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…

The Best 5-Ingredient Noodles

On the hunt for dried shrimp, I accidentally found something better: tiny dried shrimp. They’re light orange, thin and almost transparent. We had quite the debate at the dinner table on whether these were just the skin of shrimp, or just dried tiny shrimp. But it is, indeed just dried tiny shrimp! In the past,…

Pan-Seared Potato Bites

Buying a bag of potatoes is a commitment, let me tell you. Extending onto my sheperd’s pie recipe, another potato addition is hash! Boy do I love hash. This is now a new series: “What To Do With That Bag Of Potatoes (Before It Grows Spores)“. Influenced by an incredibly delicious plate of diced potatoes cooked in a…