Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

Hamilton, New Zealand. April 2015

First I first saw “on the way” as this week’s theme, I already had in mind what I was going to show and tell.  Whenever I get into my car and into the driver’s seat, I usually text and send a message to whoever I’m about to meet to tell them “on my way” or “omw” for short (everything’s shortened nowadays).   Continue reading

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Winning Restaurant 永利餐廳 (Hong Kong)

Located at Ground Floor, 73A Waterloo Road, Ho Man Tin in Hong Kong

What a cute name to this HK-style cafe in Mong Kok that we dined at for brunch in Hong Kong!  Winning Restaurant serves your typical HK-style cafe food of noodles, rice, congee, Chinese dishes.

It’s not surprising that their food tasted delicious even though we ordered such simple dishes.   Continue reading

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Chiuchow Garden 潮庭 (Hong Kong)

Shop 801B, 8/F., New Town Plaza I, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin in Hong Kong

On our first night back to Hong Kong after our 5-day trip to Beijing, we had a family dinner at Chiuchow Garden in Sha Tin.  We had a pretty big family gathering as most of our relatives were also visiting from Toronto to Hong Kong. As such, we ordered quite a number of items to share!

Chiuchow Garden serves Chinese food but also features dishes from the Chiu Chow cuisine.   Continue reading

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Five Guys Burgers and Fries (Markham location)

Located at 3987 Highway 7 East, Unit 6 in Markham

It wasn’t until I looked up more about this fast-food burger chain that I learned that they actively use and promote peanut oil in their fryers.  They even serve peanuts at their stores.  You can take a small paper carton and fill it up with peanuts to snack on while you wait for your burgers or even as an extra side.   Continue reading

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Day 5 in Beijing 2015: Silk Street & Delicious local food‏

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Friday, March 27, 2015.

Today was the perfect last day to my trip to Beijing this time around in 2015.  Day 5 :).

Originally, the tour itinerary didn’t have many things planned for the day, but like most things in life, they are better enjoyed when taken into your own hands ;).

The day started off again with breakfast at the downstairs Cafe Restaurant at 6:30 a.m.   Continue reading

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Golden Duke Chinese Cuisine

Located at 5284 Hwy 7 East, Unit 3 in Markham

Golden Duke Chinese Cuisine is yet another Chinese restaurant that serves dim sum and Chinese fare in the Markham area.  I’m not being bitter about how many great Chinese restaurants we have in the area, but we do have quite a lot that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of their distinguishing features or what makes them stand out from the others.   Continue reading

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Sense Modern Japanese

Located at 3235 Hwy 7 E in Markham

I’ve been eyeing this restaurant ever since it opened in at First Markham Place a couple of months ago.  Sense Modern Japanese looks highly sophisticated from the exterior and at first I thought it was an all-you-can-eat Japanese cuisine restaurant.  Upon further research, it is actually an a la carte restaurant!   Continue reading

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