Tengoku Sushi - 3rd Review!

  Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone! If you're asian, I reckon you celebrated with a bevy of meat, wine, and a mooncake or two. With a couple of aunties breathing down your neck..."do you have a boyfriend?" "why aren't you married yet?" *averts eyes*

  Well...my family is a bit different. We're pariahs. My "family" as in my mom, my dad, and I. I'll let you in on a little secret: we don't really spend time with any of our other family members. Sure, my dad calls his mom periodically...but that's about it. We like to keep to ourselves.

  Given that we never get together with anyone else other than each other, we decided to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at my Dad's favourite sushi restaurant: Tengoku! I haven't gone back to Tengoku in months. My last visit was in April!

  Sidenote: I'm in desperate need of some gluten-free mooncakes. #cantasian

  This visit to Tengoku got me thinking...is it Teriyaki Chicken or Chicken Teriyaki? I'm aware that the terms are used interchangeably, but is the former or latter grammatically correct? Does one take precedence over the other? (These are serious questions okay.) I don't think this question has ever been addressed before...what do you guys think? I mean, even google doesn't have an answer! And google has an answer for everything! (Sarcasm alert.) Raymond...you sure eat a lot of teriyaki, what do you think?

  Why yes...I like to ponder about grammatical predicaments in my spare time. Between eating, netflix, and studying of course.

Read my first review of Tengoku Sushi here: 

Read my second review (where I review 23 dishes) here: 

House Bento 
w/ Chicken Teriyaki, Nigiri, Sashimi, Tempura & Salad!
4/5 stars

  Of course, my dad, being the thrifty dad that he is...strongly recommended that both he and my mom order the house bentos. According to him, that's how you get your money's worth! So they ordered one of each: the chicken, and beef teriyaki house bento. The bentos looked pretty impressive when they arrived! They chicken was twice as large as before, and so were the cuts of sashimi!! Interestingly enough, the tempura was a bit smaller. And they include shrimp with your sashimi now (they didn't before.) The must have hired new kitchen staff! Other than that, everything was pretty predictable! Nothing out of the ordinary, but delish nonetheless!

My Dad's Signature House Bento
w/ Beef Teriyaki!
3.5/5 stars

  My dad's signature at any Japanese restaurant he goes to ~ the beef bento!! This was exactly the same as my mom's bento, with the exception of beef. The beef was average tasting; stringy but still rather moist. He never finishes the nigiri or sashimi, he always packs it to go!

Salmon Don
3.5/5 stars

  The salmon don is one of my go-tos at Tengoku! I use to order their tonkatsu all the time, but since I can't eat gluten anymore, I got this instead! They definitely changed itamaes, because the rice is different, and so is the salmon! The rice wasn't as sour as before, and lacked any real flavour. The salmon tasted reasonably fresh though! The sashimi in the bento was noticeably larger, but appeared to be of lower quality.

My attempt at taking a half decent photo...

  I know I usually don't do non-food related reviews, but I just couldn't pass this one up! I mean, they're ROSE GOLD! How can a 20 year old girl say no to rose gold? (That's what I thought.)

  They're by Sudio Sweden! They're also available in black, pink, and blue. I kind of wanted the pink ones but in the end I went with the white, because...white + rose gold? (What is this...instagram? Why am I using a heart emoji? ha.)

  The neat thing is, the earphones also come with a 3 button remote and a leather carrying case! They're available for purchase here: http://goo.gl/g1Zw4y You can get 15% off if you enter the code "vancitynoms" at checkout! They offer free worldwide delivery, tax free. Okay, I'll stop now. I'm starting to sound like an infomercial (and I don't like that.) Sorry guys (I'm a sucker for anything rose gold. Plus, I was in desperate need of some new earphones!)

  Just a disclaimer: I'm not being paid to say (or type) any of this...I'll always be 110% honest with you guys! :)

Tengoku Sushi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. I celebrated by Mid-Autumn Festival by catching a cold and sniffling all over the place! Yay! =D

    I'm pretty sure either "Chicken Teriyaki" or "Teriyaki Chicken" is fine. I just use whichever one is on the menu. It seems that "Chicken Teriyaki" is more common though!

    1. Aw that sucks!! Feel better soon! :D

      haha that's what I thought too! Interestingly enough, Teriyaki Chicken seems to be more prevalent on frozen meals!

    2. I'm almost better now, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to have sushi for the past 9 days! Oh, the horror! I can already feel myself losing my identity...

      I very rarely eat frozen meals, so maybe that's why I've been seeing Chicken Teriyaki most of the time!

  2. "With a couple of aunties breathing down your neck..."do you have a boyfriend?" "why aren't you married yet?" *averts eyes*"

    (NSFW and maybe NSFS ......)


    1. LMAO yesss! Accurate on so many levels.
      Definitely NSFW haha!


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