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A new Kosher Asian fusion restaurant has opened in the heart of the Jewish cultural food area, at Bathurst Street and Lawrence Avenue West, in Toronto, Ontario.

The menu is only outdone by the high quality of service. Customer service is supercharged at Wok & Bowl Authentic Asian Fusion. Food choices include:

  • Mixed Vegetables with Beef / Broccoli Beef
  • Crispy Beef / Mongolian Beef
  • Teriyaki Beef / Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs
  • Black Pepper Beef / Thai Chili Beef

There are delectable chicken choice options:

  • Pineapple Chicken / Lemon Chicken
  • General Tsao Chicken / Sesame Chicken
  • Mongolian Chicken / Mushroom Chicken
  • Ginger Onion Chicken / Teriyaki Chicken
  • Thai Chili Chicken / Crispy Chicken

Novel noodle dishes:

  • Beef Shanghai Noodles / Chicken Shanghai Noodles
  • Vegetable Shanghai Noodles / Tofu Shanghai Noodles

Fried Rice Meal Options:

  • Chicken Fried Rice / Beef Fried Rice
  • Vegetable Fried Rice

Pho Savory Soup Broths with Noodles

  • Rib Eye Steak Sliced
  • Rib Eye Steak and Sliced Brisket

Delectable Drinks:

  • Fruit Slush / Passion Fruit Slush
  • Watermelon Slush / Lemon Mint Slush
  • Mango Slush / Fresh Iced Tea
  • Raspberry Iced Tea / Peach Iced Tea
  • Lemon Green Iced Tea
  • Biscotti Milkshake / Oreo Milkshake

Now that I have delineated the menu items, let us consider some possible initial concerns, which we will see are immediately resolved. If you do not already know something about Kosher food and Kosher food requirements, prepared meat and milk items must be served at separate venues, unless the food is being served at supermarket, in which case the prepared food items must still be served at separate counters and prepared using totally separate utensils, pots and permitted ingredients.

In Kosher eating: milk and meat cannot be consumed together, at the same time. Here at, Wok & Bowl there are superb scrumptious meat dishes and there are two listed milkshakes on the same menu. But before you raise and eyebrow, you should consider that the owners thought this through. The milk in the milkshakes is coconut milk, which is not a dairy product.

I ordered the Beef Shanghai Noodles and Pho with Rib Eye Steak and Sliced Beef Brisket. The beef in the Beef Shanghai Noodle dish was soft and tender. The vegetables mixed into the dish were slice thin and soft. The Pho with Rib Eye Steak and Sliced Beef Brisket had beef nearly as soft as cotton. It melts in your mouth’, like butter. The noodles were soft yet strong enough to scoop, with each spoonful. The broth in the Pho was savoury and hearty.

But let me not forget the splendid sauces: Hoisin sauce, hot sauce. The Hoisin sauce was wonderful. Sweet, but not too sweet, thick, rich and smooth.

Once again, the service was polite, fast and kind. When I complimented Maytar on the Pho tasting great and authentic, she replied, saying: “It is Pho Real.” Imagine that ‘Pho Real Asian Fusion food’, in the heart of the Jewish area, at Bathurst Street and Lawrence.

Where, exactly, is this new incognito location: Wok & Bowl Authentic Asian Fusion, is located in the former location of Au Leaf Cafe, at 3023 Bathurst Street, North York, ON M6B 3B5, in the same plaza as Bubby’s New York BagelsFriedman’s Kosher Fish Market and Savours Fresh Market.

This new food venture is a the collective effort of: Raphael Grossman of PrimeTO Kosher Catering (Savours Fresh Market Kosher Counter), Yacov Wolkenstein, Owner of Slice and Bites Pizza and Thornhill Kosher Pizza and Maytal Elgaza, Owner of Au Leaf Cafe.