This Thursday was one of my favourite Thursdays in a while because it also happened to be Date Night. Which also sounds silly, because JC and I do things on days other than date night, but set aside (usually Tuesday) to plan on doing something together.
Since this week’s Tuesday was filled up by my sewing class we rescheduled. I think we might both be going stir-crazy because JC booked a zip car, and I hunted down a restaurant that was outside of Toronto. Yelp reviews by trusted friends made me choose Joe Yee Vegetarian Cuisine (9688 Leslie Street (Between 16th Avenue and Major MacKenzie Drive), Richmond Hill, ON), and I’m so glad we went.
It`s a small space, and there were several people already eating and enjoying their meals. Service was friendly, and the tea was delicious. I really loved that they provided both a written menu as well as a separate menu with pictures. The food is vegetarian pan-asian, sushi, noodle dishes, Thai style soups, and other options, there is probably something for everyone.
The fake salmon items are not vegan – it has whey in it – but there are several other vegan options to choose from. We started with the Tango Sushi rolls. They were beautifully presented and delicious, with fake crab meat, mango, inari, oshinko, wrapped with thinly sliced avocado and the usual seaweed. The salty, sweet, sour combo was awesome.
Next we had the Thai style hot and sour soup (somewhere between a tom yum or tom kha ga), lightly spicy with coconut milk, and chunks of tofu and vegetables.
And two tasty fake meat dishes the sliced veggie beef with flat noodles and sweet and sour pork. But the real reason to go is to try the sushi, especially if you`re tired of having boring avocado or cucumber rolls.
Now we`re on our way to Detroit (like. right now – yeah technology!), and I am excited to check out the city. The funny thing is that I`m pretty sure the Chrysler Superbowl Commercials with Eminem and Clint Eastwood influenced that decision. Somewhere along the line, Detroit shifted in my mind from a economically struggling city, to a place that might be worth visiting. There is even vegan brunch!