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Raymond’s Sushi Adventures: Episode #232: Yui Japanese Bistro


Vancouver (West Finish), $$ (Reasonably Priced)
www.eatatyui.com

Aburi sushi made by former cooks from Miku and Minami? For cheaper costs? Sure, please!

Ever since I first tasted Miku’s Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi greater than 6 years in the past (holy crap, I am getting previous), I have been on the lookout for different locations the place I also can get pleasure from good Aburi sushi accompanied by much less hefty worth tags. In any case, I am not a small eater, and a visit to Miku means a minimum of $80 out the pockets earlier than I am considerably full. Yui appeared like the proper place after I wasn’t feeling fairly as fancy. I obtained the assistance of Vancouver foodie Jeanne (@popofrouge) to check out their lunch service.

Located amongst a sea of workplace towers, the Chinese language-operated Yui was expectedly busy throughout lunch on a weekday. The one spots obtainable for us have been on the sushi bar, proper in entrance of the Aburi station. What a wonderful view! Nicely, for everybody besides me.

Usually, meals fanatics extremely get pleasure from sitting the place they will observe, eat the meals as quickly because it’s made, and interact in pleasant dialog with the chef. Nonetheless, my mind is actually wired to do just one factor at a time. If I attempt to take notes and speak on the identical time, I’ll truly begin spewing out gibberish. Fortunately, I believe the chef clued in and focussed on making his sushi as a substitute.

Hen Chashu – A-

The Hen Chashu regarded like an attention-grabbing strategy to begin my lunch. It got here with soft-stew free-range hen, accompanied by amakuchi (candy) soy sauce and a aspect of grain mustard. The hen was sliced considerably like pork chashu however in a lot thicker items. It was calmly grilled, very tender, and savoury with assist from the candy soy.

Aburi Ebi Oshi – A-

Carefully mirroring Miku’s model, the Aburi Ebi Oshi ($11) was dressed with lime zest and creamy oshi sauce. It had a vibrant citrusy tint and a very good quantity of creaminess, however tasted barely rice-heavy. 

Aburi Saba Oshi – A-

The Aburi Saba Oshi ($11) got here with miso oshi sauce and a lightweight sprinkling of seaweed. The saba was not excessively salty, and the miso sauce helped generate a scrumptious, savoury flavour. Nonetheless, I believed that the saba itself might’ve been seared rather less, which might give it a softer texture.

Yui Plate

Subsequent, I went for the lunch plate that contained the best selection, which occurred to be the Yui Plate. At $11, it isn’t a bang for the buck, but it surely’s a comparatively cost-effective strategy to pattern the highlights at Yui.

Aburi Tuna Nigiri – A

Aburi Ebi Nigiri – B+

Aburi Salmon Oshi – A

The Aburi Tuna Nigiri was delightfully recent with a mushy texture. The miso glaze and scallions have been an ideal complement to the tuna. The Aburi Ebi Nigiri was dressed with a dab of pesto sauce and will have used slightly extra moisture. The Aburi Salmon Oshi was delectably creamy with a wonderful smoky flavour. The jalapeño slices would work even higher in the event that they have been thinner.

Dynamite Roll – B+

The roll that accompanied the Yui Plate was the Dynamite Roll. The candy imitation crab meat went effectively with the creamy avocado. The prawn tempura was crispy, however the batter was onerous in locations. 

General, we had an fulfilling expertise at Yui. We skilled no issues with the service. The meals is not precisely Miku, but it surely comes fairly shut given the decrease costs. The distinction was primarily within the sushi rice, the place Miku’s has a smoother texture and is extra flavourful. In both case, Yui works as a very good informal various to Miku for a fast meal… except it is so busy {that a} line-up begins to kind.

Yui Japanese Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato



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