Saturday, November 30, 2013

Potluck with Korean Boodaejjigae, Phillipino Adobo, Mini Stuffed Potatoes, Canapes, Egg Tarts & more!

Potlucks are a great way to have a get-together as it takes the stress off one person to prepare & cook everything.  We love potlucks and organize them with our friends quite often. 
Check out our latest potluck on this post!

Friday, November 29, 2013

REVIEW | Mei Nung Beef Noodle House - noodles worth sitting through stinky tofu for!

My usual routine when I visit Markham is to have lunch at Ding Tai Fung for some Shanghai cuisine but a friend recently recommended Mei Nung Beef Noodle House for fresh hand cut noodles.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

REVIEW | Hodo Kwaja / 호도과자 - Toronto's first walnut cake bakery offering korean redbean desserts

If you're familiar with many Asian cultures, they tend to have a lot of dessert with redbean paste, such as red bean flavoured ice cream, red bean sherbet, and so forth.  One of the most popular Korean dessert using red bean is none other than walnut cakes.  The First walnut cake bakery in Canada is Hodo Kwaja, located in the Bloor Street and Christie area, which we like to visit often!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

EVENT | Gourmet Food and Wine Expo - the biggest food and wine event of the year!

What do you get when Toronto’s foodies and wine connoisseurs all meet under one roof? The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo! Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, it is the largest food and wine event of the year with over 45,000 guests and 1500 different wines to sample.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

REVIEW | Gusto 101 - tasty Italian fare in Toronto's King West including a sweet potato pizza!

We absolutely love pizza… and not just the fast food pizzas that you can get but restaurant quality pizzas that make you feel like you’re sitting at a restaurant in Italy. There are classic pizzas such as  Margherita or Funghi but each restaurant will usually have their unique take with toppings that you are unlikely to find anywhere else, like the C’T Mang pizza from Terroni (read the review here). Gusto 101 is no exception and I finally decided to pay a visit!

Image from Gusto 101 website

Monday, November 25, 2013

OPENING | Reds Midtown Tavern - the perfect spot for sharable plates, signature cocktails, local craft brews and a game of shuffle board

Reds Midtown Tavern, newly opened and conveniently located at Yonge and Gerrard, is a great addition to an area that’s relatively void of an upscale, yet casual restaurant. With delicious food, impressive wine list and a focus on local draft beer, it's no surprise the place has been so busy since it's opening and many are calling it their neighbourhood hangout.

Friday, November 22, 2013

OPENING | Pukka - An outstanding venue for Indian cuisine by Chefs Cornel d’Silva, Kirti Singh and Dinesh Butola

Just four weeks ago, the St. Clair West and Bathurst area welcomed its newest resident – Pukka. Pronounced “puk-ka (puck-a)”, owners Derek and Harsh envisioned a “great restaurant that offers Indian food and wine” versus an “Indian restaurant”.  We were delighted to join Vicky (momwhoruns) and other bloggers for a dinner to see what Pukka had to offer!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EVENT | Baby Showers - celebrating a major life event with delicious food & amazing people!

Planning parties are a lot harder than they seem. It’s not just as simple as sending out an invite and hoping all goes well. Here is a recap of the food we had at the recent baby shower I threw for my sister who is expecting her first baby!

Monday, November 18, 2013

REVIEW | Seven Lives Tacos -Kensington Market's new up and coming Taco joint!

Seven Lives is a new taco joint that iss tucked away in Kensington Market. Why tucked away? Because it’s not very noticeable especially on a busy weekend when the streets are filled with people. That’s certainly not stopping them from making some pretty tasty tacos though! 

Friday, November 15, 2013

REVIEW | The Tea Room - Simple Afternoon Tea on Oakville's harbour front

Afternoon Tea has been around for ages but it isn't until recently that it really started to make a comeback. When you think afternoon tea, you usually think of intricate china, pastries and finger sandwiches. A lot of places have elevated afternoon tea by adding sophisticated desserts, mimosas and champagne instead of tea but The Tea Room in Oakville has maintained the simplicity of this afternoon indulgence. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OPENING | Touhenboku Ramen - the newest Japanese Ramen restaurant on Queen Street offers chicken broth!

At last, a Japanese ramen restaurant on Queen West, the heart of Toronto's entertainment district.  Opening to the public on Wednesday, November 13th, we got the chance to attend their soft launch and see what makes Touhenboku Ramen special among the other ramen restaurants in the city.

Monday, November 11, 2013

REVIEW | BnC Bakery & Cake House - tasty Korean bread, pastries, bubble tea and cake, the list goes on

There's a lot of dessert places in Toronto, but have you tried Korean ones? BnC Bakery & Cake House is one of the few Korean bread retailer & supplier in the Korean community in Toronto and surrounding areas.  They supply their baked goods to Korean grocery stores and shops as well as sell them directly in their 3 'Cake House' locations in Toronto.

Friday, November 08, 2013

REVIEW | High Tea at Shangri-La's Lobby Lounge - live music, cozy fireplace & heart warming tea on a chilly afternoon

The Shangri-La hotel is known for its luxurious and Asian-influenced decor and the new hotel in the heart of Toronto was no exception.  At first glance of the lobby lounge, you see massive paintings, beautiful sculptures, friendly smiles from the servers and a wide burning fireplace, which is where we were seated.  Seeing as everything from service ro ambiance was perfect so far, we had high expectations for our high tea.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

REVIEW | The Grille on Queensway - providing delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner 24/7

I've been going to The Grill for years and years but never got around to writing a review on them.  Every time I go there, I'm in the habit of just enjoying my meal there as a customer so I always forget to take pictures!  Read on to see why this is one of my favourites in the neighbourhood.

Monday, November 04, 2013

EVENT | Delicious Food Show Part 2: Eat Kanga, Hot Bunzz, meNu Food Truck, RISE Kombucha & more

Our gastronomic adventures continued at the Delicious Food Show!  Read Part 1 of our visit if you haven't already.  In this post, you'll see that we made visits to some of our favourite vendors and discovered some new ones as well.

Friday, November 01, 2013

EVENT | Delicious Food Show Part 1: Rock Lobster, Samuel Adams, Oyster Boy, Patria, Liko's Hawaiian BBQ & more

The Delicious Food Show 2013 is an annual culinary event that you don't want to miss, especially if you love food. It showcases unique eateries as well as vendors and products that you may not even know existed. On top of all the foodie goodness, are celebrity chefs and personalities such as Mark McEwan and Martha Stewart to name a few!