|Kimchi Mentai Yaki Udon|
|Negi toro don|
I appreciate it when restaurants try to up their scale by being innovative and changing things up. However, I don't appreciate the sheer negligence over the quality, which at times, comes after the menu/owner/chef changing. Such as the case at Wo Fung chicken wings (now 3 times smaller), Cattle Cafe Richmond (watery soup base), and Pied a Terre on Cambie (salty steak frites and dismissal of Napoleon), and now Zakkushi charcoal minuscules.
Back to the restaurant. After we delighted ourselves with the $9.99 Sapporo pitcher, we ordered the usual Kushi Set which comes with 5 skewers. Each time, the skewers seem to be shinking smaller and smaller. Did the change the chef? Did we come on a bad day? What has happened?
|Before - Kushi set on July 31, 2010|
|After - Kushi set August 25, 2010|
|Tsukune December 12, 2009|
|Tsukune Aug 25, 2010|
I looked over at the Japanese folks next table and, to my astonishment, their skewers were twice the size of ours. Due to legal reasons, I decided not to post their pictures with skewers. Of course these are not the biggest blunders for a restaurant and it is still as busy as ever. But to me, the wow factors for Zakkushi are gone. I have absolutely no reason left to go back there (unless for the $9.99 Sapporo pitchers).