{Foodie} Lunch Specials at Kingyo Izakaya

So by now you have probably figured that I love Japanese food. Both authentic and fusion. From formal sophisticated multi-course Kaiseki Ryori to Osaka street food like Takoyaki and Okonomiyaki.

It's really been a hell of a week (or two) and we decided to explore a bit downtown and try out some lunch specials at Kingyo Izakaya. Izakayas are Japan's version of pubs, they often have excellent dishes that are very unique and appetizing to go with the drinks. I was a bit surprised to find Kingyo in Toronto (in the old cabbagetown area) ... the last time we ate there was in Vancouver!

It's situated in a quite neighbourhood just off Parliament St. and there are some parking options alongside the roads or public paid lots. Enough blabbing, Onto the photos!
Unique store front after you get into the front door facing the street.

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节!

Mini Mooncakes with red bean paste filling (back two) and dates and walnut filling (front). Yummm~
Mid-Autumn festival falls on August 15th of the lunar calendar and it is the second most-important festival in Chinese culture. The moon is the roundest and brightest today out of the whole year, and it symbolizes reunion and togetherness. This day is to be celebrated with family, eating a generous feast, followed by moon-viewing while having mooncakes and fruits. Today is the first time I am spending it with my future husband and sharing delicious moon cakes while looking at the beautiful round supermoon. 

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival everyone! 中秋节快乐!