Rare Beef & Beef Balls with Rice Noodle Soup

Pho Binh Minh

My family has been coming here for years. It’s a bit tricky to get to, my advice is to park at No Frills and walk over. It’s located by the intersection of Mohawk and Upper James beside the No Frills plaza. The decor and atmosphere is homey, spacious and authentic.Read More »


Paramount Fine Foods

I’ve passed by this location many times in Hamilton and I finally decided to try it out. The decor is friendly with little elegant fixtures here and there. They also have a fun typographic chalkboard menu above the cashier. Pastries and desserts are displayed on the counter encased in glass. Once you are seated, you are give a menu to look over. When you’ve decided what yo get, you go to the food counter to place an order. I think this is a great way to be efficient, it also decreases the chances of taking down a wrong order. And this makes it impossible for people to dine-and-dash.Read More »

Kekou Gelato

Kekou Gelato

After grabbing some ramen at Ryu’s Noodle Bar down the street, we stopped by Kekou Gelato for dessert. Inside you’ll find a selection of gelato in steel canisters along with their kitchen where they develop Asian-inspired flavours. The interior is open, bright and welcoming. I started to get really excited to read all their flavours.

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Kekou Gelato
Kekou Gelato | Jasmine Tea & Vietnamese Coffee

The ones that caught my eye were Jasmine Tea and Vietnamese Coffee. Of course I was able to taste test them before I got a small cup of both flavours. The Jasmine Tea was perfection. The tea itself is already subtle in flavour, so my expectation of it wasn’t too high. But oh boy, they captured the flavour really well. A balance of the Jasmine flavour, light, milky texture and sweetness. The Vietnamese Coffee was just as good. The coffee itself is strong, creamy and sweet. This gelato was like eating a lighter version of the coffee without the heavy milky feeling left on your tongue from drinking the coffee! There are tons of flavours to try next time I visit and I can’t wait!

Kekou Gelato
Kekou Gelato

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Ryus Noodle Bar

This is one of three competing noodle restaurants in Baldwin Village. Their menu is minimal and clear, with beautiful photography. I haven’t been to a lot of ramen restaurants, but ordering was kinda different. Each ramen comes with a special sauce and there are six to choose from. They recommend that you add the special sauce after you’ve eaten half of the ramen. It allows you experience a different flavour of your noodles! Interesting!Read More »

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Royal Meats

My brother suggested we try this restaurant for my birthday dinner, not only are they a restaurant but they are also butchers! It’s easy to find with plenty of parking spaces. They have a decent indoor dining area and on the patio. We were only inside for a brief moment because we decided to sit on the patio. I also caught a glimpse of their selection of raw meats at the counter. Not only can you enjoy their cooked meats at the restaurant, you can bring home their uncooked meat to enjoy at home! The seats on the patio weren’t the most comfortable. Two flastscreens were mounted outside for entertainment while we waited for our food.Read More »