October 15, 2003

Toronto: Garlic Pepper

This excellent restaurant at 578 Yonge Street is always, always, always on my list when I visit Toronto. This time I made it there twice during the week of ACN. The first time was for a dim sum lunch. I definitely have a weak spot for shiu-mai and steamed BBQ pork buns. I also tried out the crispy seaweed rolls, and added them to my list of favorites.

Later that week, we went back with a whole gang of people for dinner. Naturally, we ordered at least one dish of crispy spicy baby octopus. It's been on the specials list at Garlic Pepper for years, and it deserves to stay. Several other people tried it out too. For our experimental dish, we tried "funny-tasting" shrimp (exactly how it's titled on the menu). It was hot and unique. Definitely interesting. Can't wait to go back next year!

Posted by Jennifer at October 15, 2003 2:10 PM

It's not a trip to Toronto without a serving of crispy spicy baby octopus! *grin* I'm glad that Jenn and I split a plate of them though, as I've found that if I try to eat a whole order myself I end up appreciating the last ones less than I did the first few.

Oh, and the dim sum was great too.

Posted by: Michael at October 15, 2003 8:31 PM
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