Update 31-Aug-2009: Please note that this offer has lapsed and no longer available at Ebisu.
Read on because there is a summer treat for you … courtesy of Ebisu on Robson and Chowtimes.com. It is going to be quite a treat, so you may want to pay a little bit more attention to this post! 🙂
Suanne and I dined at Ebisu about a month ago. We had a great time and we blogged about it here.
A couple of Thursdays ago, Ebisu on Robson launched their new menu with the introduction of a few pretty interesting and new dishes. At the same time, they had also prepared the Spring/Summer specials.
Suanne and I were back at Ebisu to sample the new items on the day of the launch. More importantly, we were there to work on a three-way-win plan. Ebisu gets to introduce their new menu on chowtimes … and at the same time Chowtimes gets to inject some fun (and value) to our readers. Most important of all, chowtimes readers gets a free dessert.
Like these …
You may get any of these items above as a treat from Ebisu and Chowtimes. Oh, wanted to be clear that this is available only in Ebisu on Robson and Ebisu on Broadway. I’ll share with you the details further down this post because I wanted to show you what Suanne and I became a “guinea pig” for you Vancouverites. He he he ….
Deon, Ebisu on Robsons General Manager, hosted us. We started off one of their new sushi rolls. The one we tried was the Ninja Kicker (above). This roll is targeted for those sushi lovers who craves for a little bit more spiciness in their roll (hence the name).
Suanne and I loves this roll a lot. It is certainly a departure from the normal sushi rolls and is perfect in many ways. If you like a kick to your rolls, I am quite certain you will love this.
Suanne and I learned a lot from Deon. It was interesting how they developed their new menu. The Ninja Kicker has all the elements of a good creation. It is pleasing to the eye with a good balance of colors. It has a combination of contrasting texture. The prawn tempura adds crunch to the texture.
This one has an element of surprise in the taste department.
The secret to the Ninja Kicker is the sauce. All Deon would say is that they started this from a base … the humble Thai-style Sriricha hot sauce. The sauce is darker than Sriricha sauce, that much I know. It has a level of sweetness and with a strong flavour. The spiciness leaves a lingering heat in the mouth.
Tuna Tataki is one of the more popular Japanese dishes. On the surface this looks kind of normal … (more…)