Momofuku Daishō

Fine dining provides some of the greatest ambiances and the most exquisitely presented foods. Momofuku Daishō is a place on University Ave which does not disappoint! I had the pleasure of coming to Momofuku this time around in celebration of being with my boyfriend for our fourth month together.

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Daishō is located in a glass cube in the heart of downtown Toronto. The three-story building is also home to Noodle Bar, Nikai, Milk Bar, and Shōtō (Momofuku’s website, “About Daishō” Section). It features fine dining such as a raw bar, as well as meat, seafood, and meals meant for sharing. My partner and I sat at a polished looking bar seating area – we couldn’t get a table by the window unfortunately because our online reservation was for noodle bar, and not Daishō. However we both made the best of it – the proximity between us was much closer which was nice, and the bartender at Momofuku was very friendly and courteous towards us – he ended up taking our orders for food and sending it off to the kitchen to be made. 

 

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The menu selection at Momofuku was segregated into 5 different sections. It was a clean, polished menu and the descriptions were pretty clear so ordering was simple. We did have to wait a bit for ordering, but Momofuku compensated for that by providing us with free appetizers (Seasoned Pickles) during our wait. 

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Eventually the orders did come out, and we weren’t disappointed by the presentation! My main course was absolutely beautiful (displayed at the top) – the Poached Cod (Fogo Island, NFL) – which had eggplant, radish, and brown butter. I can’t even describe the art of this dish because I’m not entirely sure what the plate was trying to display – all I know is that the presentation of this dish was splendid and I almost couldn’t break it apart to eat it!

All guilt left my system once I took my first bite – the cod was perfectly cooked and matched well with the array of tastes smeared onto my plate. One thing that I do oppose of of this dish was the temperature – it was a little bit on the cooler side, which I don’t like for my fish. Regardless, the taste was definitely there.

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My boyfriend got the Seashell Pasta –  which had nduja, squid, and saffron. This dish was of a smaller portion, but it was packed with some great flavor as my partner expressed. From what I tasted, it was definitely warmer than my dish, and the tastes blended nicely for a great pasta dish. This one had a spicier taste, which is probably the reason I let him finish it on his own without more than one bite. He finished off his dinner with no complaints. 

Overall, I was extremely happy to have spent a date at Momofuku Daishō – it’s a great place in the heart of downtown to have some great food and a modern ambiance. It allowed the opportunity to get fancy and dress up, which I love to do on occasions such as this one! I definitely have high reviews for Momofuku – perhaps next time I’ll check out their noodle bar on the first floor.

For more information on Momofuku Daishō, visit their polished website: https://daisho.momofuku.com/

Ratings 

Plating – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ 

Ambiance – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ 

Taste – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  

Service – ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ 

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