|The open kitchen area of Sushi Kaji.|
Monday, 27 February 2012
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Of all the Chinese cuisines, perhaps Shanghainese cuisine would be my favourite. Though Shanghai is located south of the Chang Jiang/Yangtze, its cuisine is argued to be associated with the northern half of the cuisine by virtue of breads and noodles being staple foods instead of rice, as well as the comparatively heavier dishes offered in Shanghainese cuisine compared to southern Chinese styles like Cantonese. Perhaps the prevalence of noodles and dumplings better associated with northern Chinese cuisine could explain my love for Shanghainese cuisine. My parents knowing this, they suggested that our family go to A La Kitchen for lunch. A La Kitchen recently expanded, virtually doubling its seating capacity, and we did not have to endure a waiting line even though it was fairly busy.
|Chinese Cress with Minced Bean Curd|
Friday, 17 February 2012
A dinner with the maternal grandparents was in order, especially since I for one had not seen them since my last Christmas break. Though my family and I have noticed the existence of Golden Court Abalone Restaurant several times, only my parents and sister tried it last year due to a banquet event being held there. Having enjoyed the cuisine there, they thought it was a good place to try for just a more casual dinner. The Chinese cuisine offered at this restaurant, along with the price tag, was definitely on the higher end, with quite a few dishes on the menus offering various Chinese delicacies like shark's fin, conpoy and swallow's nest. Even with some of the simpler dishes, greater attention was given to presentation compared to most other Chinese restaurants.
|A personal serving of Snake Soup.|
Friday, 10 February 2012
|Inside Guu SakaBar.|
Thursday, 2 February 2012
|Part of the kitchen at Bannock.|
Knowing that she would still be on holidays from work, before my holidays my sister suggested doing a dishcrawl throughout central Toronto. For those not familiar with what a dishcrawl is, you may have heard of a pub crawl, where people hop from one drinking establishment to another to try a feature/unique drink from each establishment. So, a dishcrawl is where people hop from one eatery to another to try a feature/unique food dish from each establishment. Though she had a quite a few places to choose, we originally settled to try five places and eventually only tried four as, in spite of what our tastebuds would tell us, our stomachs could only take so much.