Everything on their dine out menu sounded really interesting, plus they have veggie options, so it's hard to go wrong picking this place.
$30 per person, and best to go in pairs since you choose 3 plates TO SHARE and your own dessert (from 2 choices). That works out to three plates weighing in at maybe $16 each. For what you get though that's OK value. Wouldn't say it's a great deal cost-wise but it's delicious.
We also got a free kale salad. Did everyone get one? Will everyone get a random daily special freebie? Hard to say, but if so, maybe it's a sneaky dining experience factored into the cost AND you get 4 plates instead of 3 making it a better deal. Hmm.
Dine Out Vancouver 2017 Menu
($30 per person, minimum 2, odd numbers can be accommodated)
Choose ONE to SHARE:
- Kickass Rice 3.0: Torched pork belly, furikake, cucumber, avocado, red shiso, miso mayo, Torafuku spicy sauce.
- Eat Yo Veggies: Enoki mushrooms, baby arugula, cucumber, avocado, mango, toasted quinoa, chimi.
- DY-NO-MITE: Prawn tempura, avocado, cucumber, steelhead, mango, togo aioli.
- Calamari 2.0: Crispy squid, brussel sprouts, local mushrooms, compresed apples, nero aioli, angry tiger sauce.
- Rye So Messy Chicken Wings: Rye and Korean chili marinate, mango glaze, ramen crumble, kfc sauce.
- Crack Salad 2.0: Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, black bean balsamic vinegar, crispy chick peas, toasted almonds.
- FOB (Fresh off the Boat): Laksa prepared ‘fuku’ style with Crab, Scallops, Prawns, clams, salmon, market veggies, flakey Puff pastry.
- The Crying Tiger: Beef hanger steak (cooked Med Rare), crispy rice salad with coriander, lemongrass, gem tomatoes, chilies, pickled cucumber ,crying tiger vinaigrette
- Fetty Wap: House made fettuccine, roasted sunchokes, maitake mushrooms, truffle butter, local kale, ricotta, toasted almonds.
- Milk & Cookie: Vanilla panna cotta, yuzu gelée, raspberry coulis, almond and black sesame shortbread.
- Magic Stick: Chocolate ganache, hazelnut feuilletine, matcha crumble, condensed milk ice cream.
- One long roll to share.
- Pretty tasty except strangely the mango was quite flavourless -- so mildly sweet that I could barely taste it except when I peeled it off my piece of sushi. Possibly a fluke occurrence, or they didn't want it to overpower the rest of the roll (which I wouldn't be in favour of). Either way, eat this sushi slowly and mindfully for best results.
- Pretty interesting with a lot of ingredients. Not very light / fresh looking but pretty tasty.
- Don't just pick up the big veggie chunks -- get the spoon and dig around for the smaller bits.
- Would probably have been tastier if it had been served hot.
- Only one "crab" -- that is, one claw. Don't hog it people -- remember your dining partner, 'eh?
- Very mild as far as spiciness goes.
- Get that spoon and don't be shy about lifting that plate to get at the coconutty sauce because it's tasty!
- Not really getting the idea of this dessert. Flavours maybe too subtle for me.
- Yuzu jelly on top lacking sharp citrus tang that would have helped make it a refreshing addition to the dessert, so if you're looking for an uplifting flavour note to end your meal, neither dessert's going to do it.
- The rest of it was kind of "meh" for me. Maybe lacking in sweetness / citrus? Personal preference.
- Sweet but not overly so, which I really liked. No sugar burn, no heavy feeling from too much chocolate.
- That milk ice cream melts fast so get started right away if you want it paired with your chocolate.