Wednesday, January 4, 2012

P.A.T. Central


This sign always catches my eye for obvious reasons but it also marks the location of a full-sized Korean grocery store in the middle of Koreatown on Bloor St. It has a treasure trove of Korean groceries and also a large selection of Japanese goodies especially candies and treats. I wander the aisles not knowing what much of the things are but fascinated by the huge selection of noodles, sauces, etc. The take-out food has always been good too. I have to learn more about Korean cuisine!
Taking part in Signs,Signs. For more signs click here.

25 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Cool find Redpat!
I don't know the Korean cuisine, but talking about Japanese goodies, you should try the candies (milk, strawberry and the fruity soft ones), I love them! :)

Pat said...

I LIKE it! Pat Central! It's all about us! Ha ha! Seriously, it sounds like a cool store!

Lesley said...

I know nothing about Korean food - except kimchi which doesn't sound palatable to me. This looks like a pretty big place.

ewok1993 said...

I wonder what PAT stands for.

Happy New Year.

Lindy MacDuff said...

That looks like an interesting place to wander the aisles. What a fun find!

My sign is posted on my Drive-By Photos blog today.

VioletSky said...

I don't know what the PAT stands for, but I see some red in there as well, so I think it suits you!

Eyeliquor said...

I love this Red Pat!
Good capture

Carola said...

Red Pat, that is for you. Perfect!

Ebie said...

Being Oriental, I love these stores, and I always find great things especially in their kitchen department.

I wonder what PAT stands for?

Andy said...

Multiculturalism is a real thing in Toronto.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This store would fascinate me! I know nothing about Korean foods and I have not seen a shop here in Australia like this offering!

NixBlog said...

Yes, we have similar places here n Melbourne and it's always fun to g and shop there.
Try Bi Bim Bap at a Korean restaurant, it's yummy!
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibimbap)

Inger-M said...

Yes, I see why this would draw your attention! :-)

Deb said...

Yes it is always fun to wonder around a food shop where few of the items are recognisable. Sounds like you take the plunge and buy from Pat Central occasionally too!

Lowell said...

I know nothing of Korean cuisine, either, but it might be fun to wander about and try different things. Perhaps you can share with us what you like the best just in case we're close to a Korean market sometime?

Mo said...

kimchee lots of it. Love it.

Regina K said...

Too bad sign is not RED

EG Wow said...

Mmmmm. I bet the food is very good!

La Principessa Errante said...

I love just wandering the aisles of "ethnic" food stores and trying to decipher what they are - especially when the packaging is in languages I have no idea how to read.

Dianne said...

that is a large store!!
the windows look delicious

Jack said...

I'm like most of the others. Don't know a thing about Korean cuisine.

PAT Central? It grows on you, doesn't it?

Randy said...

Interesting!

llandudnopictures said...

Their food is obviously in demand, it looks quite a large store.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We have similar shops here Red, as you say.. a treasure trove of interesting goodies, but you do have to know what to do with them, that's the challenging bit!!

Gringo said...

Looks like my kinda place!