Friday, August 30, 2013

REVIEW | The Perfect Kitchen - an oldie but a goodie for Chinese food in Mississauga

The Perfect Kitchen has been around in Mississauga for a while now and it always used to be a family favourite but it's been months since we've last gone. Since my last visit, we've heard from family friends and relatives that's not as good as it used to be which is a shame because there aren't a lot of choice in Mississauga. We decided to go and see for ourselves. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

LAUNCH | Windsor Arms Hotel Restaurant - Yorkville's newest spot 'The Living Room' provides luxurious comfort

We LOVE going to new places and trying new things so we were both super excited to be invited to the launch of Windsor Arms Hotel's newly renovated restaurant - The Living Room. When we first heard about the chic new space, we were very intrigued because the name certainly doesn't sound like a restaurant.

Monday, August 26, 2013

RECIPE | Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts - quick & easy way to make them

I've been getting back into the baking lately and was craving sweets recently so I decided to make some egg tarts. It's impossible to walk a block in Hong Kong without running into a bakery that has the smell of freshly baked egg tarts wafting in the air.

Friday, August 23, 2013

REVIEW | Magnum Toronto - the wait is over for your very own custom #MyMagnum bar

Summer's come and slowly leaving us and I definitely didn't eat as much ice cream or cold foods as I should have given the surprisingly cool summer Toronto has experienced this year. Thankfully the weather has been decent and hot the last couple of days so we headed over to Magnum to make our own treats.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

REVIEW | Sansotei Ramen - become a Japanese ramen lover with Toronto's best Tonkotsu Ramen

Maybe Toronto's ramen craze is not a fad afterwhile. Maybe it`s the fact that it can be a quick meal at lunch or something to warm you up on those chilly evenings that make it so popular but either way, I think ramen is here to stay. Ever since Kinton Ramen (read review here), it's been a while since either of us has had our ramen fix so we decided to go and try Santosei Ramen. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

RECIPE | 'The Nutty Piggy' with Bacon, Nutella & Green Apple / 'The Krunchin' Banana' with Banana, Nutella & Rice Krispies

If you've read from the title, you're probably wondering what in the world is 'The Nutty Piggy' and 'The Krunchin' Banana'.  Well, Clara and I decided to make something creative using Nutella to enter a contest by Spread Nutellerie (@SpreadTO).  They ended up being pretty tasty so we decided to share it on our blog!  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Image from SpreadTO on Twitter

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

REVIEW | Momofuku Milk Bar - the infamous crack pies are finally in Toronto!

New York City's popular dessert bar has made its way to Toronto to join the rest of the Momofuku family by David Chang.  Momofuku Milk Bar is a bakery-inspired dessert "cafe" started by Christina Tosi alongside David Chang.  This Toronto location is more of a refrigerated glass room on the 2nd floor of the Momofuku complex in the Shangri-La Toronto, but nonetheless has some the original Milk Bar's best offerings.

Monday, August 19, 2013

RECIPE | How to make bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers - super easy & fast!

Hosting a party? Heading to a potluck? Or just want some delicious little finger foods to munch on? The answer: Jalapeno Poppers!  Not plain ones - but bacon-wrapped.  Not only will these be everyone's favourite at your party or potluck, they're super easy to make.  Another plus? They're super quick to prepare as well.

Read on for our super easy & fast Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper recipe:

Friday, August 16, 2013

REVIEW | Bymark - Mark McEwan's Toronto restaurant for a perfect romantic dinner

There are a few high-end restaurants in the city that you save for special occasions.  We want to suggest this particular place Monica recently visited to celebrate her anniversary & had a flawless experience.  It's none other than Celebrity Chef, Mark McEwan's Bymark Restaurant.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

REVIEW | Walker's Fishmarket - fresh seafood without going to the sea

For my birthday I decided to try out a new restaurant, one that I've passed by multiple times in Mississauga but never actually ended up going. We decided to head over to Walker's Fish Market for lunch.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

REVIEW | Green Papaya - awesome lunch specials & patio on yonge st.

If you're around a busy area like Yonge & Eglinton, there's always a lot of restaurants to choose from.  However, when I want Thai/ Vietnamese food, I find myself returning to Green Papaya, a cozy little restaurant located just a few blocks North of Eglinton, for its lunch specials.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

REVIEW | JaBistro - Toronto's Japanese hot spot takes Sushi to the next level

Who hasn't heard of Toronto's new sushi hot spot, JaBistro by now?  Opened by James Kim, the man behind Guu Izakaya and Kinton Ramen (we also love those places) in late 2012, this place has been serving top-notch sushi and modern Japanese culinary creations.

We finally set out to try this talk-of-the-town last week!

Friday, August 09, 2013

REVIEW | La Carnita - a good spot for delicious tacos in Little Italy

La Carnita has been on my foodie bucket list for quite some time now but I forgot about it until my friend Meghan recently brought it up again! Just a 20 minute walk from work on College, we decided to head there for a double date.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Food Sisterhood Approved: Top 5 Stops for a Quick Bite in Toronto

It seems like everyone's in a rush these days!  What's the hurry? But if you are on the go, there's a lot of places in the city that you can stop by for a quick bite.  We're not talking about McDonalds or Burger King (even though we love those places) but we're talking some tasty quality meals on-the-go.


Read on to see our five favourite eateries for a "quickie", no pun intended.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

REVIEW | Hannah's Kitchen - old fashioned comfort food at it's finest

This gem of a place is a popular go-to at lunch time for those working in the Yonge & Eglinton area.  With fresh & delicious daily specials to entice anyone's taste buds, it's no surprise Hannah's Kitchen has been Midtown's favourite since 1990. 

Monday, August 05, 2013

Wedding Fever - spectacular wedding festivities

I've reached the age where the talk of wedding has finally seeped into my life. I wouldn't consider myself old but many friends around me have started to tie the knot and start a new chapter of their lives together.

Most recently, my friends got married and had three amazing wedding events! Weddings are such a great opportunity to try new foods and really immerse in a culture and cuisine! Here are a few highlights from their beautiful wedding!

Friday, August 02, 2013

REVIEW | Guu Sakabar - Japenese Izakaya experience without going to Japan!

Mondays are always the worst day of the week for me. It’s so hard to wake up in the morning after having relaxed for two days on the weekend. To beat the Monday blues, we decided to head over to Guu Sakabar after work for some catching up.