MeeT You 177
MeeT You 177 is where to go for bubble tea and Chinese food steps from U of T. The bubble teas here aren't the most artisanal, but they get the job done.
Both the Taro Milk Tea and Hazelnut Milk Tea ($4.25 each) are powder-based, but the flavours are smooth and satisfying, and the glut of high-quality toppings like tapioca, grass jelly, and coconut jelly (50 cents each) make the drink a winner.
The Iced Latte ($3.85) is a more standard drink from their coffee menu. It could be slightly creamier.
On hot days, a drink like the Honeydew Slushie ($4.35) might do the trick. The drink is immensely satisfying, if a tad sweet.
From the food menu, the Beef with Vegetables ($10.99) is tender, and comes with bamboo shoots and mushrooms that give it a nice crunch. The flavours are subtle but satisfying.
My favourite dish might be the Kung Pao Chicken ($10.99) with a fantastic Szechuan peppercorn sauce.
There are also four types of homemade dumplings - shrimp and pork, spicy pork (my personal recommendation), veggies, and pork and cabbage. They remind me of the soup-like dumplings xiaolongbao as they're packed with juiciness and flavour.
For dessert or just a sweet treat there's the Funwari Japanese Custard Cake ($3.49) which doesn't quite live up to expectations. I would have liked the custard to have more flavour.
A much better option is the Honey Cake ($1.99) with comes in pineapple and matcha flavours. They're both soft and have the right amount of sweetness.