Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Another dinner at Suju

Suju Japanese Restaurant, Mandarin Gallery

If you could believe it, this was the second time we've had dinner at Suju. There are reasons why one would come here during dinner instead of during the more wallet friendly lunches. Some of what they have on menu aren't available at lunch.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, nozawana tempura

While waiting for our food and nursing a chilled Suntory, we munched on some nozawana tempura. Pickled vegetables, possibly mustard greens deep fried in batter. First time having these and I thought they were pretty good.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, miso foie gras

Loved their miso marinated foie gras with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, gohan set

Then came our gohan sets.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, beef cheek miso nikomi

I was pretty bowled over by their beef cheek miso nikomi. That's beef cheeks simmered in red wine and miso for what I believe to be long hours. The flavour was intense from both the wine and miso with a richness that was both sweet and savoury. This was so tender that teeth was optional. Maybe I exaggerate but you get my point.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, gindara harasu

The other plate of richness came in the form of gindara harasu. Cod belly grilled and dripping with rendered fat from the fish. The foie gras wasn't the only thing that be clogging our arteries tonight.

Suju Japanese Restaurant, Mandarin Gallery

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