Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Urban Eats @ Blowfish Restaurant

By Wendy Kam Marcy

I am thrilled to have Blowfish back in the King West neighbourhood. They reopened this month after an electrical fire. I have celebrated many special milestones here including birthdays and anniversaries. The wow factor of this restaurant also makes it an easy choice when I'm wining + dining out of town guests or important clients.

Not only do they serve some of the city's freshest sushi and tastiest hot/cold plates with a Pan-Asian and Brazilian twist but I love their high energy vibe.

BarFish is adjacent to the main dining room. Obviously there is an incredible selection of sake but if you are a cocktail-girl like moi, this is your place to be after work. Order the refreshing cucumber dream or caribou crossing (vodka, jalepeno black pepper & grapefruit juice)! Their cocktail menu is deliciously innovative and they offer $10 specials and half price apps on Thursdays 5-7pm.

Go for the classic ebi shooter. It's my fave! Tiger prawn, mango, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tempura bits, spicy kewpie, tobiko wrapped with soy paper.

The ceviche was refreshing and not at all fishy. Made with white fish, red onion, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, aji amarillo and Japanese style tiger milk.

A trio of flavours so beautifully presented, it was almost too pretty to eat!

Salmon tartare with crispy shiso, masago, ikura, negi, seasame seeds // Sweet corn tempura & matcha lime sour cream // Brussel spouts roasted with pancetta and toasted with shichimi togarashi

Always save room for dessert especially when it's lavender haskap alfajores & pandan chai chocolate tart!

Blowfish Restaurant is located at 668 King Street West. Reserve your seating at (416) 860-0606 and drool over their food porn on Instagram @blowfishrestaurant.

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