I ordered the 'Canadian' Chicken teppenyaki set (lunch special).
The appetizers arrived. The salad was refreshing - if only odd as it tasted like a thousand island vinegarette mix. It also looked like there had been some other salads stacked atop it --which detracted (psychologically) from the 'fresh' taste. Likely made in advance and stacked in a fridge. Prefer freshly made (versus removed).
I do not like pickles. However, to this restaurants' credit, the pickles tasted exactly like the ones I used to have in Japan (lived there for 4 years). So, well done!
The mizo soup was fine; if only a bit salty for my taste. But it had no tofu within; just onions and square pieces of seaweed.
Then entree arrived with (mushroom) rice. Not keen on skin --but I know the locals are-- and the skin was crispy and light. The pieces seemed to be boneless breast meat. They were well cooked with no evidence of charring. However, they were tough and a tad greasy. It might be freezer burn (Canada is not close); but that would not explain why some of the pieces seemed discoloured. I just avoided those. Not sure it it was oxidation or just part of the dark meat of the chicken, but I did not want to take any chances --so I avoided. As it was not much, I did not bother to complain about it. Still enough for me to get satiated. The problem with this is that the greasyness of the taste (regardless of the sauces provided) quickly tires the tastebuds and you get tired of the taste of , well, grease. The sauce selection did nothing to abate this. This was quite different from Japan- they seem to do it much lighter.
The rice tasted fine. But did not clump as well as it ought to have. But still tasty enough.
The service was, at all times, prompt and courteous.
Supplementary Information:A bit too greasy for my tastes: The place holds itself as a teppenyaki restaurant, but serves up (deep-fried skewered things) kushikatsu-level grease with the entree. They might want to consider blotting some of the grease away prior to serving the customers.
I noticed the head chef removing all the dead sea creatures from the aquarium. Quite a few; mostly prawn. Made me wonder what the cause of death was (because it was not being killed, cooked, or eaten).
Recommended Dish(es): No entrees,rather pickles,and salad
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 05, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD75(Lunch)
Value for Money3
Keep it up!