Restaurant X Super Stars

restaurant star Restaurant: FINfinn

Date & Time: Mar 19, 2015. 4:30pm

Name of Interviewee: Yohei Tanaka 田中洋平

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Sagittarius 射手座 *Birthday: Nov 29”

2. Blood type: A

3. Hobby: Drinking (beer, sake…), listen to music (J-pop) 喜歡喝酒和聽日本流行音樂

4. Which city are you born in? Saitama prefecture 琦玉縣

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I enjoy Toronto especially summer. I’ve stay for 5 years and I will want to stay here forever.

我喜歡多倫多的夏天!我已經待了五年, 希望能一直留在這裡

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Toronto Island. 湖心島

7. When can we see you in the restaurant? Every day except Sunday. 我除了禮拜天之外其他時間都在店裡

8. What do you usually do after work? Go straight home because I have a puppy now. (3 month) 我現在下班後都直接回家,因為我有隻三個月的小狗(笑)

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

Sometimes I go to Japanese izakaya in downtown especially Zakkushi, I like the atmosphere there.

偶爾下班後會搭計程車去Zakkushi小酌, 蠻喜歡那邊的氣氛!

10. How long have you been in the restaurant?

Almost 5 years. I went to 3 month ESL school and then work at Fin right after.

我來多倫多學了三個月左右的英文就直接來店理工作了, 應該有五年了

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Shrimp rock, seafood salad

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada? I think it’s good and better than 5 years ago in Toronto.

我覺得多倫多的日本食物還不錯,至少跟五年前比好很多!

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. I don’t think I am special, just normal.

我覺得我個人沒什麼特點, 就像普通人一樣

14. One sentence comment :We will make you happy !! Please come to Fin Izakaya and have some seafood. 我們有高級的海鮮料理和至上的服務一定讓你不虛此行!

Restaurant: ISSHINIsshin---HIkari

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2015. 3:30pm

Name of Interviewee: Hikari Ota (大田姫香理)

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Aries 牧羊座

2. Blood type: O

3. Hobby: Scuba diving 潛水

4. Which city are you born in? Okinawa (沖繩)

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I’ve been Toronto for 3 months and not decided yet.

我來多倫多差不多三個月左右, 還沒有確定要待多久

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Christie Park  我喜歡多倫多的公園, 最喜歡的是在Christie station旁邊的公園

7. When can we see you in the restaurant? almost everyday 我基本上每天都工作

8. What do you usually do after work? Eat ramen  工作後喜歡吃拉麵

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area? Ryoji of Canada in downtown

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? 3 months 我工作有三個月了

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant?

Tan Tan men 我覺得担担麺是一心店的招牌麵

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada? it depends on the place

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. I am friendly, outgoing, and always full of energy.

14. One sentence comment:ラーメン一心、いつでもお待ちしております!拉麵一心期待您的光臨!

Restaurant: ISSHINIsshin---Taro

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2015. 3:30pm

Name of Interviewee: Taro Kunitomi ( 国富太郎)

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Capricorn 摩羯座

2. Blood type: O

3. Hobby: Ramen, Singing (演歌)  最喜歡拉麵和唱歌!

4. Which city are you born in? Yokohama (橫濱)

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto? I like Toronto because it’s a big city but I don’t know how long I will stay. I’ve been here for 4 months but I like Vancouver better because winter is too cold and long in Toronto.

多倫多是個大城市, 不過我還是比較喜歡溫哥華因為這裡冬天實在是太冷!

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto?

Isshin 我來多倫多四個月還沒有去過很多地方, 所以目前最喜歡的地方就是一心拉麵 (笑)

7. When can we see you in the restaurant? Almost everyday.  基本上你天天都可以在店裡看到我

8. What do you usually do after work? Eat ramen. 工作後最喜歡吃拉麵了!

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

Kingyo in downtown 下班後喜歡去金魚餐廳

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? 3 months

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant?

Miso Ramen 我喜歡味噌拉麵

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada?

I usually cook by myself, I go shop in Chinatown and Korean supermarket in Christie station

我喜歡自己煮飯, 通常我都去中國城或韓國超市買菜

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. my big charming smile!

