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Inspire Restaurant

Korean Sandwich with fries
Korean Sandwich with fries

My friend raved about a place on Main Street Markham called Inspire, calling it a fusion restaurant (the restaurant itself does describe itself as modern, fusion). I am generally skeptical regarding fusion foods cause generally is mediocre, and often a way to describe food that may have conflicting flavours.

This wasn’t the case here; Inspire actually reminds me of Banh Mi Boys, with a Asian spin on traditionally North American foods, but more restaurant-style than take-out counter. The items we tried were executed well, and is a welcome addition to the choices offered on Main Street.

Inspire Restaurant
Location: 144 Main St Markham, Unit 1
Markham, ON
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Shiso Tree Cafe

Uni tagliolini
Uni tagliolini

If you love more adventurous, unique pasta, Shiso Tree Cafe is the place to go. There isn’t quite anything like this in the GTA and their lunch specials are very reasonably-priced if you’re a bit unsure about the premise.

Shiso Tree Cafe
Location: 3160 Steeles Ave E, Unit 1
Markham, ON
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LEE

Susur's Signature Singaporean-style Slaw
Susur’s Signature Singaporean-style Slaw

LEE Restaurant is one of the many in the Toronto area owned by ‘celebrity chef’ Susur Lee, who has made quite a few appearances on my favourite TV channel, Food Network.  We had dinner here as a celebratory occasion, and knew we were in for a treat.

This restaurant was actually slightly tricky to spot – there is no definitive sign, only what appears to be an L, the Restaurant, hanging high above the door. The door itself have the address on it, but we walked back a forth a couple of times, unsure if we arrived at the right place.The interior was dark and sleek inside, but as it was a beautiful day, we decided on the patio.

LEE
Location: 601 King St W
Toronto, ON
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