This is the principle by which one must comply to ensure not a single worthy-mention eatery is left excluded in the positive GTA listings.
The range of restaurants offering torched sushi is expansive, and not to be confused with those specializing in aburi, a more labour-intensive product generally in demand of high-quality breeds.
Nine styles of torched sushi - each varying in price depending on its toppings - were available for mix-and-match in multiples of three. A 6-piece order included miso soup, while a 12-piece order included miso soup, a side salad, and a soft drink. Neither the 6-piece nor 12-piece combos entailed price reductions, though; it merely indicated that combo additions would be free of charge.
Having stepped foot into the establishment after peak lunch period had passed, the entire processing time approximated just under ten minutes. Our order was presented atop a silver tray, with miso soup in Styrofoam containers and condiments in tiny plastic takeout cups. Disposable chopsticks, suprisingly rigid plastic spoons, and a sample-sized portion of side salad graced their presence. All torched sushi orders were placed separately on black takeout trays, sans-lids.
This variation would have probably scored higher in my books had it was slightly fattier.
The tempura strips were crunchy and satisfying with no hints of undrained oil. Tobiko made a surprise appearance at its innermost quarters, while an unexpected dusting of furikake lined the bottom.
An innovative addition to the menu was the Yam & Banana - a never-before-witnessed dessert rendition of pressed sushi. We pointed to this creation out of sheer curiosity, and were pleasantly surprised at the outcome.
Yam tempura was a timeless topping choice, though the inclusion of soft, sweet fried banana was a welcome quirk. Toasted black and white sesame seeds added oomph, while a sugary mango sauce contributed a sense of cohesion. This is a unique style I'd recommend first-timers to give a try.
Table space and seating was scarce, as expected of a takeout diner, though it had been made aware to us that the team was currently in the midst of installing hooks underneath for added convenience.
Under my suggestion, a brief series of stops were before venturing back to the west side.
As luck would have it, the item was limited to seasonal sale and unavailable for my personal pleasure. A Chocolate Double Fromage Cheesecake was chosen instead.
Under complete adherence to the provided instructions (and the recommended five- to fifteen-minute defrosting duration), the cake could be enjoyed with minimal effort.
Quite times were enjoyed at Playdium, before an unfortunate case of monetary loss anyway.
With no previous background on the science fiction series, both of us waltzed into the theatre with open minds. While I cannot critique the 2-hour long production for consistency, I can declare that the 3D movie proved thrilling without prior exposure