It was a warm afternoon and I was seeking something lighter. While I’d usually pass on a chicken sesame salad, the green papaya listed as an ingredient seemed to catch my fancy.
I finally made a second visit to Khao San Road and eat some favourite dishes from Chef Nuit’s previous restaurant.
Brightly-lit and comfortable, this cute space offers reasonably-priced roasted chickens (grain-fed and free-range), as well as “other species” (as listed on their menu). Everything is separately-priced, allowing you to craft your own meal.
The Gabardine is a polished American bistro with elements that make it more casual: epoxy-lacquered wood tables, white walls, patterned white tin ceiling, mis-matched dishware, and a chalkboard. I stopped in recently and enjoyed some lunch in this bright and airy space.
Fabbrica has been getting a lot of flak from foodies regarding its prices. While not the cheapest card on the block, it is, however, one of the few Italian restaurants of note in the area. Though the decor tries a little too hard to be rustic-yet-cool, it’s still a nice space to loiter in. Just get someone else to foot the bill.
With the long-time fixture of Dynasty (on Bloor) having just closed its doors (with rumours of relocation ongoing), Crown Princess seems to be well-poised to accommodate dim-sum-hungry patrons in the area.
TIFF has come and gone, but O&B Canteen thankfully remains. Grabbed a quick breakfast one morning before an event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and was happy that I could get something quick, well-priced, and tasty – nearby!