October 12, 2013

Kensington Market Food Crawl: Millie Creperie & Seven Lives

About 3 weeks ago I read about Millie Creperie through Toronto Life (http://www.torontolife.com/tag/millie-creperie/) and the pictures drew me in immediately. I didn't care whether it tasted good or not, because you can never go wrong with crepe and ice cream. I been waiting to go during lunch break but it is simply too far from work. At last, made a trip down to Kensington Market for crepe and taco. Millie Creperie was my main attraction, and Seven Lives was the cherry on top.

Millie Creperie serves up Harajuku style crepes. The owners were really friendly and one of them chatted with us about their operations and everything. They opened on August 3rd which also happens to be his birthday. They got the idea of a Japanese creperie store through travels. They handpick all their ingredients and buy them locally. The gelatos are made off site by him as the store is too small to house a gelato machine. Since this is such a summer treat, I asked him if there are any plans for the winter. He refused to reveal too much but he has plans up his sleeves. Let's all anticipate for that =)




Let's just say I started off the night with dessert and ended with dessert. They close at 8:30pm so I was afraid that it will be late after dinner so I decided to eat dessert first! Hehehe. Ordered the Mango Tango Crepe to share. Well, sharing was a bad idea! Everyone, please get your own. Hahaha. The handheld crepe was carefully assembled with passion and care. The sweetness of the mango gelato and whipped cream and slight sourness of the strawberry were very well balance. Every bite was delicious. The crepe was incredibly thin.


Obviously, sharing one crepe between two people did not satisfy me, thus, I returned after dinner. This time, MRBF got the hazelnut gelato which tasted exactly like Ferror Rocher! The texture was creamy and rich. Yummy~

For the second round, I decided to try the Green Tea Parfait. I was too busy instagramming that I forgot to take a picture with my camera. Thus, I'm using my instagram pic for reference here. The parfait comes with layers of corn flakes, whipped cream, green tea gelato, azuki bean paste, more corn flakes, whipped cream, and a full scoop of green tea gelato on top with matcha sauce, strawberries and pocky sticks for garnish. This was so good! The crunchiness of the corn flakes provided an awesome texture. Nothing was overly sweet. The green tea gelato was creamy with a strong green tea taste. I wish I can have this everyday! Now I have their VIP card, I will definitely be returning for more crepes and parfait.


Final Verdict: Above Par

Millie Creperie on Urbanspoon



Moving on from dessert, let's talk about real food. Tacos! Seven Lives is just around the corner of Millie Creperie, this area is perfect for the complete meal.


From left to right, Gobernador, Baja Fish and Blackened Mahi Mahi. I had the Blackened Mahi Mahi and I really liked it. I was traumatized by how spicy In Cod We Trust from La Carnita was so I was hesitant. All the tacos are wrapped with two 100% corn tortilla. At first I didn't understand why 2 tortilla was necessary. After I started eating, I understood why. The tacos were very saucy so it can easily seep through one tortilla. I really liked my Blackened Mahi Mahi, it was not spicy at all and the fish was well seasoned with the dry rub. I would definitely return for more tacos.


Final Verdict: Above Par

Seven Lives on Urbanspoon

4 comments:

  1. Glad you liked Millie's! Carson and Christinn are so adorably friendly, I go and bug them all the time. :D They were playing around with an okonomiyaki crepe last time I went.

    I like Seven Lives -- the Gobernador almost tastes like bonito flakes with its smokiness! The prices and crowds are a bit tough to stomach though.

    Hope you get to try the cheapie Mexican Salsas for their $1.33 tacos next time you're in Kensington!

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  2. You know the owners?!?!?! that's so cool!

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    1. Messaged them once or twice on Twitter, then just stopped in one day and chatted with them! Then I came back a few times afterwards, so yes, I "know" them, in the sense that I go in and bug them and chat w/ them until they give me free food so I'll leave!! :D

      I've found myself approaching store owners a lot lately to chit-chat, and they don't see to mind. I guess they like to socialize a bit too!

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  3. I love their gelato! They taste phenomenal. I absolutely cannot wait for the spring to creep around once again to enjoy a nice breezy walk around Kensington with a treat from Millie Creperie in hand.

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