There’s something about “Asian Contemporary” that really intrigues me and puts me off at the same time. Intriguing in a sense that I am always curious to see what “new” aspect can be brought to the table when it comes to working with something as traditional as Asian Cooking. At the same time, I’m put off and weary because more often than not, something tends to go wrong, and the dish becomes an instant miss. In Vancouver, there aren’t many places bold enough to take on that challenge, so when my Birthday rolled around, I knew I had to check out this place down in the Chinatown which I’ve been meaning to hit up since I’ve been back home. And this place was Torafuku.
Overall, the meal was only so-so. (Table’s unanimous opinion lol.) I really wanted to love the place, but I wasn’t really digging the food… Most of the dishes often had one or two components that really threw it off. I think the biggest challenge was just the seasoning (as things were either over-seasoned or lacking.) The presentations was great, the textures were on point, so hopefully they can work out the flavours. I loved all the design aspects of the space, the service was attentive and FOH was nice, and for those reasons alone is why I’d give this spot another try!
Have you tried this local joint out yet? I’d love to hear what you thought about it!