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Sushi June – City Place Food Court

Once again the colder weather has settled into Winnipeg. This has me walking the skywalk system more frequently. As I’ve gone along, I notice that the City Place Food Court seems to be in flux. The overwhelming marketing klout of MacDonald’s and Tim Horton’s seems to be driving many of the smaller chains out, with both Koya Japan and Manchu Wok recently closing. There is a Meltwich grilled cheese opening soon, but time will tell as to who will succeed.
I’ve reviewed Samosa Hut in the past, and so I decided to I would stop in and give Sushi June, another smaller place a try. I don’t know how busy they are, but I did notice the first time I went, that there was a lot of sushi prepared and sitting out. I also noticed that they featured several Korean dishes as well.
I ordered the Spicy Ramyun soup. This was very well prepared. The noodles have a real good chew to them. The egg is well cooked, and best of all the spicy soup is indeed spicy. I did feel that at $8.25 for the dish, the portion was a little on the small size.

Sushi June Spicy Ramyun Soup.
Sushi June Spicy Ramyun Soup. The egg is hidden by the bits of broccoli on the top.
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I ended up a little bit hungry so I grabbed one of the dynamite rolls that were on the counter. This also was very good. The shrimp was moist and the vegetables were good and fresh. The slices are rather thin, there is plenty of filling in the centre.

Sushi June Dynamite Roll
Dynamite Roll.

Korean Specialties:

On my return visit a few days later, I decided I would go for a couple of Korean dishes. The first was Bulgogi Deobap. The beef mixture was well prepared, and featured a good mixture of vegetables with it. The dish was also served with a good portion of rice. The odd thing was the container it was served in. The rice and beef mixture were in separate sections that aren’t particularly good for mixing together.
The Bulgogi order comes with a side order of soup. The soup broth was good, and it featured a few slices of mushroom which made for a nice change from a typical miso soup.

Expecting that the Bulgogi order size mike be like the Ramyun, (it wasn’t, it was actually quite sizable), I also added some deep-fried Chicken bites to my order. These were really quite good. There was a great mixture of heat and sweet, yet the coating wasn’t very thick. I’d list these as my favourite item.

Sushi June Spicy Chicken BItes.
Spicy Chicken bites, my favourite dish at Sushi June.

The service at Sushi June is quick, friendly and efficient. Even though I ordered menu items over the pre-packaged, these came quite quickly. I’ll definitely be picking up more meals from Sushi June in the future.

By Donald McKenzie

Anglican priest, and food blogger. This blog is focused on Food. It will feature reviews of places to eat books, and the odd recipe. I also write about what it means to gather together around food.