Comfort Food


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For those of you that have stuck around, hopefully you can find some enjoyment from my post. In case you haven’t figured it out, today’s Perfect Moment will include references to food.  Delicious food.

Having spent the early afternoon aimlessly wandering through a stamp and coin show where I somehow managed not to buy anything–though I found an amazing collection of Japanese stamps that I desperately want, but would have to sell a kidney to afford, I decided to reward myself with some Japanese comfort food.

For me, that means tonkatsu. I went to J-Town, which is located on the north side of the last street in Toronto–which technically means it isn’t in Toronto.  Inside the grocery store they have a no tipping restaurant that serves tonkatsu, omurice, udon, curry, and a few other dishes.  The menu is posted above the counter, not handed out to the customers.


I am a bad blogger–I was too excited/hungry to take a picture before I dug in.


I used to go there more often, but now only go once or twice a year….or whenever I am in the neighbourhood.

After dinner, I perused the goods on sale and decided I needed some comfort snacks as well.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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7 Responses to Comfort Food

  1. Heide says:

    You are not a bad blogger because you dug in before taking your foodie shot — in fact I would say you’re a decidedly original blogger! 🙂

    • Anthony says:

      Thank you for saying so. I guess I am under the influence of having seen too many shots of immaculate looking food, with perfect lighting, and incredible backdrops.

  2. Quinn says:

    Sometimes I make my own onigiri at home because I suddenly start to crave one…. It’s easy! You should try it if you haven’t already!

    • Anthony says:

      My ex-wife used to make them all the time. She was fantastic at it, and other co-workers begged her to send them some.
      I know I should learn, but I rarely make rice anymore (I should sell my rice cooker) and …well, I’ve got lots of excuses on that front.
      You’re right. I should just make them myself.

  3. I am soooooo jealous!!! Japanese food options are scant and expensive in my town. I miss the food soooooooooooooo much; favorite food in the world is Japanese. I make toshisoba, patching together whatever basic Japanese ingredients I can find (i.e., instant hondashi, dried soba, shrimp tempura from Costco, nori and OF COURSE raw egg!!!!!!!!!). Flavor’s not quite the same but the spirit is willing.

  4. Amy says:

    I miss Japanese rice, so delicious!

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