Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Juliette et Chocolat [Montreal]

The ever famous Juliette et Chocolat is a favourite stop in Montreal! There are several locations around Montreal and if you're a chocolatier, this will be your heaven!

Where: 3600 Boulevard Saint Laurent
Montreal, QC
Price: $$

Restaurant L'Academie [Montreal]

First stop for dinner was Restaurant L'Academie, a popular restaurant and there are several of them in the different areas of the city. The prices are very reasonable given how fancy the restaurant is!

Where: 2100 Crescent Street
Montreal, QC
H3G 2B8
Price: $$ (Our bill was $93 for 5 people)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Toronto Underground Market (TUM)

On Saturday, August 25, we went to our first ever underground food market! Toronto Underground Market (aka. TUM) is a social food market for the community to sample the food of Toronto.  Restaurants/food trucks and pop-up restaurants set up their own booths and offer one or two specialty dishes. This is a MUST TRY-experience event if you ever get the chance! This event happens once a month through out the year so there are plenty of opportunities to go!

Evergreen Brickworks

Where: Evergreen Brickworks (TUM provides a shuttle bus from Broadview Subway Station every 30 minutes throughout the night)
550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON
When: August 25, 2012 - 6pm-11pm
Price: Food ranged from $2 - $7. There is also an $11.25 ticket fee.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fishman Clubhouse Restaurant

Fisherman Clubhouse Restaurant is truly a hidden gem in Toronto. If you're looking for quality Chinese-style seafood, this restaurant is a MUST.

Where: 4911 Steeles East
Toronto, ON
M1V 4Z3
Price: $$$ (Our meal for 6 people came to $250)
Special notes: Don't even bother showing up unless you have a reservation as it is always crazy packed. Also, any substitutions to a set menu means extra $$!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In the Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup!

As a university student, I always like quick and easy recipes! I stumble uponed a bunch of baked goods in a cup, so I decided to try them all starting with chocolate chip cookie in a cup!

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beard Papa's

Known as one of the World's Top Cream Puffs, Beard Papa's has extended from its home base of Japan all the way to us in North America.

4300 Steeles Ave East (2nd Floor, Unit 9 & 10)
Markham, ON
L3R 0N8

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In the Kitchen: Caramel Popcorn (Clean Eating!)

A seemingly heavy snack that's easy on the calories! Super easy and very very quick :)

In the Kitchen: Ddukbokki

Ddukbokki is a Korean snack dish made with rice cakes. I usually love eating these at Korean restaurants.. and I admit, I was craving the ddukbokki from Joon's so I thought I'd give it a shot!

Didn't turn out too bad!

While there are many variations on the sauce, this recipe makes the spicy-sweet kind!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Steam Kitchen - BEWARE of this restaurant

Decided to try the new restaurant at the Golden Court plaza in the little restaurant space under the plaza (that replaced Dickens Now). Left absolutely in shock and disgust at it.

328 Highway 7 Easte
Unit B1, B2
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 3B7

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shiso Tree Cafe

Tucked away in J-Town, Shiso Tree Café is a hidden gem that is easy to miss. It specializes in Japanese-Italian cuisine and boy, does it do a good job! Heaps of steaming hot Italian pasta with Japanese-inspired sauces make this a notable place to eat.

3160 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON
(905) 479-9319

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tips from the Kitchen: Three is Sweet!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating raw
Peppers with 4 bumps are firmer and hold better when cooking.

Just remember: "THREE IS SWEET"

via. Do it and How

Tips from the Kitchen: DIY Cupcake Frosting Colour Chart

Ever have trouble making that perfect colour for icing? Have no fear, these charts will help you!
The May issue of the Food Network Magazine has a neat cupcake icing colour chart.

These charts basically show you how to make lovely pastel frosting shades with a basic food colouring kit (red, yellow, blue and green)

via Food Network Magazine

Friday, August 3, 2012

In spirit of the 2012 Summer Olympics...

National flags made from their own food!

These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBIN\TBWA. Wonderful concept that display's the nation's flag made with foods associated with the country!
Basil, Spaghetti, Cherry Tomatoes