It’s been two years since modern Asian eatery Torafuku opened its doors in Strathcona, and if you haven’t been yet – you’re missing out.
Known for its flavourful Eastern eats with tongue-in-cheek names inspired by pop culture, this spot’s new $40, 10-course Summer Tasting Menu will have you making a reso at its sleek and modern Main Street dining room ASAP.
Lucky Dumplings, roasted eggplant and garlic caviar, basil, spinach, king oyster mushrooms, blistered tomatoes, angry tiger vinaigrette (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
The menu is $40 per person, and depending on how many people are in your party, you can expect slightly different portions/dishes on any various night.
For instance, if you’ve got four at your table, you can most likely expect the mother of all fish dishes – AKA Gone Fishing. Nothing like a whole market fish with tamarind, shallots, garlic, coriander, and fuku hot sauce, right?
Gone Fishing (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
The cocktail pairing for this meal is currently a $10 add-on for five cocktails. Yes, you read that right, five. (Okay, fine, they are scaled down in size, but the variety is still there!)
So when you break that down, you get five gorgeous cocktails, and 10 food courses for only $50.
Matcha Madness, brown butter washed Beefeater Gin, white chocolate syrup, crème de violette, matcha powder (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
Check out the the foodie offerings you can enjoy with Torafuku’s Summer Tasting Menu below, and keep in mind, the drink deal is only available for a limited time, so you should be sure to get down here and get the most bang for your buck, or should we say spirits for your spending.
Cornstar, charred corn of the cobb, gem tomatoes, basil, ponzu butter, tempura crumble (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
General Tao’s Chicken Wings, brined chicken, General Tao’s special sauce, broccoli, shallots (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
Silence of The Lamb, lamb sirloin, brown fried rice, corn, gai lan, tofu, pickled celery, satay sauce, topped with a fluffy egg (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
The Steak Out, waygu beef tataki, nettle pesto, roasted local beet salad, grainy mustard dressing, garlic chips (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
Finding Dory, daily fish karaage, pickled wakame, dashi broth, chili oil tobiko (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.