TV’s ‘Top Chef – Masters’ shone a spotlight on Hong Kong native Susur Lee, but his eponymous eatery, one of the finest Asian restaurants in Toronto, is so beautifully understated it’s barely identifiable from the outside.
A red-brick building with an intricate iron fence and a single hanging lantern looks exclusive and expensive. Inside, the lighting’s low, the music’s upbeat and the full spectrum of generations are savouring some of the best cuisine in the city.
Asian-inspired dishes are served for sharing here, both artistically presented and utterly delectable. The fragrant Singaporean-style slaw is one of his staples: 18 ingredients of contrasting textures with a sprinkling of petals to seduce the senses. Eat it or frame it? It’s a tough call.