If you haven’t already seen the new James Cheese Back Ribs in Toronto on your Instagram feed, you need to add it to your list of restaurants to try. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a popular Korean restaurant chain with over 200 location across Asia, and the Toronto location is the first franchise location in North America!
The restaurant’s Executive Chef, Graham Pratt of The Gabardine, expanded the menu from Korea, so there are a bunch of things only available here in Toronto! I had the opportunity to taste James Cheese Back Ribs‘ fall menu this week, and I’ll be sharing them with you today.
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The first thing we tried were the Sweet Potato Croquettes, which are deep fried, have eggs inside, and are drizzled in spicy mayo sauce. I love anything with spicy mayo, and these were delicious!
Next we tried the Korean “McRib” ($9.20), which was a steamed bun with a pork patty, BBQ sauce, pickles, and mayo. It was super juicy, and the pork patty tasted amazing!
Although I loved every single appetizer we had, the Miso Cod was definitely my favourite. It was very salty, but that’s what I really liked about it.
The Chicken and Cheese Platter is the latest addition to James’ cheesy menu. It’s slow cooked and roasted in their house Korean BBQ sauce and served over molten mozzarella cheese with 5 seasonal sides.
The James Cheese Back Ribs ($34.50) are the classic pork back ribs cooked and served in the same way as the Chicken and Cheese platter. I enjoyed both, but I’m more of a beef person so I definitely enjoyed the ribs more.
For dessert, we had the Matcha Cheesecake ($5.80) and the Coconut Red Bean Pudding. There’s no doubt that the cheesecake was good because anything matcha is usually delicious. I really liked the Coconut Red Bean Pudding as well, but my fellow dinner mates weren’t fans of the texture of the pudding. It was a homemade red bean pudding with layers of coconut and blueberry sauce on top.
James Cheese Back Ribs is definitely a place to add on your list of places to eat if you love meat and cheese. It’s located in Chinatown, so you can walk off the calories with some exploring after your meal. For more information about James Cheese Back Ribs, visit their website.
Have you tried James Cheese Back Ribs in Toronto yet? Will you be paying it a visit soon? I’d love to know in the comments!
P.S. if you liked this post, you might like my review of the TOSTO Quickfire restaurant in Toronto.
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