14. One sentence comment : 替玉挑戦者募集中!!誰來跟我挑戰吃麵!!

Restaurant: Teppan KentaKenta

Date & Time: March 19, 2015

Name of Interviewee: Kenta Taniguchi (谷口健太)

Name of Interviewer: Jieh-Wei Houng

1. Horoscope: Virgo (處女座)

2. Blood type: A

3. Hobby: Baseball, ski, and cycling (棒球/滑雪/騎自行車)

4. Which city are you born in? Hokkaido (北海道)

5. How do you like Toronto?

I like Toronto, of course. Toronto has a different working style than Japan does. Working here is less stressful and has more holidays which can take a rest from work.

我當然很喜歡多倫多! 多倫多的工作型態和日本很不一樣. 在這裡, 人們有比較多的休假, 工作壓力也比較小一點.

6. For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I have been here for five and a half years. I am not sure how long I will stay in the future, but at least for another two to three years.

我在多倫多有五年半了. 雖然我不確定我還會待多久, 但至少未來的兩到三年我都會在這裡.

7. What is your favourite place in Toronto?

Toronto Islands is my favourite place. I like to relax there in summer time, and do BBQ, running or cycling together with my friends!

我在多倫多最喜歡的地方是多倫多島. 夏天的時候和朋友們一起在島上烤肉, 慢跑, 或騎自行車讓我覺得很放鬆.

8. When can we see you in the restaurant?

Except some Mondays, I am waiting for you at Teppan Kenta almost every day from 5pm to 12am.

除了某些星期一我會不在, 每天從傍晚五點到凌晨十二點, 我幾乎都會在鐵板健太等著大家.

9. What do you usually do after work?

Just have some drink with friends to relax a bit.

和朋友小酌一番休息一下.

10. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

You may see me at Bar Volo (587 Yonge Street). It is not far from Teppan Kenta.

在我下班後, 你有可能會在離鐵板健太不遠處的Bar Volo看到我.

11. How long have you been in the restaurant?

It has been one and a half years Since September, 2013.

我已經在鐵板健太工作一年半了.

12. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant?

Okonokiyaki! We use special thick noodles in our okonomiyaki.

最喜歡我們的大阪燒! 我們的大阪燒用的是一種特別的粗麵條.

13. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada?

As long as the restaurant is owned by Japanese, and serves real Japanese food by Japanese chefs, it’s good! That’s why we started Harshigo Project! We want more people know where to find authentic Japanese food in Toronto.

只要是由日本師傅煮出來的, 我都覺得很好. 這也是為什麼有Harshigo計畫! 我們希望能讓更多人知道,在多倫多哪裡可以找到正統的日本美食.

14. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself.

Because I wish the bounds of authentic Japanese restaurants can be deeper, I created Harshigo Project with other owners last year, and the result made me feel great. Hope more people will attend the event this year.

因為我想要讓正統的日本餐廳更加團結, 關係更好, 所以我去年和其他餐廳的經營者們一起開始了Harshigo計畫. 去年的活動結果我很滿意, 也希望今年有更多人一起共襄盛舉.

15. One sentence comment:Please come to feel the authentic Japanese restaurant atmosphere!

請來鐵板健太體驗道地的日本餐廳氣氛吧!

Restaurant: RamenRaijin Raijin

Date & Time: Mar 21, 2015 4:15pm

Name of Interviewee: Hiroshi Yoshida (吉田洋史)

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Libra 天秤座

2. Blood type: O

3. Hobby: Ramen, listen to music (Jazz) 喜歡吃拉麵和聽音樂!

4. Which city are you born in? Sendai, Miyagi (仙台市,宮城県)

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I like Toronto because of its music culture and moreover, this is an exciting city compare to Vancouver. I’ve stayed Vancouver for 2 and half years; I think I will want to stay Toronto forever. (取りあえず)

我喜歡多倫多因為這個是大城市而且比溫哥華有趣多了!總之我想先待在多倫多之後再看看

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Church Mouse (bar)

7. When can we see you in the restaurant?

Everyday except Sunday and Thursday 

除了禮拜天和禮拜四我基本上都在店裡

8. What do you usually do after work? Drink beer and listen to music 下班後我喜歡喝啤酒和聽音樂

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

Zakkushi in downtown. 

工作完後偶爾會去Zakkushi

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? Over 2 years 我在這裡工作超過兩年了

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Chicken Shio Ramen  雞鹽味拉麵最棒!

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada? High level and high quality  我覺得多倫多的日本菜總體來講品質都很高

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. Work hard, play hard, and love family.

