December 8th, 2010. Dinner at Sushi Mori
I met up with Eunice for some dinner at the sushi place she swears by in Coquitlam. She had high praises for this place, and she loves sushi, so I knew we must be on to something.
The great thing about this place is that it’s such a neighborhood gem! Tucked away in an inconspicuous little plaza, I’ve driven by this place hundreds of times and never even gave it a second thought..but when you walk in it’s just so nice! There’s a big cherry blossom tree smack in the middle of the restaurant and the whole place is decked out in twinkling lights, blossoms and wooden tables and benches..it’s almost like you’re having an evening picnic in a Japanese park 😀 (side dish trio: edamame, fruit salad, Korean pickled daikon and onion)
I had to order Agedashi Tofu…it’s one of my favorite appetizers! This one came with eggplant as well. Interesting that they used a different sort of batter..as you can see it’s quite white and was a bit “flakey”. I liked the light soy sauce it came in. Just right.
Free side appie! The perks of going with someone who’s a regular 😉 Deep Fried Gyoza?
Red Tuna Yukhwei (Sashimi). This was a pretty large portion. Spicy, savory and fresh tuna! One of Eunice’s favorite sushi dishes.
Mmmmmmm~~ Okonomiyaki~~!! We ordered this on a whim…and oh, my goodness it was such a big portion!! Then again, it IS part of the a la carte menu…i really enjoyed that they didn’t skimp on ingredients like the seafood inside and as you can see, the toppings are plentiful~! This was really delicious! Perfect thickness, not doughy, and just the right crispiness!
This colorful monstrosity is the Geisha Roll. Pretty intense, huh? It’s got seared beef, prawn tempura, avocado and is wrapped with this thinly sliced pink pickled daikon wrapper. Oh, man..we were getting so full..and these are a mouthful!
We also got Korean Spicy Fried Chicken. I know..random…. Again, pretty spicy and also sweet, as is customary for the Korean Yangnyum Chicken style. And as you can see…really big drumsticks! Yummyyyyy~~!
When it comes to sushi I know I can trust my sister. She appreciates good sushi just like I do! True we didn’t actually try much real sushi this day..but it was still a really great meal!! We did over-order…but…we just had to try all this stuff! I’m looking forward to coming back again 😀