I remember it in the early days of when my parents (and myself) went to Dr Leung a couple doors down. As I'm writing this entry though, I wonder if Dr Leung is still there? Obviously Dr. Leung as in Dr. Leung...junior, as senior Dr. (Jack) Leung is retired.
As an aside, all the "lo wa kews" in Vancouver would remember Dr. Leung. That man / family must have a lot of connections with the older folk, as he was, in the 80s and early 90s one of the "premier" Chinese doctors in Vancouver. But, as time went on and Vancouver evolved, more immigrants resulted in more doctors as well. Seriously though! I knew people with elderly parents that lived in Coquitlam and *still* went to Vancouver to be seen by Dr. Leung.
Ahem. Yes - Sushi Boy has been there for a long time. And cheap eats they are!
We would have gone to Menya for ramen, or even Kanpachi, but we just wanted to get some food in the bellies before we went home - and Sushiboy was just the place!
We both opted for the same thing - the $4.95 special that is advertised in the window. For the mere price of a flavoured Starbucks latte, you get three pieces each of California and tekka (cucumber) roll, some noodles, gomaae (Spinach) salad, a green salad with fresh seasonal veggies, a small amount of noodle, a tempura prawn, a oshi (pressed) sushi, and your choice of beef or chicken teriyaki. We each also added on a smoked salmon pocket.
The surprise was in the amount of food you got. While we were expecting a small snack, M actually got a little full, and I *really* shouldn't have finished my meal. That piece of oshi sushi really made me full - I felt like I was the stay-puffed mochi man, although to be totally accurate, I was the "stay-stuffed rice lady" (doesn't quite have the same ring to it, does it? :).
Remember the "Westcoast Pocket Trio" at the Cactus Club? Those babies (and I mean babies!) worked out to $4 (each!), plus tip. The smoked salmon pockets at Sushiboy were only $2.50, and were larger than the ones at Cactus. Works for me!
Now, Sushiboy is lacking in boobie-scenary (it is just Sushiboy himself plus a cashier), and immensely lacking in ambience (read: hole-in-the-wall sushi joint), and the food can also be lacking for some, but at these discount prices, I am certainly not complaining!
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