VANEATS.ca presents SUIKA-TO-ME
Oh VANEATS.ca my heart loves you, my waist… not so much ;)
Bill and Kev are at it again, this time with a dining package to the king of all Izakaya restaurants SUIKA.
I’ve been here a couple of times, and I love, love, L-O-V-E this place! Great service, funky atmosphere, delicious food, what’s not to like? For this dining package, VANEATS.ca is offering four-courses for $18. That’s one cheap ticket to Tastyville my friends.
My dear partner-in-crime (or is it blogger-in-crime?) Sean from Sean’s Adventures in Flavor Town and I got invited to sample the Suika offering and tell you guys all about it. It was Sean’s first time at Suika, and I am happy to report he loves this place as much as I do. Check out his review here. Without further ado, let’s get to the food, shall we?
Our adventure started with the Salmon Carpaccio – tasty salmon sashimi served with a tangy sesame dressing, creamy wasabi mayo and topped with scallions and yuzu zest. Together with some radish garnish and sweet red onion, this dish was a fantastic way to start our dinner. Such succulent salmon. I loved the creaminess of the wasabi mayo together with the salmon.
Now this package can be good for one person, or if you’re willing to share, the next two courses can be split between two people (one each). The AAA Beef Filet Steak, comes sizzling out of the kitchen surrounded by a cloud of a delicious aroma – a combination of seared beef, soy sauce and garlic. The smell makes your mouth water, koodos for presentation flair Suika! a side of potato wedges sprinkled with shichimi spices compliments your meal.The steak was delicious, so full of flavour and tenderness. The other course that could be served as a main is their Tokyo Oxtail Ramen – slowly braised oxtail & noodles all together in harmony with a soy broth topped with dried fish powder & scallions. This is a staple dish at Suika and they’re famous for it. Sonnets have been written in honour of this ramen. (Ok, I exaggerate about the sonnets, but someone should write one, this ramen is really, really that good). Sean, who is a ramen expert, was impressed by the tenderness and flavour of the meat, as well as the consistency of the broth.
Dessert is a Pumpkin Creme Brulee, topped with whipped cream and strawberries. The pumpkin flavour comes thru beautifully in this dessert, creamy custardy perfection.