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Friday and Shikiji Restaurant Review

Well happy Friday everyone!  What are everyone’s plans for this weekend?  Are you having a quiet couple of days or do you have a TON lined up?  The weekend for moi is shaping up nicely.  Some friends, some family, some exercise, and maybe a teeeeeeeeeny bit of work.  All in all though I would say it will be a good balance.  Oh and we are supposed to have another taste of winter this weekend….always on the weekends it seems.  Goodbye any idea of an outdoor run.

So for a post today I thought I would give a restaurant review of a little place up the road from where I live.

Shikiji Is a Japanese Noodle and Sushi place.  John and I have been to this restaurant twice (the second time being Wedensday night) and have loved it both times.  We have had both their Noodle soups and their sushi and have only really good things to say.  So let me recap our eats last night

To Start…photo 1 photo 3Ignore John’s crazy eyed expression in the first photo the beer went to his brain too fast haha….

Anywho, of course we had to order a couple of drinks to start the night off.  And as luck would have it their glasses of Malbec were on special tonight so that made the drink selection easy.  The wine was just okay… John had a Sapporo and quiet enjoyed it.  For food we started off with Tuna Poke.  OOOO it was good!  We ate a lot of Poke in Maui when we were there in June but this was SO much better than most of the stuff we had there (sorry Maui).  The tuna was so fresh and was served with what seemed to be some Kimchi and a kelp or some other type of seaweed.  Well that was gone in about 1.5 seconds!

Main Event…

For the main John ordered the Nabeyaki Udon.  Husband was nice enough to share a little bit with me, and boy oh boy was it good.  A hot broth full of so many types of mushrooms, imitation crab (it was noted as imitation on the menu), green onions, and a poached egg!  The poached egg was such a fun addition.  On the side there was a selection of tempura that included shrimp, a potato pancake type thing made of potato, onion, and sweet potato, and there was also a bean curd tempura.  He was a champ and finished the entire bowl!
photo 4

For my main I went for the Miso Ramen.  It was full of cabbage, corn, ginger, pork loin, carrots, bean sprouts, and onions all cooked in a delicious pea-nutty miso broth.photo 5These bowls were HUGE!!!  I should have put my hand in for scale.  I finished all of the “bits” in my bowl but couldn’t finish the broth.  And check this out…photo 2They brought us each a little mortar, full of sesame seeds, and bamboo pestle along with some dried garlic flakes, hot chilli powder, and hot chilli oil which allowed you to create your own seasoning for your soup!  I went for a mix of all the goodies and ended up adding even more of the hot chilli oil to my soup.

Dessert was offered but we were stuffed.  However they sounded so tempting that next time we’ll have to save room… Oh yes, there will be a next time!

I think the only slightly negative point that I saw was their seating.  In the back of the restaurant it is really cozy but at the front it is a little more sterile and unfortunately we were sitting at the front.  But all in all it was a very nice evening.

If you’re in Calgary you have to check it out!

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