Baghdad Cafe

I’ve never had Shawarma before, so A and I headed out to Baghdad Cafe on a snowy afternoon to try their Chicken Shawarma Platter! What we ate: Chicken Shawarma Platter with Baghdad Salad (Tomatoes, cucumbers and chickpeas), hummus on the side and spiced rice ($9.97) I thought that the chicken was really dry even though…

Catch 122

Went to Catch 122 for a catch up (geddit?) with M before he headed off for his great Japan adventure! We went during the Dine Out period, so they didn’t have their full Happy Hour menu. They only had a choice of Hummus, Smoked Olives, Frites, and Fried Chicken. What we ate: 2 orders of…

Bellaggio Wine Bar (Convention Centre Location)

My team had our Christmas team lunch here. The last time I was here was back in 2013, so I wanted to see what has changed since then. What I ate: Linguini Pescatore – sauteed prawns, smoked salmon and pacific cod tossed in our pesto white wine cream sauce ($23.95) Although it looks like this…

Earls Test Kitchen

Met up with R for another Happy Hour adventure! This time we decided to go to Earls Test Kitchen because it was close to my work. Their happy hour is from 3 pm – 6 pm. We got there around 5:45 pm and it was really busy! What we drank: Moscow Mule and Mojito ($7…

Bánh Mi Très Bon

After seeing so many social media posts on this quaint new restaurant I decided to visit with R after lunch! The interior is the nicest Vietnamese restaurant I’ve ever been to. I love the whole look and feel of the vintage pieces they have that showcase a bygone era of Vietnam. They did a pretty…

Jam Café

I am not a morning person. I dislike waking up early, but if there is one thing I hate more than waking up early, it’s queuing. I rather leave a restaurant than line up for hours. This visit to Jam Café combined the two things I hate most. So was it worth it? Met up…

Laksa King

Haven’t seen S in ages and we were both craving Laksa so she suggested we go to Laksa King on Hastings. What I ate: Laksa with yellow noodle served with prawn, fish ball, tofu puff, hard boiled egg, chicken and house made coconut curry broth ($9.50) This was too mild for my liking. Maybe this…

Bambudda

I wanted to check out Bambudda before they are closed for good on February 19. Getting to the actual restaurant was a bit of an adventure, because the building it’s located in already has a bunch of construction surrounding it so it’s really hidden. R and I sat at the bar so that we can…

Miko Sushi

I have walked past this restaurant hundreds of times and I’ve never bothered to even give it a second glance because I just assumed that it was a Chinese run/hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant. Granted, I love me some inauthentic Japanese food (I low key love Sushi Garden/California) but nothing ever really drew me in to Miko…

Haru Korean Kitchen

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Korean food. If I had to pick one dish that I’m currently obsessed with that would be Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개). So when I heard that a new Korean restaurant opened near my office, I knew I just had to check it out. What I ate:…

Prestons Restaurant + Lounge

UPDATE: They have extended this menu until February 13th! For an early birthday dinner I met with R for at Prestons for a delicious meal! I’m pushing this post out quickly because Dine Out is ending this weekend, and I think this $30 Dine Out is worth every penny! What I drank: Gin and Tonic. Can’t…

Miku Restaurant

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life is that it’s not just a a birthday it’s a birth month. That’s right. A month worth of celebrations and drinking. For me, that month is February. Yes, I got shafted in that it’s a shorter month, but that just means I need to party…