Squeezing in as much fun (aka food) as humanly possible ahead of this Monday when I will be swallowed by the black hole known as The Writers’ Room.
Packing it in…and on…
Choose a flavor (matcha or black sesame), then a filling (red bean, custard, or nutella), then your toppings. Snap your instagram-worthy pic, then consume.
You can have it smashed or sliced. I opted for the former while Akemi chose the latter which was presented as a beautiful green flower. I asked “What’s the duck bacon made out of?”assuming it was one of those faux vegan alternatives that taste nothing like the original. The answer? “Duck.” Delicious!
I’m almost reluctant to talk about this recent addition to the Toronto sushi scene for fear it will become insanely popular – but I’ll just go ahead and tell you that the sushi at Jugemu (sourced from all over the world including Japan) is phenomenal. And considerably less expensive than what you would pay for the same quality fish at some of the city’s other high-end restaurants.
Finally got to check out Koishi Ice Cream and sample melon pan with matcha ice cream. Magical.
Another terrific addition to the Toronto sushi scene is Narami Sushi which specializes in temaki (hand) rolls. Akemi was thrilled to order a nigh-impossible to find (in Canada) natto-okra hand roll while I had to order two of the toro and ikura (Japanese tuna belly and Alaskan salmon roe) temaki.
Whenever we’re in the Ossington area, we always drop by Bang Bang Ice Cream where Akemi can enjoy her favorite dessert: the Hong Kong waffle. I always go for the ice cream sandwich, combining my choice of ice cream with my choice of cookie. Today, it was birthday cake cookies and banana pudding ice cream.
On our way home, we happened by this newly opened dog-friendly cafe where you can sip a mocha while your pooch enjoys his or her own snack. I have a feeling Suji and Lulu are going to be regulars at Dogs & Coffee.