Seto Sushi – Central Richmond, BC

Seto Sushi
Central Richmond, BC
http://www.setosushi.ca/

Seto was a backup choice for me. It was a Wednesday and HK BBQ Master was closed so as a fall back I decided that Seto would have to do.

I went in and after having no idea what to get I settled on the chirasi set dinner; it was served with miso, tempura, sunnomono then the chirasi which was an assortment of fish served over sushi rice.

I usually don’t get into the miso soup but it was particularly cold that night so I dabbled and I’ll be honest, I was surprised, not packet like at all.

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Out next the Tempura was and it was done right, super crisp batter that didn’t feel heavy with perfectly cooked vegetables. I was a fan.

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I’d never had Sunnomono before and was not sure what I was going to get; I had no complaints, a sweet, citrusy and slightly acidic yet refreshing combination of cold noodles and ebi. This was the start of many sunomono’s I had while in BC.

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Out next was the bowl, it was a good looking dish, the fish was fresh and of a good quality but the more I ate the more I felt like the sushi would have been better; it would have separated the flavours and had each piece stand out more.

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Lastly a Green Tea ice cream which I did not enjoy, I mean it could have been good but I hate green tea flavoured anything.

Seto Japanese Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Flying Pig – Mount Pleasant, BC

The Flying Pig
Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, BC
http://theflyingpigvan.com/

A few outlets in Vancouver I’d heard pretty good things about the casual eatery The Flying Pig. Housed in a very interesting outfitted building it was refined chic meets cabin bar with a heavy amount of exposed brick had a short and sweet that had food to match the ambience.

I ordered the seafood pappardelle and their cheesy bone marrow bread, I well-rounded meal if I don’t say so myself.

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They started me off with the usual bread at the table and it was quite good; I was pleased with quality of bread; the oil and vinegar however were cheap and it was noticeable, which lowered the overall satisfaction.

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Uncharacteristically the pasta came out before the cheesy bread; not wanting it to get cold I started, the pasta cooked to al dente perfection with the freshly cooked seafood harmoniously matching with the creamy rose like sauce with just enough spice to be flavourful but not enough to overpower the cream and seafood.

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When the bread finally arrived it was very, very cheesy and oily, that I expected, I did not expect however that there was little to no marrow on the bread, and believe me I looked, smelled and tasted it all to find some.

While the bread was a cheesy awful mess the pasta was a magnificent dish.

The Flying Pig Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato