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Co Co Lo: Great Lunch Special in Kits (Vancouver)

fmed Oct 19, 2009 11:24 PM

Co Co Lo
2nd Floor 1926 W4th (near Burrard - close to Fuel and Maenam)
(not wheel chair friendly)

I was in Kits earlier today and had lunch at Co Co Lo - the new modern Japanese restaurant. I ordered the BBQ Mackarel combo ($9.95) and two kushi ($1.50? ea) - a chicken liver and chicken done 'shio' (salted). My friend had the Udon combo ($9.95) and a matcha ice cream pancake dessert ($4).

The food was very good. My (large) side of mackerel tasted fresh and was BBQ'd very well. The miso-based winter vegetable stew, the shrimp tempura batter (one with sesame seeds and one matcha) were also very good. The tempura batter was thin and light. The skewers were as good as any of the good ones in town (Zakkushi, Aki, etc). Excellent lunchtime deal.

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    ck1234 RE: fmed Oct 20, 2009 12:04 AM

    Why do they put the matcha ice cream in pancakes? Are you supposed to eat that like a burger? Is it good?

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    1. re: ck1234
      fmed RE: ck1234 Oct 20, 2009 07:34 AM

      There is a popular adzuki bean/sponge pancake (called "castella") sandwich snack called "dorayaki". This is the icecream version. You can buy processed versions like how we can buy icecream sandwiches at the 7/11. This is their house-made version.

      I didn't have it - my lunch companion did...but he scarfed it down and gave it two thumbs up. It must have been good.

    2. flowbee RE: fmed Oct 20, 2009 06:44 AM

      Didn't there use to be an expensive japanese restaurant at this location? Sounds like a good lunch spot if I'm in the area.

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      1. re: flowbee
        fmed RE: flowbee Oct 20, 2009 07:27 AM

        It used to be Shijo.

        1. re: fmed
          Sam Salmon RE: fmed Oct 20, 2009 08:56 AM

          Yes the place is a Winner!


          1. re: Sam Salmon
            grayelf RE: Sam Salmon Oct 20, 2009 10:59 AM

            I've eyed this place several times on my way to other local restos. Will now make it a point to stop in. Noted: the 10 yaki for a tenner deal on the website (at dinner I think) and also the promise of a plethora of ume (my beloved plum wine) to choose from...

            1. re: grayelf
              fmed RE: grayelf Oct 20, 2009 11:17 AM

              Their website claims that "there are hundreds of choices" for ume-shu. Impressive if true.

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                grayelf RE: fmed Oct 20, 2009 11:30 AM

                I'm assuming that is a bit of hyperbole but even half a dozen would be better than what I've found at most Japanese restos here. Some of them verge on cough medicine taste too...

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