12.19.2012

Yakisoba & Stone Bowls @ Hapa Izakaya at Coal Harbour

I went out with the department to Hapa Izakaya at Coal Harbour for lunch since some of us were going away for the holidays.  The Coal Harbour location is the only Hapa that serves lunch.



We each ordered a cone to start, and I opted for the spicy chopped scallop.  The scallop was seemingly fresh, which was a surprise since I always have a tendency to think that the spicy variation of seafood in sushi is not always that great.  I found the seaweed to be a tad soggy and hard to chew through though.



Since it was a cold day, we each ordered a stone bowl; I had the yakisoba ishi-yaki ($10.99) since I found it interesting that they had noodles in stone bowl.  Somehow, in my mind, I was picturing udon noodles instead though.  Instead, it was soba noodles with braised pork, peppers, cabbage, onions, and tonkatsu sauce.



I wanted to make a gif of the mixing action, but the server who mixed mine was kind of boring and slow compared to the one who mixed Eric's (as seen above).  Speaking of which, one out of the five stone bowls arrived, and by the time the other one's arrived, the first one was cold.  Lame.  The noodles were alright.  I think my stone bowl wasn't hot enough to properly brown the noodles on the bottom.  The pork kind of reminded me of Cantonese style char siu or BBQ pork.

Hapa Izakaya
909 W Cordova St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 420-4272
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