Like Toronto, Taiwan is a cultural melting pot, an island nation where Japanese, Fujian, and mainland Chinese foods collide into nuanced deliciousness. This chic, lo-fi Cabbagetown room isn’t concerned with authenticity. Owner Trevor Lui likes to say, “When Taipei meets Toronto, Kanpai happens." Taiwanese-spiced fried chicken, for instance, is fried on the bone because Lui thinks the American-style fried bird is juicier (and just better) than the pounded poultry filet that’s popular in Taiwan. Exceptional cocktails with cheeky names go down easy.
Kanpai Snack Bar
Subway: Castle Frank, then the 65 bus S to Carlton St.; or College Station, then streetcar 506 E to Parliament StPhone 416/968-6888 Prices Snacks $6–$15 Cuisine Type Taiwanese Web site Kanpai Snack Bar
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