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Seared Tuna Salad with Japanese Sesame Dressing

Tuna sashimi slab. As I tweeted earlier, I happened upon sashimi grade tuna at home. Actually my dad and I visited a frozen meat store in Kennedy Town and went on a mad splurge, where we purchased pounds of US Angus beef, New Zealand lean steak, US beef tenderloin, Japanese scallops, and he threw in my once beloved tuna. I say once because when I was younger, I only knew of and favoured salmon, tuna, and tamago (egg) sushi over imitation crab stick and Hello Kitty fish cake sushi. Every parent only remembers you as you were ten years ago, so naturally it hasn’t registered that my favourites now are hotate (raw scallop), ikura (salmon roe), amaebi (sweet shrimp). I appreciate any good food, so I made no objection to stocking up on sashimi at home! Continue reading


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Life is Guud again – Guu Izakaya Toronto

Ever since returning from Vancouver for the Christmas holidays, I was suffering from Vancouver Withdrawal Symptom – my appetite was spoiled by 3 weeks of fresh sushi and authentic Japanese izakaya cuisine on the west coast: Hapa Izakaya on Robson (the best experience of my trip), Zakkushi on Denman, overhyped Ebisu at Robson, Take Sushi in Burnaby, surprisingly good Tanuki Sushi while in Langley, and Guu at Gastown from my last visit. No Japanese food in Toronto will ever taste good again. (And of course, I missed my awesome friends too). I thought I was going to have to withhold or find mediocre imitators, then guess what? Guu just opened a location in downtown Toronto.

I believe in miracles.

Guu Toronto menu

Caution: image heavy post. I’ve been waiting for 2 weeks for these pics and I’m posting them all up for maximum Guu seduction.

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