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Pure happiness @Omai.restaurant 😊 . . In this “pop-up culture,” I sometimes get caught up in the #newnew and ignore some of my favourites. Haven’t been back to Omai in far too long. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I love their #lunchspecials and don’t get the chance to lunch in the city during the week. Really felt good to be back. Found myself smiling virtually my whole meal - #uni has that power, of course! Loved this #seafoodbowl full of fresh goodies. The #tamago was very light, really letting the #seaurchin shine.
“Sake? In the middle of the afternoon?!” - 🎥 #killbill . . Thankfully @hanzo_mtl understands #sake at all times! And #hattorihanzo might have made average #sushi in #killbillvol1 but it looks like he figured things out just in time for my trip to #montreal 😝 . I couldn’t pass up the chance to visit this beautiful #movieinspired #montrealizakaya It made me just as happy as #gonpachi in Tokyo (the #izakaya that inspired the fight scene that inspired this resto). . . Everything from the food to the atmosphere to the service was amazing. I highly recommend sharing orders of the #gomae #gailan in delicious #blacksesame sauce, the salty #mochi #bacon skewers (not pictured, but quickly devoured), the tender #duckheart skewers, and the delicate #hamachi #sashimi 🙌🏻🤤 #delicious! #omiomimtl
🌮 🍤 🍕 . . Had a hard time committing to full menus I wanted to try in #Montreal so decided to get my sample on at a whole lotta #montrealrestaurants that were mostly new to me. Hurt passing on a couple old favourites, but it’s always fun exploring new spaces. . . 1. Randomly stumbled upon @tacotrunp and had some promising #tacosalpastor 4 for $10.50 was quite the bargain. 2/3. The #friedshrimps were plenty plump @jiaodimsumbar Their #matcha #hargow were just as juicy 👌🏻 4. @saint_sushi is the one #montrealsushi spot I’ve always gushed about on here. Finally checked out their new location that serves up #cocktails🍹 5. Loved being served #killerpizza by three huge bearded guys covered in tats @fugazzi.mtl 6. Barely made it into @tiraditomtl to try their #lechedetigre #ceviche 7. Thought the #osakastyle #okonomiyaki @restaurantnoren was pretty delicious. Likely would have enjoyed their pork over their mushroom. . . Quite the exhausting #montrealfood crawl, but there’s a lot worth trying in this group! #tastemontreal #montrealonly #omiomimtl
Montreal resto interiors are on a whole other level 😍 #montrealonly 1/3. The thematic @hanzo_mtl is a #montrealizakaya inspired by #killbill #crazy88 2. @jiaodimsumbar and it’s very friendly hours saved me twice on my most recent trip! 4. @fugazzi.mtl - serving up delicious #pizza in a world that’s somehow in between your nonna’s house and a NY street corner. 5. @milkywaycocktails - I don’t know how #Montreal decides where to eat their Fugazzi pizza as this gorgeous #cocktailbar is right next door and offers up almost the full #fugazzi menu 6. @tiraditomtl offers no tables, but pretty delicious #peruvianfood over #reggaeton #omiomimtl
Montreal really elevated its #barscene in the last year or so with @vinmonlapin & @barstdenis 🙌🏻👌🏻 . . When you walk into a casual #montreal #winebar w/ a cute cartoon bunny on the door, the last thing you expect to be served is the delicate and beautiful #uni #eggs pictured above. My favourite items on most menus are normally their smaller items, so it’s nice to see @joebeefmtl ’s wine bar really showcase #smallplates Their #clampasta dish blew me away, and was a lovely balance of textures and perfectly #aldente noodles. . I didn’t order much at the GORGEOUS @barstdenis but w/ @restaurantaupieddecochon running the show, you just know everything is going to be great. Their “Truite Gravlax” was yet another perfectly executed blend of textures. Really enjoyed their #montrealbased #beerlist and the positive buzz throughout the bar. Everything about this spot just makes you smile. This is THE bar to check out in Montreal! #montrealonly #montrealnightlife #tastemontreal #omiomimtl
In Japan, I was always drawn to the magical glow of #lanterns outside #izakayas The #akachochin was a marker of these very unassuming #japanese pubs serving amazing #foodanddrink In fact, if you call an izakaya an akachōchin in Japan, you might just sound like a local! . . Half the fun in spotting a lantern was inching closer to try and listen if the place had a friendly buzz worth exploring further. If I was really confident, I’d even poke my head through the curtains to take a closer look. . You don’t see too many of these #authenticjapanese exteriors in Canada. Can’t rave enough about @khouinzo and his ability to really transport you across the world with what he’s done with @gokudo_mtl The small sushi bar inside quickly turns into a moody #montrealbar serving up incredible #cocktails in a beautiful space that makes you feel like you infiltrated a #yakuza hang out. #montrealnightlife #coolbars
It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed the Rally #burger or some #smokedribs @rallyrestaurantandbar but it sure felt good to be back to sample their #monsterburger packed with #twopatties and some delicious #pulledpork 👹 . . The food-centred #sportsbar offers up some solid #dailyspecials My favourites are Monday for their #allyoucaneatribs - smoked in house - or Thursdays for their #halfpricewings . . Show this picture in house before April 15th and receive 50% off any app w/ the purchase of an entree. #recsmeet #rallysbarmeet #mediatasting
