The spelling varies, and along with it the origins, but…
Hmmm. Where to eat this weekend?
From the raw to the cooked, here are a few suggestions for dining out in Waterloo or Hespeler (please check with individual venues for available menu items and hours of operation):
Assorted sashimi (or just about anything): Ken Sushi House, Waterloo
Located in Phillip Square near the University of Waterloo, Ken Sushi House has quickly become the premier sushi and sashimi venue in the city. There’s good reason: everything is very good.
Surprisingly Large Fried Chicken: Hot-Star, Waterloo
Inspired by Taipei’s Shilin night market (with 500-plus food-stalls) Hot-Star is street food in the form of a piece of pounded and spiced fried chicken that’s the size of your face — and which you eat out of a bag. There’s a cheesy version too making it a supreme drunk food, I’m sure.
Haddock and Chips: Ernie’s Roadhouse, Cambridge
From a classic basic small-town tavern — the humblest of pub fare often hits the spot, especially in a polar vortex chill. Ernie’s chef Simon Simonsen adds ale from Wellington County Brewery to the haddock batter, serving it with fresh-cut fries and crunchy citrus coleslaw with a mandarin orange vinaigrette.