Shiso Tree Cafe

Drove all the way out to J-town and indulged in a delicious Japanese inspired Italian cuisine for the very first time. When I first heard about it I was like huh? How does Japanese & Italian work?! But nevertheless, when I arrived at this particular comfortable and cozy cafe, I came to realize that this was a Japanese owned pasta house. I am a sucker for pasta and I must say their pasta was very “detail -oriented” – the uniqueness and combinations is very different then the pastas you usually find.  The pasta was pretty good but I’ve had better but I did indeed loveeeeeeeeeeed their fries *nom nom nom*

They have 3 different types of pasta: Cream Sauce, Tomato Sauce and Wafu (Japanese inspired pasta) The price of the pasta ranges from $10-$15 depending on which section you order from.

And for $7 more, you can turn your pasta entree into a combo that includes: a salad, soup of the day, and a slice of cake from Bakery Nakamura

Taro Smoothie (Left) & Mango Smoothie (Right)

Yukon Golden Nori Fries

  • seriously best fries ever! I couldn’t stop munching on them all night
  • the ends of the fries were really crispy – seasoned perfectly

Soup of the Day (can’t remember the name of the soup for the life of me T___T)

  • I really enjoyed the soup – came out super hot – the “Croutons” were still semi-crunchy
  • the soup wasn’t too concentrated or too filling =]

Sukiyaki Pasta

  • the flavours for the sukiyaki pasta was blended perfectly
  • thinly sliced beef with herbs on top & fresh slice of garlic bread
  • this was part of the “Wafu” section of the pasta (Japanese inspired)

Pasta with Prawns with Tomato Sauce

  • So I decided to try a different category of their pasta section and chose tomato sauce because it’s one of my favourite
  • 4 pieces of prawns & garlic bread
  • I enjoyed this pasta but I have had better – I guess it didn’t WOW me like the sukiyaki pasta

Chocolate Mouse Cake by Bakery Nakamura

I’m definitely looking forward to my next visit at Shiso Tree Cafe. Can’t wait to indulge in more yummy Golden Yukon Niro fries (highly recommend) and maybe next time i’ll order from their cream pasta section =]

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  1. andy1076
    December 14, 2011 / 8:16 pm

    Wow they all look so good, especially the sukiyaki pasta! 😀

    • graceyyyy
      December 14, 2011 / 8:43 pm

      oh the sukiyaki was so delicious. You should definitely check this place out if you ever head over to toronto =p

      • andy1076
        December 15, 2011 / 10:36 pm

        I gotta go there sometime, I’ve lived out here in Vancouver since 1985 and have been all over Asia & the U.S but not east coast! lol!

  2. Maggie @ kitchie coo
    December 15, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    I am such a sucker for fries! There are some fries at a restaurant in our town served in a cone like that and are definitely the best fries I have ever tasted. Maybe its the presentation…nah! Its the deep fried, sea salt, garlic amazingness. Thanks for sharing, looks like a stellar meal.

    • graceyyyy
      December 16, 2011 / 12:19 am

      It was a stellar meal… I enjoyed every moment of it haha
      Thanks for reading =]

  3. Ren
    August 7, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    I love this restaurant! I haven’t been back for awhile, but stumbling across your post is making me want to go soon.
    If you happen to pay a second visit, I recommend the unagi pasta and their rare cheesecake for dessert!

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