Middle Eastern

Paramount Fine Foods’ Grand Opening Event

Featured image: Sample of menu items @ Paramount Fine Foods. Photo credit: Aaron. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend Paramount Fine Foods' Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Event at their new Rideau Centre location. It was such an honour to have been invited. Also attending this event are local politicians, other food bloggers/vloggers/influencers and traditional… Continue reading Paramount Fine Foods’ Grand Opening Event

Food festivals

Dominion City Brewing Co. Pop-Up Brewery Kitchen Series: Great local beer with a side of good food.

This past Friday, we decided to check out one of Dominion City's Pop-Up Brewery Kitchen events. Dominion City is a local brewing company and every month, they pair up with a local restaurant to host a food and drinks event at their location on Canotek Road. Good local craft beer with good food? Count me in!… Continue reading Dominion City Brewing Co. Pop-Up Brewery Kitchen Series: Great local beer with a side of good food.

Bar Food, Brunch

The Pomeroy House: The Best Chicken & Waffles in Town!

Update: This restaurant has permanently closed. Featured image: Hot Chicken and Waffles @ The Pomeroy House. I am proud to say that Ottawa has quite the impressive brunch scene. We're always on the lookout for new brunch places. At the same time, one thing I hate having to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning… Continue reading The Pomeroy House: The Best Chicken & Waffles in Town!

Chinese

Cafe Orient: The most authentic Chinese food in Ottawa

Featured Image: Preserved egg and sliced pork congee, Singaporean fried vermicelli and Chinese bread sticks. Having moved from Vancouver to Ottawa, I really miss having quick access to good Chinese food throughout the city. Sometimes I just have cravings for a really good bowl of congee (Chinese rice porridge) or some good old stir-fried noodles.… Continue reading Cafe Orient: The most authentic Chinese food in Ottawa

Brunch, Coffee shops, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Nom: Cafe Nero – a lovely halal coffee shop in Ottawa South

Featured Image: Tuna melt @ Cafe Nero We came across this lovely coffee shop one day while running some errands. It's a cozy, local coffee shop located in a small commercial plaza at Bank and Alta Vista. The sign is not too flashy but we always like to explore new coffee shops so we walked… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Cafe Nero – a lovely halal coffee shop in Ottawa South

Japanese, Quickie Nom Nom

Quickie Nom Nom: Sansotei Ramen – Best Ramen in Ottawa!

Featured Image: Tonkotsu Ramen @ Sansotei Ramen. Photo credit: Aaron. So it has been brought to my attention that my ramen review needs updating. And with the insanely cold weather outside (-23 degrees celsius), it’s always nice to think about enjoying a hot bowl of soupy noodles. Back in 2015, there were not too many… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Sansotei Ramen – Best Ramen in Ottawa!

Brunch

Art-Is-In Bakery: The best sandwiches in town and MORE

Featured Image: Chicken Caesar Sandwich with House Salad @ Art-Is-In Bakery This one of a kind gastro-bakery should not be missed when you’re visiting Ottawa. Location/Ambience It started as a simple bakery in a pretty hidden strip of warehouses in Centertown West and has since exploded to become one of the most popular brunch/lunch spots.… Continue reading Art-Is-In Bakery: The best sandwiches in town and MORE

Brunch

Quickie Nom Nom: Kettleman’s – the best Montreal-style bagels in Ottawa

As mentioned in one of my Montreal posts on my travel blog: if you are looking for Montreal-style bagels in Ottawa, Kettleman’s is definitely the place to check out. It is actually quite comparable to the bagels I've had in Montreal. In addition to their newly renovated Glebe location, they now have a location at… Continue reading Quickie Nom Nom: Kettleman’s – the best Montreal-style bagels in Ottawa

Food festivals, Seafood, Special occasion

Whalesbone: serving the best oysters in Ottawa

Featured image: Oysters @ Whalesbone We went to Whalesbone the other night, to celebrate one of our friend’s birthday. It’s been a while since we’ve been here but I was definitely craving some delicious oysters. Location/Ambiance This is the first time I’ve been to the Elgin Street location. We would usually go to the Bank… Continue reading Whalesbone: serving the best oysters in Ottawa

Bun bo hue @ Pho Tuan
Vietnamese

Pho Tuan: An underrated Vietnamese Restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown

Featured image: Bun bo Hue @ Pho Tuan One of the first things I noticed about Ottawa’s Chinatown was the immense number Vietnamese restaurants. We might as well rename it "Vietnamese town". It seems that on every block there is at least one, if not more, Vietnamese restaurant. It can get confusing since most seem to… Continue reading Pho Tuan: An underrated Vietnamese Restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown