Tuesday, 29 May 2012
After my long (much needed) break, I am happy to announce that KungPow Tofu is BACK!
Now, I didn't stop eating and ex ploring, but just took a break from writing - with that said though, I still took pictures of my food. I guess once a foodie, always a foodie.
Ebisu is part of the Kamei Japenese Restaurant group. There are three locations (if I remember correctly), one in Richmond, Robson, and Broadway, and each with their own menus. I visited Ebisu on Robson for their happy hours from 4:30 to 6:30.
I was pleasantly surprised by the menu as Ebisu offered fushion-type Japanese tapas.
C had never tried raw oysters, and since the happy hour menu had a special on Royal Miyagi for $0.99, we decided to give it a try. I quite like the texture of oysters, but it's an acquired taste. The soy sauce and green onions complimented the oysters well, but personally, I wouldn't pay more than the asking price on the menu for it. It was fresh and the display was nicely done, but nothing spectacular. C is now officially a fan of raw oysters too though - I guess the foodie genes run in the family.
Salmon Sushi ($9.99 for 10) - nice bite size snack, nothing special. It's not the worst I've had, but I've certainly tasted better.
Jalapeno Shrimp Poppers ($4) - I'm not quite sure if this counts as Japanese tapas. Unlike traditional tempuras, this dish was not breaded with Panko. There was no jalapeno taste, but the cocktail sauce it was served with was enjoyable.
Dynamite Roll (?) - I think that's what we ordered. Not very memorable, but the dish is pretty. I'm trying to do this sandwich compliment thing where I balance something negative with a positive comment - how am I doing so far?
Overall, Ebisu's happy hour was enjoyable. Nothing special, but it's on a busy location. My impression is that they should stick with fushion type tapas.