Joey’s – At the Eaton Centre

28 Aug

I finally made it to Joey’s. I’ve been hearing such good things about the place – despite the fact that it’s a chain restaurant. After getting some recommendations off of Yelp, I ordered Baja Fish tacos as a main.

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Daniel et Daniel – Gourmet Takeout in Cabbagetown

22 Aug

Daniel et Daniel is a pretty little Cabbagetown food shop, bakery, and caterer all rolled into one. I was tipped off to this little gem of a place by my manager.

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Diner’s Corner – West Indian at Yonge & Wellesley

28 Sep

Diner’s Corner is a cozy West Indian neighbourhood spot off of Yonge street. My co-worker recommended a few things off the menu, and I got to try at least one dish that I’ve never had before!

stewed chicken platter

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Gourmet Gringos food truck

6 Sep

Gourmet Gringos is a roving gourmet Latin food truck that serves tacos, burritos, arepas and more. They were at Ryerson today, and I got a chance to try a two taco deal - shredded chicken with mayo and a mole (mexican cocoa sauce) braised beef shortrib.

 

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Mombasa, Kenya – My Camera Went on Vacation Without Me

15 Apr

Hi folks, I’m back after a month’s hiatus! I was stranded without my camera for a while. It hopped on plane to sunny Mombasa and left me in the lurch covered in snow. Now that the camera’s back (thank you little sister), I can get back to regular posting!

Mombasa Island

The camera came back with souvenirs – from looks of these photos, it had a great time. I’m quite jealous, I miss all the great food in Mombasa, and I can practically taste it… Continue reading

Family dinner – Moroccan Roast Chicken

6 Mar

moroccan roast chicken

Moroccan Roast Chicken

My favorite moroccan chicken stew is fairly labor intensive, so I decided to throw in all of the ingredients into a roast chicken and see what happened. It turned out great, and was a lot less work than making the stew!

At the bottom of the roast pan: diced onions, sliced tomatoes, sweet potato wedges, regular potato wedges, whole garlic cloves, fresh coriander leaves, whole green chilies, olive oil and salt.

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Quick bite – Croissant at Petite Thuet

4 Mar

I dream about finding the perfect almond croissant in Toronto – buttery and soft pastry with a generous filling of almond cream. I thought the Petit Thuet bakery at Yonge and King might satisfy this craving.

The owners, the Thuets, are not-so-famous for their recently-ended reality show featuring a restaurant where they hired convicted felons. At the bakery, Mrs. Thuet was behind the counter with her trademark platinum hair in blue and yellow rollers – looking around to see if anyone would recognize her. Disappointed, she left a few minutes later, and I could hear the staff quietly grumbling about some last-minute scheduling drama.

The croissant itself wasn’t bad, but definitely stale. Super crunchy on the outside, it had a  marzipan almond filling inside. The filling portion was stingy,  and the pastry was dry to the point of cracking. The croissant definitely didn’t live up to the Thuet hype. It was better than super-market grade croissants, but at $3 a croissant, I’d only give it another chance if it was fresh out of the oven.

Petite Thuet, 1 King Street West, 416.867.7977

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