Yelp Elite Event: “We Are Family at Aunty’s Kitchen”

Auntie's Kitchen dessert naan

Auntie’s Kitchen located at 6039 Erin Mills Pkwy in Mississauga

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a Yelp Elite Event at a new-ish Pakistani casual restaurant called Aunty’s Kitchen in Mississauga.  A Yelp Elite Event is an invite-only event where the organizers of Yelp GTA select Yelp Elite members to dine in on a pre-selected restaurant to celebrate and thank them for their contributions on Yelp.ca.

This was my fourth YEE and I was very thankful to have been selected to be one of the 50-ish people to attend.  I know that not everyone gets into the wait list and that Yelp Elite Events are always Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Quality Inn in Peterborough

Quality Inn Peterborough

Quality Inn Peterborough located at 1074 Lansdowne Street West in Peterborough

Over the Canada Day long weekend, we stayed one night at the Quality Inn in Peterborough, Ontario.  This was a very standard, clean, and decent hotel.  It had everything that we needed and was typical of a good hotel.  Inside our second-storey room (#202), we had a king bed (so comfortable and huge), a loveseat, computer desk, and flat-screen TV Continue reading

Hotel Review: Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel

Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel

Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel located at 6080 Fallsview Blvd in Niagara Falls

Last weekend, we stayed at the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel when we were spending the weekend away in Niagara Falls.  This hotel was one that popped up on Groupon when we were briefly looking for a hotel to make reservations for for our trip.  Like many of the other hotels listed, this also included breakfast and dine-in vouchers, and wine tasting and chocolate tour tickets.  What made this hotel stand out though was its affordable pricing, close location to the Falls, and really rustic and unique-looking interiors!   Continue reading

Hotel Review: Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood

I’ve gotten into the habit of reviewing the hotels that I stay at recently so here is the review for my stay at Comfort Inn & Suites Collingwood!  The address is 4 Balsam St, Collingwood.   Continue reading

Hub Sushi Fusion Japanese Restaurant

Hub Sushi Fusion Japanese Restaurant sushi

Hub Sushi Fusion Japanese Restaurant located at 7398 Yonge Street in Thornhill

After seeing Clarissa and Kim dine at Hub Sushi Fusion Japanese Restaurant a while ago and being mesmerized by their delicious photos of sushi, I had placed this restaurant in my to-go list to try it out someday.  The day came and the three of us were able to set up a lunch date on a Saturday to enjoy a sushi lunch and some quality time catching up.   Continue reading

Cafe by the Park at BP International Hotel

Cafe by the Park desserts

Cafe by the Park at BP International Hotel located at No. 8 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon in Hong Kong

Sept 22, 2016 — Dinner Buffet at Cafe by the Park at BP International Hotel 龍堡國際.

We ate at the buffet at Cafe by the Park, the designated restaurant at the BP International Hotel since we had a discount for dinner due to us staying as guests at the hotel for more than a week.   Continue reading

NYE 2016 at SOCO Kitchen + Bar

SOCO Kitchen + Bar

SOCO Kitchen + Bar located at 75 Lower Simcoe St in Toronto

The sweetie was smart enough to make reservations for a second restaurant for us to lounge at and eat and drink until midnight for the New Year’s Eve countdown.  The reservation was booked for 10 p.m. at SOCO Kitchen + Bar and we arrived there to wave good-bye to the last of 2016 and say hello to 2017.  Since we were so full from our first dinner at O & B Cafe Grill, we didn’t end up ordering any food.   Continue reading

Media Tasting at Moji Japanese Eatery

 Toroniku Ramen at Moji Japanese Eatery

Moji Japanese Eatery located at 8362 Kennedy Road, Unit A6 in Markham

Last night, Patrick of @feedmyphone fame invited a number of fellow foodies and I to a Media Tasting at Moji Japanese Eatery.  Moji Japanese Eatery is a casual and modern Japanese-inspired restaurant that serves eats like rice, udon, appetizers, drinks, and desserts.  They have a brand new menu (for food and dessert and drinks!), one of which featured a Toroniku (pork cheek meat) Ramen.

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Sichuan Kungfu Fish

Sichuan Kungfu Fish

Sichuan Kungfu Fish located at 9021 Leslie Street, Unit 4 in Richmond Hill

Sichuan Kungfu Fish (麻省理功) is a bit of a hidden gem if you like Sichuan and spicy food as much as I do.  It is located on Leslie Street north of Highway 7 in Richmond Hill in the Fusion Place plaza where there is also a Chi Star House and Day & Night Angus Beef Hot Pot restaurant.  This restaurant is fairly new as I don’t recall seeing it half a year ago.   Continue reading