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Momo Sushi on Robson

Click to add a blog post for Momo Sushi on ZomatoI was somewhat reluctant to go back to Momo after having not-so-pleasant experiences with the food quality at the other locations. But it opened up recently and still wanted to give it a chance, so off we went for dinner.

It’s a decent sized restaurant, about the same size as the one on Denman. Simple design, not much to say about the decor. The restaurant is busy with all tables occupied at all times we were there. It took the server quite a while before we had our orders taken but we kept ourselves amused by the numerous typos on the menu. The other locations always spelled ‘Negitoro’ as ‘Nigitoro’. But this place even spelled their own restaurant name wrong!! ‘Momo Shushi’.

I ordered Chicken Yakisoba and Sheepie had a special roll and avocado roll. We both got complimentary salads to start off with. Nothing different from the other Momo locations. The yakisoba was super greasy and the chicken was all fat and oil with the skin which I am not a fan of. I left most of it on the side. It’s always interesting to see traditional dishes being made by non-Japanese and left up to their interpretation on what yakisoba should have. This one had a slice of thin lemon in the middle and a mountain of gari (those pink ginger stuff that is suppose to come with sushi). But then again, Japan doesn’t even have California rolls – or most rolls that most of us has come accustomed to, so I guess it’s the way food changes as cultures merge. These additions (gari and lemon) to the yakisoba weren’t a bad thing. In fact, the gari is always nice to clear up one’s mouth, especially with the heavy sauce from the noodles.

The avocados in the avocado rolls were fresh and satisfactory.

idearabbit-momorobsonComplimentary Salad idearabbit-momorobson2Chicken Yakisoba idearabbit-momorobson3Avocado roll idearabbit-momorobson4

Sheepie mentioned that the prices were slightly higher than the other Momo, but that could be because it is located on pricey Robson. I would not order the yakisoba again, so I will stick to their sushi next time – if I ever do go back again.

I am sorry to pick on Momo but after having two food poisoning experience from two different locations, I had to look this location’s inspection up:

Lack of/Inadequate Food Safety Plan (# of observations = 1)

Inadequate Cooling and/or Refrigerated Storage of Potentially Hazardous Food(s)
(# of observations = 1)

A large amount of potentially hazardous food was being stored at room temperature. Imitation crab and cucumber being stored on the counter both measured 16 degrees C. Salmon sashimi measured 8.5 degrees C. The sushi display cooler was too warm. Tuna in the display case measured 10.5 degrees C. This is unacceptable. Potentially hazardous foods such as fish, sauces, cucumbers, etc. must be kept refrigerated at 4 degrees C or colder at all times. These foods may not be stored on the counter without refrigeration – not even during busy lunch or dinner periods. Refrigeration temperatures must be monitored throughout the day. Results must be recorded in a logbook. Immediate corrective action is required.

Inadequate Cooling and/or Refrigerated Storage of Potentially Hazardous Food(s)
(# of observations = 1)

Two deep containers of cooked chicken were being stored on the counter. Staff were adding freshly cooked hot chicken to previously cooled chicken. It is imperative that cooked foods be cooled very quickly. Do NOT pile foods too high. Transfer the contents of tall containers to shallow containers. If possible, stir the foods frequently to release heat energy. Hasten cooling by placing foods in an ice or water bath, or by using an ice wand. Do not cover foods until they have cooled sufficiently to be placed in a refrigerator and do not add warm foods to previously cooled foods. Immediate corrective action is required.

Inadequate Hot Holding of Potentially Hazardous Food(s) (# of observations = 1)

Cooked tempura measured 31 degrees C. This is not acceptable. Cooked foods must be maintained at 60 degrees C or hotter, or they must be cooled quickly and refrigerated at 4 degrees C or colder. Immediate corrective action is required.

Improper Cleaning, Sanitizing of Equipment and Utensils (# of observations = 3)

The rice scoop was being stored in a container of water at room temperature. This is not a safe food handling practice. Rice scoops and other utensils must be cleaned and sanitized after use or they must be stored in a manner that precludes bacterial growth – either at 4 degrees C or colder or at 60 degrees or hotter. Immediate corrective action is required. A cutting board was being stored so that its side was in direct contact with the floor. Many of the cutting boards were discolored. All cutting boards must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Subsequently they must be stored in a manner and location where they are protected from contamination. Cutting boards that have deep cuts that cannot be properly cleaned and sanitized must be replaced. Immediate corrective action is required.

Lack of/Inadequate Sanitation Plan (# of observations = 1)

Improper Construction/Maintenance/Sanitation of Establishment (# of observations = 7)

General sanitation in this establishment is poor and must be improved. All walls, shelves, cupboards and equipment must be thoroughly cleaned. The floor must be scrubbed clean. Special attention must be paid to areas that are hard-to-reach or dark, such as under, behind and between equipment and along walls. Curtains must be laundered. The shipping wrap must be removed from the dishwasher. The shelf over the 2 compartment sink must be replaced. The leaking plumbing under the 2 compartment sink must be repaired. The wheeled cart must be scrubbed clean. The walk-in cooler door must be thoroughly cleaned.

Food Handler Training (# of observations = 1)

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Sapporo Sushi

Click to add a blog post for Sapporo Japanese Cuisine on Zomato A small cute restaurant that has an authentic Japanese atmosphere – the interior, Japanese staff and music. Their menu had a good selection of dishes to choose from – nicely presented and designed too.



idearabbit-sapporo1 idearabbit-sapporo6idearabbit-sapporo4I ordered Pork Gyoza (6 pieces) $4.50 which were crispy on the outside and tasty stuffing inside. Looked and tasted authentic.

idearabbit-sapporo2The Takoyaki $5.50 was also very good. Served nice and hot!

idearabbit-sapporo3Negitoro roll $2.50 was very good. No complaints – love the awesome price! Might be the cheapest one in downtown for a negitoro roll!

idearabbit-sapporo5Sheepie as usual ordered a Cali Dyna Combo $11.40 – with California roll, Dynamite roll and tuna, salmon and ebi (shrimp) nigiri. It came with miso soup which was the good quality kind.
Their tiny bathroom had a nice sink that was worth a photo, lol.
Food was pretty good, reasonable prices, satisfactory service and good location. A nice authentic Japanese restaurant – a good find!

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Pappa Roti

PappaRoti on UrbanspoonA clean, modern, and slightly hipsterish cafe on Robson, open till close to midnight every night. My friend suggested I try their infamous coffee bun, so I tagged along to try it out. My friend ordered their special Karak milk tea. He loves it so much he even tried getting the recipe from the staff. Of course they didn’t tell him, lol. I took a sip of it. It was very flavourable, but a tad bit too sweet for me – but that’s probably since I like my tea plain.
I ordered my Coffee bun $3.50 with a Vanilla Rooibos tea. idearabbit-papparoti2 idearabbit-papparotie

I liked how the bun came on a wooden tray. The crust was a bit crumbly, hence creating a bit of mess at the table, but the texture and taste was simply delicious. So soft with the right amount of moisture. The tea went very well with it.

idearabbit-papparoti3 idearabbit-papparoti4Their infamous Coffee Bun

Most of the staff seemed quite pleasant, but our cashier wasn’t as much. She didn’t ever smile or seemed welcoming – as if it was a drag to be working there. But other staff were quite pleasant – from the staff that brought out our drinks and buns, as well as the staff that offered to fill up my to-go cup with hot water when I asked her if I could take my half-drunk tea with me. Everything was pretty good! I would definitely return again!

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