I’m not a sushi eater. However, I do still enjoy Japanese food like karaage and teriyaki. I was actually having a craving for the latter dish recently, so I decided to visit Kisokoma. This is a small Japanese joint located on Broadway, not far from the Vancouver General Hospital. They have quite a large menu of the fare that you’d typically expect from such a joint, including sashimi, sushi, and cooked food to suit all tastes. I had their Chicken Teriyaki and Deep-Fried Gyoza.
Chicken Teriyaki ($8.95):
This comes with a small bowl of rice and miso soup. The chicken itself was, by virtue of white meat, quite tender and juicy, and had a nice crispy skin. I personally would have liked the teriyaki sauce to be a tad sweeter, but it was still flavourful. I did find the meat to be a little lacking. I quite enjoyed the rice too, which had a nice chewy texture. The portion wasn’t very large, but for $9, it is fair.
Deep-Fried Gyoza ($3.95):
This was filled with a pork and vegetable filling. The skin outside had a pretty nice crispy texture. The filling was tender and juicy; I did find it to be a bit too bland, however.
I wasn’t blown away by the food from Kisokoma, but it was still fair. The prices are very affordable. While I wasn’t blown away by the joint, I think that it’s still decent enough to warrant a visit.