Located at Yonge and Eglinton, Happy Buddha provides a good mid-town alternative to the 1.7 million sushi restaurants and Starbucks in the area. The restaurant is small, simple, but is visually appealing. The food is of the North Americanized Chinese variety, but delicious nonetheless. I was advised by the server that 2 main dishes plus one large soup to share was appropriate for the 3 of us. We ordered the hot and sour soup, “shrimp” with cashews and vegetables, and spicy eggplant. The soup was thick, not too spicy, and full of juicy tofu. The “shrimp” dish was excellent, probably because of the cashews – one of the world’s greatest nuts. Regarding the eggplant, regular readers will note the hypocritical nature of the order. I must say that the eggplant dish was superb, and was joined by green beans and tofu bits.
Overall, we agreed that the food could be described as “rich”. Dishes were in large portions, and averaged around $10, which led to a decent VfM showing.
Fruit in meal: No
Happy Buddha is located at 2366 Yonge Street, just north of Eglinton. Dinner for 3, tax and tip, $45. Alcohol is not available.