Thursday, July 24, 2014

CJ PLAYS: Escape Games!

So if you know us in real life, then you know that we are obsessed with this new interactive game that has been taking Toronto by storm. The basic premise behind these games is that they lock you in a room and you try to escape using clues from a variety of puzzles and obstacles. You know the iPhone/iPad games where you have to tap around to find clues to answer puzzles? Imagine that in a real life setting. It's SO much fun and definitely a new interactive experience!

We've been to quite a few of these games under different companies and decided why not give a brief review on each one? Here's quick run down on the escape games we've been to (We promise - no spoilers!)

Monday, July 21, 2014

In the Kitchen: Carrot Cake

This is an extremely old recipe that I've had logged away for a long time. I made this during Easter so yikes, this is definitely a late post. Easter is never complete without a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. And a delicious cream cheese frosting is the absolutely necessary finishing touch on this classic carrot cake. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

In the Kitchen: Yakisoba

Yakisoba translates to grilled (yaki) noodles (soba) and was originally derived Chinese chow mein. In its most basic form, yakisoba is a classic Japanese street food made by stir frying boiled ramen noodles with a sweet and savoury sauce. Since then, there have been tons of variations but this one is the easiest for my always ravenous family. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sugar Marmalade Inc.

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J & I came in here full and not expecting to order much but one look at the menu and I immediately grew a second stomach for desserts.

Sugar Marmalade
Where: 5322 Yonge Street
Price: $ (~$6 per dish)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kekou Gelato House

Soursop & Durian Gelato
Medium $4.25
Kekou Gelato House
Where: 13 Baldwin Street
Price: $
Small $3.75, Medium $4.25, Large $4.75

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bar Isabel

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Bar Isabel
Where: 797 College Street
Toronto, ON
M6G 1C7
Price: $$$$ (We ordered the $65 tasting menu amongst 11 people + 2 bottles of wine..~$1000 meal)
Note: Reservations are highly recommended..They start booking for weekends at least 2 months in advance and weekdays at least 3 weeks in advance!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yakitori Kintori

Yakitori Kintori is a compact restaurant that recently opened up on top of its sister restaurant, Kinton. Yes, that's right, this restaurant is the newest member of the Guu/Kinton/JaBistro family. While it holds the same ambiance as its sister restaurants, its main focus is not on fresh fish but on Japanese charcoal grilled Yakitori (skewers).

Yakitori Kintori
Where: 668 Bloor St W
Price: $$, For 5 people, bill was $160 (not including tips)
Notes: Reservations are highly recommended; MUST get the dekitate tofu, sake cheese fondue and kitsune udon.