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Japango, Lahore Tikka House, Blue Moon Retreat, Wilno Station Inn

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Japango, Lahore Tikka House, Blue Moon Retreat, Wilno Station Inn

Siriuslea | Sep 13, 2004 04:41 PM

I've found a new favourite Sushi Restaurant in Toronto after much searching. Japango on Elizabeth St. south of Dundas. I had the Sashimi Lunch for $9.99. It had 5 or so types of high quality fresh fish, rice with sesame seeds, a transparent noodle salad and a green salad with iceberg lettuce.
The only thing I didn't like was the salad. I'm not fond of iceberg though all Japanese restaurants seem to serve it and the dressing was sesame/ginger and homemade but bland. Could have used a shot of vinegar and perhaps some salt to bring out the flavours.

There were lots of other lunch specials with sushi and sashimi for $10-$13

Also tried Lahore Tikka House on Gerrard St. E. I had the butter chicken. I wasn't that impressed. Very oily, but not really buttery and the sauce was gritty in texture. It was somewhat bland with no strong flavour other than a bit of heat.

On our trip to the cottage we stayed at the Blue Moon Retreat. I would recomend the Shangri-La cottage as the hot tub was just great, along with all the amenities such as, washer-drier, satelite TV and DVD, and little boats (paddle, canoe and row) for toodling around the lake. We slept in one of the smaller cottages but our group had the big one which we used for partying! (http://www.bluemoonretreat.info/)

We also ate at the Wilno Inn, as recommended on the chowhound board and found it to be reasonably good. I had the antipasto platter. It had olives, a smoked orange fish (like salmon), and sausage rounds apparently made locally. All was good. Most others had the fettucini alfredo with jerk chicken (for 9.99 on special). I tried some. The alfredo was bechamel and not made with much cream but still tasty. The chicken was cooked tenderly but the jerk sauce was a bit flat. Could have used some sweetness and compared to the jerk sauce we had from the One of a Kind Craft show we were using to BBQ, lacked lustre.

The guys who had the pumpkin cheesecake and lemon meringue pie (both made in house) pronounced them great.

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