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👅Spicy Salmon Tartare ($8) + Corn Kaki-age ($5.50) + Chicken Kara-age ($7.50) + Spicy Tsuke Cold Udon ($12) 📍Menami [5469 Yonge Street, North York ON] ⭐️2/5 • I decided to give Menami a second shot and I was disappointed again. We got some appetizers to share such as the spicy salmon tartare, corn kaki-age, chicken Kara-age. Although the salmon was fresh, the flavour was bland, not spicy and had too much mayo. The corn was an interesting concept because it was fried nibblets rather than what I expected which was corn on a cob. Since corn nibblets are already sweet, I think pairing it with honey butter mayo was a bad choice. The quality of the chicken in the Kara-age was good but there was too much batter that overpowered the dish. I also ordered the spicy tsuke cold udon with shrimp tempura with a spicy shrimp and oil sauce. Overall, the dish was mediocre - the shrimp tempura had a good ratio of batter to shrimp, and the sauce was simply just oil and did not have a lot of spice. . . . #granniesgather #menami #06082018 #spicysalmontartare #salmon #corn #chickenkaraage #udon #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Matcha Opera Cake ($9) 📍Cafe Bon Bon [550 Highway 7, Unit 90, City ON] ⭐️4/5 • As a matcha lover, the flavour of the dessert did not disappoint. The cake was lighter than I originally thought it would be, and had a very strong matcha flavour. The fruit was very fresh which complemented the dark chocolate ganache. I would’ve preferred if the cake did not come with ice-cream, as it overpowered the cake’s flavour. . . . #granniesgather #cafebonbon #21062018 #matcha #cake #dessert #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Tonkotsu Black ($11.75) 📍Sansotei Ramen [9555 Yonge Street, Unit 12, Richmond Hill ON] ⭐️3/5 • I have heard many mixed reviews about Sansotei over the past year and finally had the chance to try it out for myself. Overall, the flavour of the Tonkotsu was fantastic and rich, with the ramen cooked to the perfect tenderness. However, the main reason I rated it a three-star is the fact that after taking one bite of the dish, you could instantly feel the MSG takeover your mouth. The dryness and saltiness in my mouth remained even 3 hours after I had finished the meal and had multiple cups of water. The ramen here is great, but I wish they would make their dishes with less MSG in them. . . . #granniesgather #sansotei #sansoteiramen #ramen #15062018 #richmondhill #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
🥨Can’t decide between salted caramel or pretzels? Worry knot, this im-prez-sive recipe ties up the two to create a dough-licious treat!🥨 . . 🏷️ These Salted Caramel Pretzel bars from @sallysbakeblog were made as a way for me to use up remaining ingredients in my fridge/pantry prior to moving. If you love sweet and salty, these are the treat for you! GRANNY TIP: I used a Chocolate Ganache instead of melted chocolate and coconut oil (original recipe calls for these ingredients) and I found the bars easier to make clean cuts with this way. . . . #granniesgather #23062018 #sallysbakingaddiction #saltedcaramel #caramel #pretzel #pecan #shortbread #chocolateganache #chocolate #ganache #seasalt #feedfeed #homemade #huffposttaste #food #blogto #tofoodies #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics  #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #vsco #vscocam #vscogang #thebakefeed
👅Chongqing-style noodles($1 promo; $6.50 regularly) 📍Hey Noodles [3700 Midland Ave, Unit 108, Scarborough ON] ⭐️4/5 • It’s #nationalnoodleday! There’s nothing like a warm bowl of noodles on a gloomy and cold day. I took the opportunity to try Hey Noodles during their $1 deal and I will definitely be returning to try their other menu items. So I guess you can say their promotion worked! I loved the texture of the noodles and the spicy flavour of the broth. The first time I went I chose medium spicy, which was numbing and delicious. I returned the next day and opted for less spicy (for the sake of my skin) and it was still super yummy! . . . #granniesgather #heynoodles #01102018 #noodles #spicy #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Prosciutto r Arugola ($25) + Pizza Piccolo ($15) 📍Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza [1 Old Mill Drive, Toronto ON] ⭐️4/5 • Located near the Humber River in Downtown Toronto, this pizza joint was perfect for