Jejudo: Korean-Japanese Fusion
Jejudo is one of the many Korean restaurants in a mini mall located on North Road above the Hannam Supermarket and specializes in a Korean-Japanese fusion with an emphasis to sushi dishes.
On my first visit, I arrived before noon and noticed how quiet and dark it was. Looking for a bit of light, I decided to sit at the bar but I still found that the lighting was challenging. I decided to try their Aburi Sushi ($12) which came with salmon, toro, squid, and unagi nigiri. While the nigiri pieces weren’t overly saucy, the sashimi they used was quite fresh.
I also ordered the Tuna Crunch Roll ($12) made up of avocado and shrimp tempura topped with tuna, crunchy tempura bits, and nori. This roll had a nice contrast of textures from the creamy filling to the crunchy bits from the tempura.
The following month, I made a revisit and made sure to sit closer to the window since this restaurant is so dimly lit. The menu online is a bit different than what you get in person and I wound up ordering the Assorted Sashimi ($20) which consisted of 3 pieces of salmon, 3 pieces of sockeye, 3 pieces of tuna, 1 piece of tako, 1 piece of hokkigai, 1 piece of squid that was sliced into 3 narrow strips, and some type of marinated conch (top shell I think).
Both types of salmon were quite good as was the marinated conch meat which was crunchy and had a subtle flavour. While I’m usually not a fan of squid sashimi, it was prepared well here. On the downside, I found the tako to be a bit too chewy and the tuna was served a bit too cold. I wish they had more menu items which catered to single lunch-time diners.
220-4501 North Road
Posted on November 29, 2018, in Japanese, Korean, Restaurant Review and tagged Aburi Sushi, Burnaby, Cariboo, Food, Japanese, Korean, Nigiri, restaurant review, Sashimi, Tuna Crunch Roll. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.