Some parts of the lower mainland get no attention in culinary terms. Generally, it would be the 'burbs and specifically, the little enclaves such as Tsawwassen. With such a relatively isolated community (separated from everywhere else by a bunch of farms), the restaurants mainly serve the locals. But for me, that just means I need to make the effort to go out there. And that reason this time was to meet up with Bubbly, who calls Tsawwassen her home. We met up at a lil' place called Bistro Peekaboo.
Normally, I do not take pictures of Miso Soup since it is much like complimentary bread - it's only there by default. However, I quite enjoyed this one because it wasn't super salty. Rather, there was a depth and richness to it which was further enhanced by seaweed and purposeful cubes of tofu. Next, I got the Sashimi portion of my bento box. The slices of tuna and salmon were of smaller in size, but not lacking in quality. There was a fresh sheen and fresh smell (as much as frozen can get). Textures were on point as well as the natural sweetness.
Onto the box itself, there was the usual sides in addition to Tempura, Chicken Katsu and California Roll. I found the tempura to be crispy and light with a touch of grease. The ebi was buttery with some snap. As for the katsu, it was crunchy while still moist inside. The light drizzle of sauce ensured it stayed crispy and being light in flavour. The California roll was decent with chewy, sticky rice. It was rather bland though. Bubbly had a similar meal except with Beef Teriyaki. This was also well-executed with moist and tender beef with just enough sauce. Although the prices are on the higher side, it was somewhat of a surprise that I would find a Japanese-run restaurant (preparing good eats) tucked away in one of the many strip malls in Tsawwassen.
- Carefully prepared eats
- Really friendly people
- Hard to find