Tripas à Moda do Porto

The Easter holiday recently passed. Many children get to do Easter egg hunts during this time and as fun as it is to find chocolates and treats, I’d like to think the adult equivalent is travelling around the world. I travel, I hunt down restaurants that serve the dishes I’m looking for, and then I…

A Viennese Café – Luxurious Til’ the Last Bite

If there’s one thing I learned from my tour guide, it’s that there are a lot of coffee houses in Austria. Apparently, the Ottoman’s introduced coffee to Austria but the locals didn’t know what it was at first. They experimented and even thought it was soup at one point. Eventually, they realized it was great…

Damascene Food

It’s interesting how different cultures can shape a society. Being in Canada, we are so diverse that I think it has made us more understanding about others. Most recently, we’ve had many Syrian refugees come to Canada. Other than all the tragedy that the media exposes about Syria, I’m not sure many people know much more than…

Mongolian Style Hot Pot

Have you ever tried eating a Mongolian hot pot? It’s something simple you can do at home or at a restaurant. All you need is a mobile electric or propane gas stove, a pot, broth and a variety of food. For this particular occasion, we went to a restaurant that had a stove that was…

Popcorn Gifts

This is a very random post, but I’ve noticed that my friends have been bringing me gifts/souvenirs from around the world and there has been a common theme – POPCORN! Not that there is anything wrong with popcorn, I just found the trend interesting. The first being popcorn flavoured candy from Taiwan. These little square, yellow…

Izakaya – A Loud but Delicious Experience

I love Japanese food. Although a majority of people may only be familiar with sushi and teppanyaki, there are many other delicious dishes too. Thus comes Izakaya – a type of Japanese bar styled restaurant that typically offers skewers and tapas. It’s a very informal setting where people come in for drinks and food. I…

Le Petit French Bistro

When it comes to French food, I think one of the most classic dishes is escargot (aka snails). I know many people get the heebie jeebies when it comes to things that look squirmy, but escargot is delicious! Often, you will find them in a special dish that is cooked in a simple garlic and butter concoction….

Bottle Shock and Wine

The holidays are coming, which means people are probably starting to wind down with food and drinks. More specifically, I’d like to say wine is probably appearing on many tables. It comes in a variety of price ranges and types – Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc…the list goes on! I have found good and bad…

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

There is some insane love for bacon out there. One of my friends is so obsessed with bacon that he is quoted saying “Bacon is love. Bacon is life”. While I may not necessarily feel the same sentiments as he does about bacon, I do enjoy eating it periodically if it is cooked the right way – super thin and…

Sushi Go – It Leaves You Craving for More

  Yesterday, I kicked off the holiday season by co-hosting the first party of the year. We had plenty of food and played a Stealing Santa/Reindeer Ripoff/White Elephant gift exchange where everybody brings a gift, draws a card to see who goes first, and then unwraps a gift or steals someone elses’. It’s all in good fun and…