S and I went to Toronto this weekend and revisited Ematei, a Japanese restaurant just a few steps north of Queen West near the Eaton Centre. We discovered it three years ago and really enjoyed it. I'm happy to say it's still delicious.
My favourite tastes on this occasion came from our uni (sea urchin) and saba sushi pictured above. Uni tastes exactly like the salty seaside. A few years ago I found it too marinelike and seaweedish in flavour, but now I love it. And the delicious vinegary saba, simply my favourite sushi of all time, was so good I ate it with my eyes closed to get the full savoury experience (I think S was smirking but I didn't care ;)
We also ordered an interesting appetizer called enoki foil. It's a handful of enoki mushrooms, a strip of fake crab and some caramelized onions, all wrapped in foil and baked in the oven. It was very tasty and obviously a good way to cook enoki, which I have previously only eaten in soups.
30 St. Patrick St. (corner Queen)