Sunday, October 30, 2011

馥苑火鍋 Made in China Hot Pot

馥苑火鍋 Made in China Hot Pot
Date: October 28, 2011 (Friday)
Address: 3280 Midland Avenue, Units 27-28, Scarborough (Finch & Midland)
Phone: (416) 332-8807

this becomes our first choice for Hot Pot (thx GF!)..
the place looked cleaner, food portion was just right (not too much/too less).. service pretty good..

some cooked food

here's the food list..

Monday, October 24, 2011

La Piazzetta (Revisit)

La Piazzetta
Monte Carlo Inns - Toronto Markham
Date: October 24, 2011 (Monday)
Address: 8900 Woodbine Ave, Markham (Hwy 7 & Woodbine)
Phone: (905) 513-8100 ext4410

it's nearby.. it has good lobster bisque.. & that's the reason why we came..
food were still good..

Friday, October 21, 2011

Osechi Japanese Cuisine 御食料理

Osechi Japanese Cuisine 御食料理
Date: October 21, 2011 (Friday)
Address: 230 Commerce Valley Drive East, Markham (Hwy 7 & Hwy 404)
Phone: (905) 771-3988

it's a disappointing dinner.. LG said the food was not even up to par.. it's $24.9 for dinner @ wkends.. 1 free oyster on the house (but it's extremely small).. i think most of the food were just so-so..

Friday, October 14, 2011

Taipei Station 台北站 (Revisit)

Taipei Station 台北站
Date: October 14, 2011 (Friday)
Address: 11 Fairburn Drive, Unit 14-15, Markham (Hwy 7 & Woodbine)
Phone: (905) 604-4988

according to May 姐(the boss), they imported all their fish balls, fish cakes, & noodles from Taiwan..

鹽酥台灣甜不辣 Fried Taiwanese Fish Fingers $6.99
..crispy & 煙韌

招牌肥牛牛肉湯 Beef Ribeyes Sliced with Beef Soup $6.5
..LG said nothing special with this one..

台灣花枝丸/鱈魚丸意麵 Taiwanese Squid Balls/Cod Fish Balls Noodle Soup $7.99
..May 姐 is very nice to offer me both Squid Balls & Cod Fish Balls (we couldn't decide which one to go for).. the noodles, soup base & squid balls/cod fish balls were good..  
奧利奧雪中花 Tofu Pudding, Oreo Ice-Cream, Coconut Juice $5.99
..this probably isn't that good as LG didn't finish it..

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Fish House

The Fish House
Date: October 12, 2011 (Wednesday)
Address: 7501 Woodbine Avenue, Markham (Steeles & Woodbine)
Phone: (905) 948-1982

i recently learned about their Happy Hour Special, which seems to be a good deal.. especially it runs from 4-10pm.. we ordered everything on the Happy Hour Special menu except for the Lobster Bisque..

Lobster Bisque $4.69
..just so-so.. not much lobster meat & not strong lobster flavor..

Sweet Potato Fries $2.99 (Regular Price: $5.99)
With sambal mayo
..served hot & crispy..

Sizzling Calamari $3.99 (Regular Price: $8.49)
Comes sizzling to your table in a cast-iron pan with killer tomato sauce's in spicy tomato sauce.. fresh Calamari.. 厚身彈牙

Classic Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops $4.99 (Regular Price: $8.99)
Broiled and served with fresh lemon & our zesty seafood cocktail sauce

Pan Fried Fish House Crab Cakes $6.99 (Regular Price: $10.99)
Our own recipe, served with dill sauce and salad
..feel like it's being reheated.. not freshly made..

there are other specials on the menu that we could try.. i think the sweet potato fries & the calamari are a must-order..

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Thai Basil (Revisit)

Thai Basil
Date: October 8, 2011 (Saturday)
Address: 1070 Major Mackenzie Drive, Richmond Hill (Major Mac. & Bayview)
Phone: (905) 780-8788
like i said, it's a good place for gathering.. so we came with a group of 6 on a weekend.. (how could i miss sharing such a great place with my friends?) having a nice dinner!

GF had Mango Mojito $6.5; i tried the Coconut Tea $2.95, but there is not much tea flavor.. & not sweet at all..

Crispy Shrimp Pancake $8.95
Crispy pancake made with shrimps, cashew nuts, ham, coriander, served with house sauce's in a thin crust & lots of ingredients inside the pancake.. recommended!!

Thai BBQ Pork $8.95
Grilled tender pork; served with pickled vegetables & homemade spicy BBQ sauce looked & tasted good.. tender & juicy..
Thai Sweet Basil Clam $13.95
Stir fried fresh B.C. Clams with onions, green & red peppers, basil leaves, chili

Baked Fried Rice in Young Coconut $13.95
Fried rice with coconut, chicken, vegetables, onion & baked in young coconut came in a coconut.. has a strong coconut flavor.. in a big portion.. (the coconut was big!)

(left) Deep Fried Banana $5.95
(right) Mango Sticky Rice $6.5
..i prefer the Deep Fried Banana..

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Happy Gathering

we had a great time gathering @ J&S's house.. with great food & friends!!


SM's Signature dish.. Marinated Cucumber
..very yummy!!!

my Signature dish.. Diced Salmon Appetizer

Oysters... LOTS of them..

live Abalone 活鮑魚
..口感鮮甜, 爽口


Steak.. another of SM's great dish..