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Jajangmyeon - downtown

Korean village on bloor has Gan Ja Jang Myun that's pretty good. They'll also give you Takuan pickles with it.

Mar 24, 2014
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Sri Lanka tastes in Toronto

Bread master Bakery behind malvern mall next to cut creator is amazing. They are part bakery and part restaurant. I try to get there at 10am or so when they're bringing out fresh vidai and string hopper. The kottu roti is probably my favorite now that New Devi is no longer around.

Feb 09, 2014
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Food at VIP theaters

All I know, is that it's all about getting them to huck the nacho cheese on your hotdog.

Jan 18, 2014
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ISO Great Tonkatsu

Kingyo does a great tonkatsu but it's not available all the time. Special menu.

Jan 12, 2014
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Best Babka?

I would eat a boot if it was covered in cinnamon so that rugelach is going to get it.

Dec 06, 2013
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Best Babka?

Are you sitting down?

Another Babka.

Dec 05, 2013
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Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

How's the food tho?

Dec 04, 2013
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Best Babka?

I'll have to keep an eye out!

Dec 04, 2013
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Best Babka?

Thanks a ton!

Dec 04, 2013
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Best Babka?

Anybody do a cinnamon Babka?

Dec 04, 2013
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Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

The Caledonian is more pub - ish for sure. You should phone and ask if their heated back patio will be up by next week cause that could be cool.

Dec 02, 2013
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Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

That list is crazy. Do they actually have all of that scotch in stock? Or do they list it even when they've sold out? I've been to a couple places where their scotch list is more like a list of scotch they've had at one time or another and not an actual list of scotch you can order...

Dec 02, 2013
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Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

The Caledonian is great. A better list than the Spirit house as far as scotch goes. The Spirit House has a bit more American Whisky/Bourbon than the Caledonian though. The Emmett Ray also has more of an American Whisky/Bourbon selection than the Caledonian but way less Scotch.

Bar Isabel is more a cocktail place and the Rhum Corner has a great deal of sipping rum but no scotch or whisky.

There's also Alan's on the Danforth and in Mississauga you can try Via Allegro which is out of your way but good to know for future reference.

Dec 01, 2013
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Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

Wow, that list is amazing. I'm going to have to get over there to sample some Brora/Port Ellen when I get the chance.

Dec 01, 2013
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Touhenboku Ramen

You can also bet that that new Ramen spot will be in the same league as Kingyo, Sansotei, and Santouka. Can't wait.

Nov 20, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

They gave me some uni the last time I was there and it was on point.

Nov 20, 2013
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Besides Kaji, who else is good for sushi/sashimi in that area?

It is sake from ozeki, they probably did you a favor by hucking those cucumber sticks in there ;)

Nov 18, 2013
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A good online Toronto food guide?

Guys, you're killing the joke. ;)

Oct 22, 2013
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A good online Toronto food guide?

I wouldn't worry about trip advisor. Especially when a mere google search on "khao San Road" brings up the restaurant in Toronto before the area in Thailand.

Oct 21, 2013
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Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition

I've seen it in Toronto Canada but it's all sold out.

Oct 20, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

But it's probably an inside joke about North American expectation of what Japanese restaurants should be. Like, no tempura, no teriyaki, no noodle...so don't ask!

Also, they have THEE best tip jar of all time.

(if you like cats)

(which I do)

Oct 10, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

Yeah, makes sense.

Yeah, check it out. Great neighbourhood spot.

They also have Coconut Ramune and copies of Oishinbo to read so I don't feel like a creep if I have to eat there alone. I can read their magazine and book selection and look engaged and smart and not lonely and awkward.

(this does not go for everyone when eating alone of course, mostly just me.)

Oct 10, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

You and me both my friend!

Oct 09, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

Yeah,

It's also a conjugation of "to drink" but it can also mean "nothing but" so maybe sushi nomi = nothing but sushi?

Oct 08, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

Interesting! Thanks Charles! I've never been to inatei. I should check it out sometime.

Oct 08, 2013
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Sushi Nomi

Stumbled upon sushi nomi today on roncesvalles. What caught my eye was the variety of seasonal fish on their chalkboard and also the fact that they had literally every staple sushi book on their wall. They had a newer version of jiro's book, the Dai San Harumi book, and the sushi bible from kozasa sushi as well. Impressed with their book collection I had to give their nigiri a try.

I grabbed the Madai, the aji, and the iwashi. Pretty good. Hands down the best on roncesvalles for sure. They where also selling fresh live uni at $19 bucks a pop.

Minimal bar seating, really nice couple running it. Sushi nerd book selection. I will be back to try more of their offerings for sure.

Maybe not a destination spot but if you're in the area definitely worth a visit for the sushi heads.

Oct 08, 2013
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Best Tempura in town??

The Tan Tan Men is good there. Really, most everything is good there. They have a crab leg special on right now that was pretty popular.

The chefs there are pretty competent. Ex Kaji + Kingyo Vancouver etc.

I think my favourite item there is the Shojin Bento Box. It's a Shojin Ryori style bento that they only make 15 of per day. It's fairly meticulously prepared. A bit beyond standard Izakaya fare.

Sep 27, 2013
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Best Tempura in town??

I find the Udon to be fine to me. I've never had it Al Dente to the point of being unpalatable there. I find most Udon Broth's in the world to be weak and not too flavourful so when I'm at Bushi (or anywhere) I usually try to get their Curry Udon.

Tempura wise, I've never had greasy or thickly battered tempura at Bushi. It's always been thinly battered, fresh, and not greasy.

I haven't had the shrimp there before as I usually go for their more exotic tempura offerings. I find if anything Ematei's shrimp to be heavier in batter. I feel like I'm biting into a rice crispy square there sometimes.

In other news, I had an incredible Kakiage last night at Kingyo.

Sep 27, 2013
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Best Tempura in town??

Or you could just go try it for yourself and make up your own mind about it.

The Udon isn't bad either and also the only place making it by hand so even if you don't like the Tempura it won't be a total loss.

Unless you hate Udon.

Then it would be a total loss.

Sep 27, 2013
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Chinese Traditional buns

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

No.

Sep 26, 2013
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