Fusion foods are one of my favourite types of cuisines because you not only do you get to enjoy one specific type of cuisine, but you also get to dabble into at least a second one. One of my favourite recent finds of fusion food is tucked away in a place called J-Town in Markham (intersection of Steeles and Woodbine).
J-Town is a wonderful little place filled with Japanese inspired restaurants and foods and even hosts a supermarket where you can find all your Japanese essentials. Within J- Town is one of my favourite restaurants called Shiso Tree which brings Japanese and Italian cuisine together, marrying two very different cuisines into a single dish that surprisingly is harmonious to your taste buds.
Shiso Tree offers a wide selection of different pastas using classic Japanese ingredients such as Nori, Unagi, and Miso based sauces to create this unique fusion of the two cuisines.
Below is just a small sample of what Shiso Tree has to offer:
Unagi Don – cream teriyaki sauce, shimeji mushrooms, with Japanese barbecued eel, garnished with nori & shisho
These dishes are just a handful of what you may be eating when you visit Shiso Tree. I highly recommend anyone in the area to check this restaurant out. The prices are very reasonable with the majority of the pasta dishes averaging around $12. Maybe in the future they will expand into making a line of Japanese/Italian fusion of sushi. Now that would be interesting. Until then, their delicious fusion pastas will have to do.
Written by guest blogger, The Everyday Foodie.