- Café So-Ban, in the food court of the Charlottetown Mall, seems to be under new management; the food is still good, though, and they seem to have expanded the menu. Don’t let the “food court” location put you off: they make their food fresh to order, and Café So-Ban has absolutely nothing in common with big-city MSG-laden Asian food court glop. I especially recommend their dumplings, their sushi, and their shrimp teriyaki. They’re open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily.
- There’s a kind of “to go” sandwich in the cooler at Leonhard’s Bakery and Café on University Avenue: focaccia with feta cheese. I had it for the first time today, and it’s very good; the focaccia is pleasantly un-cardboard-like.
- I’m always surprised by how many people don’t know about Monsoon, the sushi place on University Avenue across from the Atlantic Technology Centre, despite the fact that they’ve been open for many years now. They’re open only for lunch, but you can eat in or take out a nice array of made-to-order sushi, with options running the gamut from vegetable-only things like carrot rolls to full-on BBQ eel rolls. They make a very nice miso soup too. And Ruth, behind the counter, is the nicest person you’ll ever buy sushi from.
Just so people don’t spend too much time wandering around the Confederation Court Mall looking for Café So-Ban, I feel I should point out that it is actually in the CHARLOTTETOWN Mall. Had lunch there today — it’s good as ever.
Thanks Derek: I’m always getting the names of the two malls reversed.  Corrected.