My husband and I dine at Redheads every week. Recently, Redheads started to offer Japanese tapas. We’ve only gotten through half the menu. What I like about the tapas menu is we can try so many different items but not feel stuffed.
The mini seaweed ($2.50) was a generous quantity for the price. I like the silky strands and the taste of the sea. The seasoning was a good balance of salty, sweet, and sour.
The Avocado with Seaweed ($5.00) is more appropriate for hardcore foodies. The plum sauce was mouth puckering sour. I thought it was delightful, but this dish wouldn’t be for everyone.
The Chicken with Fresh Vegetables ($6.00) was one of my favourite dishes. The zucchini tasted like it was plucked from a garden. The chicken was crispy and covered in a sweet and sour sauce that didn’t taste like it was from a bottle.
The Chikuzen-ni ($5.00) is a dish I can eat without guilt. The simmered root vegetables were soft and comforting. The chicken was well-marinated in a soy based marinade.
We tried the Salmon Grilled Yuan ($3.00) and the Salmon Nanban Marine ($3.50). L preferred the grilled salmon while I enjoyed the nanban a bit more because it was fried and sat in a sweet vinegar.
Another winner was the Japanese Chunky Miso Soup ($4.00). The broth was hot and tasty. The pork and veggies were plentiful and hearty.
We each tried Temari Sushi ($4). Each plate contained a piece of salmon, tuna and ebi. The rice was shaped like a large marble and well-seasoned.
After all this, we were still peckish. We shared a Mini Katsu Curry ($6.00). On top of a bed of steaming rice were five small pieces of fried pork. The beef curry was dark and rich. Just how I like my coffee.
Our group from our last trip to Japan wants to get together again. I’m going to see if they would like to rent out Redheads for an evening of Japanese comfort food.