Thursday, February 16, 2012


(食譜來源: 肥家私房菜)

we bought some very good quality 雪花肥牛 from our local supermarket.. made this dish very yummy!!

材料: 雪花肥牛 半包、金菇 1包
黑椒汁 (大約):  李錦記黑椒汁 3湯匙、糖 3 茶匙、生抽 1茶匙、鹽 少許、水 2碗
(i didn't add 鹽 as i don't want it to be too salty..)
茨汁: 粟粉 2茶匙、水 2茶匙

1. 將肥牛解凍. 金菇洗淨, 切去根部, 瀝乾
2. 肥牛輕輕抺乾, 卷上金菇或芽菜或甘荀條, 壓實封口, 卷好備用
3. 少少油開鑊, 先將封口位向下煎, 變色後才反去煎另一面, 煎至變色便取起備用
4. 將黑椒汁爆香, 加入水/糖/鹽/生抽煮滾, 記得試味, 因每人口味不同
5. 將粟粉+水拌勻, 倒入, 煮至適合杰度, 熄火
6. 將牛肉放入, 讓醬汁上牛肉卷便成

Monday, February 13, 2012

Spoon & Fork Vaughan

Spoon & Fork Japanese Thai
Date: February 13, 2012 (Monday)
Address: 11 Colossus Drive, Bldg D, Unit 126, Vaughan (Hwy 7 & Hwy 400
Phone: (905) 856-7788

environment very classy & comfy.. unlike the other jap AYCE..
they also have thai food ayce.. & most of their thai food were good!
the only disappointing thing is that they didn't have desserts on the menu..

Hot & Sour Soup's pretty good.. very rich in ingredients, & it's real spicy + sour
Thai Lemongrass Mushroom Soup's actually enoki mushroom, just so-so..
(right) Hiyashi Wakame
..seaweed salad, & it's as usual.. good
(left) Fresh Mango Salad

Butter Fish & Salmon Sashimi

Ika & Salmon Tataki

Saba (Mackerel) & White Tuna
..very good.. it's more tender than the normal ones.. i believe they were the good quality ones.. definitely better than those frozen ones..

Spicy Salmon Sushi
Thai Spring Rolls x4's good!
Yam Tempura's not too oily, & in big pieces..

Fried Oysters x3
..yummy too

Fried Calamari
..this one had too much flour..

Satay Chicken x4
..just so-so

Beef Teriyaki
..LG said it's too chewy..

Thick Curry Tiger Shrimp
..the curry tasted bit sweet & spicy, we loved it.. but since it came with rice, just make sure that you don't order too much of it..

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Bier Markt (Revisit)

The Bier Markt
Date: February 8, 2012 (Wednesday)
Address: 58 The Esplanade, Toronto
Phone: (416) 862-7575

11 of us went here for Winterlicious..  it's $35 with t&t.. even though the environment was a bit too loud, we still had a wonderful night & we all enjoyed it..

Wild Mushroom Soup
wild & tame mushrooms, gougére, mushroom broth
..a strong mushroom flavor.. a very good starter.. not too rich..
Atlantic Salmon
grilled salmon, leek, asparagus & grape tomato sauté, all-crust potato gratin, pea shoots, cider vinaigrette
..i'm surprised at myself that i could finish the whole dish.. i love the potato gratin.. the salmon was made just right -- not overcooked..

panko crusted veal cutlets, grilled asparagus, Yukon mash, tomato jam, lemon caper emulsion, veal reduction
T-Bone Burger
10 oz. char-grilled Kobe beef & ground sirloin, charred red onion, double smoked bacon, vine ripe tomato, iceberg lettuce, “Bier 58” sauce, toasted classic bun, Mart frites
..most of them couldn't finish the whole plate.. it's just a lot!!
Lemon Tart
lemon crème, shortbread crust, French vanilla ice cream, strawberry & calamansi coulis, coconut tuile

Double Chocolate Fudge Cake
dark chocolate butter cake, espresso ganache, Belgian chocolate gloss

Apple Crème Brûlée
caramelized Granny Smith apple, vanilla custard, brown sugar caramel shell, lager battered apple fritter

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Joso's Restaurant (Revisit)

Joso's Restaurant
Date: February 4, 2013 (Saturday)
Address: 202 Davenport Road, Toronto (Avenue & Bloor)
Phone: (416) 925-1903

it's a good place for gathering.. coz we all love seafood!! Joso's seafood would never disappoint you!

Octopus alla Schiavona
Steamed morsels of octopus with a dreesing of olive oil, garlic, parsley, capers and olives

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

Clams, Mussels & Shrimp Jadera
Three varieties of shellfish sauteed with white wine, garlic, parsley and a hint of tomato sauce
Alla Siciliana $26
Unique to Joso's, a rarely prepared sauce of sepia simmered in its ink
..can't get enough of this..

it's a tomato sauce spaghetti (can't remember the name though)..

another order of Clams & Mussels..

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