It seems we discover Toronto's food in waves. There was a time when bagels were appearing constantly in my life. And now it's noodles!
Ryu's Noodle Bar
On Baldwin St. The chef is Japanese. So was the waitress (who loved my "Battoman", that is, Batman, T-shirt). And the menu is bilingual. So you can count on it being authentic. And to make it more fun, there's plenty of options for noodle bowls (including TWO vegan options) AND you get to choose one among 5-6 different sauces that you're supposed to pour AFTER you're done about half your bowl, thereby adding a new flavour and changing your dish a bit halfway. Mine was good and unbelievably hearty. Must definitely go back!
And then, one late night, this place on 261 Queen St W provided the perfect end of the day meal. True, there's only one vegan option. But it was super tasty, it was big, and we got to choose an extra ingredient because we followed them on Twitter right there! Cute strategy! Of course, if you worry too much about your figure, maybe eating at a place that leaves you feeling you're as round as you can get is not such a great idea. But sometimes pleasure must take precedence, eh?