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Masayoshi Vancouver | Omakase

Masayoshi Vancouver | Omakase

Masayoshi Vancouver Noms

Masayoshi on Fraser Street is ranked #48 in a list of Canada’s Best 100 Restaurants for 2018. This chef-owned Japanese restaurant is by reservation only and offers an Omakase-only menu. The Chef, Masayoshi Baba comes from Tojo’s and creates all omakase dishes prepared with no MSG, real wasabi, and organic ingredients.

The cozy restaurant seats 20. It is an adult only. It is not baby-friendly. If you are still hungry at the end of your meal, it is not possible to order by pieces (Okonomi) from a daily fresh sheet.

Omakase Menu Prices

  • Nigiri Omakase $100 – 14 PIECES, MISO SOUP, DESSERT
  • Nigiri Omakase $130 – 16 PIECES, APPETIZER, MISO SOUP, DESSERT
  • There are two seatings each evening at 6pm and 8pm.

What We Ate

The multi-course menu changes based on seasonal ingredients – including hot and cold dishes and finishes with rice.

  • Dungeness crab. Turnip, melon
  • Albacore tataki
  • Black cod. Marinated Soy vinegar
  • Wild yellowtail
  • Baby snapper
  • Kohada
  • Mirugai geoduck
  • Bluefin tuna
  • Chi-toro
  • Pine nut soup with garden eel. Lime juice. Bone-in
  • Ajima
  • Isaki grunt
  • Baby hamachi
  • Bonito with ginger on top – very smoky flavour profile
  • King crab
  • Hirame
  • Scallops from Hokkaido
  • Uni
  • Tamago – soup soaked. V eggy savoury
  • Anago eel
  • Panna cotta matcha sauce

Overall our experience was delightful. The fish was fresh and I especially enjoyed the smokey bonito nigiri. The price at $130 per person was a little steep considering a one-star Michelin restaurant in San Francisco is only slightly more. This would be considered higher-end prices for Vancouver.

It would have also been great if they gave you the option to order by pieces (Okonomi) from a daily fresh sheet at the end of the meal if you are still hungry or fancied a repeat of any particular fish.

Masayoshi Vancouver Noms

What was your favourite dish? Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram @instanomss if you’ve tried this menu. I’d love to see your food photos!~

Masayoshi Japanese Restaurant
URL:  https://www.masayoshi.ca/
Cuisine: Japanese

4376 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4G3
(604) 428-6272

Monday to Saturday 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

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Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe

Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe

MODERN LUNCH COOKBOOK REVIEW ALLISON DAY NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG CANADA

This Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe come from Allison Day and new newly launched Modern Lunch cookbook. The natural sweetness and creaminess of sweet potato helps to create a ramen broth that’s both addictive and nourishing. Soba noodles, made from buckwheat flour (check the label for 100 percent buckwheat flour to make sure they’re gluten-free, if that’s a priority), offer a nutty quality to the dish while mushrooms and the requisite soft-boiled jammy egg give a familiar umami tang. Greens are required here, for me at least, making this healthy meal-in-a-jar (or container or bowl) look and feel three-dimensional. The just-add-water method means no accidental spills and a lighter lunch to take in your bag. This recipe actually reminds alot about the vegetarian ramen bowl from Harvest – a tiny grocer/restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

 

 

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Just-Add-Water Miso, Sweet Potato, and Soba Ramen Recipe

  • Author: Allison Day
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: lunch, noodles, ramen
  • Method: meal prep, stove top
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

The natural sweetness and creaminess of sweet potato helps to create a ramen broth that’s both addictive and nourishing.


