It was a privilege to have met Michelin trained sushi chef Charlie Lee and Hidekazu Tojo at the “Sushi and the City” press and media event. Chef Charlie Lee will be teaching sushi and sashimi classes in Vancouver starting May 6.

Tickets to Sushi and The City classes are available at

Charlie carefully placing the final garnishes to his eggplant nigri. This eggplant took 12 hours to boil.

Special guest, Tojo, demonstrated three different sushi techniques that will be used in Charlie's classes

Charlie preparing the finishing touches to his Pressed Red Tuna Aburi 

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What’s in your brown bag?
“Fried Chicken.”

And that’s how our afternoon started. My friend Dyanne and I spent the day in New Westminster. With our brown bag in hand, we made our way down to the docks.

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It’s been a year since I last visited Kingyo Izakaya on Denman Street.

Pressed Mackerel Sushi - seared marinated mackerel pressed sushi with special mustard mixed soy based sauce & green onion-ginger paste oil.

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The spread!& Kingyo is one of my favourite lunch spots in town.

Deep fried fresh corn - with soy-butter

Stone-grilled kakuni bibimbap - stewed tender pork belly “kakuni”,takana pickles, green onion and konbu tsukudani on “hitomebore” rice in a sizzling stone bowl.

The mixed Stone-Grilled Kakuni Bibimbap

Sockeye salmon carpaccio - sliced sockeye salmon topped with salmon caviar (Ikura Roe), onions, garlic chips, green onion. Served with pesto sauce & soy based dressing

The Pressed mackerel

The complimentary frozen grapes that comes at the end of your meal

The Interior

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