14. One sentence comment :ラーメン王に俺はなる!!請稱呼我為拉麵王!!

Restaurant: Ryoji Ramen & IzakayaRyoji

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2015. 5pm

Name of Interviewee: Edyta (Edy) Piotrowska

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Libra (天平座)

2. Blood type: B+

3. Hobby: Watch movies, Listen to music, Drawing, Swimming, Ride bike. 我喜歡看電影, 聽音樂, 畫畫, 游泳, 和騎腳踏車

4. Which city are you born in? Szczecin, Poland 我是波蘭人唷!!

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I enjoy Toronto especially summer. I’ve been here for 3 years.

我喜歡多倫多的夏天並且已經待了三年了

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto?

Lake shore, CN tower, and Toronto island.

我喜歡加拿大電視塔(又名:西恩塔)和湖心島

7. When can we see you in the restaurant?

I took day off mostly during Mon to Wed but you can see me during weekends for sure.

除了禮拜一和禮拜三之外, 大多數的時間你都會在店裡看到我

8. What do you usually do after work?

Go straight home but sometimes go out with friends.

下班後我通常是直接回家除非跟朋友出去

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

College street or just stay in the restaurant with co-worker.

工作後我通常是待在店裡跟同事一起聊天喝點小酒之類的

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? One and half year. 我在這間店工作了一年半

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Tontoro and Okinawa So-ki Soba.

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada?

Overall it’s good.Of course the ingredient is different and it taste different from Japan but I like both.

我覺得總體來說很不錯, 當然因為食材不同跟日本當地的口味也會有不一樣

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself.

Outside I may look like a foreigner (a white girl), but inside most of my friends think I have a Japanese soul. Even Japanese think I don’t have an accent when I speak Japanese.

我看起來是個道地的外國女孩但是我的朋友們都說我的內在擁有一顆日本人的心!當我開口說話時所有人都不敢相信我可以講這麼流利的日文!

14. One sentence comment:Ryoji に来てください。日本語で話しましょう!請來ryoji和我一起來說日文吧!

Restaurant: Ryus Noodles BarRyus-Yumi

Date & Time: March 20th, 2015 3:27PM

Name of Interviewee: Yumi Atsuchi 厚地 裕美

(Job: actress, server) 服務生

Name of Interviewer: Sandy Chao

1. Horoscope: Leo, born in August 21 獅子座

2. Blood type: A

3. Hobby: Watching comedy movies 看喜劇電影

4. Which city are you born in? Yokohama 橫兵

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I don’t like the summer here, it is too hot. But I love the winter here, the cold and the snow, especially I can do winter sports like snowboarding, skiing in winter. Love that! I will stay for another 1.5 years.

我不喜歡這邊的夏天因為太熱了!我比較喜歡冬天因為我超愛滑雪!我會在這裡多待個一年半左右

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto?

My workplace, Ryus Noodle Bar and Toronto Island for natural scenery.

我喜歡我工作的地方和湖心島的自然風光

7. When can we see you in the restaurant?

5 days a week depend on the schedule, 11am to 11pm

我一個禮拜工作五天, 從早上十一點到晚上十一點

8. What do you usually do after work?

I often have dimsum with my friend, my favourite dimsum is the sesame balls.

下班我常常跟朋友去吃港式點心, 我超喜歡吃芝麻球!

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area? Downtown area, around Spadina and Dundas. 下班後我會在市中心閒晃

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? I have been in this restaurant for 1 year. 我在這家餐廳工作一年了

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Tsukemen 我推薦沾麵唷!

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada? Good quality but expensive. 我覺得多倫多的日本食物好吃但是有點貴

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. I have an attractive smile.

14. One sentence comment:とってもおいしいからきてね~ 好吃不容錯過的店!請一定要來光臨喔!

Restaurant: Ryus Noodles Barryus-reiko

Date & Time: March 20th, 2015. 3:43PM

Name of Interviewee: Rieko Fujita 藤田 理惠子

(Job: Chef) 廚師

Name of Interviewer: Sandy Chao

1. Horoscope: Pisces, March 8th 雙魚座

2. Blood type: O

3. Hobby: Eating great food 喜歡吃東西

4. Which city are you born in? Tokushima 德島縣

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I like Toronto because it has a lot of great cafes, my favourite café that I often go is the one beside our restaurant, called Bicerin café. I am staying in Toronto for another 2 years.

