desserts, food, toronto

DOMA Toronto Tasting Menu

Doma a French inspired Korean restaurant is the first-time endeavor of Chef Paul Kim from Seoul, Korea. Their menu changes slightly each month by incorporating new items and rolling forward a few popular items from the previous menu.

For $65 per person, you can experience their 9-course tasting menu which is effectively also their entire monthly offerings. Great deal!

I went in the month of May and some of their popular entree type items are still currently available on their menu this month.


Amuse Bouche – vichyssoise with green onion and parsley oil.


Waldorf Salad – celeriac, granny smith apple, perilla aioli, candied walnut, perilla leaf, perilla seed.


Gochujang Ratatouille – ratatouille puree, tofu steak, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, bell pepper, basil.


Grilled Octopus – cabbage, konyak, bell pepper, pear, seaweed, pickled mustard seeds, Korean mustard dressing, cucumber granita.


Uhsun Mandoo – daily fish, bay scallop, prawn, onion puree, spring pea puree, soy chili beurre blanc, radicchio.


Pork Tenderloin – doenjang marinated pork tenderloin, yuzu dressed spring greens, garlic ramp, fiddlehead, perilla leaf chimichurri, mushroom puree.


Kalbi Bourguignon Jjim – beef cheek and chuck, pearl onion, heirloom carrots, dates, sweet potato, zucchini, asparagus.


(Left) Rhubarb and Ginger – rhubarb and soju sorbet, ginger snap crumble, rice pudding.  (Right) Rice Cake Rolled Ice Cream – beet, condensed milk, 9 grain, black tea, rice crispy, soy powder.

I love French cuisine and I also love the Korean palate so the combination was perfect for me. Other than the Amuse Bouche to start, the servings for 2 people were put together in one plate – I’m guessing to allow you to continue to dine in their “sharing” style. My favourite dish was Uhsun Mandoo which was similar to ravioli.

Give it a try if you love either styles! I’ve been recommending it to my friends because I love the idea of a changing monthly menu, and for an entire tasting menu the price point is quite affordable.
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events, family, food, toronto

Winterlicious at O&B

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friends, korea, travel

Seoul 2013, Day 3 – Gyeongbokgung and HongDae

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friends, korea, travel

Seoul 2013, Day 1 & 2 – Arrival and shopping at MyeongDong

Finally I embarked on my 2 week Korea and Japan trip!

My travel buddies for this trip were Adrienne, Alvin and Orson (Adrienne’s family friend).  Adrienne, Orson and I were scheduled to land 2 hours earlier than Alvin so we were waiting for him to join us at our airbnb hostel. To this day I still don’t understand why, but Alvin never went on the airport wifi so he was basically MIA for 3-4 hours making us very worried. Because we had no idea where he went and when he would arrive, Adrienne and I trekked out to explore and get food to bring back. Our attempt at ordering take out was one of the biggest communication fails I have ever been a part of. Continue reading