Friday, 21 December 2012

Making a list and checking it twice

Stumped for ideas for the holidays? Here’s a few SukasaStyle ideas to inspire your shopping.

For the Wine lover
Corkcicle – Chills your wine from the inside out. A beautiful idea that is thrilling wine lovers, one perfectly chilled person at a time.

Handmade wine bags – You’ve meticulously picked out a bottle of wine. Now what? Picking up a generic wine bag in the store is so blasé. We’re biased towards Sukasa wine bags, but pick up anything that speaks unique. (We’re sold out of Sukasa bags anyway, but you can put an order in for the rest of the year.)

For the Jewellery lover
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and where better to go for the BFF than a place like Kumar Diamonds who will create a beautiful bespoke piece. Or if you are running out of time to shop, there’s a great collection to choose from.

                        For the Tech lover

                        Give an App - If you find an app in
® iTunes that you know someone
                        would absolutely love, then 

                        what better a gift to give. 

For the Book lover

A Kobo Mini – Although we at Sukasa haven’t tested this out, it seems that Kobo e-reader is the rave around town. And at a special discounted price @chaptersindigo you can keep it as a go to item.

For the Home and Décor Lover
Ex 5-Piece Knife Set with Unique Red Holder Designed By Raffaele Iannello, makes a cool statement.

Monday, 5 November 2012

You had me at Sushi

Those who know me are well aware about my love affair with sushi. In my head, I believe that I could actually eat sushi every day and not tire of it. Although, I have to admit that I haven’t really tested this theory out yet.

So when you are out and about on a Saturday afternoon and the “what shall we have for dinner tonight” thought come on, sushi is usually a top contender. A few Foursquare recommendations and MapQuest queries on the iPhone narrows down our search to Gonoe Sushi on 1310 Don Mills Road in North York.

Noticing another sushi restaurant just beside it upon arrival, we had to do a coin flip. The winner – Gonoe Sushi – didn’t disappoint. 

Although the lighting in the booth was a bit unfriendly, our eyes lit up when the beautiful boat arrived with a fabulous array of delights. We soon discovered that it wasn’t just a feast for the eyes. The Butterfish tasted like butter – one of the best I’ve had in Toronto.  The Blue Fin Tuna was not cut as well but the taste was equally as delicious.

We asked for recommendations. And since we hinted that we liked spicy flavours, our waitress suggested the Diablo Roll. Don’t take the word “spicy” for its literal meaning. It’s nothing like the spice you’ve had in Indian food, although if you are averse to spicy, I’d suggest you try something else from their menu. This roll is laden with avocado, tempura bit, pickled pepper ring, jalapenos covered with spicy salmon, and to top it off, green chilies. Absolutely divine. 

Although the name sounds a bit pretentious, the Legend Dragon Roll with deep fried soft shell crab, crab meat, avocado, tobiko and spicy sauce wrapped in salmon and unagi, was equally as outstanding. 

No sushi tasting is complete without Tobiko and Ikura. The shashimi here was tasty and fresh. Very few restaurants can serve this perfectly. Another offering the restaurant has is a sushi-wine pairing. We didn’t get a chance to try it, but if you opt for this, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments or on twitter @sukasatoronto 

Cheers to more Sushi Surprises!

SukasaStyle gives Gonoe Sushi 8 Sukasa Stars