Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tomo Japanese Restaurant (Revisit)

Tomo Japanese Restaurant
Date: July 31, 2011
Address: 9625 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (Major Mac. & Yonge)
Phone: (905) 770-2129
we came here again hoping to try their famous Spicy Seafood Udon..

Salmon Sashimi 8 pcs $9.95
..fresh as usual..

Botan Ebi Sashimi $15.95
Hotategai Sushi $6.95
..the fried shrimp heads were not "sweet" as last time.. & the Hotatogai sushi were not grilled.. which was perfect!! that's what we wanted!!

Tiger Eye Roll $12.95 has a big piece of cream cheese, which didn't go very well with the sashimi..

Spicy Seafood Udon $9.95
..we like the Spicy Seafood Soup base.. they don't always have it.. the waitress told us that they run out of the stock very soon.. we were lucky to be able to try it!! we love it..

in general, they have more food choices (e.g. maki/rolls), & with quality.. the only thing we felt bad was that they seemed to be rushing things this time.. (food came very fast in a way..)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Bluestone Bistro

The Bluestone Bistro    (Closed!)

Date: July 20, 2011 (Wednesday)
Address: 4261 Highway 7, #7A-18 (Hwy 7 & Kennedy)
Phone: (905) 475-6999

thx JH for bringing us to this restaurant.. we didn't know that there is such a nice gem in that plaza!!

Sweet Potato Frites in Bucket $10
..we love yam fries so it's perfect for us!

Grilled Calamari in a traditional puttanesca sauce $15
..nicely grilled calamari, but some of us didn't really like the sauce..

Mini Loaf Ciabatta $2 & PEI Mussels $15
White wine, herbs, garlic, chili
..fresh mussels.. & we love the bread too..
Blue Tenderloin $30
Portobello mushroom, spinach & topped with blue cheese & leek butter. Roasted fingerling potato
..the blue cheese is great with the tenderloin..

Guinnes Beer Battered Fish & Chips $15
Basa served with coleslaw & tartar sauce
..very tender fish.. & not heavily battered.. yummy!
AAA Flat Iron 8oz $14 & Small Tossed Salad $5
..tender & juicy.. well marinated..
Fruitti Di Mare Gnocchi with lobster, shrimps, sherry, tomato, tarragon $25
..very rich in ingredients & i like the sauce.. goes very well with the gnocchi..

we love the environment, which is not overly-crowded.. & the food is great..
good place for gathering..

Friday, July 08, 2011

Tomo Japanese Restaurant

Tomo Japanese Restaurant
Date: July 8, 2011 (Friday)
Address: 9625 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (Major Mac. & Yonge)
Phone: (905) 770-2129

i never know that there is such a nice jap restaurant in RH..
Salmon Sashimi $9.95
..very fresh & 肥美

"R" Sushi $9.95's ball-shaped sushi with teriyaki sauce (we didn't know that until it came!!).. taste a bit weird.. teriyaki sauce didn't go well with sashimi..

Toro Negi Maki $9.95
Tuna belly & scallion

Uni Handrolls
..uni is fresh & yummy.. i like that they use food paper wrap to wrap it..

Hotategai sushi $6.95
..they grilled the Hotategai a bit.. 香口..

this is on the house..

Amaebi Sashimi $12.95
..the fried shrimp heads are crispy but taste sweet, which is a bit weird, not bad though..

Chirashi Dinner $18.95
..sashimi fresh but nothing special

Nabeyaki Udon $12.95
Hot pot noodles in clear fish stock soup with seafood & vegetables
..udon soup base very fresh & sweet (清甜); & it has watercress (西洋菜) in it..

the food are good in general.. it's a bit pricy.. but its freshness worth the price..
will definitely come again to try their famous Spicy Seafood Udon..

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Mi-Ne Japanese Restaurant

Mi-Ne Japanese Restaurant
Date: July 2, 2011 (Saturday)
Address: 10815 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (Elgin Mills & Yonge)
Phone: (905) 883-6616

sudden crave of jap food so i google & found this in RH.. it's a cozy japanese restaurant.. we arrived at 6-ish & they said no uni & no amaebi, which was upsetting.. anyway, they were fully booked, & since we didn't make reservation, they could only let us stay for 45 minutes.. so we had to order fast & eat fast..

Orangeville Roll (8pcs) $13.95
Spicy scallop, wrapped with fresh salmon, tobiko and avocado, cucumber, crab meat's supposed to have spicy salmon & spicy scallop, however, since the sashimi were all diced, we could not distinguish if it's salmon or scallop.. nor did they have a distinct taste.. it just tasted like some diced sashimi, not knowing what sashimi were there..
Spicy Salmon Roll
Salmon & Scallop Sashimi
..salmon was very fresh, yet scallop was just so-so..

Spider Roll (8pcs) $10.95
Deep Fried real soft shell crab, tobiko and cucumber was half "real" soft shell crab, & half deep fried "frozen" crabmeat.. it's soooo unbelievable.. i never had a Spider Roll which came with deep fried "frozen" crabmeat!!! & those were in big chunk..

it's a very disappointing meal.. i highly doubt that i'll visit again..

Friday, July 01, 2011

Joso's Restaurant (Revisit)

Joso's Restaurant
Date: July 1, 2011 (Friday)
Address: 202 Davenport Road, Toronto (Avenue & Bloor)
Phone: (416) 925-1903

can't u see i just love this place?
we ordered almost exactly the same dishes.. so it's like a revisit every year to see if their food are still good.. heehee..

Smoked Rainbow Trout $12
A native Ontario specialty dressed with olive oil, lemon, onion, capers & olives

Fish Soup $9
A tomato vegetable broth with morsels of Red Snapper, Pargo, Sargo & rice..

(Left half) Octopus alla Schiavona
Steamed morsels of octopus with a dreesing of olive oil, garlic, parsley, capers and olives
(Right half) Grilled Octopus
..we like the steamed one more..

Clams, Mussels & Shrimp Jadera
Three varieties of shellfish sauteed with white wine, garlic, parsley and a hint of tomato sauce

Alla Siciliana $26
Unique to Joso's, a rarely prepared sauce of sepia simmered in its ink
..a little bit disppointed as it didn't came hot..

Tiramisu on the house..

Chocolate Mousse


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