I took some time off of updating the blog for a while, but now I’m back! To start off, I want to share with you all an episode of Munchies – Toronto version….GUU STYLE!!!!
Perhaps some of you may already know, I love Guu! It has been on my favourite list since I first tried it in Vancouver and I was super excited when they came over to Toronto. I like this episode because it highlights (although, if you know me, it’s just the tip of the iceberg) two of my favourite cuisines – Asian and Italian! I think to be Asian, is to be adventurous! It is the one thing you grow up learning and eventually, appreciating. And of course, what is an adventure without drunken singing?!
Really, need I say more after this?
le gros jambon, montreal, qc
Beginning in February and running until June is the Food on Film series at TIFF. It brings together foodies and film buffs, as well as culinary experts together in one place. Every month TIFF will feature a guest that will do a talk and among them, David Chang of Momofuku fame.
It’s a subscription event, which means you’re going to have to shell out for a package of tickets which is $180 for those non-members and $153 for members. I read on The Grid that TIFF may release single tickets depending on availability. Definitely don’t count on seeing David Chang if you’re banking on single tickets…
Here is the schedule of events/talks:
- Wednesday, February 13 – Claire Stubbs on I Am Love
- Wednesday, March 13 – James Oseland on The Trip
- Wednesday, April 3 – David Chang on Eat Drink Man Woman
- Wednesday, April 24 – Aldo Sohm on Sideways
- Wednesday, May 15 – Anita Stewart on Food Inc.
- Wednesday, June 19 – Kent Kirshenbaum on El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
It may be sad and disappointing for some that Habaneros will be no more. But I for one never appreciated Mexican food, so I am EXTREMELY EXCITED that Sukhothai will be opening in the old Habaneros location (Wellington/Church).
This will somewhat satisfy my love for noodles. Salivating right now. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a Monday this much…
I’ve always been a proud Canadian and nothing pained me most when I was growing up than when my family members would say “Hong Kong has everything.” I would retort with questions like, “Do they have Pizza Hut?”; “Do they have spaghetti?”; “Do they have hot dogs?” and unfortunately for me, the answer would always be “Yes. Hong Kong has everything.”
FRUSTRATION!!! And sadness when I realized my beloved country lacked many of the cool things Hong Kong had to offer despite our incredible diversity.
And slowly, I realized Hong Kong does have everything. And to my point from my I love food but… post, Hong Kong has a crazy culture like no other and eating is a HUGE part of it. I am glad I do not live there, because I would be severely obese.
Check out the No Reservations episode on Hong Kong. Anthony Bourdain describes Hong Kong beautifully and accurately when he describes it as a pinball machine. A magical place where you’re bounced around, through narrow and hidden passageways to be spat out somewhere completely different, all dizzy and drunk with happiness and confusion. Maybe he didn’t say it in those words, but the analogy is pretty close to the real thing.
Tomorrow’s the day that Fahrenheit celebrates its one year anniversary at their Jarvis and Lombard location in downtown Toronto. To celebrate, Sameer is offering up FREE AMERICANO’S all day! YAY!
In addition, all TIPS will be donated to the MOVEMBER cause.
Fahrenheit is definitely one of my favourite spots in Toronto – great coffee, great vibe, great people and delicious baked goods. To boot, they’re also top barista competitors – 3rd and 4th at 2012 Central regional Canadian Regional Barista Championship and 5th at the Canadian Barista Championship.
This picture is from a friend. AMAZING!