PiDGiNhas launched their newest Happy Hour menu which happens every day from 5 – 6pm at their bar. A short window of time but there are some good deals especially if you love sake. How can you not if you’re a sake lover?
We were invited for a sneak peek of their happy hour offerings.
Happy hour is best spent with a friend, drinks and some nibbles.
The beef chicharrones were my favourite item on the menu. Simple but the spices that they add on top has a tiny kick of spice, salty, but works well together. It is on the menu with beer and it’s a perfect pairing. The crunchy texture of the chicharrones and the malty effervescent beer.
The yakitori is ordered per piece. You can choose from heart, skin or thighs. They don’t have the deep charcoal flavour in these skewers, but it was well prepared. Surprisingly, the hearts were my favourite. It was tender and quite flavourful. The thighs were tender and very juicy. The skin was ok, but it would have been nice if the fat was rendered a bit more.
Hando Katsu Sando
Sake is 50% during this happy hour and they boast a wide selection. Two of my favourites were the:
- Niwa no Uguisu, Junmai Daiginko
- Masumi Kippuku Kinju, Junmai Ginjo, Yamahai
I was never into sake but these two were smooth and enjoyed cold.
Overall, there are some good bites that go well with beer, wine, cocktails, and sake. The menu isn’t extensive, but there is just enough for happy hour.
350 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC