Salad King

Salad King is a rather popular chain restaurant that has gained its popularity among many Torontonians for their stellar Thai cuisine. After finishing off some hardcore midterms (which I was surprisingly satisfied with!) I decided to give myself a deserving break with my friend to check out the movie, Ouija, in the VIP Cineplex Theatre…

Poke Guys

Poke Guys was an excursion made one sunny afternoon in an attempt to try some “Hawaiian” cuisine. Hawaii is my favourite place in the world, and so I would say I have a familiarity with their cuisine, which seems to clash with Japanese style influences (that’s why I put this post under Japanese!). With one…

Sorry Coffee Co.

“Sorry” for disappearing for some time Foodie Utopians! Also, “sorry” for this horrific pun (okay I’m finished, “sorry”) No seriously, I’m done now. Eager to hop back into my blogging again, a friend made a suggestion to visit Sorry Coffee Co. – a small, modern yet chic cafe where coffee lovers and any morning drinker alike…

Buk Chang Dong Soon Tofu

Buk Chang Song Soon Tofu, located around Christie station in Toronto, was a venture taken one sunny afternoon with a friend who had wanted to take me to an interesting, traditional Korean restaurant for Foodie Utopia. Wish granted, we made our commute to Buk Chang to try their famous tofu. The surrounding area almost felt…

Nota Bene

Upon a suggestion of a friend who told me about Nota Bene on Queen Street, I decided that I would have a taste of it for the first time when I was in Toronto. Based on my prior research, they had an offering of a 6 course meal for their “Taste of August” special, so that’s…

Kenzo

Kenzo was a spontaneous venture on Yonge Street after an attempted excursion to Poke Guys unfortunately flopped. It was so popular that they had to close for the remainder of the day when my company and I reached their joint. That’s why we found ourselves at Kenzo instead, which happen to be nearby. This change in…

Marcello’s Pizzeria

Marcello’s Pizzeria is the next stop for Foodie Utopia – upon the recommendation of my mom’s coworker, who insisted that Marcello’s only offers the most authentic Italian in the city. There are two locations Marcello’s can be found, one in Toronto on St. Clair West, and their Vaughan location on Rutherford. One evening, my parents and…

Rosewater

Rosewater is a restaurant on the higher-end of fine dining, and was first introduced to me when a friend suggested “Happy Hour Thursdays” for drinks. One Thursday however, I made a stop here to try their dinner selection with Victor, who was also curious about their dining experience . We entered Rosewater, and it was absolutely packed….

Millie Creperie

Japanese and French Fusion Dessert Millie Creperie was a secluded section in Kensington Market that caught my eye during many of my visits there because of their beautiful display of colourful crepe selections they had displayed on a poster sized menu right on their window. One day, I decided to make my visit to Millie Creperie…

Seven Lives

Kensington Market Tacos One bright afternoon, I had a temptation to explore some more cuisine of Mexican variety, especially after making my visit to El Caballito and being exposed to some Mexican for the first time in Toronto (see my post on El Caballito here: http://foodieutopia.blogspot.ca/2016/07/el-caballito.html). Ravi, another  Mexican cuisine lover (though he only had Taco…

Nandos

Bay Street Peri-Peri Chicken Never have I heard of Nandos until a friend suggested eating here for lunch one day. I was interested for sure – he advertised it was Portuguese cuisine; a cuisine that I have yet to explore. In addition, Nandos has gained its popularity not only in Toronto, but in its other locations…

Soco Kitchen + Bar

Bremner + Lower Simcoe One evening out with a friend, we were walking along the harbour and then found ourselves wandering through the streets of Toronto. Closer by my area, we actually stumbled upon Soco Kitchen and Bar which looked quite extravagant and seemed to be decently crowded. Spontaneously we decided to have dinner there.   The Entrance! We…