|Do you think he likes his job? I'm just wondering. I would.|
Today was me and Michael's usual Friday hang out night, we really struggled figuring out where we wanted to eat. Michael came up with the thought of revisiting a little Japanese restaurant Zakkushi Charcoal Grill on 823 Denman Street, that served Japanese bar food and tapas.
|(Left to right) Oropon hamami (beef), memaki (garlic wrapped with pork), p-toro (pork), momo (chicken), shiso (herb wrapped chicken)|
We started off with the appetizer sampler Kushi set for $8.50 that had beef, chicken, pork, and garlic tip skewers. The chicken and pork were very tasty and I could really taste the barbecuey goodness, plus the pork had a delicious crunch in every bite. Michael said the beef was juicy, but has less taste because there's less salt than some of the other dishes. I don't usually like eating asparagus but tonight, Zakkushi convinced me otherwise. The memaki and asparagus dishes were vegetables wrapped with pork, with a hint of garlic mixed in with the strong taste of charcoal from the barbecue, delicious.
After the samplers, we kept ordering the chicken and pork, especially with the asparugus, because it was just that good. Then we had the Tofu Yakki for $2, it had the tasty terriyaki sauce and a hint of crunch to it, and made for a fun way of tasting of tofu. Then I had the sausage with ponzu sauce and grated radish, the radish was filled with flavours and went delightfully with the sausage with tangy ponzu sauce.
|Deep fried octopus balls|
Lastly Michael's favourite of Zakkushi is Onigiri for $1.50 it is a ball of rice. A triangular 'ball' of rice sitting on the charcoal stove barbecued in with the flavour of soy and terriyaki sauce. This is his favourite because it not only fills him up, tastes good, and also is presented in a unique way.
In total we ordered about 14 skewers and three side dishes, which came to $39 before tip.
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