Go SevenEast!

Cynthia Cheng Thai chicken spring rolls Though menu choices at SevenEast aren’t too different from the typical fusion restaurant (Spring Rolls, Indochine, etc…), this has got to be one of the best fusion places Prospere Magazine has tried in a while.  From the ambiance of the restaurant (small and modern-looking) to the food, this restaurant […]

Food: When Hick Becomes Trendy

Cynthia Cheng Is food really class-oriented?  Say, if someone from a small, remote town serves a plate of dandelion greens, would the world see it as “hick food,” while the same plate served at a high end restaurant in Manhattan would be seen as quite the opposite?  Many signs point to yes.  But why is this the case?  […]

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 […]

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 […]

Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar & Grill

Michelle G. Kensington Market is known for its fresh produce and abundance of Chinese restaurants. During the warmer months, people flock to the Market, as it is affectionately called, to sit on patios, shop in the independent stores for unique pieces and gather some of the freshest and cheapest fruit the city has to offer. […]

Shang: East Meets West in Manhattan

Cynthia Cheng   Beijing style cucumber salad Many Torontonians were saddened when chef, Susur Lee left the city to open Shang in Manhattan.  The restaurant, which opened recently, is like Lee’s Toronto restaurant, fusion.  However, unlike Susur, which leaned more towards western food, Shang is most definitely more Chinese/eastern-focused, in name, ambiance and food.

Nothing Byzantine about this Byzantium

Niya Bajaj Located at Church and Wellesley, just steps away from Wellesley station Byzantium is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. The classic hunter green awning blends in amongst the louder, more flamboyant cityscape that surrounds it. However for all it’s seeming reticence Byzantium is worth making reservations at, and fighting to […]