Address: 10 Ravel Road, Unit 1-2, North York, ON
When I went: June 2016, Media dinner
My family frequents the Congee Queen restaurants and was excited to know the Congee Queen management has a new venture called Petit Potato.
With the restaurant name, it is not obvious on the type of cuisine it serves. Does it specialize in burgers and french fries, is it a brunch joint with crispy hashbrowns? In fact, potatoes is not what they specialize in at all.
It is a Japanese Taiwanese restaurant with a cute name. The menu is extensive including snacks, soups, ramen, sizzling rice dishes and bibimbap. At the media dinner, I had a chance to try a variety of dishes on the menu. I enjoyed the dishes overall and felt they were comparable to other restaurants serving similar dishes.
What did stand out at Petit Potato was the dessert menu, in particular the Special French Honey Golden Toast series! Type in #petitpotato on Instagram, and I am sure you will see hundreds of drool worthy photos of their desserts.
The Toast dessert is about 10 inches high and has 3 layers of crispy toast that is hollowed out with cubes of the crispy toast inside, topped with ice cream. Depending on the flavour, the toppings can include oreo, strawberry, mango, blueberry, kiwi or red bean. As the toasts are not soaked in condensed milk, it stays crispy and is a good balance to the sweet toppings. Ranging from $12.99 to $14.99, this shareable plate is an amazing price and tastes as good as it looks!
The dessert does take 30 minutes to make and several servers to create. Petit Potato has a large dessert menu which includes traditional condense milk toast, grass jelly, pudding, sago, sweet almond soup, Taiwanese snowflake (shaved ice), and tons of other options to satisfy your sweet tooth.
With an extensive menu, there is something for everyone but their extensive dessert menu is a definite stand out. I highly recommend trying the golden toast dessert, otherwise you will be staring at someone else’s table, because it really is a showstopper!
* Disclosure: The meal was complimentary but the opinions in the post are my own.