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"Silk Road" - Amazing 'Uyhur' Lamb Soup Noodle that deserves special stand alone review!!

I wonder if the updated their business cards. When I went there many years ago, the had it written "Sik Road"

Sep 07, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

I'd love the keep this post on track, but I guess the slow progress of building this coffee shop leaves ups little tangible stuff to talk about. I am looking forward to reviewing and reading reviews when it opens. In a couple weeks?

@yakionigiri - I confess my lack of creds - what is "GOAT" versus "goat"?

Sep 02, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

Actually, i think the goat is a reference to Ethiopian legend in which the animal discovers coffee as a comestible.

Aug 31, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

Everyday the place gets closer to completion. Lots of nice woodwork coming into place from the look of it. Hope the coffee lives up to expectation.

Aug 30, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

Yeah, fair enough. I am actually pro-hipster when it comes to my neighbourhood. There is deplorable lack of appreciation for irony or authenticity in Greektown up to this point.

Tzatziki on Pape

yes.

Aug 06, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

I chatted with the owner last week. He tells me he is planning to do grilled meat and fish sandwiches, and soups, in addition to coffee. He described his place as "independent but not grungy". Here's hoping for a good new addition on the currently dreary but perhaps improving Pape Avenue.

Aug 06, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tzatziki on Pape

I shared a chicken gyro dinner (comes with greek salad and fries). The chicken was nicely moist and tasted marinated. A bit too salty but overall, I found it good.
They told me they plan on starting a breakfast menu soon. I live nearby and I noticed that they are open until at least 9 PM. They have a menu that includes some vegetables and beans, but it seems they are not serving that stuff yet. Also, no debit or credit set up as of yesterday, but that is apparently to come soon too.

Aug 06, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Niagara Falls - I know, I know

Jul 30, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind of the Century- Bistrot 92 Eglinton Ave West, French French

@ Vini - "He trained at L'Ecole Rien de Grand in Paris"

For any french-speakers, that must be hilarious!

And actually, there is a groupon.

Jul 28, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What to bring back from Quebec (Montreal, Gatineau, Quebec City)

Barley couscous from the shops surrounding Jean Talon Market in Montreal. $4 per kilo as opposed to $12 per half kilo at gourmet shops in Toronto.

Jul 28, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Hipster Coffeeshop on Pape at Sammon Ave?

It seems a new independent cafe is going in where the Cash for Gold shoppe used to be. Progress, I guess. Does any one know about Goat Coffee Co.?

Jul 19, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Tzatziki on Pape

This new place is getting installed fast. It looks like it could open in a week or two. Does anyone know about the owners or what is in store?

Located at the northeast corner of Pape and Aldwych.

Jul 19, 2014
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nakayoshi Izakaya - 812 Danforth Ave.

I meant to say tempura, not teriyaki.

Dec 06, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nakayoshi Izakaya - 812 Danforth Ave.

Despite the fact that this is a noodle-focused restaurant, I tend to prefer rice. I did try a ramen once, and I thought it was ok. The soba, on the other hand, was excellent, absolutely right texture - soft and chewy but not at all too soft. Shrimp teriyaka was right when I tried it too.

Dec 06, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nakayoshi Izakaya - 812 Danforth Ave.

The tend to be about 1/3rd full most of the times I am there, mostly lunchtime and a few early evenings. No buzz to speak of, except that feeling you get after a couple of shots of suchu.

Dec 02, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nakayoshi Izakaya - 812 Danforth Ave.

Yes, they have 38 "appetizers" on the menu.

Dec 01, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nakayoshi Izakaya - 812 Danforth Ave.

I really enjoy this place.

Great to see real japanese food finally on the Danforth. Excellent beef yakinuku, soba, udon, ramen, tempura, unagi, saba, rice, etc. Sure you can get sushi there too, but in my five visits so far, I have been exploring the other delicacies. Also, there are not usually very busy, andIi only order sushi from busy places. However, little by little, this place is getting more popular.

