June 17, 2013
Is Oddseoul “Asian fusion” or does it qualify as Asians-hipster? Leo and I suspect the latter but frankly, we’re just relieved they’ve resisted the urge to add fried chicken to the menu just to name the place Seoul Food, right? (Get it?!) ANYWAY…I’m the incorrigible glutton who ate there twice in one week. The first time was on a Monday with Amy and Angie on a catch up date, then Friday with Leo.
The menu is divided into small plates and ssäm platters, but you’re better off ordering the small plates. My favourites?
Tempura Prawns. If you’re going to do a rift on a popular Japanese snack, that is the way to go. How do they get the batter that thick and crispy? What’s in that orange mayo? Should crustaceans be that meaty? Seriously. Get it. There’s also the Squash Poutine. Cheese curds, curry, mayo, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and pickled ginger all come together wonderfully.
Also eaten: OS Wings, Bulgogi Cheesesteak, Avocado & Scallion Salad, Pork Bun, The Loosey (burger on sandwich bread), and the short rib ssäm and Kimchi Fried Rice.
May 21, 2013
Our Homer’s Odyssey into Toronto’s doughnuts continues…
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Do you remember the first time you had Tiny Tom Donuts? I can, it was at CNE and while I haven’t actually been to the Ex in years, there will always be a fairly substantial part of my heart devoted to baby doughnuts that come into the world via conveyor belt. So, imagine my delight when Little Nicky’s set up shop back in 2010 and we all started enjoying their mini doughnuts made bar-top for all to see (and smell). The best seat in the house actually faces the “donut robot” that sends piping hot doughnuts tumbling towards you straight out of the fryer. They’re made to order, tossed in cinnamon sugar and served hot. True to form, Little Nicky’s has bucked the trend of specialty doughnut shops that constantly experiment with new/innovative flavours because sometimes all you want is something simple and perfect to dip in your coffee. If only they had endless batter and longer hours (till 6pm daily and closed Sundays), I might sit by the fryer and fade away like Degas’ absinthe lady. Mini doughnuts are $2.75 for six, $4 for a dozen.
More Toronto Doughnuts: Bake Lab / Benna’s Bakery & Deli / Bonjour Brioche / Caldense Bakery /Glory Hole / Mexi-Can Market / Nova Era Bakery / Paulette’s Original Donuts and Chicken / Venezia Bakery
Little Nicky’s Coffee
375 Queen St. W. | Yelp
May 19, 2013
I picked up a roll of expired Fuji 160S at the Lomography store about two months ago and finally got it developed! Because it was still winter and I shoot indoors a lot (i.e. eat indoors a lot), I ended up taking those photos at wide open at f1.8 on my 50mm. They’re all a bit soft focused…but I don’t mind the creamy bokeh it yielded though.
April 25, 2013
First of all, how good is Justin Timberlake’s Suit & Tie? The black and white (or more like black and grey) video is fantastic.
Anyway...let me show you a few things from my past week:
1. Patio season is almost upon us. The Black Bull hasn’t wasted any time.
2. Starbucks interiors are getting more hip by the day. Yes, it’s a giant metal S hanging on exposed brick walls.
3. The white eames chairs at RSquared Cafe are very chic.
4. Just a bit of fun with Leo and friend outside of North of Brooklyn Pizzeria. Again.
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