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Uncle Tetsu

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With a new dessert shop arriving in Toronto, I couldn’t resist trying despite the fact that it was an hour-long wait. What is so special about Uncle Tetsu? For anyone who has ever had Japanese Cheesecake, they will know that it is a lot lighter in comparison to a New York Style Cheesecake which means that you can eat half of a cheesecake without feeling overly stuffed. I have had Japanese Cheesecake before but I must say that Uncle Tetsu’s would probably be one of the best that I’ve ever had as it was simply light and it melts in your mouth.

All of the cakes are baked on sight and it comes out of the oven on an hourly basis so it guarantees its freshness. The cake might not look decadent but do not let first impressions fool you because it was simply sublime.

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Zakkushi

wpid-wp-1425855053476.jpegToronto is truly a hub for international food and over the years I can honestly say that the variety has only gotten better. On a recent outing, I visited Zakkushi and I was blown away by the authenticity of the place. Zakkushi originally started out in Vancouver and in the recent years they have added new locations in Toronto giving locals here a taste of Japanese cuisine.

wpid-wp-1425855068044.jpegWith a range of items from karaage (Japanese friend chicken) to a variety of skewers/yakatori (seafood, vegetables, etc.) which is their signature speciality, it would be hard pressed to not find something that you would like.

wpid-wp-1425936593355.jpegNaturally a meal is never complete without dessert and while I would have loved to try everything on their menu, I opted for an ice cream doriyaki which consists of traditional Japanese pancakes, red beans and green tea ice cream sandwiched on the inside. Overall, it was a great night and I hope to visit them again!

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Crossunday at Nadège

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I am not sure whether it’s the butter or the flaky goodness, but my love for croissants has been a life long one. I love croissants in a variety of combinations from the classic butter ones to the pain au chocolats but today there was no limit at Nadège with their second annual Crossunday where the selections were endless. They had a variety of flavours from sesame, carrot cake to pecan pie which just shows that even with classic staples you can always infuse it with some creativity.

 


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Bareburger

wpid-img_20150228_210421.jpgI love a good burger and despite the fact that it isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to eat, I would still argue that its food for the soul. Over the last few years, I have noticed that a lot more upscale burger joints has been popping up all over the city so the selections are plentiful. Bareburger definitely caught my interest as they offer a variety of organic/all-natural ingredients which serves as a bit of an oxymoron. Their menu offer a list of signature burgers as well as the option to create your own but since this was my first time trying them out, I decided to go for the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich which was delicious and quite distinct. It was the first time I had a chicken sandwich with wasabi infused in it but surprisingly it works. While I wish the portions were a bit bigger, I had an overall positive experience with them.