Breakfast is the most overrated meal. Sure, as the cliché states, it is "the most important meal of the day", but there seems to be limited variety in breakfast dishes, as they are usually egg or bread based meals. However, Jesse Jr. and Cora Breakfast and Lunch (better known as Cora's) seem to have changed my mind about breakfast through their use of Filipino and French flavours to revitalize traditional breakfast foods. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lumpia Shanghai. These are Filipino spring rolls filled with pork, served with sweet and sour sauce on the side. These delicious and crispy rolls can be eaten anytime: breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
There are two very important aspects in a restaurant: the ambiance, and the quality of the food. Generally, they seem to be mutually exclusive; having one comes at the expense of the other. However, Spring Sushi, an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant across the Eaton Centre, offers both without compromise.
Each table has an iPad, where orders are taken. When the orders are sent, a waiter comes and records them.
Hello, World! It's been forever since I've created a post! So many things going on: Christmas, New Year, exams, SAT prep, etc... I'm excited to be back. Hopefully, I can publish new posts every week/two weeks. :) The Owl of Minerva is a fairly popular Korean restaurant chain in Toronto and the GTA. Overall, I find that this restaurant chain's good qualities include its quick service, clean locations, and consistent quality control. Korean food is very diverse, exciting, and unique. Having said that, the main problem with the Owl of Minerva's is the foods' dull, one-dimensional flavour.
Ichimoto is a really amazing All You Can Eat Japanese Restaurant in Richmond Hill, with an amazing selection of food. It is probably my favourite Japanese restaurant I've ever been to. I was impressed both by the dishes I have never tasted before, and the familiar Japanese dishes which Ichimoto perfected. Not a single dish tasted bad, but with that in mind, some dishes stood out compared to the others. The dishes in this post are organized under two categories: "good" and "fantastic".
Assorted Sashimi:"Crab Meat" (not actually made of crab), tuna, and salmon
Noodle King is a small Chinese restaurant near Orfus Road in Toronto. That road is densely packed with shopping outlets, where there are large crowds of people rushing into these stores. Usually, in places like these, it is very difficult to find good food, since speed, rather than quality, becomes the top priority of food vendors when an area is crowded. However, Noodle King is an exception to that; they serve food with high speed and high quality.
Outside View of Noodle King (taken from blogto.com)
Beef Noodle Soup. Usually this dish is served in Vietnamese restaurants, and the fact that Noodle King is a Chinese restaurant made me hesitant to try this, since I do not like when Chinese restaurants attempt to create non-Chinese dishes. However, Noodle King's version of the beef noodle soup matched and even surpassed the quality of many Vietnamese restaurants I've been to.
Fried Chicken Wings. I don't usually like eating deep fried foods, but these chicken wings were juicy (rather than greasy), and they were not too salty. The chicken was cooked well, but not overcooked, and the batter on the wings remained crispy. The chicken wings were very well prepared.