That being said, I suppose it was sheer luck that the Koreatown meetup planned for a lazy Monday was actually executed in a relatively successful manner.
The number of seating options was quite vast, in my opinion. While the space wasn’t particularly large, it somehow included bar stools, several group tables that varied in size, and the comfy chairs mentioned previously. I should also add that outlets were frequently found throughout the shop; a very stable, password-secured Wi-Fi network was also immensely appreciated.
The remainder of table also found their drinks to be satisfactory; I must confess: I did discover their tapioca to be a tad firmer than I would have preferred. Portion size-wise, I was pleasantly surprised that the stout cups were capable of holding an even greater volume than I had imagined. With each size increase, the girl at the cashier had informed me of their associated 50-cent price increase. All but one of us settled for the medium size. (Did I mention that they only take cash and debit? Ugh.)
According to prior research, Yelpers had provided stellar reviews of Twister, listing great song selection and a fun environment as recurring factors in their reviews. The adjacent Yonge Karaoke, while supposedly cheaper, operated in a questionable environment with poor service as stated in reviews. We went with the logical choice, and the nicer establishment rewarded us with even more time that we paid for!
One of my major karaoke woes is the inability to locate songs in an efficient manner, especially when using a song list system in a foreign language. Twister Karaoke ensured that the equipment was clearly labelled, responsive, and up-to-date; the song books were also neatly coordinated and sorted by language and release (unlike Two Two, which simply sorted by release date). All four members of our party had horribly raspy voices towards the end of the experience, but the fun was definitely well worth the hoarseness.
It was solely a menu of satiating soups and rice bowl combos.
“Ah…” I thought, resisting the urge to put forth an expression of sheer bitterness. “This was far from what I wanted.
In truth, I had no one to blame than myself for attempting to eat. However, I must admit that I was largely unimpressed by the actions that forced three people to dine in a location devoid of their preferred menu choices for the sake of one’s own selfish desires for a dirt cheap selection with “enormous portions”.
I ended up taking the remainder of my untouched meal home, then later consuming it in two separate meals (Yes, it was that big). North York’s Soon Tofu won’t be on my to-go list anytime soon, though I’d recommend the establishment should you ever be in a dinnertime situation where famine hits hard following shopping or karaoke activities. (Be aware that their washrooms are located at the foot of a very steep staircase.)