Pretty tired after a full day of exploring Vancouver, we wanted something easy and nearby for dinner. The rain had picked up, which really makes me crave warm comforting soup. We decided on Nishiki Sushi at 49th Avenue & Victoria Drive which is one of our regular places for ramen.
We started off with a few rolls just to have more variety – we ordered beef teriyaki rolls which are okay, nothing exotic, but definitely beefy in flavour given the generous amount of teriyaki beef they put in. The spicy salmon roll was a nice contrast, with good salmon, mayo and cucumber and enough spicy sauce to give it a “kick”.
I ordered Tempura Ramen. I’m glad the tempura is served separately (I hate when the tempura is in the soup and gets soggy). The broth was very weak this time – so I ended up adding some soy to the soup base. I like how much veg they put into the ramen – corn, mushroom, lettuce, carrot strips, and some broccoli.
The tempura on the side is a decent-sized serving with 2 shrimp and 2 large pieces of sweet potato. Freshly fried, these are hot and crisp. I find their dipping sauce a bit weak too – maybe they need to crank up the flavour in the sauce/broth department? It’s not always this way, so maybe I was just unlucky this time!