I had to wake up early (at 9:45am) so I could drive all the way to Maple Ridge (by Golden Ears Bridge) just to drop off our car for some additional "features". You see, after nineteen years of service, finally, a few weeks ago, our old Honda peacefully passed away...so, thru MomJ's connection, we ended up in Maple Ridge to pick up a 4x4...LOL!!! While our SUV is in for its makeover, the dealership gave me a courtesy car...a Dakota!!! Now we can do some more movin' baby!
Anyhow, originally, I was going to have lunch with my dad (I thought of Fu-Lin Hot Pot in Coquitlam)...but dad was still sleeping!!! So, I ended up back in Vancouver. I decided to pick up some BBQ for dinner at Yu Kee.
Since I'm not yet used to driving (or parking) the courtesy "truck", I had to park it a little further so I could hog two spots (hehehe...the Dakota was longer than my 4x4). And because I did so, I was able to spot this three-month old restaurant. It's small and they only have two tables of fours and four tables of twos. The decor? Simple and comfortable. Service? Very good...almost a little too much.
Most Japanese restaurants I have visited usually use regular Kikkoman...I'm quite impressed that this place uses Kikkoman LITE...which has less sodium. This is actually what we use at home for regular cooking.
Since I was hungry...I ordered quite a bit of food. To start, I had the Octopus Sunomono...the cold noodles were too chewy and the cold broth was a bit over-salted. The tako was actually quite nice.
I was like "WOW"...I did not expect my Appetizer Sashimi to show up like this...quite a presentation. It had two tuna, two Atlantic salmon, and one Sockeye...overall these were fresh...but quality-wise, I've had better.
I also tried their Daily Special, the Spicy Ramen...as I mentioned before in my other posts, I am not big fan of ramen. Honestly, I'm not "experienced" enough like some people who could tell you all about whether it's "authentic" or "classic"...all I can say is that I did enjoy the broth, but not the noodles.Upon check-out, the owner lady asked me how was my meal. I told her I quite enjoyed it, however, the sunomono was a bit salty. She quickly appologize and spoke to her husband (the sushi chef) about it. This place is operated by a Japanese family, but I see Bibimbab and Kalbi Jjim on their menu...huh???