Bun Cha Hanoi (Vietnamese Patties & Pork in Fish Sauce)

My mom would make so many Vietnamese dishes at home from scratch. Her mental catalogue of recipes mind is endless. As I lived with my dad for most of my upbringing, this style of Vietnamese dishes would be totally foreign to me. Often times at the dinner table, I would simply think that my mom…

Easy Instant Pot Pulled Pork (Or Carnitas!)

I had no idea how ridiculously easy pulled pork is to make. It also makes me wonder why I’ve tried so many mediocre ones in my life! This pulled pork recipe, can easily be made into carnitas with a fry over a pan. The balance of salty, sweet and citrusy orange cuts through the fatty…

Vegetable Chow Mein Noodles (No Wok Needed!)

The flavours in this chow mein recipe comes close to one of my favourites. The best chow mein I’ve tasted is from Sam’s Congee or that one Soy Bean place in Heritage Court (now a memory). The portion size from both restaurants are very small. And notice how at both places, they have star dishes…

Easy Scallion Pancake Hack (with Wonton Wrappers) + Dipping Sauce

Flaky, oily, salty golden crusted scallion pancakes, aka cong you bing (葱油饼). I love ordering these savoury green onion pancakes at my favourite dumpling spot in town, and taking bites between slurps of juicy, dumplings. I’ve tried to replicate this dish at home with flour & water plenty of times, but with no success. A…

10 More Things To Do In Montreal

It’s been hard to not think about Montreal. We dedicate a trip every year to kick off the warmer weather. Of course, those are all on hold, so in the meantime… let’s revisit the list and make an update to the Musts in Montreal! It’s been three years since I first made my visit to…

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….

Meet Your Next Brunch Spot: Carbon Bar on Queen East

As an iconic Canadian must, every brunch must begin with a caesar — it just tastes better that way! Carbon Bar, the spot on Queen East iconically known for their southern-style BBQ takes a whole unique approach on brunch food and drink-wise, spiking caesars with your choice of tequila, gin or vodka, then adorning it…

Stepping into a Metro Master Class @ Taste of Toronto

Before you enter Taste of Toronto, you must first brace yourself with a hungry appetite to dig into a haven of food and drinks galore. Taste of Toronto is among the top opportunities of the year to grab your favourite food-loving friends and leap across the greenery of Fort York to explore the range of offered free activities,…