Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dessert: Bake Code

Rating: 4

Bake Code is a bakery in the Yonge and Sheppard area. They have their pastries set out like a normal Chinese bakery, but what makes it unique are the flavours they have. There are so many pastries and desserts to choose from. I love that they have a little sample basket for most of the breads so you can taste a small piece before choosing.

We chose matcha swiss roll and the tiramisu. Both were quite delicious. In addition, chatime beverages are served as well. The sweet pastries were not disappointing and I can`t wait to be back for the other options.

Bake Code Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Restaurant: Sharon Garden

Rating: 3.5

I liked that they have a bell to call for service and another button to ask for the bill. Unlike some restaurants, someone actually shows up soon after the bell is pressed. The restaurant is quite large. We had a big group and were in our own section so we never felt rushed.

I had the jajangmyun and dumpling combo. I always wanted to try jajangmyun again. Once upon a time, I did not have a good experience with this dish. However, I keep seeing that people love this dish (on Korean variety shows anyways) and wondered if I just had a bad memory. Since it was available in half portion, I figured now would be a good time to try it.

And I'm glad I chose it. I did enjoy it and I do think a half portion was good enough. As I got to the end of the dish, I found that it was a little too much to eat this dish on its own. I liked having the dumplings to balance out the flavours. Otherwise, it would probably feel like a never ending dish of the same flavour and I would probably get sick of it before I reached the end.

While I enjoyed my dish, my friends who had any of the stews found it a bit bland so I think it could be a hit or miss depending on the dish you choose.

Sharon Garden BBQ & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Restaurant: Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Rating: 4

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu is a Korean restaurant that only has nine items on it's menu. Six of these items are tofu stews. I chose to have the kimchi stew.

When they bring your meal over, it comes with purple rice in a bowl. The waiter then scoops out the rice into a separate bowl, and fill the hot stone bowl with water. You can drink this soup at the end of your meal.

They also give you a raw egg with your meal. Be sure to crack the egg into your tofu stew while it is still hot so that the egg will poach. I had a mild kimchi stew and it was not spicy at all. It was still delicious though. It may not look like a lot but the whole meal was really filling. All that for $7.97! No wonder they are so busy.

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Restaurant: Cacao 70

Rating: 3.5

This new restaurant in distillery district has been coming up all over my Instagram feed. Sice my friend has never been to the Christmas market, we decided to come check it out.

The restaurant and bright and open. It was a short wait to be seated on a Thursday night but soon got very busy. The wait got longer and I can see that it was bound to happen since it took a long time before your order was served.

There was a one pager savoury menu, half of which was their brunch menu. The dessert menu was a book and had many many choices. There were pizzas, cakes, crepes, fondue and more.

We settled on getting two hot chocolates, a savory pressed crepe and a dessert pizza.

I got the vintage hot chocolate and chose semi sweet. There was melted chocolate in a cup and hot milked was served on the side for you to mix in. I found this drink very rich and could not finish it.

My friend had the spicy hot chocolate. This was a darker chocolate so it was thicker than mine. She also said it was very rich and could not finish as well.

Hot Chocolates

We had the vegetarian pressed crepe which was filled with egg and spinach. This was a very thin crepe and I found it quite ordinary.

Vegetarian Pressed Crepe
For the pizza, we got the quarter size pizza meant for one person. We had the triple chocolate. The pizza was quite good and came with strawberries and bananas on the side, with white chocolate to dip into. I found the fruit to be very refreshing after all the rich chocolate.

Triple Chocolate Pizza

Overall, I would stick to their desserts and not the savory dishes. The dessert was delicious and I wish I had more of it. I found the hot chocolate too rich to finish on my own so it would be good to share a hot chocolate or have a cup of coffee to pair with the dessert.

Cacao 70 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato