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Zen News

From the picture of LittleCurious, there's no mirugai.

I just had uni and mirugai at Kaga on Finch today.

Jun 10, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zen News

Exactly. I'll be really disappointed with no uni and ikura in the omakase.

Jun 09, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

From Sunny Supermarket, Finch & Leslie - What varietal Mango is the little chubby one?

I bought them before and found them not as sweet as the Ataulfo. Can't remember the name and origin though.

Jun 07, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Another rare new find? - Wild Cuban Red Prawns!

Are those live shrimps?

Jun 07, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Zen News

Thanks for the pictures.

May be ordering from the a la carte menu is a better choice for someone who's mostly interested in sushi/sashimi.

BTW, the chawanmushi is $12 in the a la carte menu. Desserts start at $9. If the appetizer is black cod, then $20 for the extras in the set course seems reasonable.

Jun 07, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kasa Moto (with pictures)

I went to Kasa Moto for lunch. They were opened in the upstairs patio only. Very nice setting.

I ordered:
Hamachi Ponzu($18), Robata: wagyu beef($15) and Pork belly($13), chicken two ways($22), soft shell crab roll($16), Goma-AE($8)and Tuna Tataki($20).
The portions were bigger than I expected.

The winners were the Hamachi Ponzu (yuzu ponzu and shiso oil) and the Tuna Tataki (daikon and black sesame aioli).

Both the wagyu beef and the pork belly lacked seasonings and were quite bland. Wagyu beef was very tender but not so for the pork belly.

I did not order the sashimi platter ($60)after the server told me there were 5 kinds of fish (chef`s choice) and 3 pcs. each.

I noticed the table next to me ordered the miso black cod and it was two large pieces.

ISO Macadamia nuts in Costco

Thanks yippy & Flexitarian.

Will find out.

Apr 24, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Macadamia nuts in Costco

Has anyone seen them recently? I couldn't find them in Warden store. Looking to buy some as gift.

Any suggestions as to where to buy them besides Costco?

Thanks in advance.

Apr 24, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Taste of Toronto 2015 (July 2-5, 2015)

Anyone been to the event last year?
How's the line up and the food?
The dishes were $6, $8 and $10 last year.
Was it worthwhile?
Thanks in advance.

Apr 15, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: la baguette ficelle

I saw it at Thobor last time I went, which was 4 months ago.

Feb 27, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fabulous dinner at Mamakas

Sounds interesting.
There is no price on the menu. Can you share some prices please?

Feb 24, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bar Raval (with pictures)

When I arrived just before 5 pm, I got the last two stools. When I left at 6:30pm, there's line up.
You have good eyes. Those doughnuts were only on the bar briefly when I arrived. I asked for dessert and was told 'no dessert'. I didn't see any savoury doughnuts on the menu. The server said the menu for 8am-11am is a little different.

Feb 20, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

dishes that wow, Toronto 2015...

Honey custard & blood orange at Edulis

Bar Raval (with pictures)

Yes. Gaudi inspired. It's inside everywhere, not only at the bar.

Bar Raval (with pictures)

It's a tiny casual place with lovely décor and smiling servers. There are about 10 bar stools with space for standing.

Grant was in the chaucuterie section facing the dining room slicing meat and opening cans.

There are whole cans of seafood on the menu (Spain and in house). The Spanish cans include clam, baby squid, cockle,small scallop & razor clam (left to right in the picture). You can order the Raval Plate (canned seafood tasting) for $10/person. There is no dessert.

Two of us ordered:
Raval plate for 2 - my favorite was the clam
pig head & romesco - good sauce
lardo & kale
pig cheeks in cider
octopus
tenderloin - the beef was good but the pepper was even better
anchovies in oil and vinegar

I liked everything I ordered. Had 2 of the 3 reds by the glass and found them both medium bodied. The coffee was slightly not as hot as I wanted.

I'll go back to try more dishes.

GTA suggestions

Fung Lam Court has been closed.

Feb 17, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

salads, 2015

It's nice that they added the lobster bisque.

Jan 29, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowhound's top 10 in GTA- 2015 version

1.Splendido
2.Buca Yorkville
3.Edulis
4.Patria
5.Shoto
6.Bar Buca
7.Richmond Station
8.Kingyo
9.Yasu
10. Ja Bistro

Jan 22, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

salads, 2015

I went to the weekday salad bar and liked it.
There were good selections (large cocktail shrimp, smoked salmon, crispy-skin chicken, house-smoked salmon, charcuterie, cheese, meatloaf, grilled vegetable, 4 or 5 kinds of salad, quiche, sandwiches, bread, etc. I was stuffed.

Jan 21, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Going to Jacobs and Co tomorrow - Learn Me On Steak!

Famu is selling Australian Wagyu at $18/100 gm., so $180/kg.

Jan 18, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2015 - Grocery store finds (Ontario)

I saw yuzu in J-town. It's $4/pc. Quite expensive.

Jan 14, 2015
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Its here at last!! - Prima Taste 'Chilli Crab La Mian' ( Noodle in Sweet & Spicy Seafood Sauce)

I had made the Hainanese chicken rice using Prima Taste. It's really good. Much better than Golden Phoenix.

Nov 29, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Duo Pâtisserie & Café - Markham - Quality Viennoiseries, Macarons, and Cakes North of the 401

Wonderful!

Nov 19, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Duo Pâtisserie & Café - Markham - Quality Viennoiseries, Macarons, and Cakes North of the 401

Great to have more choices north of 401.
Are there tables and chairs? or is it just for take out?
Thanks.

Nov 19, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Most decadent dessert 2014

Buffalo yogurt pannacotta at Buca Yorkville is really nice, good portion to share.

Oct 21, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Its here at last!! - Prima Taste 'Chilli Crab La Mian' ( Noodle in Sweet & Spicy Seafood Sauce)

It was one week ago.

Oct 21, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Its here at last!! - Prima Taste 'Chilli Crab La Mian' ( Noodle in Sweet & Spicy Seafood Sauce)

I bought mine at T&T Cherry St. A pack of 4 for $9.99.

Oct 20, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Horlicks Malties tablets

Thanks youdonut.
I went to T & T, Tone Tai and Foody Mart before posting this ISO.
They are leaving on Tuesday.
I'll keep searching until then.

Sep 13, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO: Horlicks Malties tablets

Friends from NYC said they are not available in NYC but can be found here. Any idea where in Toronto can I get them?
Thanks.

Sep 13, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Colette - Thompson Hotel

It was the cherry and pistachio verbano (sp?,) like a mousse cake. It's very light, pretty good size for sharing.
The croissant was crispy layers on the outside, soft inside. Not very oily but still buttery. So good.
I also had the lemon sea-shell-shaped pastry. Pretty good too, but the sweetest of the 3.

Now it's a hard choice for me to make when I'm in the area, Bar Buca or Colette?

Aug 09, 2014
ace123 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)