Published on April 15th, 2013 | by admin0
Yoo Ga Ne Ichiban Sushi
3 Finch Avenue East, Toronto (Finch & Yonge)
Cuisine: Korean & Japanese
$$ $10-15 per entrée
Annyeonghaseyo (ahn-yung-hah-say-yo) (Hello)
Yoo Ga Ne Ichiban Sushi is a hidden gem located in the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, just a few steps from the Finch subway station. It is a cosy family restaurant with several curtained booths lined the left side of the restaurant, tables filled the open area, a sushi bar and kitchen stood at the back. This time, we tried Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap, Hye Dup Bap and Chirashi. Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap was a bowl of warm rice topped with a fried egg, minced beef, sautéed and seasoned vegetables, and chili pepper paste, served in a hot stone bowl. The hot stone bowl kept the rice warm and crunchy. Hye Dup Bap was a bowl of warm rice topped with thin slices of fresh sashimi, seasonal vegetables, and sweet and spicy sauce. Chirashi was a similar dish without the vegetables and sauce, and the sashimi was cut into thick slices. Hye Dup Bap is a Korean version of rice topped with raw fish, while Chirashi is Japanese. If you can’t take too spicy food, don’t forget to ask the server to put the chili pepper paste / sweet and spicy sauce on the side.