Scale

Ingredients

RAMEN BROTH CONCENTRATE

  • 1 small or ½ large (7 oz) sweet potato, peeled and chunked
  • 1 cup water, plus more for steaming sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp organic vegetable or chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 Tbsp white miso paste 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil Sriracha
  • 1 small or ½ large (7 oz) sweet potato, peeled and chunked
  • 1 cup water, plus more for steaming sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp organic vegetable or chicken bouillon powder
  • 2 Tbsp white miso paste 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil Sriracha

VEGETABLES, EGGS, AND SOBA NOODLES

  • 4 portobello mushrooms, diced
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp gluten-free tamari
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 bundles (6½ oz) soba noodles (buckwheat noodles)
  • 2 cups steamed greens (broccoli, broccoli rabe, kale, etc.) or packed raw spinach
  • Black sesame seeds (optional)
  • Minced fresh red Thai chili (optional)
  • 4 cups (1 cup per serving) just-boiled water from the kettle, for serving

Instructions

  1. For the broth concentrate, steam the sweet potato until tender, about 10 minutes. Add to a blender or food processor along with 1 cup water, bouillon powder, miso paste, rice vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and Sriracha to taste, and then blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a jar and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  2. For the vegetables, eggs, and soba noodles, preheat the oven to 425°F and bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Toss the mushrooms with the sesame oil and tamari. Place the mushrooms on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, until shrunken and deep brown. Set aside.
  4. Carefully place the eggs in boiling water and cook for 6 minutes. Fill a medium bowl with cold water. Once the 6 minutes are up, use a slotted spoon to remove the eggs from the pot and place them in the bowl of cold water to help loosen the shell, keeping the boiling water on the stove for the noodles. Gently peel the eggs, being careful not to break the white or the yolk will run out (they’re not as sturdy as hard-boiled eggs), and set aside. Then, cook the noodles in the reserved boiling water according to package directions, until tender. Drain the noodles, rinse with cold water, drain again, and set aside.
  5. To assemble, for each serving, add ½ cup of broth concentrate to a large jar or airtight container or build at home in a bowl. Top the broth with a portion each of noodles, mushrooms, steamed greens or spinach, a peeled whole egg, and sesame seeds and chili to taste. Seal and store refrigerated.
  6. When you’re ready for lunch, for each serving, pour 1 cup (enough to cover) of boiling water over top, seal, and let stand for 3 minutes to reheat fully. Open the lid, give the soup a gentle stir, slice the egg in half with your spoon, and then eat.

Notes

GO PLANT-BASED To make this meal vegan, use vegetable bouillon and replace the egg with cubed smoked tofu.

Keywords: meal prep, meals in a jar, ramen, noodles, miso sweet potato broth, broth concentrate

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Acknowledgement

Excerpted from Modern Lunch: +100 Recipes for Assembling the New Midday Meal by Allison Day. Copyright © 2019 Allison Day. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

 

 

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From The Official Press Release

From acclaimed cookbook author and award-winning blogger Allison Day comes Modern Lunch, a collection of 100 recipes that celebrate the midday meal.

Modern Lunch is the new lunchtime hero for time-strapped, budget-conscious, and salad-fatigued people everywhere. Focusing on healthy, quick–and, yes, Instagrammable–recipes, Allison takes readers on a feasting journey inspired by fresh flavors and ingredients, her travels, and minimal effort. Meals in jars and adult-appropriate lunchboxes will actually make you look forward to lunch now, especially when recipes like Chicken and Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peanut Butter Vinaigrette, Tomato Sourdough Soup with Cacio e Pepe Socca Triangles, and Walnut-Crusted Avocado, Feta, and Eggs with Pesto Rice are waiting for you. Find inspiration for delicious lunches to eat at home, too, like Greek Chopped Salad with Crispy Peppercorn Salmon, and a new take on the classic ploughman’s lunch. Spend weekends with friends gathered around easy-to-assemble platters and picnic baskets, and enjoy homemade brunches that rival any restaurant’s. And, if you’re someone who likes to improvise, Allison shares her staple recipes and tried-and-tested strategies for mastering meal prep, as well as ideas and combinations for quick, on-the-fly lunches that encourage creativity but promise satisfaction–even if you have to dine at your desk.

