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….

It’s Sushi Time! At the Sixth Annual #BentoSushiHeroes Championship

  It’s the annual Bento Sushi Champion Competition! In its sixth year of this competition, Bento Sushi chefs from all over the nation are invited to create a roll. Six finalists are then stationed head to head to appeal to the likes of select judges and attendees of the big event for a $5,000 cheque. It gets…

For an Elevated Thai Experience, go ‘Kiin’

From owners of Toronto’s most beloved Pai, Chef Nuit & Jeff Regular have unveiled their newest addition to their line of Thai restaurants: Kiin. In Thai, ‘Kiin’ means eat! And eat, I will. Except for the unique fresh-flown produce from Thailand, you will not find any dishes similar to Pai. Instead, Kiin’s menu revolves around Royal…

Discovering Day 1 of SIAL Canada, at the EU Pavillion!

SIAL Canada had their 14th edition earlier this month, on May 2-4. As a part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the show will make a particular focus on Canadian innovation and multiculturalism. The largest trade show to learn and discover the latest finds across products, equipment and technology focused all around food innovation. The European Union is amongst the many…

Through Food & Art — Exploring Georgia O’Keeffe, FRANK at the AGO

The destination to be inspired isn’t succinct within the galleries of the Art Gallery of Ontario. AGO’s restaurant, FRANK celebrates Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibit with a menu inspired by her range of works through her life, drawing inspiration from Canada to her final destination, New Mexico. FRANK’s menu draws a similar style, focusing on local and seasonal…

All is fair with Fairouz, Ottawa

♫ “halloumi, loves hal–louv‘-you”, a song from my heart as I had a squeaky bite of the combination of halloumi and tart preserved cranberries. READ MORE: What else we ate, saw and loved in Ottawa I felt absolutely spoilt by our dishes at Fairouz, this wasn’t fair. As our first evening in Ottawa, on a rainy Friday night with…