Mr.Butter and I were leisurely strolling on Dundas and we kept seeing people passing by with a matcha ice cream dessert in their hands. I want! Not sure if I actually said that out loud. On a second thought, I am quite sure I did. The search did not take long as I noticed a line forming in front of an unsuspicious boutique.
The area is small. Only a handful of seats is available. Every time I passed by, there was always a line. When we actually decided to wait in line, we were in luck – the line just became shorter! But beware. There is one line to order and another line to pick-up your order.
It was about 10pm when we passed our order and many of their items were sold out. So if you really want something specific, be sure to come during the day.
Just a little background of Tsujiri to justify their long waiting line. Tsujiri is a 155 year-old tea brand all the way from Japan! That is quite spectacular! To survive this long, their matcha must be the best grade!
This expectation is not wrong. Their ice cream did not skimp on matcha (reason why it costs 8$ for the sundae). If you like very milky and sweet matcha flavor, you will not like this. Any real fan of matcha would love this. The mochis in the sundae were great! Glutinous!
Would I want this every week? Maybe not because I cannot afford a 8$ sundae every time. But as a matcha lover, just maybe I’ll splurge.
After a marathon, the best way to recovery is getting some carbs and electrolytes from ramen. Did I run a marathon? No, Mr.Butter did! (He did amazingly!) Sansotei Ramen was closed on Sunday, so we eyed for the next ramen shop – Kenzo Ramen. (I just learned that Kenzo Ramen has many locations – this one is located on Dundas.)
This mustard yellow painted restaurant cannot be missed while walking on Dundas. I quickly looked at it and saw “Japanese curry”. Japanese curry is not the typical curry. Its taste leans towards sweetness than the typical curry where it has more cumin and turmeric.
With an hour left before the concert starts, we were in a rush to find the fastest restaurant around the area. We spotted Bapbo, a Korean restaurant and within 40 minutes, we had our food, settled the bill, and left to enjoy the show.