Friday afternoon, half day of work + a hubby who took the day off to golf with his friends = 4:30pm line up for Toshi’s ^^
“Why are we lining up??”, “When do they open??” were questions we had to justify with as we waited half an hour for Toshi’s to open.
They had a few specials, as always, but after deliberating between the house combo or the dinner bento box, I decided to splurge for the bento since my hubby said it was his* treat that day – with our joint credit card and all lol~
The dinner box came with a bowl of miso soup – the best I’ve tasted in a while and definitely the best I’ve had in Vancouver so far. I’ve always been picky about my miso soup – even in Japan >< But kudos to Toshi’s for getting the balance just right ^^
… and 4 pieces of nigiri sushi – ebi, sea bream, ika and tuna – which was served on a separate plate. Not being a huge fan of nigiri and knowing Carn.H’s belly I left this until the end – when he polished it all off .
The first “dish of the day” was a miso-mayo avocado salad with small chunks of tofu, shrimp and papaya. I really liked the innovative creaminess of this dish, but then again, you can’t go wrong with avocado ^^ After a few bites, the flavor gets a little boring but when paired with the second “dish of the day” it livens up again ^^
Glazed Miso Salmon – if you haven’t guessed by now, this was the second “dish of the day”. The edges were a bit overcooked and the very absolute center was just a teensy bit raw but the flavor and middle-ish area was pretty tasty ^^
Shrimp Tempura (2 pc shrimp & 1 pc sweet potato) – perfectly fried with a light, thin batter. The texture was good even if the flavor was a little bland. This, coupled with the lightly seasoned tempura sauce seemed to be a little lacking in flavor, but healthy tasting, especially for something fried.
Of the nigiri, I only tried a small piece of the plastic-ky, likely pre-packaged tamago.
“Good! I like Toshi’s sushi because it always tastes like it should. My only issue is that there just isn’t enough in the assorted sushi.” – and – just to prove his point, he had 4 more pieces of nigiri, 3 pieces of sashimi and one maki from my bento.
(Carn.H really likes the ika when paired with beefsteak leaf – just the way Toshi does it.)
What else was at the table:
likelihood of revisiting: 90%
culinary mindset: casual yet professional
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– C.Herb –
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