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.
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.
My friend and I dropped in for a late dinner at Spring Rolls this weekend. We were starving after a 2 hour long visit to the Ripley’s Aquarium downtown. We could’ve eaten around the area, but were craving some Thai noodles, so we decided to take the short trip up to the Spring Rolls near Dundas station.