PinToh

A beautiful and inviting space with a spectacular view of the lake shore, PinToh is worth the drive for a classy, authentic Thai experience. Even though they are located in Burlington, I would zip down the 403 just to satisfy my cravings.Read More »

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Aberdeen Tavern

The stars aligned and I finally found an occasion (my birthday) to visit the infamous Aberdeen Tavern of Hamilton. They’ve been on my Places-to-Eat-in-Hamilton list since I started it a few years ago. It was also a last minute decision to even go out to celebrate because my plans for the evening fell through and my mom suggested we celebrate early. I scrambled to find some restaurants that were open past 9pm – thank you, Aberdeen Tavern, for having late nights.Read More »

MeNami Toronto

MeNami

I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of Han Ba Tang‘s food all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure you check them out if you’re into Korean fusion food and cocktails. Well, the owner, Chae, has ventured into Japanese food focusing on authentic oriental noodles with western sauces using modern presentation and featuring many different types of Sake. Chef Kevin Shin traveled to Kaga (the original town of udon) to train under the udon masters. The day before MeNami‘s grand opening, some foodies were invited to get a sneak peak at the menu.Read More »

Bangkok Spoon Deluxe

Bangkok Spoon Deluxe

Bongkok Spoon Deluxe is located in the charming town of Dundas, right on King Street West. It’s easy to find with street parking all around. The quaint and historic-looking stores on King Street sell clothing, specialty food, and local crafts. Restaurants and cafes are also scattered throughout. While most storefronts have classic Victorian architecture with large windows and stone detail, Bangkok Spoon stands out with a modern look and feel using reddish-brown wood paneling. Inside, you’ll find a spacious dining area with good taste. Elements of authentic Thai décor enhance the room creating a classy and approachable atmosphere.Read More »

New Northern Dumplings

Whenever my family and I get stuck on deciding on a restaurant for dinner, we somehow end up at New Northing Dumplings on Silver Star Boulevard in Markham. We keep going back because their dishes are less greasy compared to the majority of Chinese restaurants. The dishes are cold (tossed together like a salad), steamed, cooked in broth or boiled. There are also fried items but the cooking methods are pretty balanced. It’s a family-friendly restaurant with minimal effort put into interior design. The restaurant runs efficiently where staff will waste no time in taking you order to clearing tables. Near the back of the restaurant you’ll find ladies preparing and making fresh dumplings all day.Read More »

Korea House

Korea House

I can’t count how many times I’ve been to this local joint because it’s just THAT fantastic. Korea House is located at Canon and Victoria in downtown Hamilton. They have very limited parking and sometimes you might be boxed-in in their square lot! Street parking is available or you can park across the street at Shoppers Drugmart. You’ll find Korea House signs at the front of the store but that’s actually their kitchen. The front door is accessible through the parking lot area (around the corner from the storefront).Read More »

Milestones

Milestones Bar & Grill

The Hamilton location is super easy to find. Once you get off the Lincoln Alexander Parkway, turn left onto Paramount Drive and you’ll see it on the left at Paramount Drive and Upper Mt. Albion Road. I’ve been to this location a few times, mainly because my parents love it and it’s a trustworthy franchise. I’ve steered away from chain restaurants recently, but Milestones is an exception. The exterior is sophisticated and modern with a large patio area, complete with a bar and fireplace. Inside, you’ll find elegant black and white décor, a beautiful bar/lounge area, and a glass wall on the far side of the restaurant to watch all the action in the kitchen. In the main dining area, there are a mixture of booths and tables throughout. The atmosphere is casual yet classy and the mood varies. Sometimes it could be quiet, calm, and relaxing, other times when it’s busy, it’ll get lively.

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Meaty Stew Recipe

Meaty Stew

Cook & Prep Time: 1.5 hours  |  Feeds: 6 people

I had to break-in my new Cuisinart Dutch Oven, so I decided to make a stew!

Ingredients

5-8 pieces of Pork neck bones
3 Spicy Italian Sausage
1 lbs Ground Veal
1 cup Red Wine
Salt/pepper
1 Bayleaf
Small can of Tomato Paste
2 cup Chicken Stock
2 cups Water
2 Carrots (cut into chunks)
2 medium Potatoes (cut into chunks)
Spinach (as much as you want!)

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Pork Dinner

Cha Me Cha

The restaurant is in the same plaza as T&T supermarket, so it’s pretty easy to find parking. Inside, you’ll find dark walls, hanging light fixtures and a refined taste in décor compared to a lot of Chinese cafes. Their menu focuses on afternoon tea and late night snacks. You’ll find lists of flavoured tea options, shaved ice, milk tea, snacks and a few main dishes. I came here with my family, grandparents, aunt and uncle.

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