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Friday, 23 November 2012

Sansotei Ramen

If it's not dumplings or cheese, noodle soups are my one true food fetish!

...and red meat....and spice...and pork products...Shit. This example started to fall apart on the figurative plate pretty quickly.

Regardless of where a comforting bowl of noodle-laden, boiling-hot broth falls on my list of food favourites it will remain a go-to item at any hour of the day. After writing a review for blogTO a couple months back at, then newly opened, Sansotei Ramen I returned with fellow food-feind and View the Vibe colleague, Adam Mazerall  for a second sampling of the goods!

Accompanied at the table by chef and owner Michael Zhang, we talked about the importance of freshness, food-fads around the city (the ramen invasion et al.), and why one should not shy away from slurping up your soup when dining at his shop! Sorry, grandma.

Take a look at the View the Vibe video blog below!

Chashu Don (pork belly on rice)
MUSH HAVE OFF-THE-CHAIN Zangi (deep fried chicken Karaage)
Tonkotsu Ramen
Miso Ramen
We were the last ones there. Don't expect it to ever look this empty!
Sansotei Ramen

179 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

M-Sa: 11am-10pm

Thursday, 8 November 2012

One Winery. One Restaurant. One Fine Affair!

Adjusting back to 'the real world' has been quite the adjustment. After 4.5 months away and nearly a decade of frequent moves and gleeful transience I've returned home to Toronto with relative permanence.

With my inhibition-less galavanting on hold and a need to replenish the coffers I've found myself a steady job and re-immersed myself into a city that I do truly love and enjoy. Lucky for me (whether through quality networking skills, the right timing, or a lacklustre background check) I've begun work with a stellar company—View the Vibe (—headed up by an exceptional and passionate woman (Nicki Laborie)—that allows me to attend awesome events, such as this one:

The Argento Wines event @ One Restaurant in the Hazelton Hotel

Treated to an evening of fine wine by Silvia Corti and a miraculous meal, curated at one of the masterful Mark McEwan restaurants; here is a little taste of the evening's affairs!

Read my View the Vibe event writeup here!

<iframe src=";byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;badge=0&amp;color=c39900" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="">Cerca del Cielo (close to the sky)</a> from <a href="">Argento Wine</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

Lamb Empanadas
Beet Salad w/ goats cheese and sweet pea mousse
New Argento Bonarda, 2011
Pan Seared Salmon
L to R: Beef Short Rib w/ thyme frites, Tenderloin w/ chimichuri, Pico de Gallo
L to R: Cabrales Blue Cheese, Running of the Bulls, St. Jorge, Don Panchego