What does the fox say? There has been a lot of parodies of this song going around. This is a particularity funny one. This is so cute. I’ve been watching this over and over again and it is still so funny. The only problem is I wish it was longer!
I’ve finally gave this place a try even though it is so close to me. No line ups during dinner time. I ordered the pork belly bao and the kimchi fries. My food came pretty quick.
I love these bao that are half bun and not the entire thing covered. The sauce was good, I just wish there was more pork belly fat on the meat. The kimchi fries was amazing with the pulled pork. It was a very satisfied meal. Good place for a quick and good meal.
Banh Mi Boys
392 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5V 2A9
I finally got my hands on the new iPad mini retina. One of the (many) early Christmas present for myself this year. I’ve been debating between getting the iPad air vs iPad mini retina. After reading many reviews, the final verdict was the mini. By the time I was getting ready to order it on the apple site as I wanted to get engraving. But then it was going to take 2 weeks before it gets here, too long, can’t wait. So I decided to but it at the Apple retail store as other stores like Future Shop and Best Buy doesn’t have the one I want available. The deal with the Apple store was that I had to reserve it online and then pick it up in the store. I ordered it in the morning and made a reservation time slot of 12 – 1pm to pick it up in store.
So I got to the store at 12pm. The closest one to me was at the big downtown mall so the store was packed with people as always just playing with the ipads and iphones … not really purchasing. I didn’t know where I was suppose to go to pick up my ipad so found person and they put me on the queue for the next available assistant. REALLY??? I already made reservations and now I’m still in line waiting for a person to get me an ipad that I purchased. This is shit. I waited for about 15 minutes before someone came to see me. So then I followed him to another counter where he was then answering another person’s questions while I’m standing here still waiting. Waiting again and again probably another 10 minutes before someone handed the ipad to the assistant. Finally, I made my payment and the second after, he left me. Waiting time = 30minutes after making reservations, actual serving time = 2 minutes. Honestly, first time experience buying at their store sucks. If I ever had to buy anything from them, will definitely go to Future Shop or something, anything but their retail store!
Anyways, brought the 128GB one so that I have enough storage space for my videos. The retina display is amazing, everything is so crisp and clear. Reading novels and magazine is so much more pleasant. I was off from Candy Crush for a good 6 months because I was stuck at the same level for weeks. But now I’m back at it again since I got the ipad. It is so much more fun playing on a big touchscreen. Though I’m still stuck in the same level.
After the last failed restaurant experience for yakitori, this is attempt number two at this place at Baldwin Village. It was a weekday so it was not crazy but it there was a few tables eating. There was a lot of interesting things on the menu. I started off with the ‘gangnam style’ – soju, Korean yogurt & orange frizantte. My first time trying soju and I never knew you can mix Korean yogurt with alcohol. I love drinking Korean yogurt so this drink is perfect for me.
They had Tuesday special – if you buy a drink, can get poutine and wings for half price. AWESOME!! We got the kimchi fries with pulled pork. Also my first time trying kimchi fries, yummy!! We got the kimchi honey wings. The kimchi had a good kick to it, spicy and then with the honey to even it out.
We had the mixed yakitori platter – mixed vegetable, shrimp, chicken thigh, beef ribs and pork belly. The best skewer was the beef ribs, very flavourful and tender. I was disappointed on the pork belly, there was no belly fat on the skewer, only the meat part and was very hard.
We also got the beef tataki – seared angus beef in ponzu sauce with garlic chips. The beef was very thin and good, it went really well with the ponzu sauce and the tasty garlic chips! The tuna carpaccio – seared tuna with maple tamari sauce. It was fresh tuna, the sauce was good. But out of the two, I like the beef tataki more.
Finally, we also got the takoyaki. It was small ones served on a skewer like the Chinese style fish balls. There was a big piece of octopus meat inside. It was alright, not the best or the worst one I had.
It was a nice atmosphere to hang out in small group and talk all night long. We were there for over 3 hours just chatting, time flies. I think if we weren’t like the second last table or that we had to work tomorrow, we would have stayed longer. The food came pretty quick, the food came faster than our eating speed so we were never waiting for food. Definitely a better dining experience than the last place.
Yakitori Bar & Seoul Food Co.
1 Baldwin Street
Toronto ON M5T 1K5
It was a very touching episode of How I Met Your Mother tonight. I was tearing up at the end of what Barney did. I would be very emotional too if someone did that for me too. So far, these past episode still really have not reveal much of the mother other than the fact that we know who it is. There isn’t much happening in this season but finally, tonight’s show was a little better. Worth watching.
This is a new restaurant opened in September and it is known for it’s yakitori – grilled meats on skewers. We made reservations for 7:30pm and was seated at a table close to the door. So when ever someone is coming in, we can feel the cold chills. There was lots of different options on the menu, from yakitori to seafood to iron plates to sashimi and ramen. We finally decided what we wanted to eat about 7:45pm and it was the longest wait before we got our first dish. I’m still thinking that because we didn’t order any alcohol at our table, our order is put to the bottom. Because the tables around us kept getting plates and we waited 1/2 hour before we got our first dish – chicken skin yakitori. I can’t believe that took 1/2 hour to make, it took us less than a minute to eat. There was 2 skewers on each plate, 4 of us so we each had 2 bites.
Then we continue to wait and watch other tables get their food. Another 20 minutes later, we got our fried shrimp with mayo and the pork neck yakitori. There wasn’t anything special about the fried shrimp, very typical. The pork neck, the meat was bigger piece than what I thought it would be. I only eaten other pork neck meat from Chinese dishes which are in thin slices. The meat was nicely grilled with rice cake in between.
After another 10 minutes, we got our 3rd yakitori – chicken with onion. This was the best yakitori of the night. Very juicy with great flavours. Once we were done, the next dish came – fried chicken wings. This dish was disappointing after an hour wait, it was hot off the fryer but there wasn’t much flavour on.
We took our time finishing off the shrimp and wings trying to stall the time for our final dish to come. We asked them when if they forgot the order but they said the chef is making it. After 50 minutes of waiting at 9:36pm, we finally got our takoyaki. The onion flakes on top were not moving at all, a sign that this dish is not hot at all. And when I bite into it, I was right, the octopus ball was cold. It wasn’t even close to lukewarm so never mind being hot and steaming. WTF, waited almost an hour for this and what we got was cold??? That is ridiculous. The table next to us got it too and they nearly just sat down 30 mins ago while we waited 2 hours. The other table send it back and want them to reheat but we just got so frustrated and didn’t want to wait another hour to get this re-heated. The takoyaki was not impressive, one piece of octopus meat and the rest was dough.
Very very disappointing meal, 2 hours for 6 small dishes to come. We didn’t even get anything big, 3 skewers, wings, shrimp and takoyaki. I’m not going to come back here again!
459 Church Street
Toronto ON M4Y 2C8