He says, “Dinner at Suika: chicken karaage, shaken sashimi salad and bibimbap. Also had an Asahi for myself. Didn’t eat much because had lunch at iCafe earlier and Starbucks gave us free breakfast sandwich in morning.”
Wow, that’s good eating for NPY yesterday! On related note, it took quite a while for me and NPY to try Suika. Although it is run by the same people who started Kingyo on Denman, it opened in a spot that has seen at least three different restaurants in the past six or seven years (I went to the Indian restaurant with my sister and family at that location several iterations ago). NPY is a fan of Hapa Izakaya and, unfortunately for other restaurants, other izakayas do no usually compare as well. But Suika has a good name behind it and is really close to his work (read: free parking in his company lot) and we only ended up there one night after driving around and around looking for a place to watch UFC (him, not me) and being turned away from The Academic, across the street from Suika. That was the opportunity to say, and finally have accepted, “What about going to Suika?” And he hasn’t looked back since.
In Toronto, there are several big congee noodle shop chains and I don’t know yet how they are all related to each other: Congee Wong, Congee King, Congee Queen, and Congee Time. I’m a little blasé so far, not having had particularly great meals at Congee Time, so now we’re on the prowl for the best congee in town! Perhaps it will end up being the one you make at home.
When we were pulling out of the parking lot and I was checking in on Foursquare, I noticed the Winly Lock Company was nearby (not really though). Given my name, you can understand why I started when I saw it. It’s a Chinese company, not surprisingly. I like seeing variations of my name, like Winlock Park in the Willowdale area of Toronto and Wing Lok Street in Hong Kong. NPY is a little envious because he’s not likely to see a variation of his name like this!
* NPY’s Picture of the Day. While I’m in Toronto and he is in Vancouver, 3400km away, we will try to share with each other (and consequently this blog) pictures that capture our day.