Tag: Joseph Ho (阿Sir)

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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Mar 09 2012

Lunch with the Aunties @ 君臨天下

Yay, another BIG lunch dimsum gathering with the Aunties (靚靚師奶) since Queenie’s birthday is next week and very glad that Joseph and his wife can join us as well 😀  I remember the last time I went 君臨天下 was a long long time ago and it was a quite expensive Chinese restaurant back in the days.  Recently I have heard a lot of good things about this place, so I thought maybe we should give this a try so we went.  Turned out everything was exactly what I heard, food quality is really good and price is not bad either, not to mention they are doing 20% off lunch right now, just take a look at how much we ordered :p

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Jan 06 2012

Lunch with the Aunties @黃金閣 again

This Friday was a cooking class day off in between the previous and coming semesters, so most of the aunties and our teacher Joseph were available to have lunch together.  I figured 黃金閣 would be a good place since they can really keep up the quality and it is close to mostly everyone.  I am sure there will be more lunch gathering like this in the coming future, most of us didn’t apply cooking class because we were told to let more new students to join instead of us dominating it.  Anyhow, it was a very fun afternoon, and the Chinese New Year is coming in about 2 weeks, we will probably have a gathering dinner with most of us soon, so stay tuned :p

P.S.  the last 2 pictures are rare dishes, not all Chinese restaurant has it fyi 😀

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Nov 12 2011

Joyce & Peter’s wedding dinner

I was invited to Paulina’s daughter Joyce’s wedding dinner at Hilton Hotel along with a few of my cooking class classmates and our cooking Teacher Joseph Ho, also had a chance to see a couple of old friends Donnie and Cecilla there too.  The ballroom setup was very nice, pretty chairs and tables, food was amazing and there was even live music as well.  Oh oh, not to mention it was also Joseph’s birthday too 😀  Anyways, here is a few highlights of the night.

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