Seafood pasta @ Mati
Greek, Italian, Seafood, Special occasion

Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

We recently had the opportunity to check out Mati, a relatively new Greek/Italian restaurant on Preston Street replacing the previous Black Cat Bistro. Location/Ambience The location is excellent, right in the middle of the busy Preston Street. Parking can be found along the main or side streets. The ambience is very modern and chic. There… Continue reading Mati: a Surf and Turf Extravaganza

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

Asia, Thailand

Asia Day 25: Bangkok (Damoen Saduak Floating Market – CentralWorld – Lumphini Park)

Photo of the day:  Steamed white snapper @ T & K Seafood Restaurant. Photo credit: Aaron. After a day of relaxing, we were ready for some sightseeing again. Today we signed up for a half day tour to the Damoen Saduak Floating Market. We knew this would be the most touristy and crowded one but… Continue reading Asia Day 25: Bangkok (Damoen Saduak Floating Market – CentralWorld – Lumphini Park)

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 15: Bali – KK

It was time to say our goodbyes to Bali, but before doing so, we needed to have another mie goreng/nasi goreng breakfast. We learnt during breakfast that everyone here has only a few names to choose from based on their order of birth. Our driver is called Ketut, so we know he was the fourth-born. After… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 15: Bali – KK

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 14: More Bali Adventures!

Today we selected the American breakfast instead with eggs, toast, bacon, sausage and tomato. Again this is served with watermelon juice and watermelon and papaya slices. The portion sizes were not large, just one small piece of each of the bacon, sausage and tomato, unlike the portions I’m used to in Canada (*cough* Baker St.… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 14: More Bali Adventures!

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 8: KK – Sandakan

Rise and shine at 5am as it was time to catch our 7am flight to Sandakan, located on the east coast of Sabah. After a quick 50 minute flight, we landed in “The Nature City”. We went to drop our bags at the hotel before grabbing some roti canai, roti telur (with egg mixed in)… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 8: KK – Sandakan

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 7: Touring around KK

After a full day of R&R yesterday, it is time for some exploring! We have a full day of activities planned for us starting with dim sum. It was all very typical Chinese dim sum. I tried some new things like a bun with egg yolk in the middle and some old favourites like xiao… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 7: Touring around KK

Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia II Day 6: R&R in KK

It was a full day of R&R after all the previous festivities. We mainly stayed at home and ate. There was also a never ending supply of pastries including a Malay version of 鹹煎餅, egg tarts, and an assortment of sponge cakes. We also had some local instant noodles - Maggi, which was as tasty… Continue reading Malaysia II Day 6: R&R in KK