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reviewed Philadelphia Roll. December 15, 2008
posted in Gourmand
Philadelphia Roll
The Philadelphia roll is way up there on my list of favorite fusion rolls.  Its got three of my favorite things in it - raw, slimy fish (usually tuna or salmon!), cream cheese and avocado.  …
reviewed Rice. March 07, 2010
posted in The Rice Table
   Rice is defined as the starchy seeds or grain of an annual marsh grass, Oryza sativa, cultivated in warm climates and used for food. Whatever the case may be, rice made its presence known …
reviewed Uni. December 15, 2008
posted in Gourmand
Consuming uni can be a hit or miss.  When it's bad, it's downright foul, but when it's good, it's *amazing*.  I know most foods are best consumed when fresh, but when it comes to uni, it has …
reviewed Edamame. November 16, 2009
posted in Gourmand
Just like how bananas are often thought of as a happy fruit (they're smiley-shaped, afterall!), edamame are like happy, smiley soybeans!  It's hard to believe that there was ever a time where I didn't …
reviewed Dim Sum. May 12, 2009
posted in Gourmand
Dim Sum
Growing up in a Cantonese household, I've been eating dim sum ever since I could remember.  At least one weekend a month, my parents would pack up my siblings and I (and sometimes Grandma!), and …
reviewed Toro. July 13, 2009
posted in Gourmand
Toro is the holy grail of all sashimi.  It's the underbelly of the bluefin tuna, and it's the most scarce (toro is only about 8% of a tuna!), delicious, and, therefore, expensive, sashimi that there …
reviewed Durian. August 12, 2009
posted in Gourmand
I'm not gonna lie, I use to HATE durian with a passion when I was a little kid.  Maybe it was the way it smelled to me then (some say that it's comparable to sweaty gym socks, but I've …
reviewed Sashi Sushi + Saké Lounge. September 05, 2009
posted in MBlocal
Exterior View
Being more a fan of traditionally made sushi, I tend not to dig Japanese fusion joints too much, especially since most are really just gimmicky and overpriced.  However, for Sashi, I'm going to have …
reviewed Mooncake. September 11, 2009
posted in Go China
Alright, dieting is certainly off the chart this month and with the coming of the Mid-Autumn Festival (or popularly called Mooncake Festival), it's time to shop for mooncakes for friends, families …
reviewed Limeade. September 12, 2009
In this summer & tropical heat, the best thrist quencher (other than my favorite Diet Coke) has to be Lime Juice. Lime can be found almost everywhere in Asia and to a great deal in America. It's …
reviewed Vietnamese Drip Coffee. September 12, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Vietnamese coffee
I love coffee and have had my fair share of coffee everywhere in the world. For most part, it is the coffee beans or powder that makes the aroma and taste special. In Asia, we are blessed with many good …
reviewed Shochu. September 15, 2009
posted in Go Japan
After the last review on Nanotech, I need a little diversion to loosen myself from the seriousness of the matter discussed. Iichiko Shochu is a great way to relax oneself with. I was introduced to this …
reviewed Pho. September 26, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Pho (Phở )is a staple food in Vietnam. It's probably the most famous and popular Vietnamese food outside & within Vietnam. When I first arrived in Canada, I was surprised to find so …
reviewed Nasi Padang. September 27, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Nasi Padang
It's known as rijsttafel in the Netherlands but Nasi Padang in Indonesia (where it's originally from). This is a feast fit for the king and one diner (even if you are merely dining alone at the …
reviewed Sate Padang. September 27, 2009
posted in Go Indonesia
Sate Padang
Sate Padang (Padang is a city of West Sumatra) is my favorite street vendor food.   I had this since I was a kid and remembered all those days where I looked forward to either the recess or …
reviewed Tsukiji Sushi-Iwa. September 29, 2009
posted in Go Japan
Tsukiji Sushi Iwa
This is one of the restaurant I frequent most while in Japan.    Why? Simply because it's conveniently located & serve good sushi.   Where? At Narita Airport Terminal …
reviewed Saigon Star. September 29, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Curry Crab
Saigon Star (西貢星) is THE BEST Vietnamese restaurant I've ever been to. It's a small outlet with less than 20 tables and can be found on Highway 7 in the neighborhood of Richmond Hill which …
reviewed Magic Wok. September 30, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Magic Wok
This is another of my favorite Chinese/Cantonese restaurant in Toronto (Junction of 14th Avenue & Kennedy Road, north of Steeles Avenue). The chefs are mostly from Hong Kong and this restaurant serves …
reviewed Laksa. September 30, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Curry Laksa
As Asians begin to travel to the rest of the world, Asian food begins to make their ways around the world as well. If not in restaurants, they can be found in prepackaged mix gravy or the likes.   …
reviewed Passion Fruit. October 02, 2009
Passion Fruit
Gotcha! It's not about M & M chocolate, but Markisa & Mojito :-)      Markisa (ie. Passionfruit) is one of my fruits passion. Other than Durian, Mango, Soursop, etc...   …
reviewed Wasabi. October 12, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Wasabi is a restaurant in Richmond Hill, (Toronto), Canada which serves good quality AYCE Japanese & Chinese buffet feast. Yes, it is indeed a feast if you are venturing here. The location caters …
reviewed Kolak. October 27, 2009
posted in Go Indonesia
Kolak is a dessert I grew up eating when I was living in Indonesia. Our domestic helper used to cook it every week and I found myself looking forward to them every Wednesday. The beauty of living in …
reviewed Thai Dessert. October 31, 2009
posted in Go Thailand
Thai Dessert
When it comes to desserts, Thai desserts probably rank the most exotic, colorful, adventurous & exciting in the world. Looking at Thai dessert buffet spread alone (yes, there's one as the Thai …
reviewed Hong Kong (style) desserts. November 02, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Hong Kong (style) desserts
         I love desserts. Desserts are colorful, cheerful and delightful. Yes, all kinds of desserts, especially those from Asia. I wrote about Indonesian and Thai desserts …
reviewed Indonesian Cuisine. November 19, 2009
posted in The Rice Table
Indonesian Cuisine
Appetizer: Gado Gado / Pecel, Sayur Lodeh.   Soups: Sup Buntut, Soto Ayam.   Main Course: Ayam Panggang, Ayam Goreng, Kari Ayam, Goreme, Sotong Panggang, Udang, Rendang, Kangkong Belacan.   …
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