By ERICA LEIBNER & SHIRAN TEITELBAUM
If you make your way to Koreatown’s Hodo Kwaja, you are in for a sweet, sweet treat: walnut cakes in walnut shapes that will absolutely blow your mind. The tiny tidbits, which come in almond and mashed potato, walnut and mashed potato, or red bean flavours, are refreshingly unique – a far cry from anything you’d get at Tim Horton’s. The massive machine that makes them is impressive too – a technological wonder, it churns out one thousand pieces per day! And at $1.50 for 6 pieces, you’ve got every reason to treat yourself to this beloved Korean delicacy.
Hodo Kwaja has a real Mom & Pop feel to it, and the friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions (we know because we had a gazillion). Clean and pleasant, it’s the type of place you’ll be happy to frequent. And, because the mini cakes are also beautifully packaged in pretty peach boxes, they are the perfect present to give as a little thank-you or apartment-warming gift.
One taste and you’ll understand why we’re just nutty for them.
656 Bloor Street West