our cravings. The Prosciutto r Arugola is a 12” pizza that had Mozzarella fiore di latte cheese, cherry tomatoes, prosciutto crudo, arugula, parmigiano, reggiano cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Though the toppings were fairly simple, this pizza tasted absolutely delicious. The Prosicutto was fresh and salty but was balanced out by the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes. The Pizza Piccolo, available on the lunch menu, was a margherita pizza with San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella fiore di latte cheese, extra virgin olive oil, basil and a mixed green salad. The mozzarella and sauce ratio was perfect. However, I did not expect the mixed green salad to be served on top of the pizza. The salad dressing made the pizza soggy and took away from the flavour of a classic margherita pizza. Overall, tasty pizzas but definitely on the expensive side. . . . #granniesgather #goodfellaswoodovenpizza #04082018 #pizza #proscuitto #arugula #margherigta #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #torontoeats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Le Royale with Cheese ($14) 📍Hambrgr St. Paul [233 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON] ⭐️5/5 • I have no complaints about this burger! It was umami heaven and had everything I look for in a burger. The patty was packed with flavour and had the perfect juicy texture. The caramelized onions and bacon jam were delicious, while the hickory stick-like potatoes added a nice crunch. The service was also superb - we wanted to try one of the burgers on a waffle but the server told us it is too soft to hold up all the toppings of the burger and often gets soggy. He was probably right as it was a messy burger on its own; I love when servers give their honest opinions! . . . #granniesgather #hambrgr #07072018 #hamburger #cheeseburger #onions #havarti #bacon #crunch #umami #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #toreats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Soufflé Pancakes ($13) 📍Cafe Bon Bon [550 Highway 7, Unit 89-90, Markham ON] ⭐️4/5 • For my first time trying soufflé pancakes, I was extremely surprised at the texture. They were very light and airy, just as the menu describes. It was also very soft and didn’t require much effort to chew, unlike regular pancakes which are usually more dense. The vanilla ice-cream was the perfect combination and did not make the dish too sweet. We definitely want to try out more restaurants that serve soufflé pancakes, so leave your suggestions in the comments! . . . #granniesgather #cafebonbon #21062018 #souffle #pancakes #dessert #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Veda's Choice w/ half-size potatoes ($16.50) + Blueberry Pancakes ($6) 📍Mildred's Temple [85 Hanna Avenue, Unit 104, Toronto ON] ⭐️5/5 • Although there is always a 45 minute to 1 hour wait, this is my new favourite brunch spot. I ordered the Veda’s Choice, which was a croissant sandwich with poached eggs, bacons and bearnaise sauce that comes with a side of mixed greens. I added half a side of potatoes for $1, which is definitely a must try if you like brunch potatoes - they were seasoned well and the perfect texture, not too fried and not too sandy. The eggs, sauce and bacon were delicious and very filling in combination with the flaky and buttery croissant.  We also ordered a single serving of the blueberry pancakes to share. As a waffle lover, I had low expectations for this but it turned out to be the best pancake I have ever had! The pancake was extremely soft and made with a sweet batter, which reminded me more of a dessert than the typical buttermilk pancakes. This was a secret item/not on the menu and I am glad our server informed us about this declicious dish. Overall, the portions were large and was definetly worth the price we paid! . . . #granniesgather #mildredstemple #02062018 #croissant #poachedeggs #eggs #bacon #potatoes #pancakes #blueberrypancakes #brunch #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #torontoeats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
