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Places I’ve eaten, things I’ve tasted.

Managing Momofuku's Noodle Bar

Momofuku. Saturday lunch. No lines. No wait. I could barely believe it. Still, I would not look this gift horse in the mouth!

Laksa from One2 Snacks

Good Laksa in Toronto is hard to find – and it’s non-existant in downtown Toronto. But there are gems and my top pick is One2 Snacks. Their rendition is full of tofu, fish balls, shrimp, and chicken loaded with perfect… Continue Reading →

Canoe Shack-Up – Martin Picard x Anthony Walsh

In April, Chef Martin Picard came to Toronto to promote his book, Au Pied De Cochon Sugar Shack, by cooking a dinner with Chef Anthony Walsh at Canoe. Now, four courses may seem like a small number, but this is… Continue Reading →

A Taste of Tundra

Back at the end of August, Tundra threw a rather lavish re-launch party to show off the new decor and revamped menu. Among the many Autumnal dishes for sampling, I enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese, house-cured gravlax, beet salad,… Continue Reading →

LUMA Lights It Up

Back in April, I had been frequenting LUMA a lot, as I found myself at the TIFF Lightbox for several movies in a short span of time. Thankfully, the food at LUMA is good and I was able to get… Continue Reading →

Weslodge Snacks

Meant for this to be a short photo-only post, but apparently, I had more to say. Went to Weslodge for dinner recently and had these very good sides and snacks. Wouldn’t hesitate to return for these guys and drinks.

So Very Grand

Might as well wrap up my Parkdale posts-in-limbo with Grand Electric. Chef Colin Tooke and Ian McGrenaghan’s place has been on fire since it opened with 2-hour waits. Reminiscent of Big Star in Chicago (these ex-Black Hoof kids went and did some recon… Continue Reading →

Chantecler

The most subtle and interesting twists of Asian-influenced dishes have come across the pass of this restaurant, presided by Chef Johnny Poon.

Mot Na Son's Chip-cut Noodle Soup

I love Mot Na Son and since Chris Nuttall-Smith already got the other points covered (you’re welcome Chris!), I thought I’d just wax on about my favourite dish from this small restaurant: number nineteen – the traditional Korean chip-shaped kneaded… Continue Reading →

Satay Brothers

Roaming Atwater Market in Montreal this past July yielded a lovely surprise – a bustling outdoor hawker market installed under tents north of the main building. Of course my eyes eagerly soaked in all there was to offer. My gaze… Continue Reading →

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