Ending off the night right with an Omakase style dinner with Chef Hiro. Digging into our first dish, we have the Kale Gomaae consisting of blanched kale and sweet sesame dressing, which is a great change from the usual spinach gomaae you see at most Japanese restaurants. To the right, we have deep fried lotus chips served with the Chicken Liver Pate dip. 

The first batch of Yakitori!  Chicken Thighs with Oishii flavouring and Duck Breast topped with yuzu kosho. Yuzu kosho is fermented paste made with chili peppers, citrus fruit "yuzu" peel and salt. My favourite would have to be the Chicken skewers - tender and juicy. 

The bursting with flavour American Wagyu Striploin with shallot-karashi vinaigrette.

The Kushi Q-Tine is currently in the running for The Vancouver Foodster's 5th Annual Poutine Challenge. Together, the owner and chefs have created their own rendition of a Japanese inspired poutine. It consists of cheese curd infused korokke skewers (Japanese croquette), grilled foie gras from Quebec with duck & dashi gravy. *Available Monday - Saturday after 5PM - Voting period Feb 4 - 28*

An assortment of Yakitori waiting to be brought out from the kitchen.

Bring out the seafood! We have the Lobster tail with wasabi-tomatillo and Charred Octopus braised in Sake & Lobster au jus and yuzu anticucho. Both items are on their feature menu.

The interior design and my sister.
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A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Farmacy to try their skin care products. I recently received the Invincible Root Cell Anti-Aging Serum and a sample of their Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm to review.

Farmacy is an innovated brand that has incorporated farm-grown and handpicked Echinacea GreenEnvy ™ into their skin care line. This plant contains a natural phyto compound and antioxidant called, Cichoric Acid. A high amount of GreenEnvy ™ is used in their Anti-Aging Serum and is clinically proven to improve uneven skin coloring, maintain a healthy radiance and luminosity, and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet. With its unique packaging, the bottle is simple to use. The bottle unscrews into an easy release dropper. The serum is lightweight on the skin and leaves the skin hydrated with a slight sticky feel. Be careful squirting the liquid, it tends to run!

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Posted on Thursday, 31 December 2015 at 5:14 pm 1 Comments (+)

{LATE POST} - Back in July, I attended the Vancouver Gastropost's 100th mission celebration. Vancouver Gastropost is a section in the newspaper that features food photos submitted by people in the community who participate in their weekly food challenges. The Vancouver Sun and The Province hosted their party at the Yew Seafood + Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel.  I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Ned Bell and tasting his delicious creations made with OceanWise seafood.

Humpback Shrimp with Lemon Aioli
Eat, mingle, eat, take photos, and eat some more!
Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Shots
Dungeness Crab Tacos with red miso, honey, radish and guacamole 
Samuel Adams Beer
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Posted on Thursday, 24 December 2015 at 1:57 am 0 Comments (+)

After our lunch at Chambar, Victoria (@eaten.with.love) and I made our way down to Uyu Ice cream.  Uyu is a popular soft serve place that opened in the summer and with raving reviews, we had to try it for ourselves.

They offer three different flavors each week that are made with organic milk. We had the choice of organic milk, salted caramel, and Banana milk. We decided to share the Organic milk ice cream ($4.75) with a shot of Belgium chocolate ($1.50), and condensed milk drizzle (free). The soft serve was smooth and not too heavy or sweet. I wasn’t a fan of the semi-sweet chocolate shot. It hardens around the ice cream and made it hard to remove around the corners of the cup. The chocolate was also overpowering and masked the flavor of the condensed milk and mild, creamy milk flavor.  Besides the hefty price and hollow centre ice cream swirl, we both enjoyed the organic milk flavor and would get it again without the chocolate.

Belgium chocolate shot
Condensed milk drizzle
@eaten.with.love taking photos
Did you know Uyu means Milk in Korean?
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