Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Today, we were finally able to have a relaxing, sit-down breakfast. The restaurant we went to was Universal Déjeuner, which served traditional breakfast items. I had a lighter breakfast with cottage cheese and fruits as well as a poached egg on toast. It was alright. Not the best breakfast place I’ve been to.  Light breakfast… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 4

Canada, Montreal

Montreal 2.0: Day 2

It was a miserable, rainy day, as we headed over to the Atwater Market for some exploration and a light breakfast. It reminded me of Granville Island in Vancouver or the Byward Market in Ottawa. There were many shops selling various meats, cheeses, seafood and other goodies. We stopped at a bakery for some croissants… Continue reading Montreal 2.0: Day 2

Special occasion, Tapas

Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friend

The other night, we met up with some fellow food-loving friends for an evening of catching up. We decided to try Citizen. Aaron was the only one who has been to this restaurant before and he quite enjoyed his last experience. At that time, they had a guest chef, so the menu was very different.… Continue reading Citizen: A Lovely Night Out with Friend

Canada, Home cooking, Tips, Wellness

Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery

Some weeks, we know we will be so busy that we will not have time to cook. Even meal delivery kits (where all our meal planning and grocery shopping is done for us) seem too much. Instead of relying on traditional fast food delivery or take-out, we opt for Red Apron during these weeks. Ordering… Continue reading Red Apron: Gourmet Fresh Meal Delivery


Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa

If I must pick a favourite place for brunch in Ottawa, it will have to be Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner. We used to come here all the time I few years ago when it was still unknown and it was quite easy to get a table even on the weekend. It has since become so popular… Continue reading Chesterfield’s Gastro Diner: My Favourite Brunch in Ottawa

Bar Food, Canada, Japanese, Tapas

Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

We felt like going to a Japanese Izayaka so we headed over to Kuidaore for some TGIF food and drinks one night. Apparently kuidaore (食い倒れ) in Japanese means “to eat one's self into ruin”1. Location/Ambience It was quite busy on a Friday night but we were able to get a table for 2 with minimal wait.… Continue reading Kuidaore: Cute Izakaya in Ottawa

Middle Eastern, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Nom: Shawarma Palace – The Best Shawarma in Ottawa

If you’ve ever been to Ottawa, you would have noticed the abundance of Shawarma shops. There seems to be so many options, so which is the best? The consensus amongst my friends and I is that Shawarma Palace is the one to go to. There are a few locations and we’ve tried the Bank (South… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Shawarma Palace – The Best Shawarma in Ottawa