My fellow food blogger friend Curiosity and I visited Menami, a relatively new addition to the slew of Asian restaurants along the Yonge and Finch area.
With a name that means little tide, MeNami specializes in Udon dishes.
Udon is a type of thick wheat flour noodle in Japanese cuisine, usually served hot in soup or tossed in sauce. It also happens to be a dish I make often for my family.
Udon can easily be found on the menu of Korean/Japanese eateries throughout the city, but this is the first local restaurant–that I know of–to specialize in just udon, so I’m more than a little excited.
We`re in the full brunt of summer, and that means Summerlicious.
This year, Toronto’s premier prix fixe food event, Summerlicious, took place between July 8 to 24th at over 220 restaurants in the city. It’s a great chance to try out new quirky or high-end places. As all participating restaurants serve three-course meals at a fixed price, there’s no chance of being surprised with a huge bill at the end of the night!
On a rainy evening, my friends and I head downtown to Hapa Izakaya, a Japanese grill place that serves small plates and cocktails.
If I had to pick a favourite food, it’d probably be some type of pasta dish.
I had the chance to satisfy my craving for good Italian cuisine when I visited this uptown restaurant with friends. Not to be confused with Il Fornaro midtown, this restaurant is a hidden hotspot for pasta lovers, including myself!
I don’t know about you, but I get cravings for cold food when the temperature climbs, and the warm sunny weather of late has been making me hungry again. Most people grab an ice cream cone or a cool drink, but for me, it’s naengmyeon – a Korean noodle dish with long, thin noodles, served in a cold broth or with a spicy sauce.
I visit Kayagum, a Korean food restaurant that’s open 24 hours (and serves naengmyeon year-round to my memory). My friend and I visit early on a weeknight before the crowds start rolling in, so it’s still pretty quiet.
I visited Il Fornaro midtown this past January for the first time. Here’s my take on the dining experience.
I book for 3 on a late Friday night for Winterlicious dinner and am surprised to find that it’s nice and quiet — I’m used to bigger crowds for Winterlicious. The fact that it was a very cold night and that the restaurant is in an area where those without a car would have to take the bus and/or walk a bit might have contributed to the thinner crowd.