Updated: 30th Dec 2014; This restaurant is closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
Suanne and I are beginning to find more time to ourselves these days. The boys are getting older and they are having more extra-curricular activities. It’s a sign that it’s going to be a few more short years before they will be spending even more time on their own.
With the boys involved in another of their activities, Suanne and I took the opportunity to check out Posh in Richmond. We had always been meaning to try this place for sometime already.
Posh is located at the strip mall by Sexsmith Road. There are three Posh’es within Metro Vancouver with the other two located on Broadway (Vancouver) and Kingsway (Burnaby).
Despite it being called a Sukiyaki restaurant, I had the distinct feeling it is more Chinese than anything. At least all the workers spoke Chinese.
I had always thought that it is a big restaurant but were quite surprised how small it is.
There are a few tables upstairs which seats about 20 people max. They optimize the seating by putting removable wooden partitions since it is just the two of us. It is OK for us and does give us a bit of privacy in the cramped seating arrangement.
I can’t recall exactly what Suanne ordered. I think it is called Green Sofa and had some apple flavour in it. It looked pretty for sure.
For me, I had the sake. To tell the truth, I had NEVER had sake in my life before. So when I ordered sake, they asked if I wanted it warm or cold, I had absolutely no idea what to order. I just chose warm. It was pretty good. It came in a small flask and a small cup.
This is a All You Can Eat place. We had to place our order on the chit provided.
First thing to choose is the soup. We had the Spicy Soup Base which costs $7. It was very spicy which was great. Posh claim that they brew this concoction of 15 herbs and 4 types of chilli over 7 days before serving.
There are extras that one could order like satay sauce for $1, Hot Sauce for $1, extra eggs, butter and vinegar for 50 cents. We ordered the satay sauce and really, the soup base is flavourful enough and we did not need it.
Tell me … I can’t tell the difference between Sukiyaki, Shabu-shabu and the Chinese hotpot and steamboat. You know what the differences are?
For some odd reason, they keep on telling us that we get one free egg each. They told us like four times. I am not sure what the big deal is really.
We saw our neighboring tables breaking the eggs and eating it raw as dip. If I did not see them eating this, I would have thought that we’re supposed to break it into the soup base. This adds a lot creaminess to the sukiyaki.
It was great, for me at least. Suanne don’t like eggs, especially raw ones. Good thing too because I got to have two eggs. Extra egg is 50 cents each. Next time I come, I’m gonna smuggle in my own eggs from home.
The star of the sukiyaki is their thinly sliced pork and beef. We ordered way too much … 12 trays in all! We had no idea how much a tray was and was shocked when they stacked it up on the table. We sheepishly finished it off because the order chit specifically said that “wasted meat will be $3/portion”.
Posh claim that they serve only premium Alberta beef. For Suanne and I, we can’t tell one type of beef from another. But it was awesome. It was great.
Besides the meats, there are over 30 other types of ingredients. There are no way we could try everyone of them. They offered to help us fill the order but we sort of declined in case they gave us only the cheap stuff. LOL!
I must say that the service was great and genuine. They were quite patient with us and took time to explain things for us. Seeing this being our first time, they came by often to check if we’re OK and if we wanted more. (We did not want more … we wanted them to take some away because we had over-ordered).
Total bill was $55 which was kind of pricey but we love every aspect of the meal.