Indigo Masala Room: Av and Dav’s Indian Restaurant

Cynthia Cheng It has been around for less than a year, but Indigo Masala Room, on Avenue Road just south of Davenport is perhaps one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve been to in the past little while.  Not only do they have good service (we were asked whether we wanted additional naan or rice), […]

Thai in the Annex

Cynthia Cheng Real Thailand Restasurant on Bloor, just west of Spadina has been a staple in the area for 10 years.  The restaurant offers a huge range of choices at affordable prices – entrees are often just under the $10 mark for dinner.  There is also a set lunch menu. The first dish we had was an appetizer.  The […]

Tim Hortons To Expand Internationally

Cynthia Cheng Now that Tim Hortons has set foot in Manhattan, it is looking to go elsewhere in the world, including Asia.  The question, of course, is will it do well there?  Doughnuts, or at least, the doughnut that we commonly associate with people in law enforcement, are not commonly found in Asia, not even […]

GTA’s Good Taste-ing Shanghainese Dim Sum

Cynthia Cheng The Greater Toronto Area has several Chinatowns, ranging from older ones in the downtown core to Agincourt to Mississauga and Markham/Richmond Hill.  The best ones, according to most Toronto-based Chinese are in Markham.  Not only are these restaurants clean (downtown Chinatown restaurants have a reputation of health code violations) and authentic, but the vast majority […]

Great Places to Eat in NYC

Cynthia Cheng In a recent trip to New York, I had the chance to eat at several different restaurants including: SnAKS on 5:  Located on the fifth floor (contemporary ladies’ clothing) at Saks Fifth Avenue, this restaurant serves, well, more “snacky” type foods than the SFA Cafe on the eighth floor.  What’s interesting about the […]

Dessert Trends Prix Fixe Dinner

Cynthia Cheng I last reviewed Dessert Trends Bistro as a brunch/lunch place last month and skipped over the dessert.  I recently returned to the restaurant for dinner to try their prix fixe menu.  The meal, which costs either $25 or $35, depending on the main course one orders, actually has a much larger selection than any similar […]

It’s Not Just Sweets at Dessert Trends’ DT Bistro

Cynthia Cheng Located on Harbord Street, between Spadina and Bathurst is the DT Bistro, the restaurant that sweets shop, Dessert Trends operates.  Offering much more than just desserts, this restaurant is an ideal place for a nice, weekend brunch.  At my last visit, I ordered a lemon dill egg scramble with cheddar cheese served over […]

Chimichanga Yorkville Now Open

Cynthia Cheng   Chimichanga Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar has opened its second Toronto location in Yorkville recently.  Though the location can be hard to find (it’s located at the lower level and can be easily missed without a sandwich board on the sidewalk).  My fiance and I went to the restaurant to test it […]

Fusion is Putting on the Riz

Cynthia Cheng Fusion food doesn’t have to be super-fancy, nor does it have to be a chain restaurant.  In fact, you can find one right in midtown Toronto, on Bayview, north of Eglinton.  Riz (pronounced “rice”) offers a menu that comes from Thailand, Vietnam and southern China, ranging from fried rice and chow mein to various […]

Su Restaurant: Vegetarian Friendly, but Otherwise Needs Improvement

Logan Niles Living with a vegetarian can sometimes make eating out a challenge. Having spent some years eating vegetarian, raw and even Natural Hygienist, I’ve been in my husband’s shoes where eating out at a non-vegetarian restaurant often leads to lacklustre choices of “pasta” or “salad”. Not my idea of a great culinary experience unless […]