Guests can expect to make tough choices at Shoom Shoom—even when it comes to appetizers. A selection of fresh and healthy housemade dips— including hummus, babaganoush, and roasted eggplant salad feature on the menu, buoying sautéed mushrooms and onions on creamy blended chickpea. Then there are the à la carte kebabs—seven options, including beef, salmon, and lamb—which offset entrees of seasoned rainbow trout, Moroccan-style cod, or grilled whole sea bass, all vying for the stomach's affection.
Of course, there's always the soup and salad bar to simplify things. Soup and signature salads adorn the salad bar, each prepped fresh for presentation daily. The selection accommodates vegetarians and dietary restrictions, and diners can pair their spice-dappled picks with sips of moroccan mint tea—a flavourful alternative to drinking hot water while chewing gum.
The Old World is alive and well at Europe Bar and Restaurant. Amid colorful landscape murals, breaded wiener schnitzel perches atop hand-embroidered tablecloths in an eatery that Jason Finestone of BlogTo describes as "a primal mecca of fried, stewed and spicy meat-centricity." Hungarian classics such as goulash and plump dumplings land on plates in heaping portions, though none so big as the dish known as the Wooden Plate. Finestone lauds the shareable dish for two or four as a “seven-item tower of tantalizing proportions.” To create it, chefs pile veal wiener schnitzel, pork chops, fried mushrooms, fried perogies, bacon, pork sausage, and fried potatoes onto a wooden board; the resulting tower is held in place by four knives that can cut through all seven layers or carve your date’s initials into each piece as a show of chivalry.
Celebrating its 13th year of pouring authentic bubble teas and serving Taiwanese cuisine, Tea Shop 168’s kitchen produces rice and noodle dishes, Japanese-style snacks, fresh-brewed beverages, and indulgent desserts. Tapioca pearls lie in the depths of cool drinks composed of lychee and passion fruit, waiting to be siphoned out through straws or vacuum-hose attachments.