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Chowfind of the Millennium: Noodle Face - Authentic Beijing Flavours!

Is it newish? I frequent the area (maybe the last time I was there was a week ago) and dont think I caught it.. or it must be facing the inside of the plaza..? Really excited that there's handpulled (and seems like knife cut too!) noodles outside of the p-mall food court!

Foursquare link for Magic Noodle: http://4sq.com/14pcYre

Mar 03, 2014
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chowfind of the Millennium: Noodle Face - Authentic Beijing Flavours!

Mother's Dumpling - downtown and serving Northern Chinese Food.

Mar 03, 2014
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fresh pumpkin purée?

Made pumpkin pie with the pumpkin puree from ED Smith and it was fantastic. I have a half can left which I froze and will be using it to make oatmeal cookies since the puree was such a hit.

Oct 22, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Early Bird Dim Sum

Does early bird only apply to weekdays? How about weekends?

Oct 02, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Early Bird Dim Sum

Just visited Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine this weekend for early bird - it's $2.80 before 11am for the small, medium and large sizes only (not XL!), and cash only.

Kinda disappointed as I had wanted to have the rice roll with sweet crueller (牛脷酥腸粉) which foursquare said they had - but it wasn't on their ticking sheet anymore.

Oct 01, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Which TO/GTA restaurants would you trek 40 minutes out of your way to visit?

Dragon Boat Fusion Cuisine - for dim sum? Or dinner...?

Sep 29, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Is it here? http://4sq.com/aUqmaj

Sep 17, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best Moon Cakes in GTA ? It's that time of year again...

Oh mooncake post! I was just gonna start one... good that there's one already.

Anyone know if there's a taro paste one out there? I've been looking everywhere - but can't find any... I dont care if its the cold ones, just want some with taro paste! Thanks in advance!

Sep 12, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Early Bird Dim Sum

Awesome news. Will try today, actually, and report back. :)

Sep 07, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Early Bird Dim Sum

Tell us more about La Casita! I walk by it all the time.. what's good and solid there?

Sep 06, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Ritz for roti near Yonge & Eglinton----any experiences?

Do they have non-boney meat at this location?

I frequent the one on Yonge just outside the Eaton Centre and love the jerk chicken. You can make anything into a roti, but anything I love has bones in it, so you'd have to pick it out...

For what it is, I like it (the Yonge location).. jerk chicken's good, the rice is good. Fried chicken though, isnt fresh every time I get it -- it would make sense that the food's brought in from somewhere else..

Aug 16, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

When the scope is limited to Chinatown (i.e. Dundas/Spadina), then I would say Rol San is one of the better ones.. because as @fionie says - there's just not a lot of good choices in Chinatown.

Aug 15, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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ISO Downtown's best dim sum

I wouldnt do dim sum at Noble -- I think their dishes are better than their dim sum. Har gow came out once with a hard shell. :-/

Aug 15, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Taste of the danforth

I guess to those who wanted to go last night but didnt, you missed this:

http://www.nowtoronto.com/daily/story...

Aug 10, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

Does Crown Princess have any happy hour deals?

Aug 08, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Spanish restaurants in Toronto

I've been to Torito twice, and have enjoyed it both times. I think an average number of dishes for each person would be around 3 or 4... and I always found myself to be quite stuffed - we pay around $15-$20pp, and then drinks..

Portions are good to share with 3 or 4 people. I remember we had the steak, and everyone got a good piece. The sides are a generous portion too. They also give bread (and you can ask for more) for sauce-mopping.

Aug 07, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

ISO Downtown's best dim sum

Which Dynasty are you referring to?

I'd also recommend Rol San if in Chinatown.

Aug 05, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Coming home after 4 years away from Toronto

Oh wow - BokChoi in the hood!!! :) Welcome back!

There's lots of stuff happening around the Ossington area.. west end as @disgusti had mentioned. I've always stuck to the Chinatown area (Queen/Spadina/Dundas) and we always like to visit Come and Get It (http://www.comeandgetit.ca/) for poutine....

Jul 16, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Where's the best fried chicken in the GTA ?

Has anyone tried Porchetta & Co's version? https://twitter.com/PorchettaAndCo/st...

Jul 11, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Kuala Lumpur - Fabulous Steamed Ginger Fish at CST Restaurant (來發發肉骨茶家鄉小菜)

Whoa - so the fish was submerged in its juices?? *drooling*

May 16, 2013
jennjen18 in China & Southeast Asia

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

Does One2 Snacks have seating? I understand it's small ..

Apr 16, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dodgiest looking restaurant you've been to but turned out to be a winner (or least better than expected)

Interesting - I've lived in the area for a long time and never knew it existed there! ... Can you tell me more.. what are the pricings of things, is there seating or a take-out place..?

Mar 17, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Dodgiest looking restaurant you've been to but turned out to be a winner (or least better than expected)

New York Cafe.

Mar 17, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

You have $10 for a meal, where do you go in Toronto?

+1!

Mar 11, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Bi Bim Bap craving...

+1! Love Bapbo .. We had the bibimbap based on your recommendations, and for a few minutes, I'd say for 10 whole minutes, it was still sizzling..we literally couldnt even eat it because it was that hot! And do the chili sauce -- it's very savoury and yummy.

Other than that, we got the udon (kimchi) and it comes with four pieces of korean rolls which were both very tasty. The udon is also from a hot stone bowl.

We also got the KFC (Korean fried chicken). Don't expect that it'll be like chicken karaage, because it's not. It's actually lighter and less crunchy... I liked that it was quite light with the tempura sauce.

Mar 11, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Best weekday breakfast within 10-15 minute walk from Sheraton Centre, Toronto

There's also these that are open for 7am.. :

Sunset Grill (yonge/richmond) http://www.sunsetgrill.ca/Stores-CurrentLocations.html

Over Easy (yonge/king) http://www.overeasyrestaurants.com/?page_id=24

The Senator (Victoria/Dundas) http://www.thesenator.com/

... and Fran's (victoria/shuter, open 24 hours, I think.. ) http://www.fransrestaurant.com/locati...

Mar 10, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Citrus–Poppy Seed Muffins

Could I sub the milk for buttermilk? I have it on hand, and I understand that buttermilk goes well with baking soda for rising... as well as providing flavouring overall...?

<make muffins with buttermilk...>

OMG it turned out wonderful with the buttermilk! It's nice and fluffy .. not sure how it would have been with the milk, but research shows that the buttermilk + baking soda combo yields and nice and fluffy baked good.

Also -- the sugar content should be right at 3/4 cup granulated sugar. I thought I read someone say they cut half the sugar because it was too sweet, but even with 1/2 cup, it's not sweet enough. I'd keep it at 3/4 cup granulated sugar.

Mar 10, 2013
jennjen18 in Recipes

Best weekday breakfast within 10-15 minute walk from Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Cereal Bar down at Commerce Court food court!
http://www.thecerealbar.ca/

But I would do Gabardine though! ...

Mercatto on Bay seems to also have some breakfast items - I've gone in to take out coffee once..

Mar 10, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chinese near Spadina and Dundas for the uninitiated

+1 for here too -- for a full Cantonese dinner that you'd want to impress your guests with. I think its cleanER for sure. I think it may be a bit more pricier than the other restos in Chinatown...?

Mar 08, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Chinese near Spadina and Dundas for the uninitiated

+1 - variety galore. There's always something for anyone there. You can also watch the hustle bustle.

Mar 08, 2013
jennjen18 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)