Where: LITTLE SISTER
When: Sat, Jan. 14, 2017
Address: 2031 Yonge Street, Toronto
I tried Little Sister's food for the first time at the Taste of Toronto Festival and the first year they won a prize for their mind blowing sweet pork belly dish. I had their fried rice again last year but even though their restaurant was on my TO DO List of places to check out, I never seemed to have the right opportunity to go until this past weekend. My fellow food blogger Natalie (http://www.cookingquidnunc.com) and I decided to go see a movie and after a long search of places that were near the theatre at Yonge and Eglinton we both thought the best choice would be Little Sister. We didn't realize it was only a few blocks south of Yonge and Eglinton. It's got one of those signs that don't pop out when you drive by so you have to pay attention to the address. We have both been saying for a long time that we should go so early Saturday evening was the perfect time.
We got there around 5pm before the crowd and the reservations started flowing in. That was the perfect time for us because we sat by the window and actually had some daylight for our first items but as you can see the food looks a bit more yellow as we lost the sun.
I ordered the Chicken Satay. I love Chicken Satay this one had a great satay sauce. It's made with chicken thighs, although not my favourite, I prefer the white meat, but it keeps the chicken a lot more moist when it's the chicken thighs.
We both shared the Beef Wontons with Sriracha sauce. Nice and crispy and a bit of spice kick.
I also ordered the Roasted Cauliflower with Puffed Rice. It was served cold. I expected it to be a warm dish but I guess it was more of a salad or street food type of dish. The flavour was really good and it's one of their popular dishes.
The dish that blew our minds was Natalie's Braised pork in Star Anise. The balance of flavours was perfect. The star anise wasn't overwhelming. The pork was perfectly seasoned and all of the flavours were rich and satisfying. I really want to make this dish in my slow cooker one day and if I go back to Little Sister soon I am having this again for sure.
Natalie also ordered the fried rice which was good but the photo didn't really make it look great so I didn't include it.
The place is really cozy with rustic wooden tables and a beautiful bar. It feels like a downtown hipster westend restaurant but it's tucked away Uptown. It would be insanely packed all the time if it was located on Queen Street but I am really happy that it's Uptown where people really appreciate that there isn't anything else like it in the area.
It's one of those places you don't want to tell anyone about because you want to save it for yourself.
They aren't open for lunch and I would suggest making reservations because it's not a huge space.
*This is not a sponsored post. We paid for our own meal and the opinions expressed are my own as well as the images.