☕️I can't espresso how much chocolate beans to me.🍫 . . 🏷️ Inspired by a fellow granny, I decided to try my hand at cake decorating! Having always received baked goods from my friend on my birthday, I had to repay the favour for hers. Since she loves chocolate and coffee as much as I do, I decided to make this two-layer chocolate cake with coffee buttercream and chocolate ganache. I didn't get to try it but I did enjoy licking all the bowls and spatulas 👅 . . . #granniesgather #13062018 #chocolate #mocha #coffee #cake  #feedfeed #homemade #huffposttaste #food #blogto #tofoodies #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics  #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅El Rio Grande ($14) 📍Toma Burger Addiction [712 Queen Street West, Toronto ON] ⭐️2.5/5 • HAPPY NATIONAL CHEESEBURGER DAY! We stepped into this restaurant 'cause the menu looked pretty enticing when we walked by it. I ordered the El Rio Grande and the first thing I thought of when it arrived was how incredibly small the portion was. For the price I paid, I would've expected something much larger than what was given. For the most part, the burger tasted pretty average, the patty being made from fresh ground beef and the toppings (guacamole, double smoked bacon, chipotle mayonnaise, cheddar, lettuce, tomato) complemented the burger well. The server was also very friendly and let us converse with them about their recommendations! . . . #granniesgather #tomaburger #tomaburgeraddiction #nationalcheeseburgerday #29072018 #burger #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #torontoeats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Bubble Tea Taiwanese Shaved Ice ($8.99) + Black Sesame Egg Waffle ($8.99) 📍Sugar Marmalade [D106-3278 Midland Avenue, Scarborough ON] ⭐️4/5 • If you're ever craving some quality Taiwanese shaved ice, this is definitely now one of my top suggestions! The bubble tea flavour was perfectly even throughout the entire dish and the proportion of toppings to shaved ice was just right. We originally didn't think the coconut jelly would taste good with the milk tea flavour, but once we tried it, we were instantly proven wrong. The black sesame egg waffle was also very rich in flavour, and we recommend that you order it. The waffle was light and chewy, with a crisp outside and the black sesame ice cream was absolutely delightful. Just make sure that you order it first as it takes approximately 15 minutes to make; it will definitely be worth the wait! . . #granniesgather #sugarmarmalade #30072018 #bubbletea #taiwanese #shavedice #blacksesame #waffle #dessert #scarboroughfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #scarborougheats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Afternoon Tea Set ($28) 📍My Cup of Tea Dessert [11-360 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill, ON] ⭐️3/5 • My Cup of Tea Dessert was my first High Tea experience. The set comes with a pot of tea and upon arrival, the server gives you a tray with 20+ types of teas to smell and an iPad detailing the ingredients it contains. The food is placed in a bird cage and each layer arrives separately. At the time I visited, the menu consisted of: mushroom and cheese bread, tuna sandwich and devilled eggs; plain and tea-infused scone; mango pudding, Japanese mochi flower with red bean filling, high-heeled shaped dark chocolate. Out of all the items, I was most impressed by the tea-infused scone - it was soft and pillowy with a lovely flavour! Overall, I found the meal to be very carb-heavy with quite basic items and not worth the price they charged. . . . #granniesgather #mycupofteadessert #01072018 #hightea #sandwiches #scones #mangopudding #devilledeggs #tea #dessert #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Lemon Yakult with Aloe ($6.50) 📍Happy Lemon [3260 Midland Avenue, Unit G-112, Scarborough ON] ⭐️4.5/5 • On my first visit to Happy Lemon in Scarborough, I decided to try the lemon yakult with aloe from the Lemon series. I chose not to modify anything except for less ice and the drink was wonderful. I was extremely surprised by the intensity of the lemon flavour as it overpowered the yakult, but was balanced out by the aloe. Overall, I think this drink is worth to try, especially for those who enjoy sour foods. The price is similar to other bubble tea chains for a large size with a topping. I will definitely be returning to try the other drinks on their menu! . . . #granniesgather #happylemon #10072018 #lemon #aloe #yakult #scarboroughfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #scarborougheats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Monte Cristo ($15) 📍The Early Bird [353-355 Talbot St., London, ON] ⭐️2.5/5 • The Early Bird was my go-to