Monday, March 29, 2010

Koganei Japanese Seafood Restaurant 小金井 (Revisit)

Koganei Japanese Seafood Restaurant 小金井
Date: March 29, 2010 (Monday)
Address: 3901 Hwy 7 West, BDC Building, Main Floor, Suite 103, Vaughan (Hwy 7 & Weston Rd.)
Phone: (905) 265-2288

we were planning to go to Miyabi for dinner, but we forgot that it was closed on Monday!!! so we came to 小金井 instead.. but kinda disappointing.. esp. with the Amaebi.. they were like frozen!!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


陸羽海鮮酒家 Maple Yip Seafood Restaurant
Date: March 28, 2010 (Sunday)
Address: 4227 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit B2, Scarborough
Phone: (416) 297-1438

family dinner here which cost $23.5 pp (incl. t&t).. the food were pretty good..

火腫花菰燉四寶 $80

(left) 菠蘿咕嚕肉 Sweet & Sour Pork w/ Pineapple $7.95
(right) 翠玉油淋雞

梅菜蒸扣肉 Pork w/ Preserved Vegetable $8.5

(left) 蟠龍大鱔 Braised Eel

..this was amazing.. how they can cut a Winter Melon (冬瓜) into this shape & stuffed vegetables & 齋 inside!! really cool!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Joso's Restaurant (Revisit)

Joso's Restaurant
Date: March 26, 2010 (Friday)
Address: 202 Davenport Road, Toronto (Avenue & Bloor)
Phone: (416) 925-1903

Joso's becomes the "must-go" place when we have friends/relatives come to Toronto for visit.. & it never disappoints us..

we noticed that their tea pot was handmade by themselves..

here's their Seafood intro.. with all kind of fishes in season..

Fish Soup
A tomato vegetable broth with morsels of Red Snapper, Pargo, Sargo & rice..
..LG tried it, which had a strong fish taste.. he liked it!

Calamari alla Kornati
..Joso's renowned lightly floured deep fried squid..

Alla Siciliana
..Unique to Joso's, a rarely prepared sauce of sepia simmered in its ink..
..we had two orders.. & this tasted better than the risotto!!!! much like the one we had in Vienna!! ***** MUST EAT*******!!!!

Clams, Mussels and Shrimp Jadera
..Three varieties of shellfish sauteed with white wine, garlic, parsley & a hint of tomato sauce..

we tried the Arctic Char.. it tasted like Salmon..
they grilled it very well, it had a lighter flavor than Salmon..

(left) Amaretto Tartufo
..Almond Ice-cream coated with crusted amaretto biscotti, amaretto liquer & whipped cream
..the ice-cream was tooooo "almond"!!
(right) Mini Duet - Brulee & Mousse's Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Valhrona & Creme Brulee (Caramelized custard)..
..i have always liked the mini duet!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

宮廷御宴 Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine (Revisit)

宮廷御宴 Yang's Fine Chinese Cuisine
Date: March 25, 2010 (Thursday)
Address: 9665 Bayview Ave., Unit 30, Richmond Hill (Major Mac & Bayview)
Phone: (905) 884-3388

4 of us went to drink tea here.. but mom said food not hot enough here..

(left) 宮廷蝦餃皇 Crystal Jumbo Shrimps Har Gow Dumping
..sis said it has a weird taste..
(right) 陳皮牛肉球 Steamed Beef Meat Balls with Minced Vegetables

(left) 潮州粉果 Chiu Chow Dumping with Minced Pork & Peanuts
(right) 京醬蒸鳳爪 Steamed Chicken Feet with Peking Sauce
.. this was the best among all..

(left) 蜜汁叉燒腸 Steamed Rice Noodel Roll with BBQ Pork
..the veggies on the 腸粉 were cold..
(right) 鮑汁蠔皇叉燒包 Steamed BBQ Pork Bun with Abalone Sauce

(left) 鳳城韮菜餅 Pan Fried Chive Pan Cake
(right) 蜂巢荔芋角 Deep Fried Minced Pork Bun
..couldn't find it in many dim sum places.. but sadly it's not crispy enough

蜜瓜炸脆奶 Deep Fried Milk Pudding with Honey Dew

Sunday, March 21, 2010

素聞千里 Joe Yee Vegetarian Cuisine (Revisit)

素聞千里 Joe Yee Vegetarian Cuisine
Date: March 21, 2010 (Sunday)
Address: Unit 17-18, 9688 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill (16th & Leslie)
Phone: (905) 884-6882
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm (Mon Close)

came here again with my family..

彩龍卷 Rainbow Dragon Roll $8.95

三文魚壽司批薩 Salmon Sushi Pizza $6.95

牛油果芒果卷 Avocado Mango Sushi Roll $4.95's very refreshing..

don't remember the name but it's 齋 on top of a taro 芋頭 nest..
i don't eat much taro but this one tasted pretty good.. very full though..

咕嚕肉 Sweet & Sour Pork

Saturday, March 20, 2010

IHOP @ Niagara Falls

Date: March 20, 2010 (Saturday)
Address: 6455 Fallsview Blvd., Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls
Phone: (905) 357-5444
Opening Hours: Sun - Fri 7am-7pm / Sat 7am-10pm

Brunch @ IHOP Niagara

Pancake Combo
..two eggs, hash browns & 2 pork sausage links, & Strawberry Banana Pancake

here's another breakfast choice.. forgot the name but it came with fruits..

coffee was not great here.. we had to rush to Starbucks afterwards to get a "fresh" start!

The Cheesecake Factory @ Buffalo

The Cheesecake Factory
Date: March 19, 2010 (Friday)
Address: One Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga, NY
Phone: (716) 685-2600
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11pm / Fri & Sat 11:30am-12:30am / Sun 10am-10pm

FINALLY i could go try this restaurant.. as i've heard so many good reviews & many recommendations..

we were so excited when we saw the cake selection upon arrival.. so tempting!!

we came here for lunch & we ordered LOTS of food!!! let's start with appetizers..

Avocado Eggrolls
..Avocado, Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Onion & Cilantro Fried in a Crisp Wrapper. Served with a Tamarind-Cashew Dipping Sauce
..this was really yummy esp. when many of us love avocado..

Fried Calamari
..Served with Garlic Dip & Cocktail Sauce of the "must-eat"..

Crispy Fried Cheese
..Mozzarella & Fontina Cheeses with Marinara Sauce

..Served with Mustard & Tartar Sauce

Buffalo Wings
..Fried Wings Covered in Hot Sauce & Served with Blue Cheese Dressing and Celery Sticks
some main courses..

Miso Salmon
..Fresh Miso Marinated Salmon Served with Snow Peas, White Rice & a Delicious Miso Sauce

very very very full!!! we truely enjoy the food!!