🇨🇦 Toronto

🇨🇦 Toronto

Was here for 4 months on exchange and ate more Chinese food than ever 🤣 Toronto is so multicultural there doesn’t seem to be a particular “Canadian food” other than poutine or maple syrup!
Liz :)
Liz :)

Before coming to Toronto, I compiled a food list for different cuisines and Sugo was at the top of my Italian food list for their huge portions and affordable pricing.

We got the spaghetti bolognese with a gigantic meatball added on, which seems to be what most people get because well, it looks great. The spaghetti was cooked al dente and I liked the tomato sauce - totally mopped it up. It was nice and herby, although on the thinner side, which was actually good in this case because it made finishing the mountain of pasta easier. The meat chunks were also pretty generous, and I particularly liked the sprinkle of chopped basil leaves on top because it gave the pasta a more complex flavour. The meatball was huge and coated in a layer of cheese, which I can’t say no to. Quite liked it, although it was a little bit dry inside, and felt like it was a bit too much with the pasta. (I’m a small eater though lol, I couldn’t walk properly after this meal because I was too full.)

The service here was quite good too, the waitstaff are all so happy and explain the menu to you nicely if it’s your first time. Needless to say, we had a severe food coma after eating this. Completely wiped out. But before that, we still managed to get a slice of shawarma pizza from Chito’s pizza to go. ($3 and so much shawarma, what more could you ask for? You have to try it!)

Egg bae in Kensington market, is probably a spin off of LA’s famous Egg Slut and serves egg burgers as well. The place is more minimalistic than I thought it would be, but it’s a decent place for brunch.

I got their Eh Bae Bae burger (haha, punny), which consisted of scrambled eggs, sweet and spicy bacon, muenster cheese, tomato, arugula, pickled shallots, and their own bae sauce, which is a slightly spicy sriracha mayo.

Overall, the burger was sadly a bit average to me, despite looking great. I liked the candied bacon, which tasted reminiscent of bakwa (肉干), that’s totally a plus in my books, and the cheese was quite tasty when melted onto the eggs. The brioche buns, that are made in house, were also not bad, and definitely made the whole place smell great.

But the scrambled eggs, which I felt should have been the highlight, didn’t taste seasoned at all, and were also a bit cold because of the cold tomato placed against it. Perhaps it would be better if the bacon were placed under the eggs to prevent the tomatoes from making the eggs cold haha. So sadly as a whole, the burger was quite underwhelming for me.

If you’re in Toronto, you’ve got to go to St Lawrence Market to try the seafood at Busters Sea Cove. It’s priced quite affordably and tastes really fresh! I found the market itself (and particularly the peameal bacon sandwich) kinda overrated though.

The lobster roll was pretty good. There are some whole lobster chunks, which gave some texture when mixed in with the mashed bits of lobster and a rather tasty spiced mayo. With the extra mayo on top, the roll was just nice and not too dry. Also, the fries here are super on point- thin, a bit short, and fried to a crisp! Almost preferred it more than the lobster roll lol. There’s also a huge pickle half if you’re into that, but we didn’t so it was a waste.

Overall, fresh and pretty good and worth a try. Would want to try their other dishes like their shrimp po’ boy and grilled octopus too!

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