📍 3160 Steeles Ave E #1, Markham, Ontario
What can I say?
I’m hooked to Shiso Tree Cafe’s cheap lunch menu! For about $8-10 and you get soup, salad, and your main meal. I wish they opened a location near school so I can take advantage of their lunch specials more often!
The soup this time is a creamy potato soup (of some sort) which I absolutely loved! Wish I could have this on the daily… it was so yummy. Probably my favourite soup out of all the times I’ve visited Shiso.
I’ve previously tried the Japanese Poutine and Okonomiyaki Fries. So this time I went with Tartar Fries. At first, it tasted a little odd, but I got used to it. I used to eat McDonald’s fries dipped in tartar sauce, haha. Though Shiso Tree Cafe’s tartar sauce did not have that much onion in it, so it was more of a creamy tartar sauce. I personally wouldn’t have minded more onion in the sauce since I love onions.
Beware, if you leave the food there for too long, the fries might get soggy from the sauce. But I was okay with that too, haha. My friend, on the other hand, wasn’t… so more for me! Heehee.
I ordered the Shoyu Mushroom Pasta as I did before.
Still as good as I’ve remembered with tons of mushrooms and their light sauce. I like that their sauce is not thick, but more of a watery state.
As you come to a restaurant or a place more often, you start to notice the flaws a little bit more. We got one of our entrees order wrong, and we were also served salad twice – the server simply puts it down and walked away. We had to call her back to notify her that we had already received our salads.
Perhaps it’s a one-off visit to Shiso Tree Cafe, I still love the place no doubt. Mostly because of it’s cheap and good value food. I have yet to try their desserts but I definitely recommend trying their fries as it’s really unique!
Till next time, ♥