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Tom Clancy

02 October 2013 - 02:49 PM

At only 66


Momofuku Daisho

03 September 2013 - 01:46 PM

Momofuku Daisho - University Ave Toronto CA

 

Due to fortunate or unfortunate events depending on how I look at it, I was able to get out of town for the holiday weekend. I was able to secure a Sat eve reservation at Daisho at 7:00 and headed over after a day at the market and a little shopping.

 

First off, the place is stunning the dining spaces are sized perfectly feeling airy and open, yet intimate. We sat at the bar and ordered some bottles and I byob’ed a bottle at 35.00 corkage. Off the list, we had a nice Loimer GV and also a BC Rose from Joie Farms.

 

Food wise, I think we ordered well and what we had all seemed prepared correctly but all maybe a little meh…  This could very well be a case of overly high expectations.

 

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Fluke - no hint of mustard oil or banana pepper

 

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Really fresh oysters but no hint of pickled watermelon

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Radishes, too soft and under pickled. Not sure which way this dish was supposed to go.

 

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Excellent Tomato Salad with Cod fritter and green goddess.....but a Momofuku thing?

 

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Roasted Rice Cakes...orderd minus the sausage and probably a mistake.

 

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Whole trout deboned and made into a Roulade. Moist and tender but recollection of flavors.

 

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This is corn..............

 

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I don't remember what this was.

 

All in all, I realize that meats are probably the show pieces here and I would accept it if you said I ordered wrong. But for Korean "accents", I put more heat, funk, and spice into my home cooking which is pretty mild. I did love the space. excellent service. nicely curated wine list, though. I guess maybe when you're on vacation, make sure the kitchen isn't. Not a deal breaker though, I would return for Shoto or ask them to kick it up a notch "BAM"

 

PS - The Milk Bar mini store was a hoot I like the Corn Cookie over the Compost, Crank Pie. The perfect takeaway when walking back to the Hotel.

 

 


"Mickie" Siebert

26 August 2013 - 02:10 PM

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IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4

30 July 2013 - 07:26 PM

I don't need a new phone but hey.....

 

Thinking of leaving my IPhone 4S to go over to Android.

Just really like the Samsung package.

 

Anyone have any regrets or glad tidings?


Grace - Chicago

30 July 2013 - 03:10 PM

Yes, I hear it's good but is it $185.00 tasting menu good.

 

Researching for my Oct visit.

 

Thanks in advance.