Japanese Bistro Kamome: Tasty and Filling Bento Boxes
Japanese Bistro Kamome is a small little shop about a block away from the Joyce Skytrain station. One of the things that makes this place relatively unique compared with the mass hordes of Japanese restaurants in Vancouver is that you’re not going to find a menu chock full of sushi rolls (actually, I don’t know if I even saw any sushi on their menu).
I decided to order their Unagi Don Box ($20) and Beef Teriyaki Don Box ($13.50). I was a bit surprised at how heavy each box was (they were laden down with a lot of rice) but I was quite pleased at how the boxes turned out. Each box contained a fresh salad, edamame beans, tamago, and a good serving of protein on top of the bed of rice that was garnished with pickled radish. One of the nice touches that they did was partially slice the peel away from the orange which made it easier to eat.
These boxes were definitely filling. They actually have a good selection of items that aren’t listed on the online ordering system so I’d suggest calling in your order if you’re looking for something that’s on their printed menu. For example, they have a dish that they call Hayashi Beef on Rice ($12 incl. egg). OMG, this is sooo good!. It has a rich gravy with onions, mushrooms, and peas mixed with thinly sliced beef. This hashed beef dish isn’t on their online ordering system (or at least not when I checked) so you have to call to place your order. I did wish that the egg yolk was runny and I also found the sauce was a bit on the sweet side for my preferences… but otherwise, it’s pretty good and quite filling.
5228 Joyce St
Posted on February 28, 2021, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Beef Teriyaki Don, Bento Box, Food, Hayashi Beef, Japanese, restaurant review, Unagi Don, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.