David Chang

Now available at Daishō: the cheeseburger that caused the longest lineup in Sha... Now available at Daishō: the cheeseburger that caused the longest lineup in Shake Shack history

The Momofuku Shrimp Stack is a cheeseburger topped with lettuce, pickled onions, “Momofuku Hozon sauce” (a kind of fermented nut paste) and a slender supplementary patty made out of pulverized shrimp. If that sounds like sheer heaven, you’re in luck: the burger was recently added to the lunch menu at Daishō, where it comes with… Read more »

Momofuku’s David Chang: “It should be considered a world-class city,... Momofuku’s David Chang: “It should be considered a world-class city, which it is, but, like, not.”

“It should be considered a world-class city, which it is—but, like, not. You know. You guys know that. If that was the case, people in Toronto would not be wanting to go to New York. New Yorkers would be wanting to go to Toronto.” —David Chang, the creator of Momofuku, speaking to Metro Morning’s Matt… Read more »

Why Momofuku’s David Chang thinks Yelp reviews are dumb Why Momofuku’s David Chang thinks Yelp reviews are dumb

David Chang knows his fast food, so it makes sense that he’s signed on as the official Northeastern U.S. “burrito scout” for ESPN blog FiveThirtyEight, which is currently conducting a rigorous, March Madness–style search for the country’s top burrito (and, in the process, examining the relative reliability of crowdsourced recommendations versus other sources of data)…. Read more »

Momofuku’s David Chang on why cheap wings are good, and Toronto restaurants co... Momofuku’s David Chang on why cheap wings are good, and Toronto restaurants could be better

It turns out Deadmau5 has much fancier taste in restaurants than David Chang, the James Beard Award–winning chef who introduced the world to cool fusion food. The Globe’s Ann Hui spent a night drinking and eating around town with Chang and his entourage of famous friends, including David McMillan and Fred Morin (masterminds of Montreal… Read more »

Where to Eat Now: everything you need to know about dining in Toronto in 2014 Where to Eat Now: everything you need to know about dining in Toronto in 2014

By Mark Pupo | Photography by Dave Gillespie | Illustrations by Kagan McLeod I’d gladly spend every night in a bar seat facing the open kitchen at Chantecler. Two scruffy young chefs squeeze past one another in a tiny space, cooking with a tabletop deep fryer and an electric stove. Despite the constraints, they produce… Read more »

Hear Momofuku’s David Chang talk at Terroir 2014, the year’s most important ... Hear Momofuku’s David Chang talk at Terroir 2014, the year’s most important foodie gathering

Anyone who’s seriously into food should consider attending this year’s Terroir Symposium. The annual conference is like a State of the Union for the Canadian hospitality industry: an educational assembly of chefs, food writers and other obsessives, all gathered to philosophize about food and wine with the rigour of professors. The list of speakers at… Read more »

Three Toronto Hot Spots Make EnRoute’s Annual “Best New Restaurants” List... Three Toronto Hot Spots Make EnRoute’s Annual “Best New Restaurants” List—Including Number One

It’s that time again, when end-of-year lists start clogging our Twitter feeds and Facebook timelines. One we look forward to every October, though, is “Canada’s Best New Restaurants” by EnRoute—Air Canada’s consistently (and surprisingly) good in-flight magazine. This year, three excellent Toronto restaurants made the list. At number 10 is Parkdale’s “twisted hymn to the… Read more »

Update: Momofuku denies rumours that a Milk Bar is coming to Toronto Update: Momofuku denies rumours that a Milk Bar is coming to Toronto

Rumour has it that Milk Bar will soon join Noodle Bar, Daishō and Shōtō at David Chang’s University Avenue Momofuku complex, adding a sweet note to the acclaimed chef’s Toronto line-up. The original New York shop is famous for its irreverently named treats, like compost cookies, and curious flavour combinations, like banana curry bread and… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: April fools edition The Dish Power Rankings: April fools edition

Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. A long running powerhouse prepares for a three-week break and David Chang spills the beans on where he eats in Toronto.

Best New Toronto Restaurants 2013 Best New Toronto Restaurants 2013

One thousand three hundred and eight. That’s how many restaurants opened in 2012—more than triple the year before, and the year before that. Toronto is in the middle of a restaurant boom that’s changing the way we eat, drink, date, schmooze, celebrate and generally revel in the city. The shimmering Momofuku triplex has dignified business… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: muddied waters edition The Dish Power Rankings: muddied waters edition

Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. After four weeks in the top spot, Edulis gets bumped for a red-hot new barbecue restaurant. Meanwhile, OddSeoul continues its steady rise.

The Dish Power Rankings: winter deep freeze edition The Dish Power Rankings: winter deep freeze edition

Toronto Life’s roundup of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. The city’s most powerful restaurants stayed busy despite storms and frigid temperatures. Below, Porzia makes a dramatic climb to second place and a drop-in from a UK food celeb nabs Momofuku Noodle Bar its first appearance on… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: Top Chefs and Bieber power The Dish Power Rankings: Top Chefs and Bieber power

Toronto Life’s weekly assessment of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. On Monday, the contestants for season three of Top Chef Canada were announced, catapulting their respective restaurants onto this week’s power rankings. Meanwhile, the mighty power of the Biebs bumps up the hype for an Annex diner, and… Read more »

The Dish Power Rankings: The Valentine’s madness edition The Dish Power Rankings: The Valentine’s madness edition

Toronto Life’s weekly assessment of the restaurants with the biggest buzz, the longest lineups and the toughest tables to snag. Edulis’s charming (and tiny) dining room propels the restaurant to the top this week on the strength of its Valentine’s bookings. Lower down, a couple new sold-out tasting menus debut, as does College Street’s next… Read more »

Critic: we review Cafe Boulud, the casual Yorkville bistro from New York chef Da... Critic: we review Cafe Boulud, the casual Yorkville bistro from New York chef Daniel Boulud

Toronto expected four-star French dining from Cafe Boulud in the Four Seasons. Instead, the city got another trendy two-star bistro By Jared Bland | Photography by Emma McIntyre Café Boulud 60 Yorkville Ave., 416-963-6000 cafeboulud.com Daniel Boulud is a very famous chef. Perhaps you know him from TV, where he’s been a frequent judge on Top… Read more »