Suika Izakaya – VANEATS.ca #SupaSUIKA Dining Package [PREVIEW]

When the awesome team over at VANEATS.ca invited us to preview their latest “SupaSUIKA” dining pass from Suika Izakaya, we didn’t hesitate to take them up on their offer. They’ve provided previous Suika packages a couple times in the past few years (seen here) so we were eager to taste what this new special entails.

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Located on West Broadway in Vancouver’s Fairview neighborhood, Suika Izakaya is a popular Japanese tapas restaurant with a stylish decor. What immediately grabbed my attention as I entered its doors was the unique sake bottle chandelier!

We were warmly welcomed and promptly seated to indulge in our dining package. The four-item pass costs $35 and is offered between May 1- June 30th, 2013.  Appropriately called “SupaSUIKA”, the new dining pass consists of the following tasty items:

  1. Magical Mojito Pitcher
  2. Steak Salad
  3. Ma-Po Rice Cake
  4. Salmon Battera

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Magical Mojito Pitcher includes a choice of watermelon, pomegranate or aloe flavours. The regular price for this pitcher is $28, so the pass makes it a great deal. We ordered aloe and it was a sweet and refreshing start to our meal.

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Steak Salad contains diced and marinated AAA beef filet steaks on organic greens topped with watercress and beets. This dish is well seasoned and consists of great quality, very tender steak.

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Ma-Po Rice Cake is a deep fried rice cake dish with a spicy ground pork sauce. This particular sauce is a milder version of the traditional ma po tofu sauce as its sweetness nicely balances out the heat of the chilli.  The mochi has that soft but chewy texture, while the fried and slightly crunchy texture of the mochi skin holds the sauce well. This dish is my favorite out of the package — I could eat this all night!

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Salmon Battera contains sockeye salmon, salmon caviar, spicy cod roe mayo, Japanese basil, and avocado shiso. Elegantly presented, the sliced avocado in the middle adds a richness to the sushi, while the caviar provides bursts of saltiness.

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We also ordered the Deluxe Suika Box $10 (not included with the pass) containing nine different bite size appetizers, each presented beautifully. It was a great way to sample a variety of additional dishes that Suika has to offer. Overall, we experienced fantastic service from start to finish and really enjoyed dining at Suika Izakaya.

If you enjoyed the photos, then definitely check out the VANEATS.ca “SupaSUIKA” video above to see the delicious dishes we tasted. This “SupaSUIKA” dining pass is available for a limited time (May 1 – June 30) for only $35 (before tax and gratuity). The previous Suika dinning pass from VANEATS.ca (seen here) was a hot ticket item and sold out quickly. So you’re going to want to get your hands on the latest “SupaSUIKA” pass before they’re all gone. Head over to VANEATS.ca to buy your pass today and enjoy!
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Joann Pai is an acclaimed food and lifestyle photographer based in Vancouver. As a contributor of Eating in Vancouver & the World she enjoys being a part of her community and supporting local businesses. Visit Joann’s website and connect with her on Facebook, Instagram @hootlicious, and Twitter @hootlicious.

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