3 Ways to Upgrade Instant Ramen

Growing up, we would enjoy instant noodles at least once a week. Spam was a welcome & easy treat: sliced, pan-fried and served on top of a bowl of instant noodles. A decade later, I cautiously stock at least one can in my pantry to enjoy whenever that craving hits. It’s so easy to prepare….

Corn Tortillas & Beef Taco Meat

Any way to enjoy a meal with my hands, I’m into it. Loaded zesty tacos rank second on the experience list! Driven by a bag of 15 limes on sale, tonight’s dinner included homemade tacos– tortillas included. I lugged a 2-kilogram bag of maseca corn flour home from Walmart about a year ago, and it…

Patatas Brava (Sliced Potato)

A delicious challenge arrived right to my doorstep, to re-create a recipe shared straight from page 60 of the Toronto Taste 2018 recipe booklet: Patatas Bravas, a recipe by Chef Ramon Simarro of Madrina. The recipe is a potato-based dish which is stacked and tightly knit. My mandolin limited me to 2mm of thickness, which…

A Local Bangkok Walkthrough: Railway & Floating with TakeMeTour

Spending a day with a local to learn of the culture and lifestyle is the best way to start a trip! Of the many Thailand floating market tours available from Bangkok, TakeMeTour stood out to us for its flexibility with both a private car, direct hotel pick-up, an English-speaking host and an itinerary that fit our…

Bangkok, Thailand: Night Market Hopping by Tuk-tuk with Expique!

The best way to explore a city in the most efficient way is through seasoned food tours, and if you want to do that 5x faster, getting around by tuk-tuk at up to 90km/hr by can do just that! Riding a tuk-tuk’s just as fun as it looks. A few minutes zipping through Bangkok’s traffic,…

Appreciating Gin Beyond A G&T

To be honest, I didn’t know much about gin beyond the ol’ G & T. I never imagined to sip it straight, and enjoy it. This all changed once when we attended Juniper Gardens : A UK Gin Revival event which introduced UK’s finest distilleries, held by LCBO and the British Consulate-General, Toronto. Find out…