Grilled Pork on Noodles (Thịt Heo Nướng)

If there’s any excuse to eat copious amounts of fish sauce dip, I’ll be there. Vermicelli rice noodles are just a vehicle for it. The star ingredient to a good vermicelli bowl is a well marinated meat to go with it – today’s pick is lemongrass marinated pork shoulder. I can’t tell you how many…

NESCAFÉ Sweet & Creamy at Home — Just Right.

Me and NESCAFÉ are meant to be. Let me tell you why. I’m very particular with the way I like my coffee, so particular that I always refuse to enjoy it anywhere but at home.  My preference? A cup of hot water, half cup of creamer and three tablespoons of sugar. These handy Sweet & Creamy…

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…

For Middle Eastern Snacks & an All-season Patio? Go to Bar Reyna.

Bar Reyna is the one place you want to be nestled away in regardless of the weather. Located in Yorkville, the one-of-a-kind interior presents each of its own feel on both the main, back patio and top floor. Set in wooden panels throughout the space and exposed bricks throughout the space, there are white accent spray pieces…

In Pictures: Sushi-Making at Ebisu, Toronto + Get your Free Ramen

Watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi just once did not prepare me for this moment. Be real delicate with the rice, or in my case, the sushi will end up clumped and mushed together with each bite. With the guidance of Chef Tatuka Matsuda at Ebisu, we were each able to take part in forming sushi in…

Liberty Commons, a brewpub by Big Rock Brewery and O&B in Liberty Village

Liberty Commons is a modern-day brewpub which serves up the brews of Calgary-based Big Rock Brewery and food pairings by Oliver & Bonacini’s Corporate Executive Chef Anthony Walsh, District Executive Chef John Horne (Canoe, Auberge du Pommier), and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Ryan Lister (formerly of Canoe). Oliver & Bonacini, highly recognized as one…