Category: Restaurants [之牛牛心得]

Barsa Taberna

This time we tried something different for Karen’s birthday other than our regular routine Japanese or Chinese, Barsa Taberna – a Spanish restaurant with a little fusion twist, located right at St. Lawrence Market area in the heart of downtown Toronto.

All the dishes we had taste as good as they look, we found the food portion is a little small if you are sharing with 8 people LOL, another way of saying is, it’s more like a restaurant that if you are just looking to nibble 😛  Some dishes were a little too salty to my taste and some had too much herbs my friends said, service was very good, nice servers and a very cozy environment.  Overall, it is perfect for gatherings and to spend hours catching up with friends 🙂  2014 top 10 restaurants in Toronto, got to be good!!!

Sorry, I don’t have all the names of our orders, you might have to show these pictures to the server while you are there 😛

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White Orchid – SouthEast Asian Cuisine (蘭花軒)

To celebrate Shu’s birthday early, we decided it to try something a little different. With a total of 14 people Cheryl found us a private kitchen (私房菜), White Orchid – SouthEast Asian Cuisine (蘭花軒) located on 360 Highway 7 east., unit 5, Richmond Hill. Causal lunch by day and fine dining/causal by night, this is really a unique place.  Price wise is not that bad to start with, just take a look at the pictures of all the dishes we ordered below, each of us had to pay $40, not bad 🙂  Food was great, it’s a little different from a lot of other Chinese restaurants because of it’s kind and style.  A must try if you are in Richmond Hill, one thing I should mention tho, the place is tiny, if you want a big dinner with friends, you better call to make a reservation hehe

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Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)

Millie Creperie

Another fantastic find in downtown, Millie Creperie, located in Kensington  Market area, 161 Baldwin Street (on the other side of Spadina Ave. – even if you are familiar with the area, you might still not notice about this place), a tiny little store that has amazingly good tasting Japanese dessert.  A place soo small that they only have a few seats inside, not a lot of varieties but the smell of crepe just makes you want to stay for a bit longer, I say definitely a place to stop by if you are in the area.  Think about a simple Green Tea Parfait made me wish they were in uptown so I could taste their ice-cream everyday 😛  One thing you keep in mind tho, they close at 8:30, so now you know why I wished it was in uptown?  hehe

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Sogong-Dong Tofu House

Oh my god, did anyone know about this place, I was told it has been around for a long while and I didn’t even know it…?  A small unique Korean restaurant located in First Markham place, a very large varieties of Tofu soup dishes to choose from.  Personally, I don’t eat tofu very often but a bowl of tofu in spicy meat soup along with a bowl of stone pot rice completely changed the way I look at tofu.  Umm well, I eat anything spicy LOL.  This is just perfect for the cold weather, everything there would warm your stomach and body 🙂  One more thing tho, it has a very typical problem most Korean restaurant has, very slow service, so just beware 🙂

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duo pâtisserie&café

pictures added 14 Nov 2014

Woah, another good find in Markham area, a very unique little dessert place which is in a very convenient location, on 230 Commerce Valley Dr. E, Unit 4, a little dessert place called “duo pâtisserie&café” (noted, don’t think the website is ready yet but you can visit their facebook page here  Its probably one of the first of it’s kind in the area, similar to Nadège Patisserie on Queen if you know where that is, with famous tasteful macaroons and croissants along with a few other desserts and specialty coffees.  I am not a very dessert person but the first time I was there I was already fallen in love with their desserts.  Not to mention the looks is very mouth watering, and the taste just fits my taste buds, not too sweet compare to a lot of similar places. If  you are looking for a goodnight dessert before bed, I think this is the perfect place in the area.  Anyways, here are some pictures I took while I was there, and yea, go try it and you won’t be disappointed 🙂

p.s. hey I was the first one to use their credit card machine 😛

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