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.

IMG_2540

Amuse Bouche – vichyssoise with green onion and parsley oil.

IMG_2541

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

IMG_2542

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

IMG_2543

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

IMG_2544

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

IMG_2545

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

IMG_2546

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

IMG_2547

(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.
Doma Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Standard
events, friends, life, toronto

Korean Sauna in Toronto

I went to Korea a few years ago and had the authentic Korean sauna experience at Itaewon Land and have always been wanting to visit the one in Toronto. I was never able to rope anyone to go with me normally since it IS a bit pricey for what it is – sitting around in a hot room for $25.

And finally now years after, I had my chance. Or rather, I created that chance by making it part of my birthday celebration activities 😛 Thanks everyone for being a good sport to try it out!!

 

And also playing along by making the hair bun hat. And the Korean finger heart ❤

Seoul Jimjilbang was a close replica of the Korean sauna I went to in Korea – except I guess it doesn’t provide “special” massages here, I’d hope.

 

There’s a bit of a general procedure to these saunas so let me run you through it if you are unfamiliar: Continue reading

Standard