我很喜歡多倫多很多特色的咖啡廳並且打算在這裡多待兩年

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Cafes, such as the Bicerin café. 我最喜歡我工作旁邊的咖啡店!

7. When can we see you in the restaurant? 5 days a week, 11am­11pm, depend on the schedule. 要看我的工作時間表, 通常一個禮拜五天

8. What do you usually do after work? Watching Japanese animation. 下班後喜歡看日本動漫

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

Around Spadina and Kensington market, and the café that I often go.

工作後會在唐人街附近晃或是待在我常光顧的咖啡店!

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? I have been here 1 and a half year. 我在這間餐廳工作了一年半左右

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Miso Ramen 我推薦味噌拉麵!

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada?

Good, but a little different than the food in Japan, especially sushi, people called rolls sushi, but rolls are rolls, sushi are different than rolls.

我覺得多倫多的日本菜蠻不錯的雖然跟日本的味道不同, 還有一點不同的是:這邊的菜單有些叫壽司卷. 可是在日本捲物跟壽司不是一樣的

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself. I am friendly, always eager to make new friends.

14. One sentence comment : いつてもお持ちしてます!! 隨時等候您的光臨!

Restaurant: SushiyaSushiya

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2015. 4 pm

Name of Interviewee: Saki Kinoshita

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Sagittarius 射手座

2. Blood type: AB

3. Hobby: Shopping 購物

4. Which city are you born in? Hyogo 兵庫

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

I like Toronto because people is very kind here. I will stay here 6 months more because of working visa.

我喜歡多倫多因為這裡人都很親切, 因為簽證的關係所以我會在這裡多待六個月左右

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto?

I like to walk on the Yonge street. 我最喜歡走在Yonge街上的感覺, 可以一直走很久

7. When can we see you in the restaurant?

You can see me Monday, Friday, and Saturday for sure. 通常我禮拜一還有禮拜五和六都有排班

8. What do you usually do after work?

Go back home and watch Disney movie. 下班後我喜歡回家看迪士尼的電影!

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area?

I don’t usually go out after work, just sleep after I go home. 我通常工作後就直接回家休息了

10. How long have you been in the restaurant?

6 months. 我在這間店工作六個月左右

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant?

Of course Sushi, all kinds of fish!! 我推薦所有的魚壽司!!

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada?

I am happy with Japanese food in Toronto and I think it’s amazing!

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself.

I am always happy and smile, people find they are comfortable and enjoyable with me around.

14. One sentence comment :最高の寿司がここで食べられる! 愉快なスタッフがお待ちしてます!這裡可以吃到最棒的壽司, 請一定要來品嚐喔!

Restaurant: ZakkushiZakkushi

Date & Time: Mar 20, 2015 3:30pm

Name of Interviewee: Tomomi Arimura

Name of Interviewer: Maggie

1. Horoscope: Aquarius 水瓶座

2. Blood type: B

3. Hobby: Eating (Japanese food), dancing, chatting with friends, shopping 我喜歡吃日本料理, 跳舞, 和朋友聊天, 購物

4. Which city are you born in? Osaka 大阪

5. How do you like Toronto? For how long are you going to stay in Toronto?

People is friendly here. Not sure how long I will stay in Toronto.

我覺得多倫多的人都很和善, 目前還不確定我會在多倫多待多久

6. What is your favourite place in Toronto? Queen Street West.

7. When can we see you in the restaurant?

Everyday except Wed and Thu. 除了禮拜三和四 其他都是我的工作天

8. What do you usually do after work?

Go home and relax. I enjoy staying in my room with my candle lighted on and watching night view.

我下班後通常都直接回家,  然後我會點燃房間的蠟燭一邊觀賞窗外的夜景, 對我來說是忙碌的一天后最棒的休息

9. Where can people most likely see you after work? In which area? In my sweet home. I lived close to the restaurant.

10. How long have you been in the restaurant? 2 years 我在餐廳工作兩年了

11. What are your favourite dishes in the restaurant? Everything!! 所有的東西都推薦!

12. What do you think about Japanese food in Toronto, or in Canada? I think it’s delicious.

13. One thing/fact that makes you special, or you feel great to share about yourself.

I am a cheerful and friendly person, always smile and full of energy.

14. One sentence comment :いつも元気いっぱい笑顔でお待ちしています!我們會一直用精神充沛和笑容滿面的態度來歡迎您的光臨!

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