Our friends from Tofino are in town right now. We had all been wanting to try this little Japanese place, Uchida, in Nootka Court. It’s right beside my other new favourite, JagaSilk, which we also visited for maccha and dessert. The lunch was sublime; delicate, intricate flavours and textures. The small menu features organic produce and local meats as well as the freshest seafood. The daily specials are posted on their facebook page which will make you drool. Get there before noon to beat the rush.
Uchida at Nootka Court, Victoria BC (just inside the Courtney Street entrance).
Simple decor in a beautiful space. There are only a few tables. Best to be there before noon if possible.
Duece waits patiently for us to enjoy our lunch. We could watch her as she visited with the passers by with whom she made friends.
Our lunches: Two of us tried the Teriyaki Chicken Don (left) and the other two had the daily special, Rockfish Ankake. Both were amazing.
I’m loving the Maple Maccha Latte at JagaSilk, and yesterday we tried Daifuku: a traditional Japanese dessert of glutinous rice cake filled with sweet azuki bean paste. Delicious!
The lovely walkway through Nootka Court, connecting Courtney Street with Humboldt Street.