Bent Restaurant- Sweet and Sour Four (Part II)


About the meal(s): Top right: Oyster Sake Shot, bottom right: Yucatan Ceviche, middle: Wild Albacore Tuna Sashimi, bottom left: Scallop Tataki.

*Oyster Sake Shot*

This was my first time seeing an oyster dish being presented in the form of a shot. It was delicious and the ingredients complimented each other very well. This was my favourite serving that night. **** rating – Strawberry Sherbet

*Yucatan Ceviche*

As the name suggests, this was a seafood (octopus, shrimp, scallop) packed serving. The tortilla chip was glazed with sesame seeds and the avocado was a great addition. You can never go wrong with guacamole. *** rating – Strawberry Sherbet

*Wild Albacore Tuna Sashimi*

The dish was very well presented and yes, it did taste as good as it looks. The ingredients, rhubarb, orange confit, exotic citrus yozu, blended well together an yielded a good balance between sweet and sour. *** rating –Strawberry Sherbet

*Scallop Tataki*

Least favourite of the ‘sweet and sour four’ but was well-presented and appetizing. **`1/2 rating –Strawberry Sherbet



*Indian Panipuri twist with custard*

The round hollow crisp was filled with custard and the sauce on the side is meant to be put into the crisp for additional flavour. **1/2 rating – Strawberry Sherbet

About the place & price: check out ‘Bent Restaurant (Part I)


Cora- Buckwheat Blessing


The meal:**

Due to its convenient local, Cora is the go to brunch spot. I’ve tried quite a few dishes but this time around, I decided to go with the Buckwheat blessing. The fruits were delicious (not too ripe and not on the verge of ripening which typically tends to be the case). The sausage wrapped with buckwheat and sorghum crepes, however, were mediocre for my standards. There wasn’t enough being offered in terms of flavour. It might be that buckwheat is something of an acquired taste.

The place: ***

Same old, same old.  Just new wall decorations. See my 10 star omelette review for more about the place.

The price: $

– Strawberry Sherbet

Cora- 10 Star Omelette


The meal: **1/2

My favourite dish at Cora is the smoked salmon eggs Ben et Dictine which I’m sure will be posted in the near future.

On this day, however, I was in the mood for an omelette and chose the 10 star. It has a lot going on (bacon, ham, sausages, veggies, frankfurters, cheese…etc.) which is not always a bad thing, if done right. I was disappointed at the quality of the bacon (fatty) and the ‘jambalaya’ of ingredients was not anything spectacular.

The place: ***

The Cora restaurants cater to all audiences and can seat a large number of guests at any given time. It’s well lit and colourful with handmade crafts and decorations hanging on the walls. There’s always at least one server to greet you at the door and guide your seat.

The price: $

– Strawberry Sherbet