Last week, I had the pleasure of accompanying Grace from Food In the City Toronto to a tasting event hosted by Té, a Taiwanese and Korean fusion tapas restaurant located at 70 Ossington Ave. Needless to say, I was exploding with excitement on the inside- I got to have two of my favorite cuisines together, at the same time!
Marbled Te Egg Shooter – Single $1.00 / Round of Four $3.00
Taiwanese spiced tea egg
If you are Taiwanese like myself, you will instantly be reminded of all the snack runs to 7/11 convenience store. If this is the first time you are trying the tea egg, then you’re definitely at one of the best, if not the best place to have it. This amazing shooter will not leave you disappointed. This is how a traditional Taiwanese tea egg is supposed to taste like and trust me, one will not be enough!
Unadulterated Ssam – Meat $14.00 / Tofu $11.00
Red lettuce leaf wraps, each layered with thin slice of sweet-pickled winter radish, fresh garlic, sweet red chili paste and a choice of one protein. (Bulgogi, Grilled pork belly, Sweet and spicy pork belly, Pan-ried tofu)
Crispy Ramen Jalapeno Poppers – $5.00
Bite sized jalapeno and creme cheese in a spicy ramen noodle crust
Braised Pork Crostini – $11
Chopped Taiwanese slow-cooked pork belly on toasted French baguette slices
Dark-Spiced Taiwanese Fried Chicken – Two for $9.00 / Four for $16
Marinated in traditional Taiwanese spices, battered & fried, finished with pepper-salt seasoning
The chicken was juicy, tender and spot-on on the traditional Taiwanese taste.
Toasted Kimchi Ravioli – $10.00
Panko crusted jumbo ravioli squares filled with a kimchi- spiked ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan blend, finished with drizzle of honeyed wasabi pesto sauce
The key here, is that everything about this dish starting from the ravioli to the honeyed wasabi pesto sauce was created in-house from scratch.
Kimchi Deviled Eggs – $6.00
Hard-boiled eggs re-dressed with kimchi paste, sesame and yolk mash, topped with bacon
Salsa Trio – $9.00
Fresh kimchi-spiked tomato salsa + guacamole + corn salsa, served with tortilla chips
My favorite was the kimchi-spiked tomato salsa. I just love the Korean twist! The subtle taste of house-made kimchi brought this salsa to a whole new level!
Bachan Set – $10.00
Sampling of the three traditional Korean side dishes: par boiled spinach tossed in garlic and sesame oil, sweet soy-braised shredded beef brisket, mini omelet rolls