Restaurant Review: Pho House

This was the first time I’ve actually ever had Pho in Canada. Shocking, right? You would think that a person like myself who went all the way to Vietnam knew what culinary treats she would be eating before embarking on a huge trip. BB always told me that no Pho in Toronto could compare with what we would have in Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi, and the fact is he’s right. But I have to let you in a little secret….Pho House is amazing. Continue Reading

Viva Las Vegas! Part 1

Expedia.ca had a glitch a few weeks ago where they took $300 (more like $281 according to my credit card statement) off any vacation package to Cancun, New York or Vegas. I managed to score a vacation package to Vegas for less than $100, and from Dec.13-16 I was in “The City of Entertainment” or as others like to refer to it- “Sin City” with my best friend. What better way to take a few days off to just relax and de-stress than dropping some coin in the slot machine and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Eva Longoria and Paris Hilton? Continue Reading

Lou Dawg’s Southern Sandwiches

As quickly as I am to tell the world I’ve sworn off red meat, I get a fabulous deal from TeamBuy: $22 worth of food for $10 at Lou Dawg’s Southern Sandwiches. I mean, how can I say no to brisket and pulled pork? I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly drooling at just the thought…I mean when can vegetables ever be that mouth watering? Seriously? Here’s my restaurant review of Toronto’s Lou Dawg’s Southern Sandwiches. Continue Reading

Easy Pesto Vegetarian Burrito

For the past month and a half I’ve gone relatively red-meat free (with the exception of one particularly delicious steak at The Keg Mansion for BB’s birthday), and I’m already starting to feel some of the results by excluding pork and beef from my diet. That being said, bring on the veggies! With vegetarian restaurants in the city being ridiculously overpriced for what some would refer to as “rabbit food”- there are delicious and affordable ways to create your favourite vegetarian dish right at home. Today, I made an easy-peasy grilled vegetarian pesto burrito with my inspiration being from Fresh, where they serve essentially the same dish just with a much heftier price tag. Continue Reading

Restaurant Review: Buzzy’s Pizza- Niagara Falls, NY

Besides the usual cross-border shopping I occasionally travel the two hours (each way) for, Niagara Falls is not only good for it’s vastly cheaper goods, kitschy tourist attractions, casinos, Target, and copious amounts of outlet malls. No, there’s something much more fried and coated with several types of sauces and paired with a $1.95 Coronita. That my friends, is Buzzy’s Pizza and their buffalo chicken wings. Read more of my restaurant review of Buzzy’s Pizza in Niagara Falls, New York here! Continue Reading

Emerald Chinese Restaurant

I was seriously craving dim sum at a place that was just as delicious as the lunch we had in Melaka. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find the right place in downtown Toronto that creates something absolutely drool worthy, something I would day dream about in class as the minute hand slowly ticked closer to lunchtime. That is, until two years ago when my family and I stumbled upon a gem- or rather an Emerald of a dim sum joint in Mississauga, Ontario. Continue Reading