We recently took a trip to Restaurant Yugo on Main street for Dine Out Festival Vancouver 2019. Restaurant Yugo is on our list of places to check out and this is a great way to do it. They’re known for their Japanese-French fusion which is always a beautiful marriage of cultures.
The Dine Out Menu is $45 and includes a 3 course meal.
We started off with the King & Albacore Crudo which is marinated King salmon sashimi in chilli sauce and Albacore tuna sashimi with wasabi zuke. The flavours are bright, but not too overpowering and a great way to start off our dine out experience. The chilli sauce was our favourite of the two, but we loved how the wasabi zuke made the Albacore lighter and zesty.
We also ordered the Ebi Mayo (4 pcs – $8 – not on the menu) – it’s made with tiger prawns in a Shiso seasoning and miso mayo. It was very, very lightly battered but crispy on the outside, yet nice and tender on the inside. It had a great, bright flavour as well to cut the heaviness of the dish.
We ordered the Omakase Nigiri and Aburi Oshi where the chef picks 7 different items to put on your plate. Each piece was delicately made and bursting with flavour. Our favourite was the Salmon Nigiri made with Black Truffle and Albacore Tuna. The Aburi Oshi is ok, but we’ve had better elsewhere.
Finally, dessert. You can choose from Deep-fried Mantou or a Mango Cheesecake.
The Deep-fried Mantou is served with a beautiful condensed milk infused with green tea. Mantou is a steam bun that I know from Chinese dim sum that’s also served with condensed milk. The way it’s plated here almost makes it look like beignets (but they’re quite heavy and doughy – so definitely not beignets!).
The Mango Cheesecake is a good slice of cheesecake with a mango reduction.
To check out Restaurant Yugo’s website and menu, visit their website here: https://restaurantyugo.com/
To check out their Dine Out Menu and more info on the Dine Out Festival, visit their website here: https://www.dineoutvancouver.com/listings/restaurant-yugo/50210/