brunch place in London for giant portions and tasty food. Having eaten there a number of times during my 5 years going to school in London, this is the first time I was disappointed by my choice. The filling of my Monte Cristo lacked flavour and though the bread was deliciously soft and fluffy, it overpowered the filling. I ended up deconstructing the entire sandwich and eating the parts separately. I will definitely be back but I won't be ordering the Monte Cristo! . . . #granniesgather #theearlybird #28062018 #montecristo #frenchtoast #swisscheese #ham #jam #westernu #brunch #thicc #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅Charcoal Soft Serve 📍Matcha Tea & Dessert [505 Highway 7 East, Unit 15, Markham ON] ⭐️0.5/5 • We were extremely hyped to try out Matcha's famous charcoal ice-cream, but unfortunately, were left feeling very disappointed. The texture of the soft-serve was reminiscent to that of wet concrete and had absolutely no flavour whatsoever. The cone (we didn't opt for the black waffle cone) was something you could find at your local dollar store, and was extremely stale. This treat would've been rated a zero, but because SPC offered 10% off and saved me some money, it deserves at least a 0.5. . . . #granniesgather #matchateaanddessert #ddmmyyyy #icecream #softserve #charcoal #markhamfood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #markhameats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
👅 Bavaria ($59) + Choucroute Alsace ($49) 📍Otto's Bierhalle [1089 Queen St West, Toronto ON] ⭐️4.5/5 • If you ever crave some quality German food, this is the place to go! The Bavaria consists of the famous German dish  Schweinshaxe, which is the roasted pork hock with crispy skin. We definitely recommend getting this dish if you can't decide what to eat, as it covers all the bases of German food. The Choucroute Alsace contains more sausage options along with a portion of pork belly. The best part about these platters were the sides that it comes with. I absolutely loved the grilled vegetables, brussel sprouts and potato salad as they each tasted incredibly fresh and were perfectly seasoned/pickled. The feasts here are served family style as it is meant to be shared with those at your table, so make sure you come with a group of friends/family to truly enjoy the dining experience! . . . GRANNY TIP: This may be a weird little tip, but you should definitely check out their washrooms. We guarantee you'll be entertained. . . . #granniesgather #ottosbierhalle #27052018 #porkbelly #bratwurst #weisswurst #sauerkraut #brusselsprouts #potatoes #schweinshaxe #beet #germanfood #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics #torontoeats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang
🥐We keep searching for the perfect pastry pun, butter luck next time! 🥐 . . 🏷️ In Japan, a fellow granny and I had the most delicious Chestnut pastry we got from a local bakery. Unable to find it anywhere here, we decided to try and replicate it! We used a cruffin recipe and made our own chestnut paste to go inside it. Though the end result differed from what we tried in Japan, it was almost as tasty! GRANNY TIP: Weigh your dough portions so that they bake evenly and come out the same size! . . . #granniesgather #02062018 #cruffin #chestnut #croissant #muffin #feedfeed #homemade #huffposttaste #food #blogto #tofoodies #foodporn  #foodgasm #foodpics  #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #vsco #vscocam #vscogang #thebakefeed
👅Sushi Burger ($9.99) 📍Su & Bu [106 John Street, Toronto ON] ⭐️4.5/5 • Why not celebrate National Burger Day with a twist? We have waited so long to finally try this sushi burger, and I’m glad to say it exceeded our expectations! The rice patty bun came with salmon, crabmeat, carrot, red cabbage, coconut, guacamole, seaweed salad, arugula, lettuce, sesame aioli, sriracha aioli and sweet chilli. We were extremely surprised that the fried rice bun held together with every bite, but was very oily because it was fried. The ingredients, especially the salmon, were very fresh and the sauces gave the dish a nice little kick. . . . #granniesgather #suandbu #24062018 #sushi #sushiburger #salmon #torontofood #food #blogto #tofoodies #tastetoronto #foodporn #foodgasm #foodpics #torontoeats #yyzeats #feedmyphone #phoneeatsfirst #tastethesix #vsco #vscocam #vscogang #nationalburgerday

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