Monday, October 6, 2014

Eat My Pie in Pickering - A Chic Place With Good Food

A friend of mine and I were looking for lunch in Pickering recently when he remembered seeing a cool-looking pizza joint. After some driving we found the place, Eat My Pie. The unique name and the promise of pies, as pizzas are called here, from wood-fired ovens were sufficient to entice us into the place.
Eat My Pie

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fine Taste Chinese Restaurant in Ajax - Review

Ajax has a new (Hakka) Chinese restaurant. The Fine Taste Hakka Chinese Restaurant was opened about two ago, and is located on Bayly Street where long time ago another Chinese restaurant was located. The new one, which serves Indian dishes as well, is, however, smaller.

I decided walk into the restaurant for lunch.
There are two types of menus basically – a very extensive full menu and the obligatory lunch menu.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hot and Spicy Food Festival in Toronto

The Hot and Spicy Food Festival was held at the TorontoHarbourfront Centre between Aug. 15-17. I attended the first evening, mostly because I wanted to participate in the spicy dish competition.
Six chefs created their dishes, and we could taste all of them and rank them.
My comments are below. 
Please note that I am used to pretty spicy food, so my verdict is also subjective.

All dishes at Hot & Spicy Food Festival.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Taste of Toronto 2014

Fifty dishes of all sorts, and all in one place – this is what Toronto’s first ever Taste of Toronto promised. Held at Fort York in Toronto during the last July weekend, this event follows the tradition of similar ‘Taste Festivals’ that are held in almost twenty cities around the globe.
I visited the ToT for the first session on Saturday. Fortunately, it was a warm day.
The use of ‘crowns’ as the event’s currency (one dollar bought one crown) is a good idea, but I am not sure what happens if you have unspent crowns.
The festival was made up basically of stands promoting anything from spicy sauces to tourism and healthy juices, food stands, well-known chefs’ sessions and wine tasting sessions.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Red Kitchen - A Very Spicy Thai Restaurant in Ajax

For long, I have been on the hunt for Thai restaurants that serve really spicy food -- the Thai way. Unfortunately, I have to concede that so far in Canada I have not found any 'authentic' Thai restaurant. The spiciest Thai foods I have had so far are from two restaurants -- one in Vienna, Austria, and the other in Jaco, Costa Rica.

So, when I saw a new joint, called Red Kitchen, open up in Ajax, it was time for a try but I have to concede I was too sceptical. I was ready to settle for a decent East Asian dinner.


I ordered Tom Yum soup and the plate of Thai spring rolls for appetizers.
Tom Yum Soup