Minami is one of those restaurants I go to when I want to have really good sushi. I usually order the same thing, sashimi, as well as aburi rolls. When I was in Vancouver recently, I decided to pop in for a treat. I was traveling alone but that never deters me from dining out. Whenever I dine out solo, I also try to sit at the bar, because you never know what kind of interesting conversations you could strike up with a stranger. And if you aren’t up to that, the bar seating usually had some nice people watching. And in the case of the seating at Minami, you get a sweet view into the food prep and plating. It’s amazing to watch these chefs at work.
I love a good sashimi platter. This is just the chef’s selection of sashimi. The prawn was delicious, and they’ll fry up the head once you are done, so you can eat it!
Aburi sushi…. yum!! Aburi means flame-seared. It has perfectly seasoned rice, and thin slice of fresh seafood, with it being salmon here, and it’s topped with a signature sauce. They press it into a mold to form the shape, and then they sear the top with a torch that blows past a piece of charcoal, which I presume is used to give it flavour. Aburi is a nice change from a traditional sushi roll.
The fried prawn head! I’m not a very picky eater, and seeing things like fish or prawn heads doesn’t freak me out. I love chomping down on the fried prawn head. It’s crispy and flavourful, and a really fun way to eat.