Thursday, December 8, 2016

Just Wow! – Juke

Enjoyable Eats
Lip Smacking Good Fried Chicken
Nice Details at Juke

Not all restaurants begin their life running fast.  Sometimes it’s a cringe worthy wobbly mess of a start.  Eateries that survive and eventually thrive, figure it out and rapidly improve.

When I first visited Chinatown’s Juke, I was fairly disappointed.  The fried chicken was not good.  However, they had just opened, and there was something about the flavour of the ribs I really enjoyed.  I made notes, filed them away, and decided to return later to see if there was positive progression.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Meh Files – Toronto’s Touhenboku West End Location

Toronto Ramen,
This is Vancouver. Get your
Bland bowl outta here.

When I visited Toronto a few years ago, I was not impressed with the ramen I tried (although I did like Momofuku but they are from New York).  Vancouver has a deeper Japanese food scene simply because we have a larger Japanese community due to our proximity to the Land of the Rising Sun. I thought the noodles from the “Centre of the Universe” was comparable to Vancouver’s second tier ramen-yas.