu] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 21:30
[Sat] 17:00 – 21:00
*Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu at Hamaei Japanese Restaurant in North Vancouver

Price Note
– Makunouchi Bento (Authentic Bento Box) $14.75
– Daily Lunch $14.75
– Shokado Bento (Kaiseki Bento Box) $21.50
– Sushi Lunch $9.50

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I saw Eddoes or Taro potatoes (we called Satoimo in Japanese) in Fujiya and bought some without hesitation. Taro is sweet and sticky veggie if you cook, and it has good effectiveness for your health.

I made taro boiled in broth, from the one of my cooking school textbooks that I got long time ago. It is one of Japanese comfy food.

[Ingredients] (serve for 4)

– Peeled Eddoes (Taro potatoes) 400g
– Broth (Dashi soup 1 and 1/2 cup, sugar 2 table spoons, and thin soy sauce 1 and 1/2 table spoon)
– Yuzu zest 1/4 of skin
– Rice-rinse water 2 cups

[Preparation]

When Japanese make rice, we rinse rice. (There are pre-washed rice these days.) Keep the rice-rinse water in a pot. The water looks white, and it helps Taro keep coloring in white. If you don’t have the water, just use tap water.

[Recipe]

  1. Peel taro if they’re not pre-peeled. Cut them into bite size, if necessary.
  2. Put taro in the pot with rice-rinse water and boil, but keep them in the firm side. When they’re ready, drain and clean them.
  3. Put the taro and Dashi soup (I used Konbu Dashi powder and water) in a pot and boil. Once it’s boiled, add sugar and wait for a while to give sweet aromatic flavor.
  4. Add 1 table spoon of thin soy sauce, and put a lid directly onto food (we called Otoshi buta) and cook for 25 min or until soup is almost gone.
  5. Add the rest of thin soy sauce and turn off the heat.
  6. Place taro on a plate and sprinkle the Yuzu zest if you like.

I don’t have thin soy sauce, so I use regular 1 table spoon of soy sauce. You might want to adjust the taste before using a lid. I didn’t use Yuzu at all, because it is hard to get it here.

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