Posh

Posh 

101-1788 West Broadway (Broadway and Burrard), Vancouver

604.737.POSH(7674)

Posh is a tasty treat and easy on the pocketbook. It’s japanese all-you-can-eat sukiyaki for $14/person dinner or $10/person lunch. Sukiyaki is Japanese hot-pot originating from the seventh century; where people  cooked meat on an iron grill. At Posh you will order from a list of 35 delicious items and dump it all in a hot pot right at your table where the food is cooked in a mixture of water and soy/sukiyaki sauce. Posh also has a special spicy Taiwanese hot-pot which has 15 Chinese herbs and 4 varieties of chilies. 

The available meats are pork shoulder and a fabulously thin alberta beef. Go ahead and try both — but I found that the beef was amazingly succulent with the sukiyaki sauce flavor. I believe the 4 of us had 13 orders of the beef alone.

Of the other 35 items: The cabbage was surprisingly good, I could very much go for more of the mushrooms (3 varieties), and the yam, taro, rice cakes, bean curd and konjac rolls were delightful. Nothing was really bad – I wasn’t willing to try the raw egg and I didn’t care much for the bamboo shoots. Otherwise, all was goodly.

The service at Posh was above what I expected – friendly, and very polite young people making sure we knew what were doing. They asked if we understood (as I am familiar with Korean Shabu-shabu, I got the gist right away), and then they offered to bring out a sample platter of each item so we could try everything and inquire about the items we really liked and/or wanted to avoid.

The only thing I really wished for that wasn’t available was any sort of seafood option. And I have to give their Black Fungus cutting skills 3 thumbs down ( the bottom area is supposed to be separated and discarded — not served. If not removed, an unpleasant grittiness will find it’s way into your mouth).

And, as a general rule — wait to stuff your face. Just out of the pot an into your bowl the food is startlingly hot and will burn your tongue. Also, don’t be a jerk — they will charge you extra for wasted meat. 

I would definitely go back. This large restaurant is a perfect spot for fun time, casual dinning with friends. Though they also have a semi private room/area for  special occasions — I wouldn’t go there for anything fancier than perhaps a birthday. Don’t be tricked by the restaurant’s name; it’s just not that fancy — a wedding?! Bahaha! I think NOT!

 

Parking: Underground and street metered available

Open: From 11.30am each day until 11pm (and open until midnight on party nights).

There are also locations in Richmond (sexsmith road) and Burnaby (the kingsway).

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Perfect pairing:

Weezer –  Weezer (the blue album)

or

The Get Up Kids – On a wire

This emo fueled album is perfect for reminiscing about college romances.

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