About our name: “Y93”

Why Y93? What is the meaning of “Y93”?

Y is the initial of our last name, 93 is our house number, Y93 represents our family. The meaning behind it is to invite you to our HOME. Enjoy the things that we love — from Food to our living style, our hobbies, our stories.

In our “home”, everything has a little story in it. Not just the people, even the dishes and the chairs inside our cafe, all have their little stories in it. (Ask us when you come visited, ok?) We believe that every story has a heart, it is exclusive and valuable, it is meaningful and full of memories and emotions. This is why we love sharing stories and listen to yours.

We are not just share the food & drinks that we liked; we also share our love with you. When we have time, we love to talk to you. Our customers are just like friends!! They would love to share their wonderful moment and sometimes they also share their sadness moment. We really appreciate your love and trusted. Our philosophy is “Love only grows by sharing.”

“The universe is not made of atoms. It’s made of TINY STORIES.”

“Real happiness doesn’t come from getting everything you want. It comes from sharing what you have with the people who matter.”

When you walk through our doors, we hope that you know you are invited into our home. We hope that our stories can inspire you in some way. Every single story is an experience, it’s unique. Even though life is not smooth all the time and it very well never be, but there is always, always be someone out there to support you until the very end.

This is the meaning of “Y93”.

All about Matcha

Do you like Matcha?  I love it so much.  Would love to share with you an interesting article and video about Matcha that I found…

“While green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular: matcha. Here’s what you should know about the beverage.

Did you have one today?

What is matcha tea?

Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water,” says Louise Cheadle, co-author of The Book of Matcha and co-owner of the tea company teapigs. “You will get some of the nutrients, but you’re throwing away the best bit.” With matcha, you’re drinking the whole tea leaves.

What does matcha taste like?

“A good quality matcha is bright green and smooth. An average matcha will be yellow and grainy to touch—the tougher leaves of the tea bush,” says Cheadle. The quality of leaves impacts the taste. “A good matcha will not taste bitter at all; there will be a slightly sweet taste.”

How do you make matcha tea?

Matcha powder and hot water should be whisked together. It’s recommended that you use a tea strainer to sift the matcha into a bowl to avoid clumps. Then, add warm water and whisk it. (Traditionally this is done with a called a bamboo whisk called a chasen.) The whisking creates a foamy tea that can be poured into your cup. Some people add the powder to other hot liquids, like milk, to make a Bright Green Latte. Here is the video of how to make traditional Matcha Tea. 

Matcha is known worldwide as a popular ingredient in sweets. But originally, matcha is green tea leaves pulverized into micron-sized powder and mixed into hot water to make tea. From the video by NHK World-Japan — Matcha “Trails to Oishii Tokyo”, they visit Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, a place where matcha is traditionally cultivated and produced, and learn how matcha is used in the tea ceremony, which is considered to encapsulate the spirit of Japanese culture and hospitality.

Article by ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN (Time.com); Photo & Video by Y93 KITCHEN (y93sushicrave.com); Premium Matcha by MATSU KAZE TEA (matsukazetea.com)

All Japanese tea are provided Matsu Kaze

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Our story — The Dream of Y93

It all began with a dream deep inside the hearts of our chef, Alan, and his loving wife, Susanna, to create a place in this beautiful and energetic city where people can share their stories and connect with each other through good quality Japanese cuisine.

For Y93 café, 2018 was a year filled with hardship yet a new beginning as well. Chef Alan who used to be successful in his career became a man with brokenness. He was feeling lost and could not see happiness. In the midst of sadness, — (We see God!!!) however, it was also the time when Chef Alan and Susanna welcomed their youngest boy to the world. It was a year in which they found their passion and love together.

Alan and Susanna used to always invite their close friends and family over to their home to enjoy their private kitchen cuisine, where they shared their love of good food and laughter. With a passion for Japanese cuisine, they decided to open their own Japanese restaurant.

Alan and Susanna are thankful to be part of the community and hope that their customers will enjoy their food and services every time they visit Y93 café – a place to feel connected.

It’s a Japanese Cafe!!

Japanese Cafe in YYC, Canada

Y93 Sushi Crave is a Japanese Cafe. What is a Japanese Cafe? Have never heard of it? 

In Japan, there is another name called “Kissaten” / 喫茶店 meaning “tea-drinking shop”, which can also be referred to as a coffee shop or cafe.

A Kissaten serves high quality coffee or tea and other light refreshments. 

But for us, we want to give you a little bit extra. 

Y93 SushiCrave Japanese Cafe not only provides a chic cozy place for you and your friends to enjoy a cup of premium Japanese tea, latte, or handcrafted Japanese bubble tea. You can also satisfy your taste buds with the authentic tastes of a variety of Japanese comfort food, such as Curry, Onigiri, Ramen, Sushi, all in this little cafe!

We guarantee using only authentic cooking methods and high-quality ingredients.  All food and handcrafted drinks we serve are 100% original. 

Y93 SushiCrave Japanese Cafe is filled with personal characters and human touch. In every corner, you can see our team members’ favorite toys, plants, books, artworks, and their passion for Japanese culture.

We are not just a neighborhood Japanese restaurant, but also a boutique full of characters! Come experience it yourself today!

– Y93 Sushi Crave Japanese Cafe 喫茶食堂