Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hyang Jin

Today's post is about a small restaurant called Hyang Jin. It serves mainly japanese food but you can also find a few korean dishes in the menu. Because it is a small family-owned business, service can be slow sometimes, but the waitresses are very friendly and polite. It is a nice cozy place.

The restaurant has gone through some changes, when the Korean owner got married. The girl is very nice and friendly. Because I used to go there so often, we kinda became friends. I was so happy for them when I learned the happy news =) She included many new dishes and combos in the menu and added many little decorations in the restaurant to make Hyang Jin even better than before.

This is how the place looks inside. The white papers on the wall are written some appetizers. It is like a mini menu on the wall.

What I present today is one of the combos for 2. This one is called Aki; it means autumn in japanese. Aki is a very good deal. Only 50$, tax included and you get all the "common" japanese food people would order when they crave for a yummy japanese meal.

This is the sashimi platter. Hyang Jin is a small restaurant. I am guessing this is why they do not offer a too big variety of seafood. You do not find the freshest fish, but the quality is decent for the price you pay. As you see, you get a lot of salmon, which I like d=
We also got more sashimi than the regular size since I cancelled one of the dish in the combo which was grilled saba or grilled salmon bones.
Nice presentation?
Side dishes are offered. They are seaweed, kimchi and beans sprouts. Hyang Jin's kimchi is homemade and they serve the best kimchi I have tasted. I do not really like kimchi that tastes sour and Hyang Jin's kimchi has not a tiny sour taste. I somehow taste the japanese rice wine sake, but I don't know if I'm wrong. You can also buy it from the restaurant =)

Sushi includes some maki and some sushi. I noticed that Hyang Jin's nigiri has "longer" fish on top of the rice, making more unique and more Japanese authentic.

This one is beef teriyaki. It is served on a hot plate, making it smell sooo delicious!
The tempura platter has shrimps and a great variety of veggies.
Tempura sauce with green onions.
Yummy isn't it? Believe me, at the end of the night, both you and your dinner partner will be very full! If this is too much, they also have other smaller combos cheaper, but also very tasty. Next time I will blog about Hyang Jin's lunch menu which I highly recommend also. I just need to go again and take better pictures...hopefully soon, perhaps with my U1 friends. They are having such a hard time trying to get used to McGill hahahah I believe after all the suffering, we deserve a yummy treat =)

Hyang Jin
5332, chemin Queen-Mary (corner Decarie)
Montreal, Qc
H3X 1T7
(514) 482-0645


  1. omg the food at hyang jin seem sooo yummy. My mouth seriously drooled as I looked at each picture. Man... but thanks for another great post miss K! I really enjoy reading them and hope that there is more to come : )

  2. thank you for the supportive comment =) i will try my best to blog more often =)