Even the chicken teriyaki is surprisingly well prepared.

Prices are better at lunch than dinner. Overall, this a bit more expensive than the other, cookie-cutter japanese places around town, but I think it is worth the premium.

Aside from the usual sake and beer, they have sochu, and was able to convince them to sell it by the shot, rather than just by the bottle. Mmmm, I love my suchu.

Nov 30, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meatless products (ground round etc.) in Toronto

Ooops, guys. About the "mutton" at Kings Cafe.

I meant to sat "milligrams", not "grams". I hope that saying 23 percent of daily sodium helped a bit. So not a huge scoop of salt, but a significant amount nonetheless. Funny enough, it doesn't taste salty, but I guess that is often the case.

Sep 17, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meatless products (ground round etc.) in Toronto

About sodium levels. For example, in the King's Vegetarian Stewed Mutton, a 55 gram portion has 548 grams of sodium (23% of daily values).

A bit high I guess, but I don't add salt, so I guess I'm ok with it.

Sep 11, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Meatless products (ground round etc.) in Toronto

I buy my veggie meat at Kings Cafe in Kensington Market August Street). They also have a location in Scarborough. I find their stuff to be the best of any I've tried. If you go to the Scarborough location (Sheppard Ave) you will have more chances to sample the goods before buying.

Sep 11, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday Night in Midtown Toronto - Suggestions?

I always find it hard to figure out where to eat on a Sunday night in this town. Anywhere moderately splurgy, Dupont to Lawrence, Dufferin to Bayview would work out.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks all

Jun 22, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Minuet Cafe - 925 Danforth Avenue

The owner, Shane Han, gave me his card. The phone number
is 647-273-5159. Email: minuetcafe@gmail.com

The address is 925 Danforth.

Preserved Lemons - Where in Downtown TO?

Dina's Cupboard in Yorkville has them, as does Petit Thuet on Yonge Street Near Rosedale Station, as does Edward Lesvesque on Queen St. East.

Jun 06, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Minuet Cafe - 925 Danforth Avenue

It is next to Peter Tabuns constituency office.

Jun 03, 2013
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Minuet Cafe - 925 Danforth Avenue

This place just opened 4 days ago. I went yesterday and again today. It is easy to miss and easy to walk past. I looked in and noticed that the owner has a master baker diploma on the wall from Germany. We chatted for a bit. he is an asian fellow (i'm going to guess Korean).

The ambiance is ok, not special. Anyway, the long and the short of it is that his cakes are the real deal. Rich, buttery, fluffy, not excessively sweet. Just right if you like central european fine patisserie.

The prices are shocking low: $3 plus tax for a slice of cake, $3.50 for a slice of cheesecake.

best spot for lunch at IAH Airport ?

Cat Cora Houston Bush International Airport

This is a new (2 week old) resto at Terminal E in IAH airport. The service was awkward but friendly. It looks like they are slowly getting the hang of things. The food was a delightful, innovative and healthy style of new cuisine. Great spicy tomato soup, excellent beet salad, and fresh baked-while-you-wait chocolate fondant cake. Oh yes and some interesting micro-brew. A really find in airport-land!

Jan 01, 2012
jmk60 in Houston

Cafe Belong at The Brickworks

Totally Loved it! Easygoing, unimposing service, great views, interesting and tasty food choices, appropriate pricing (not cheap, but ok). A lot of subtle exotic spicing and a local flair.

Sep 25, 2011
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Yemeni food?

I wonder if it was Yemen Cuisine at 145 Court Street. I walked by there last year and it was full of happy looking diners.

Feb 09, 2011
jmk60 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Aux Deux Oliviers - small couscous BYOW on Rachel E.

Any news on this place? I am coming to Mtl soon and hoping it will be in business and open during the first coupled days of January.

Dec 26, 2010
jmk60 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)