So it turns out I’ve been sleeping on Scarborough’s own @mexitacotoronto a little bit. Something about the name always turned me off, but it’s not very often you see #aguachile & #pozole in #toronto so they’re definitely pumping out a couple #authenticmexican favourites in a fun little restaurant. The #carneasada #tacos were only $6.99 for two, which wasn’t bad either 👌🏻 While I do regret finally trying “Quesada” a couple weeks ago, I definitely regret not trying Mexitaco sooner! I’m not drinking pop right now, so their yummy #horchata might just help me through! #mexicanfood
Sometimes you have to promise me Disneyland just so that I’ll go to the dentist. I don’t always know what’s best for me. You’ll never catch me choosing corn flakes with sugar over Frosted Flakes and I’ll probably always pick the gimmicky wine bottle over the classics. The only reason I ever tried @cotedeboeufossington was because the first time I popped my head in they had one bottle with a kung-fu cat and another with a goofy guy feeding himself grapes #raisinsgaulois Now @coyneflip could offer me #wine from a box and I’d take his recommendation as Gospel. 🙌🏻 . . So you best believe that the only reason I trekked to @unclemikeysinc - and it is a trek, despite every one thinking I live on #dundaswest 🤣 - when I had no desire to leave my house was because I had to try the #supercute #sakebottle on the right. This post is actually very unfair to the #yamakawa (a fun collab between 4 brewers) since it was excellent, but the real #homerun was the @kozaemonsns #jikagumi blurred in the background. I would have happily left w/ out sampling the juicy #unpasteurized sake, but I’m so glad I didn’t because it might just be my favourite sake that I’ve sampled over the last couple of years. . . Leave it to #japanesetechnology to create an aromatic#japanesesake that never sees air - leaving it just #sofreshandsoclean 🙌🏻👌🏻#soygood
The #salatim platter @fatpasha was quite the introduction to what looks like a solid option for #middleeasternfood in #the6ix Apparently I really missed out on their #cauliflower though 🤦🏻♂️ . I’m pretty sure I would have enjoyed this even more if it was served with their infamous #hummus instead of #tahini but it was hard not to admire the many colours and shades of this beautiful shareable dish. . . The #chopped #eggplant was by far my favourite while I also enjoyed the #beets & #falafel quite a bit. The falafel didn’t exactly wow me, but it was perfectly crunchy on the outside while soft and gorgeously green on the inside. . . Not sure if I paid extra for the seconds of their cute little #pita slices. Hope I didn’t because they clearly don’t give nearly enough - likely to keep their #sharingplatter super instagrammable. Worth a try for sure. Guessing most would hope to personalize it a bit more to their likings on a return visit, but I loved it as an introduction.
Swag so #drippy 🥟 Now I know @whatoreat ‘s vid of the #dumplings @juicydumpling.ca wasn’t some fluke. These suckas are #juicy 💦 I opted for the #panfried dumplings, but most seem to stick to the #soupdumplings (only $2.99 an order). Not only do they taste great, but they are crazy affordable too. #bangforyourbuck
Couldn’t pass up the chance to try some of @theshozanroom ‘s faves for 50% off last night. Every single dish looked like a piece of art. Even their #sakeflight looked pretty funky and artsy. . I feel like I really need another visit to develop any sort of strong opinion, but there’s no doubt that they already have their presentation game on point. The little #ankimo bites had some very intriguing layers and flavours. The pickled #lotusroot brought a lot of crunch; a nice compliment to the “#foisgras of the sea.” Probably more #shiso than I need, but I think the leaves do add a lot of beauty and freshness to the dish. Wouldn’t want to see the dish w/out shiso. . . I never eat my #shrimpheads or tails, but the #shrimp heads were an unexpected star of their #nigiri plate. Curious if they could actually make a separate shrimp head dish work, or if that would just be too weird for the average guest. Enjoyed their #chickenwings quite a bit too! . . If you end up popping your head into this new addition to the #Ossingtonstrip I highly recommend a quick look at their beautiful upstairs dining room. #torontoizakaya #izakaya #japanesefood
Just let me grab this quick snap before you dig in @mjeatstoronto 🥢 . . Had a lot of fun chipping away at the 52 pound mountain of lobster @fishmanlobsterclubhouse while the Raps edged out a win against DD and the Spurs. . . Such a theatric experience; especially with the walls of #lobster tanks around the tables. I’m a huge fan of #hongkongstyle lobster: deliciously #friedlobster with garlic and scallions; probably my fave way to enjoy #steakofthesea Definitely a great spot to celebrate special occasions. . . Thanks for the memorable experience @cheatdayto And thank you @eat_car for the #gamechanger tip that they offer #byob 🙌🏻 #sakekampai