March 28, 2010

Posh Japanese Sukiyaki

At Posh, you can get all-you-can-eat sukiyaki, which is a kind of Japanese hot pot. Lunch costs $11.88/person and dinner costs $15.88/person. I'm lucky because there is a location only a few blocks from my house (Posh - Broadway), and as such, have become a regular customer. Not only is the food delicious, but the price is reasonable and really filling!

First, you get a clay pot filled with cabbage and special sukiyaki sauce, which rests on a personal gas burner. For bigger groups, there are often multiple pots going at once. Then you order the items you want for your hot pot from a list. There are two kinds of meat (thinly sliced beef and thinly sliced pork) that come with the traditional sukiyaki. This is supplemented with a wide variety of veggies (greens, mushrooms, tomatoes, yams, etc.) and noodles (udon, ramen, vermicelli).

My favourite sukiyaki items include: sliced pork (tastes a lot better than the beef, in my opinion), shitake mushrooms, tofu puffs, soft tofu, yams, bok choy, and vermicelli. The tofu puffs and yams, in particular, are tasty because they soak up the flavour really well. But the best part about hot pot is that it's one of those meals you share so everyone gets to eat what they like. For the more "adventurous," it's recommended to crack a raw egg into a bowl and dip your food into it after you retrieve it from the hot pot. This helps cool it down better so less burnt tongues. I admit to being wary of the whole raw egg business initially but you don't taste it at all and it does make the food easier to eat.

This place is great for large groups. If you have a really big group, you can even book your own room. They also serve a variety of specialty drinks and alcohol. Perfect for cold winter nights but I eat this stuff in the hot hot summer too, haha.

Address: 101-1788 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC (there are 3 other locations in BC)


  1. what the...


  2. is the owner of the restaurant Korean?


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