:Yonge + Charles:
Things are still very up-in-the-air...I am on-edge...nothing is certain...except - great friends. And trust me, if you think you have more than 5 - you are dumb.
|Yay to the food. Ewww to the font and design.|
My gooder friend Minnie and I needed an edible pick-me-up...mostly because lately it just seems like she wants to cheer me up...I wanted to try Wow! since a friend posted pictures. Of course after 14 or so years in Toronto I never expect anything from sushi joints...save and except paying way to much for substandard sh*t.
Now wait, before you angry Torontonians sling your insults, be damn sure you know what you're talking about more than I do. Right, you don't...so let me continue:
The biggest problem with sushi in Toronto is the rice and the way the sushi is crafted, not necessarily the fish. I get that it costs more due to geography. But let's not get into a Toronto sushi debate - you'd lose. Never mess with the girl on edge.
Wow! is charming. Friendly and oh so Japanese. We ordered one of my all-time favourite japanese dishes:
|Agedashi Tofu |
Delicious - the first time in Toronto I didn't want to spit it out.
Wasn't exactly like home, but reminiscent.
Then we shared the sushi boat:
Wow! Sushi was shut the *bleep* up surprising. I loved it. The makis were well-rolled, the perfect size (not a giant wad of bad sushi rice and tasteless fish). The rice was good, proper versus offensive. The maki/nigiri were well-adorned with other tasty tidbits. I loved the Japango roll and the spicy tuna (a really amazing, spicy, slightly creamy sauce, not a dollop of sirrachia like they do down on Bloor).
Don't know if they meant Caterpillar
Don't care. It's funny.
It was more than decent and I truly hope it stays that way. (After all, Toronto has a way of wearing down restaurants the way they do people.)
The small sushi boat is 24 rolls + 16 sushi for $45. Exactly - amazing and cheap. WOW! The ultimate test will be what my sister thinks. She's the hardest-to-please audience when it comes to sushi.
As for me, I swear I have never been more impressed (in Toronto). Makes me want to eat my words about never being able to find decent sushi here.