Onigiri Jasmine Rice (3 Fillings)

Making rice even tastier, with onigiri! Onigiri is a popular three-bite snack in Japan; iconically seen as triangular-shaped rice balls embellished with a rectangular seaweed strip. The onigiri is stuffed with savoury fillings. The rice ball can be seared, rolled in sesame or finished with seaweed. I created three varieties of this recipe using U.S.-grown…

Toronto | Jinya Ramen Bar

Coming in from the states, Jinya has landed in Toronto as the newest Ramen bar addition. With juicy kaarage chicken and sake overpours, I’m welcoming Jinya with open arms! Everything is made in-house from scratch. You’ll be slurping quality from the broth to the toppings. I made my visit on an evening hosted by DKLo Events…

Supersize Sushi Burrito @ Rolltation

Welcome to Toronto, Rolltation! Going down the street for a sushi roll during my lunch break is a favorite pastime of mine. I would run down the stairs and around the corner to be braced with many food options while aiming to spend $3 max a day – there would be dim sum, asian bakeries…

#TASTEMRKT🌸 Experience at STC

This past weekend I visited Scarborough Town Centre (STC) to explore the lower level of their newly revamped TASTE MRKT.  With two phases in the mix, the Centre is undergoing a $37-million renovation to create the ultimate destination to shop and eat for foodies and fashionistas across the Greater Toronto Area. I invited my friend Nazia along to…

The First Japanese Fusion Sandwich Shop, Teara Lab

I have a particular eye for wasabi-heated foods and anything hit with a fusion. Introducing, the very first Japanese fusion sandwich spot to hit Toronto, Teara Lab. Spotted on College St. right across University of Toronto. the same chef of KAKA All You Can Eat Frank Liu mixes it up in the Japanese flavours with a fusion….

Asia Food Fest 2016: Where have I gone?

I love prix-fixe menus, it’s like being carried through a set-up tasting journey set. Asia Food Fest, described as a “Winterlicious/Summerlicious for Asian cuisines” has rolled out from April 29th to May 15th exclusive to Asian restaurants with over 60 participants! Across the GTA, Asian cuisines of Korean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai/Laos have made their…

Creating Tonkotsu Ramen with WASHOKU Explorer

I’m a deep ramen enthusiast, in all depths of deep and light flavours, I give them all love! Straight from Japan, I was sent over love from WASHOKU Explorer with an opportunity to try their Ramen Kit. For this particular ramen kit, I received the Tonkotsu Ramen Set, which is of a pork fone broth of…

Celebrate Kingyo’s 3-Year Anniversary

Vancouver appears to be the breeder of these blossoming Izakaya spots, with Zakkushi, Guu (Now, Kinka Izakaya) and Hapa Izakaya also caving the way. Unlike the earlier three mentioned Izakayas, Kingyo presents a brightly lit and spacious dining area with low bustle with hot foods ready to order and chilled dishes to your taste. It’s my…