Mississauga's Only Japanese Peruvian Restaurant, Kage Nikkei Restobar, Now Offers Weekend Brunch
Ah, there's nothing like good brunch - and the more Mississauga restaurants offering it, the better, especially when it's a restaurant as unique as Kage Restobar.
Located at 3038 Hurontario Street near Dundas, Kage Restobar's menu focuses on a fusion of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine, often using Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques.
This concept is referred to as "Nikkei", a Japanese term meaning foreign. Currently, Kage Restobar is the only Nikkei restaurant in Mississauga and one of the few in Toronto, making it a very rare specialty.
Naturally, this unique style of cuisine is incorporated into the restaurant's new brunch menu, which is available every weekend from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
So, which brunch items does the restaurant recommend most?
Described as "a millennial favourite taken to a whole new level", the Uni Toast offers Peruvian uni, salmon roe, yuzu crema, and baby radish served on crispy wonder bread.
The Truffle Chaufa is a hearty dish tossed in a wok that features fried rice with black summer truffle, Asian mushrooms, topped with a fried egg and truffle shavings.
You also can't forget the restaurant's take on a classic dish, Karaage Chicken and Waffles. Fried chicken is topped with a mix of Japanese spices and chicha morada syrup (chicha morada being a Peruvian juice with purple corn, pineapple, cinnamon, clove, and many other spices).
Some other popular items on the brunch menu include Avocado Toast, Kunsei (roasted red pepper) Benedict, Steak & Eggs and The Kage Power Bowl.
If you're dining with a group, Kage Restobar offers brunch parties with an energetic atmosphere and some old-school hip hop music to enjoy with your meal.
Beyond Kage's brunch menu, the restaurant also has a cocktail program described as "seasonal, fun, and carefully curated." Nikkei ingredients are incorporated to create fun and familiar drinks, such as:
Yuzu Sangria: Tawse Reisling, Triple Sec, Bacardi Rum, Yuzu
Matcha Sour: Roku Japanese Gin, Sho Chiku Bai Sake, Egg White, Lime Juice, Matcha
Ginger Pisco Sour: Goberador Pisco, Lemon, Sage, Ginger, Egg White and Angostura
Chicha Sangria: Chicha Morada, Orange Juice, Red Wine, Bacardi Rum, Cointreau, Pineapple Juice
Suntory Old Fashioned: Toki Japanese Whiskey, St. Germain, Raw Sugar, Angostura & Ginger Bitters
Overall, Kage Restobar is a hidden gem with great atmosphere, friendly staff, and most importantly, a unique menu that you won't be able to find anywhere else in Mississauga. It's also the sister restaurant of The Wilcox Gastropub, another popular Mississauga restaurant and pub.
If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with interesting decor, generational 90's hip hop music, and great food and drinks, then dining at Kage is an opportunity you can't pass up.
Making an online reservation is easy - simply head over to Kage Restobar's OpenTable page.
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