With dazzling recipes and photography, and smart tips on hacking the lunchtime game, Modern Lunch proves that a delicious, exciting, and inventive lunch can be achievable for any appetite, wallet, and busy schedule–and maybe even spark a little office envy.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ALLISON DAY is a cookbook author, writer, editor, food stylist, and creator of the Taste Canada award-winning food blog Yummy Beet. Allison’s third cookbook, Modern Lunch (Appetite, Penguin Random House Canada) will be released in the spring of 2019. Her first cookbook, Whole Bowls, and single-subject second cookbook, Purely Pumpkin, are both out now. She’s contributed to and been featured in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Vegetarian Times, Food Network Canada, SHAPE, FLARE, and more. Allison lives in Ontario, Canada and London, United Kingdom
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The interior is roomy and clean. Lots of booth seats, four tops and bar seats. It is baby friendly and opens seven days a week! Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. I also liked that the menu offers a variety of tapas, tempura, pan fried noodles, rolls, sashimi and oshi sushi (pressed sushi).

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

To start things right we ordered two Sapporo on tap.

 

 

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Salmon Oshi Sushi 13: sockeye salmon, serrano pepper, kai sauce. It was tasty and comparable toto Miku and Kishimoto plus we don’t have to drive to downtown! We also really liked their Saba and albacore tuna version as well.

 

 

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG Few nigiri pieces we always order is saba, hotate and toro.

 

Kai Japanese sushi Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Grilled Skewers: We love their spicy pork skewers and chicken loaded with green onions.

 

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Giant Bomb roll

 

 

We are happy that Kai Japanese Restaurant is now in the Fremont neighbourhood and can’t wait to go back. It’s been a long time since we’ve had an Izakaya. I also am already craving their oshi sushi pressed sushi!

 

 

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Kai Japanese Restaurant
URL: http://kairestaurant.ca/
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar, Izakaya

 

 

Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm Open now
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person that is served with Ara miso soup made with grilled fish bone broth. If you are still hungry – it is possible to order by pieces (Okonomi) from their daily fresh sheet. There are two seatings: 6pm and 7:45pm.

 

 

This tiny restaurants has only 10 seats and you must call in person to make an reservation. It is an adult only. It is not baby friendly. In fact is does not admit children under 18 years old. Also they do not serve rolls. And they do not serve alcohol. They do not have a liquor licence.

 

There are four different homemade sauces on the fish:

  • Nikiri Shoyu (strong): bonito flakes, dried kelp, soy sauce, mirin and sake
  • Irizake: sake, umeboshi pickled plum, bonito flakes, kelp
  • Nikiri Shoyu Tsume (regular): BBQ conger head, sake, soy sauce, sugar, bonito flakes
  • Mojio: Hondawara, kelp, sea salt

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Sushi Bar Maumi is operated by Maumi Ozaki (previouslly trained at Fuji Sushi in Coquitlam) and his wife. A two person operation much similar to Sushi Hachi. When we arrived, we quietly greeted and seated behind the bar.

The humble restaurant is very quiet. In fact, the restaurant is so strict, we felt like we couldn’t even chat. Once everyone was seated, the Chef presented us with a few rules – one of which, if you can’t finish your rice, let him know so he can make you smaller portions.

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

The chef studiously studies his handwritten notes in front of him and begins pulling out the fish from the refrigerators underneath the bar. Slicing and serving us nigiri pieces one by one. Whispering the names.

 

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Maumi Sushi Bar Omakase Menu

Sea bass
Amaebi Sweet Prawns
Suture Ika Flying Squid
Seki Aji
Shima Aji stripped jack
Ara Miso Soup
Bafun Uni
Hotate
Blue fin tuna
Uni
Blue Fin chu toro
Anago sea eel

MAUMI SUSHI VANCOUVER JAPANESE OMAKASE NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Overall our we thought Sushi Bar Maumi warranted a solid “good” but it didn’t blow our minds. Although fresh (imported from Japan few times a week), we didn’t think there was a great progression of mild to bold tasting flavours. My rice was uncharacteristically a touch too warm. The prices are steep without being orgasmic. Truly a disappointment given all the recommendations from everyone.

 

If you are looking for an authentic Japanese culinary experience perhaps venturing to Masayoshi, Testsu Sushi or even the Raw Bar at Fairmont Pacific Rim.

 

 

 

 

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SUSHI BAR MAUMI
URL:  http://www.sushibarmaumi.ca
Cuisine: Japanese

 

 

Hours:

Mon 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tue 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wed 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thu 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fri 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun Closed

 

1226 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8
(604) 609-2286

 

 

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