Skippa – Seasonal Japanese Cuisine

For my 26th birthday, I knew where I wanted to have my birthday dinner. It was either Skippa (I read an article on the Toronto Star last year about the restaurant) or Ruby Watchco (recommended by my cousin). I was waiting for Ruby’s menu to switch, the restaurant’s menu switches every day. But by the time the new menu was out, I decided not to take a risk..I didn’t fancy the day’s menu so I made reservations at Skippa.

And to my despair, the restaurant was fully booked on the day that we wanted to go. So the manager and I had a brief conversation via email and confirmed reservations for Sunday. And I’m so glad I waited….It was really worth the wait. Even my brother and sister in-law said it was pretty good.

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I usually don’t like raw oysters, but it was to die for!

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The sashimi was too good! Just talking about it makes my mouth water.!

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I never knew tomato salad could be so fresh and the pesto dressing really brings the whole salad together!

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The mushroom salad was too salty and I didn’t find anything interesting about it.

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I think I might cook carrots like these next time I gave guests over. Carrots were amazing.

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Now I cannot recall the sushi that I was served. I’m pretty sure most of the sushi pictured in this post is on the menu (scroll down to find menu).

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Last course was a sweet tofu egg even though I told the waitress that I cannot eat eggs.

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The two desserts really impressed all five of us. The peach ice cream (below) wasn’t overly sweet. And the cantaloupe sorbet was so on point. Every bite was like biting into a ripe cantaloupe.

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You can read my review on Trip Advisor here.
You can also read the Toronto Star article here.

Visit the resturant’s website here.

Skippa is a very small restaurant, I highly recommend sitting at the bar!

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Butter Chicken Factory

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I’m always open to try new Indian restaurants, especially if they have been recommended by someone I know.  A few weeks back, my co-worker mentioned that she always gets take out from Butter Chicken Factory.  So obviously, I had to put this down on my list.

This past weekend, my parents and I so happen to be downtown for an event. And we didn’t have anywhere to go for dinner, so this was the perfect opportunity to eat at Butter Chicken Factory.

We decided on the Dinner for 2, which included an appetizer dish, 2 mains (1 of them had to be a vegetarian dish), a complementary Chana Masala, one rice and two naans. We chose the famous Butter Chicken (my co-worker recommended that to me) and we also ordered Navratan (Veggie) Korma.  This was plenty for the three of us as we had leftovers to take home.

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The appetizer had one large vegetable samosa, two pieces of onion bhaij, and three portions of chicken pakora.

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Butter Chicken.

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Chana Masala.

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Naan.

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Rice.

The dinner special was $43.95 and including a drink, tax and tips came to be $60. That’s not bad at all, considering we had  doggy bags. Everything was streaming hot when it was served, which is a rare find. I am not sure if I would recommend this restaurant to a friend. I probably need to try other dishes and eat there a couple more times to decide. I really want to try the Rogan Josh and Vindaloo curries.

Click here to visit the website.

Moji Japanese Eatery

Ice cream. Not my favourite. But if it has durian in it, than that’s a different story. So I was telling my cousin that I went to Moji for lunch and I wanted to try dessert someday. And so we did.

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Originally I ordered the Durian King. Sadly it was made and served but it was taken away after several seconds later. Apparently, according to my cousin (I was absent from the table when it was taken back), there was something wrong but  we didn’t know what. This was the first disappointment of the day.

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So I chose another dessert which was Cookies and Cream. It’s not what you think it is… it’s actually crushed oreos sprinkled on top of ice cream. There were two ice cream  flavours to choose from, but the matcha soft serve machine was broken…which meant I was left with the strawberry flavour. It was another disappointment to know that it was artificial strawberry flavour.

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Here is snippet of my cousin working behind the scenes for my blog. Haha! Much is appreciated, she know that.  : )

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I wouldn’t go back for dessert because of the limited choices. But I do recommend having lunch. There are many choices to choose from, ramen to rice dishes and many appetizers.
Visit Moji’s website here.