Rosedale Diner: Not Your Typical Burger Joint

You know you’re in Rosedale when you see an item on the menu for $117.  At a diner.  OK, it’s not likely anyone has ever ordered the so-called Gourmet Package and the only reason why it’s that pricey is because of the Veuve Cliquot (the actual dish is $17).  Besides, the restaurant is closer to the Summerhill […]

True Restaurant’s Chicken Ballotinne

Prospere Magazine first came across True Restaurant in 2008 when it first opened in Yorkville.  This green and locovore-friendly restaurant has an amazing list of foods, ranging from pastas and pizzas to entrees like the chicken ballotine.  Stuffed with mixed nuts and dried fruit, the chicken is, in addition to the traditional potatoes and vegetables, […]

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 […]

Macanese Cuisine: A Blend of East and West

Cynthia Cheng “Portuguese” Chicken Macanese Fried Rice Macanese food, like Macau itself, is a mix of east and west.  During trip to Hong Kong, we were able to escape over to what many people consider the “Vegas of the East” on a day trip.  Though actual gambling in the casinos was not part of the […]

Food, Glorious Chinese Food!

If you think Chinese food is about chicken balls, egg rolls and fortune cookies, then you don’t know Chinese food.  These items are in fact, North American inventions.  “Real” traditional Chinese food is very diverse and consists of a large variety of foods, with each region having its own signature dishes.  People in cities like […]