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Feb 18 2013

福臨 – Times Square Richmond Hill

What better things to do on a boring Family Day holiday?  飲茶(drink tea) with two of the best Aunties ever, Corolla and Connie at 福臨 at Times Square Richmond Hill!!!  The newly renovated 福臨 is finally back from a “umm… restaurant” to a “woah restaurant” after years or struggling…  Tho I only went to it a couple times years ago, this restaurant was always on the bottom of my list until today 😀  The DIM SUM was amazingly good and they even have a few that you won’t find out there like 木瓜奶盞, this place basically topped most of the Chinese DIM SUM places I have tried.  Once you put the food in your mouth, you just know that they really had someone to make those DIM SUM, unlike some just served frozen mass production DIM SUM to you…  Anyways, a must try 😀

Address:  550 Hwy 7 East, Unit 80, Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B3Z4
tel: 905-709-8983

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Dec 21 2012

輝煌閣 (Royal TeaHouse Dim Sum Specialist) with Aunties

Perfect timing to celebrate Christmas and New Year with a dim sum lunch with the aunties/Joe sir, the last time we had a gathering was over a month ago at 利家盛酒家.  If you remember, Joe sir got a terrible burn on his hands the last time we saw him and gladly they are perfectly fine now.  It was our Joe sir’s choice to go 輝煌閣 (Royal TeaHouse Dim Sum Specialist), located at the corner of Woodbine ave. and Applecreek.  Most dim sum places don’t last very long but this is one of the those restaurants that has survived for years, and I was right, everything tasted as good as years ago, some even better too.  The location is perfect because it is very close to my work place, and I go to the same plaza almost every week for lunch, just not dim sum but now, this is really a good choice for me and my colleagues to kill time haha.  Not to mention I have a 10% discount too, but lunch only 😛  If anyone who works in the area are interested, let me know and we can have lunch there 😀

BTW, What is Dim Sum in case you don’t know?

Dim sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, wherein fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables.

Eating dim sum at a restaurant is usually known in Cantonese as going to “drink tea” (yum cha, 飲茶), as tea is typically served with dim sum.

To make a reservation, call 905.946.1898

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Oct 26 2012

Joe Sir’s Birthday Dinner @ 利家盛酒家 2012

The birthday of our cooking class teacher Joseph Ho is near so we decided to bring him to a fantastic dinner just like last year.  Joe sir wasn’t able to drive because he got a terrible burn on his both hands from hot boiling frying oil preparing stuffs for a cooking class…  Glad he was OK but his hands were still wrapped up with bandages and stuff, so Christine picked him up to our dinner party gathering 😀  利家盛酒家 was our choice, which has been around in Toronto for sometime, located at 14th Ave. and Kennedy Ave.  A place where you HAVE to make a reservation or you will never get a chance to dine there if you walk in :-p  It was a fantastic restaurant choice aside from other restaurants we go to all the time, price was not bad really, about $40 a head with all the dishes we had, just look at those amazing food pictures below, yum yum…  If you are planning to have a big dinner with at least like 10 people, 利家盛酒家 is really a good place if you don’t want to spend too much, food quality is really not bad either but don’t forget to call to make a reservation tho :-p  anyways, too bad they don’t have a website but luckily, I have their no. 905.475.2822

Well, happy birthday Joe sir and wish his hands will get well soon 😀

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Jul 26 2012

O Mei

Although I had not been going to cooking lessons for a while, I am still very connected with my Aunties (cooking class classmates).  Joyce and Debbie are 2 of my top favorite aunties, so of course I would have to organized a dinner gathering to celebrate their birthday this week.  O Mei, located on 420 Hw# 7 Richmond Hill, just right at the MacDonald’s plaza.  A restaurant that has been around for a long long while, I have heard a lot of good words about their dinner varieties especially their lobsters dishes but never experienced it, so I thought I should definitely give this a try.

There was no doubt that the first thing we ordered was a 9+ lbs lobster/5 (龍蝦五吃), Chicken with 2 tastes (鳳雙飛), Taiwanese oyster (台式生蠔) and some misc. dishes.  It was totally a weight gaining experience because everything tasted and looked so good so I just kept on stuffing myself :p  Plus, because Debbie and Christine know the manager, we got soo many varieties of dessert for free…  At the very end, we cleaned out everything on the table, stuffed ourselves with a few pounds heavier belly and left the restaurant with a big smile on our faces 😀  2 big thumbs up!!!  Definitely a Chinese restaurant to consider if you are looking for a good Chinese diner even on weekdays if you know what I mean 🙂

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Apr 11 2012

TOMO SUSHI Japanese Restaurant

TOMO SUSHI Japanese Restaurant is located in Richmond Hill (Yonge st. and Weldrick rd.)  This is a restaurant that is a few blocks away from me, I have tried their take outs a couple times but never really got a chance to dine in it.  Luckily I got a perfect chance to go with a few friends so I could get a real good look and taste inside :p  We only had 4 people, so we didn’t order a lot but with just a few dishes, I was already amazed.  Of course it turned out as what I expected, food was very good and presentation was super.  Just take a look at the pictures below and yea, they taste as good as they look.  Oh, one thing I need to mention, if you dine in during sun down, the sunlight goes straight into the big windows which makes it a little uncomfortable with the bright light even with the shades :p  So go when its dark or before sun down :p 😀

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