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Eden Bento Cafe Update
This well-received Japanese/Korean eatery has increased both its menu and hours of operation. They are now open for breakfast at 9am Monday through Friday (open at 12pm Saturday). The breakfast menu items are listed as “take-out”. They are as follows:
Other new menu items (available for dine-in) include:
Beef Bulgogi, Dakbulgogi, Squidbulgogi, Seaweed Salad, Agedashi Tofu, Spicy Tuna Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, Chopped Scallop Roll, Beef Teriyaki Roll, Nigiri Sushi (Tuna, Ebi, Masago, Tamago, Salmon, Unagi, Inari), California Combo, Dynamite Combo, Nigiri Combo, Roll Party (40 pcs Roll), Sushi Party (40 pcs Roll, 5 pcs Nigiri), Donburi (Chicken, Unagi, Gyudon, Chicken Katsu, Bulgogi, Dakbulgogi.
Eden Bento Cafe is located in the Lansdowne Village at 223-450 Lansdowne Street in Kamloops.
Eden Bento Cafe
I had a delightful visit a few weeks back to the Eden Bento Cafe, one of Kamloops’ newest Japanese & Korean Restaurants. This cozy spot is tucked into the Lansdowne Village shopping plaza, located at 223-450 Lansdowne Street.
For my lunch, I chose a vegetarian option with the Bento B for $10. After slurping down a nourishing miso soup, the bento box arrived at my corner table. The fried tofu was custardy and nicely basted with teriyaki sauce. I had the choice of a bed of rice or vegetables for the tofu - I chose the bed of vegetables, which consisted of lightly stir-fried, tender-crisp napa cabbage, bean sprouts and carrots. Other compartments in the bento contained tempura veggies (light and clean-tasting oil), california rolls (very good, and I wonder if I could sub in the deep-fried variety next time?), green salad with sesame dressing and sunomono (a sweet ‘n’ tangy noodle salad with radish, lemon and cucumber.
My only qualm (and I give the disclaimer that it is my personal preference) would be a want for more protein included in the bento. The window picture features an egg, but the menu doesn’t mention this. A little more protein would have been more sustaining, although for a light lunch I would happily order this vegetable bento again.
Here is the take-out menu:
The Eden Bento Cafe is open Monday - Saturday from 11am - 8pm
Above is a most delicious dish called “Bibimbap” that I ordered from Taka Japanese and Korean restaurant several weeks ago (I’ve been a guilt-ridden blogger for not posting earlier). The ingredients are deceptively deconstructed, being egg, sesame seeds, rice, shredded turnip, carrot, spinach, ground beef, bean sprouts, mushrooms and cucumber. The magic of this dish is the heated stone bowl it is served in. Mix all ingredients together, and they continue to cook together. Best is scraping the caramelized bits off the bottom of the bowl with a special metal spoon. Be sure to add the bibimbap sauce, which is sweet and spicy. The pickled cabbage condiment adds an element of sour and completes this edible symphony! Bibimbap costs $11.95 and includes miso soup and artfully sectioned orange for dessert.
Taka Japanese and Korean Restuarant is located at 270 - 1210 Summit Drive in Kamloops, BC (in same strip mall that houses the Save-On-Foods in Sahali). Hours are Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 9:00pm and Saturday from 12:00pm - 8:30pm.