With all due respect...suck it Canadian poutine! MAPO TOFU POUTINE:
FRENCH FRIES, MAPO TOFU, GROUND CHICKEN, MOZZARELLA CURDS, FRESHLY GROUNDED SZECHUAN PEPPERCORN

Drop Kick Your Taste Buds at Haikan

Oh, hello little bowl of mussels – BOOM! SMACK! What’s up fries…or poutine…is that…tofu? WHAMP! If you’re confused, it’s because you haven’t been to Haikan which will drop kick the sh!t out of your taste buds with amazing flavors!

Daikaya started it all with a traditional ramen house downstairs, and a more detailed menu and sophisticated bar upstairs. With that success came Bantam King (see our review here) – think winner, winner chicken errthang (ramen, dumplings, fried, OH MY)! Now, Chef Katsuya and the team at Edit Lab have come to Shaw (North Shaw if you want to be a jerk about it) and Haikan is bringing some serious A-game. Same quality ramen noodles sourced from Japan, same kick-ass funky interior custom designed for the boys, but there are some serious flavor combos and new bar offerings and canned Sake that will keep you coming back for more. Bring your friends, bring grandma, bring an appetite. Haikan is the real deal!

We recommend the cocktails, some funky canned Sake we can’t remember the name of, Sapporo Black (yeah, that’s right, what, that just happened and yes it’s a real thing), the crab rangoon, any ramen you want, and the tofu poutine fries.

Enough talk, let’s get into it.

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Spacious, YUGE interior. Open kitchens are the best!
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DRAFT SAN-GU-RIA: WINE, HAKUTAKE SHIRO SHOCHU, YUZU, CALPICO, HIBISCUS/BERRY SYRUP
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MUKASHIFU (OLD FASHIONED): IWAI, TURBINADO SYRUP, BITTERS
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WASABI PEAS:
EDINBURGH GIN, YUZU, SNOWPEAS, WASABI
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GUREPU-FURUTSU:
YOKAIICHI SHOCHU, HONEY & GRAPEFRUIT SODA
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Crab rangoon: crispy outside and creamy interior!
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Crispy crab rangoons are perfect paired with a Sapporo Black!
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Cast iron mussels, melted nori butter….hhhmmmmmm.
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JAPANESE “DEVILED EGG” :
NITAMAGO (SEASONED EGG), KEWPIE MAYO, TROUT ROE, SCALLIONS
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SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD:
CUCUMBER IN A RAYU-SHOYU DRESSING
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With all due respect…suck it Canadian poutine! MAPO TOFU POUTINE:
FRENCH FRIES, MAPO TOFU, GROUND CHICKEN, MOZZARELLA CURDS, FRESHLY GROUNDED SZECHUAN PEPPERCORN
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Shoyu ramen – so, so, so good! OUR SHOYU IS A TASTE OF THE CLASSIC SHOWA PERIOD. THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE OF RAMEN. THE COMPLEXSTOCK IS BRIGHTENED BY FRESH SOY SAUCE FLAVOR. TOPPED WITH HALF EGG.
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Red bean paste, Hawaiian Kings rolls, and yeah….that’s a stick of butter.

So, yeah, that’s a good overview. Haikan is really a step above the rest. Quality ingredients, amazing service, and flavor combinations that will knock your socks off! Go there, now.

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