Petit Potato is a fairly new Japanese-Taiwanese restaurant located in North York at Finch Ave. E. and Leslie St . They are under the same management team as Congee Queen. What I like about Petit Potato is that their menu has a little something for everyone. Popcorn chicken? Herbal soups? Ramen? Sizzling hot plates? Bibimbap? Omurice? Desserts? Petit Potato’s got it all! The restaurant is spacious and has picnic table style seating, a number of small booths as well as larger booths.
I was invited to a media tasting event a couple weeks ago and would like to share my experience and honest opinion here.The Special French Honey Golden Toast series is their signature dessert! Pictured above is the Mango Special Golden Toast ($14.99) and is filled with large cubes of toast, topped with vanilla ice cream, and looks like a huge mountain. I would recommend sharing this amongst 3-5 people since this is a really large dessert.
Chicken Wings with Yuzu Sauce ($7.99). Mmmm the zesty sauce is delicious and gives these wings a perfect balance. This was my favourite appetizer!
Of course there is Popcorn Chicken ($7.75) here too as with most Taiwanese cafes. I thought the popcorn chicken is quite dry and so did my fellow food bloggers at my table. I preferred the Chicken Wings a lot more.
Shrimp and Crabmeat Salad ($8.99) comes with a side of sesame dressing which is very delicious and is my favourite kind of dressing. Sesame dressing in salads is quite common in Japan and I found that it goes very well with the ingredients in this salad. Ice Honey Chrysanthemum & Rose Tea ($6.99) looks very pretty! I found this quite refreshing. I’m not a big fan of rose flavored anything but the rose taste wasn’t too overpowering. The Taro Milk Tea ($4.99) is pretty standard and you can’t go wrong with ordering this!
Dishes on the teppan menu is served on a sizzling hot plate! Tip: be sure to mix it all up before it starts burning. Smoked Duck Breast Special Teppan Cream Pasta ($11.75) was another dish I enjoyed. I really liked the smokiness. For any of the pasta teppan dishes, there is a choice of black pepper sauce, cream sauce, or tomato sauce.
Slice Beef Special Teppan Pepper Rice ($9.99) is another one from their teppan menu. Everything was quite tasty together when mixed.
Eel Omurice with Teriyaki Sauce ($12.99). How perfect does this look? If you didn’t know, omurice is a popular Japanese dish, consisting of rice and omelette as the name suggests. The egg was fluffy and overall the dish was good.
Slice Pork Ramen ($10.95) was my favourite entree and many of the bloggers thought so as well! The pork bone soup tasted creamy and full of flavour. Noodles are chewy and cooked perfectly. Mmmm…
Mango Pancake ($7.99) has a delicious mango filling in the core, surrounded by whipped cream, and wrapped in a thin layer of pancake. They look like little fluffy pillows! I really enjoyed the mango filling and the outer layer pancake but in my opinion, there was too much whipped cream in between. I wish there was more of the mango filling!
Oreo Special Golden Toast ($12.99) is the newest addition to the Special French Honey Golden Toast Series. Look at that beauty!! If you love oreos and sweets, this is definitely for you.
Mixed Fruit Sago ($5.99) really was a great dessert to end the meal. I love fruits and I am all for refreshing desserts such as this one!
Although I’ve only mentioned a few of the desserts in this post, there is in fact an extensive dessert section on Petit Potato’s menu – stewed pudding, ice cream, waffles, sago mix, sweet dumplings, snowflake (flavoured shaved ice with milk), etc. You name it! I’m excited to come back here just for a dessert and drinks kind of night.
I would like to thank Patrick (@feedmyphone on Instagram) for inviting me to this delicious 10 course media tasting event! I was so happy to be able to try so many tasty dishes that evening.
I also enjoyed the cleanliness and modern atmosphere here and I was pleasantly surprised at the wide variety on the menu. A lot of Taiwanese and Japanese restaurants specialize in certain types of dishes and it is hard to accommodate everyone when you’re with a group of friends or family. I would recommend this place since there is something that will satisfy everyone’s taste. Petit Potato is like a restaurant, cafe, dessert shop, bubble tea shop, all in one 🙂
*Disclosure: Although this was a complimentary meal, please note that all opinions expressed are my own and not those of the company.
10 Ravel Road #1-2
North York, ON
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am – 1:00am
Fri: 11:30am – 2:00am
Sat: 11:00am – 2:00am
Sun: 11:00am – 1:00am