Deep Fried BC Spotted Prawns with Sea Salt and more...at Izakaya-Ju
- Charles Yu Jun 17, 2012 04:58 PM
Tonight, before game 3 of the NBA finals, my son and I had a quick bite at Izakaya-Ju. In addition to the usual favorites of Yakitoris ( skin, leg meat, wings, medium rare liver, hearts...) and Chicken Teriyaki Burgers, we also ordered two new items. Chopped raw Octopus in wasabi ( good and interesting ) and Deep fried BC Spotted prawns with sea salt ( damn delicious and great value at $6 for 5 prawns! )
BTW, the burger was as stunning as before!
been going to Ju regularly, still one of the best locations uptown for lunch or dinner. best yakitori in toronto no doubt.
One time I went and ordered the prawns (I think it was December) and they were quite .. mushy. Could it be the season?? Since then I just associate the prawns to that texture .. and thus not ordered. Should I try again?..
You say prawns -- how big is big?
Also, their grilled stuff includes chicken hearts on the menu!!??
Our prawns were a 'little' mushy as well. However, in our case its understandable since its Sunday!! ( Worst time to have Japanese seafood is Sunday and Monday!! ) Size is pretty big. Stretched out size, head to tail is as long as a fountain pen! Mushiness was compensated by the crispy and crunchy head, shell and tail, which I consumed totally!