Showing posts from February, 2016

Kanpai Can Do

A friend of mine is a regular at Kanpai in Cabbagetown and cannot say enough good things about it, so it was time for a visit. Myself and 5 friends headed down to see what the fuss is all about. Everything about their menu is entertaining, take a look! They have a lot of options, many are gluten free, if that’s your thing. They even have gluten free beer! (It's pretty good!)
It's a small restaurant and you can only make reservations if you have at least 6 people. We grabbed seats at the bar overlooking the kitchen, a front seat to the action! Everyone was working hard as the orders in house and UberEATS piled up. It was a crazy night, but the wait for food wasn't too long.
We ordered the Redneck. It came with 6 PBR, 12 sexy pieces of friedchicken, Taiwanese antipasto, choice of fried rice, naked bao with durty butter and tater slaw. It's a lot of food, but the perfect amount for 6 people.
First up was the bao. Soft and fresh, this was my first time trying bao, but any bre…

Winter Brewfest 2016

My first beer festival of the year was Winter Brewfest held at the Enercare Centre by Exhibition Place. It was Toronto's first year for the event, so I'm glad I went on Saturday, so the kinks could get worked out on Friday. 
There were 8 breweries with their own booths, a spirit & wine bar,a giant keg as well as casks and 2 bar style spots, one for Ontario and one for Quebec. Instead of all of the breweries having their own booth, they were able to showcase many more beers from breweries that otherwise may not have been able to participate. Great idea! Many beers sold out on Friday and they were selling out fast on Saturday too. So much beer love. It was awesome.
The lines weren't very well organized. Everyone was everywhere, sometimes you weren't sure if you were in a line or not. The giant keg area was especially problematic for line organization. Also, if you bought drink tickets in advance, the regular ticket booths didn't take the printouts, you had to go ba…

Decadence at Descendant

Time for more pizza! This time we headed to Descendant Detroit Style Pizza. It's a small venue with really cool artwork on the walls. We had reservations and it was packed! Luckily, we didn't have to wait long for our table to be ready. By the time we got seated, there was a line up to the door. This must be good!
They had a small, but good, selection of drinks from craft beer to fancy iced teas. The pizza menu changes regularly, so your favourite today, may not be available next week! What makes the pizza here special is that it's upsidedown: the sauce is on top. Unusual, but irresistable. The thick Sicilian crust, layered with pepperoni, cheese and sauce creates a new pizza experience.

Gourmet Malaysia

Alright Scarborough, time to see what in town. 10 of my friends, and myself, ventured to Gourmet Malaysia for some family style eats. We ordered enough for an army, but we were up for the challenge!
We ordered the dishes that were highly recommended online. We started with the roti and curry as well as many satays. It all went rather quickly. We understood why the chicken and beef satays were popular; tender, juicy and bursting with flavour! The roti was hot and fresh. There was more meat and sauce thanthere were roti, but isn't that the story of our lives?
Next up was the Hainanese Chicken and Deep Fried Sambal Whole Fish. They were OK. The chicken didn't have a lot of flavour as it was steamed. It was juicy, but kinda blah. The whole fish was disappointing. It was so crispy that it was almost impossible to get any meat off of it. Definitely not worth $18.99. We feel a lot went to waste.