Raffles reviews: Sesames at Toronto

Sesames Restaurant, TorontoI love visiting Lake Macquarie because it’s got great beaches, mega playgrounds and because my Grandma and Poppa live there.  But mostly I love it because it has great seafood. Seriously great! 

I just spent a whole weekend eating my way through as many seafood platters, bags of fish and chips and seafood pasta’s that I could stick in my face. But one dinner was extra special because I got to eat seafood that I’ve never tried before. And it was amazing.

Sesames at Toronto serves Thai and Cambodian style food. It is owned by a lady whose family comes from Cambodia.  Cambodia is one of my mum’s favourite places in the world but she hasn’t taken me there yet which I don’t think is fair.  Especially now I know that that Cambodian food is totally epic.

We started with Cambodian style spring rolls which had minced pork and skinny noodles inside. They were the best spring rolls ever.

Sesames Restaurant Toronto

Then we had rare beef sashimi which had a Cambodian (lemon, lime and coriander) sauce that was sweet and sour and very, very good.

 Sesames at Toronto

The crispy fried salt and pepper soft shell crab was so good that my head nearly exploded. The dish was so crunchy and noisy to eat. There was lettuce and onion and crispy noodles which I think went well with the crab. Inside the crispy shell the crab was soft and tasted amazing. I could have eaten the soft shell crab forever.

salt and pepper soft shell crab at sesames

There was also a duck dish with little pancakes. It was a bit like Peking Duck. The duck was juicy and tasty and there were loads of different things for us to stick in our pancakes. Yummo.

 Sesames Restaurant Toronto

We finished with a whole salt and pepper snapper (with crisp noodles and a chilli garlic dressing). The fish looked really cool and gruesome because it still had a face. My dad ate an eyeball which is totally gross! But the rest of the fish was awesome!

 Sesames Restaurant Toronto

I give this meal ten out of ten. I liked everything and I enjoyed trying all the new things I hadn’t had before. Now I just need mum to take me to Cambodia and Thailand so I can try some more… because I’m still hungry.

Reviewed by Raffles – aged 6 
*bracketed detail by his mama

Sesames at Toronto
18 Victory Parade, Toronto   NSW   2283
PH: 02 4959 5607




8 Comments on Raffles reviews: Sesames at Toronto

  1. Francesca Suters (@FrancescaSuters)
    January 13, 2015 at 7:09 am (9 years ago)

    Wow! Looks great! We eat out quite a bit in Toronto but always walk past and end up going somewhere else we know well. We might have to branch out a bit next time!

      January 17, 2015 at 11:17 am (9 years ago)

      It’s definitely worth the visit!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    January 13, 2015 at 3:31 pm (9 years ago)

    Hehe I haven’t been to Cambodia either Raffles but hopefully your mum adopts me and we can all go! 😉

      January 17, 2015 at 11:19 am (9 years ago)

      I think you and Raffles would get up to an awful lot of mischief together, Lorraine.

  3. Julie Smyth
    January 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm (9 years ago)

    Hey Raff!

    Another great blog and eating all my favourite foods again.

    Although I have never had Cambodian food, I LOVE soft shell crab and yours looks delicious!

    The duck pancakes would be a favourite too.

    Can’t wait to read your next blog.

  4. hugzillablog
    January 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm (9 years ago)

    Cambodian food is totally epic. LOL. That boy has his very charming way with words. And EEEEEEEWWWWWWW on the eyeball eating. Not cool, Mr BoyEatsWorld.

      January 17, 2015 at 11:19 am (9 years ago)

      I think my dad is gross too but I still like him. Raffles x

    January 17, 2015 at 11:20 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks Julie, you should try it, it’s really yummy. Raffles x


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