Toronto // Shoushin, origin of Tachi Sushi

Ever since I ate at Tachi, the first stand up sushi restaurant in Canada (also owned by Shoushin), I feel the need to complete the experience by trying the omakase that is offered at Shoushin. Contrary to Tachi’s casual set up, Shoushin offers a fine dining experience with exquisite interior decor and customer service. Continue reading


Tokyo // Sushi Dai, gem of Tsukiji Market

Finally during my most recent trip to Tokyo, I gave in to the hype and visited the famous sushi shop located within Tsukiji Market. Using my jet lag as motivation, my friends and I arrived outside of Sushi Dai around 3:30 am for its 5 am opening where a line had already formed. Continue reading

Toronto // Tachi, first stand-up sushi restaurant in Canada

So many exciting new dining options have been emerging in Toronto’s food scene in the past few years and one of the most recent additions is Assembly Chef’s Hall located in downtown Toronto. Its concept resembles that of New York’s Chelsea Market or the Canal Street Market, where various food vendors set up in a food court-like fashion.

Among the various vendors in Assembly Chef’s Hall, some places can be hit or miss. Tachi, the first stand-up sushi restaurant in Canada, was definitely a grand slam in my book.

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Tokyo // Gohanya Isshin, does the basics right


One thing I love about travelling in Tokyo is that you never know what you will stumble upon. Outside of the touristy areas, I love exploring the different neighbourhoods within this city. On my most recent trip to Tokyo over the Christmas holiday, my friends and I came across this contemporary Japanese style restaurant located in the basement of a building in the Daikayama neighbourhood.

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