Monday, March 31, 2014

LAUNCH | O&B Canteen introduces Dugout Dogs to root for Toronto's Blue Jays!

Cheer on our home team, the Blue Jays, with blue cornmeal dogs at Oliver & Bonacini's Canteen! Starting April 4th, enjoy a double Dugout Dog and a pint of Mill St. Tankhouse Ale before every home game and celebrate baseball season.

Photo Credit: Cindy La (RockitPromo)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

REVIEW | C'est Bon Restaurant - Midtown's quick & delicious lunch spot for Chinese food

Most people get an hour for lunch if working a 9-5 job, which I do. When I want to get outside the office, I make sure to look for a restaurant with good food and also speedy service. I recommend taking a visit to C'est Bon in the Midtown neighbourhood that offers both!

Friday, March 28, 2014

REVIEW | Bushi Udon Kappo - Midtown Toronto restaurant offering house made udon noodles & other traditional Japanese cuisine

I'm a big fan of noodles, so of course I love Udon! The chewy, bouncy and smooth texture of Udon noodles in a warm bowl of soup is the perfect way to warm up during the cold Canadian winter months, so when I heard that Bushi Udon Kappo make their noodles in-house, I had to try it for myself.  It was also convenient that it is located right at Yonge & St. Clair, just a few blocks from my workplace.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

REVIEW | Swish by Han - the best fusion menu combining traditional Korean with a modern American twist

I can't believe it's taken this long for me to eat at Swish by Han. I've been to their other location, OddSeoul, which I loved, so I had high expectations for the Han brothers' original restaurant in Toronto.  With the launch of their new 2014 menu, it was the perfect excuse to visit. This posh and hip Korean Fushion Restaurant is located on Wellington, just between Yonge St. and Church St.

Monday, March 24, 2014

REVIEW | Tacos El Asador - serving authentic favourites from El Salvador & Central America

There's definitely no shortage on restaurant that offer tacos with their own twist.  However, when you're looking for the real authentic El Salvadorian tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc. there's one place you should head to, and that's Tacos El Asador - a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in Koreatown, at Bloor St. & Clinton.


Friday, March 21, 2014

REVIEW | Kevin's Taiyaki 붕어빵 - Korean/Japanese fish shaped dessert that's too good to resist

There's a few things we love about the frosty Canadian Winter, despite freezing our butts off!  It's none other than these fish-shaped waffle cakes called Boonguh Bbang / Taiyaki, filled with either red bean, black bean, green bean or custard.  They're available in Toronto via Kevin's Taiyaki.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RECIPE | quick & easy butter-free oatmeal raisin cookies

I LOVE cookies whether it's baking or eating them :)! Sometimes it's hard to find a recipe that's a bit on the healthier side because most cookie recipes ask for a lot of butter. The following recipe has no butter and uses oil instead. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

REVIEW | Dai Ichi - Mississauga's Japanese/Korean restaurant offering a la carte Sushi

It’s a constant struggle deciding on where to go for Japanese food. So many factors go into deciding whether it’s going to be all you can eat or a one that only offers a la carte. My bottomless pit of a stomach wants to go for all you can eat but you have to factor in that quality may be sacrificed for quantity.  We finally decided to go to Dai Ichi – an a la carte Japanese restaurant that has been in business for many years. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

LAUNCH | New Flavours at Yogurty's & Contest to win advance screening for Captain America: The Winter Soldier!

Exciting new flavours have hit the Yogurty's stores, just in time to celebrate the launch of the upcoming film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  If you love Yogurty's as much as us, you won't want to miss this chance to try the Super Hero, S.H.I.E.L.D. Swirl, or the Agent of Chocolate froyos in stores until the end of April.

REVIEW | Daal Roti - a quaint Indian restaurant tucked away in Mississauga

Brampton is no stranger to Indian Cuisine and with so many choices, it can be difficult to find a good one. When we go out for Indian, we try to stay away from big name restaurants and franchises when there are so many little unique restaurants.  Daal Roti is highly rated and for good reason too! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

EVENT | Save The Date! Macaron Day in Toronto on March 20th! #MacaronDayTO

It's that time of the year again - in just a week, it's Macaron Day!  Since 2012, Toronto has joined other cities such as New York and Paris to celebrate the little confections in support a local charity.  Macaron Day in Toronto will see 25% of macaron sales at participating shops proceed to The Red Door Family Shelter.

REVIEW | Sam James Coffee Pocket - a no-fuss, no-BS, quickie coffee bar in Koreatown

I'm sure many coffee-lovers in the city are already aware of the two Sam James Coffee Bar locations on Harbord and King St.  It was a mere coincidence that on one afternoon, I happen walking on Bloor Steet (just had some Korean soondubu that day) that I saw this hidden gem called the Sam James Coffee Pocket!  And, what a perfect name for this location.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

OPENING | D.W. Alexander - Toronto's new premium cocktail bar at the Distillery District

With its blended entrance, dark interior and mysterious atmosphere, D.W Alexander is reminiscent of an upscale British gentleman’s club. Located at the corner of Church and Front, it is a mere 10 minute walk from Union station and plentiful parking in the Downtown Distillery District.  

Monday, March 10, 2014

REVIEW | Yakitori Kintori - izakaya that specializes in yakikushi by KINKA family (creators of Guu, Kinton, Jabistro)

A new izakaya that specializes in Yakitori (skewered & grilled chicken) just opened in Koreatown at Kinton Ramen 2's second floor location.  This is KINKA family's newest restaurant addition in Toronto.  They're best known for the ever-popular Guu izakaya, JaBistro, and Kinton Ramen.  As a huge fan of skewered food, I couldn't wait to try it out.  I made my way there for late dinner during their soft opening.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

REVIEW | Sariwon Korean BBQ - quality over quantity with high grade cuts of beef ribs & sirloins

Korean BBQ is loved by everyone and there are so many places in the city that offers the tabletop grilling of the oh-so-popular marinated short ribs.  At most of those places I find that, while the food is delicious, the beef lacks quality.  That being said, when I want Korean BBQ for beef sirloin, I head to Sariwon Korean BBQ Restaurant!

Friday, March 07, 2014

EVENT | Muscadet Magic at iYellow Wine Club - discovered a new favourite French white!

Ever since our wine class last December (read review here), we've become big fans of what Toronto's iYellow Wine Club does - create a wine experience like no other for wine-lovers.  This time around, we were invited back for their 'Muscadet & More' event, to discover France's hidden gems.  I mean, who can say no to that?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

REVIEW | Heart Sushi - all you can eat at the touch of a button

You know you're living in the 21st century when you order food from an iPad. With it's sleek and contemporary decor in addition of that, Heart Sushi is definitely modern. It offers an a la carte menu as well as all you can eat and is comparable to the better all you can eat restaurants we've been to.

Monday, March 03, 2014

OPENING | Scaddabush Italian Eatery & Bar - Italian dining redefined featuring Nonna's Kitchen Table concept

Italian eating in and around the city has always been upscale and classy or small, rustic, feel good dining.  Scaddabush has managed to successfully merge the best of both worlds and created a dining experience that will surely keep you coming back for more!