Vietnamese #cheapeats in the 6ix (a list)

Happy Halloween!  We’ll be out trick-or-treating with the kiddos tonight… hoping to fill our boots full of South-East Asian #cheapeats. Recently, some out-of-towners asked us about the best Vietnamese food in the city.  They were visiting from Calgary, which happens to have one heck of a Viet food scene.  So this month, we thought we’d…

Dumpling House ~ 619 Gerrard St E ~ (416) 901-0288

First of December, and it’s beginning to look a lot like… holiday lunch season. Dumpling House has been a fixture in the #EastChinatown neighborhood for as long as we can remember.  The Li family has been introducing Riverdale families to a wide array of Northern Chinese cuisine for a couple of decades now.  This was…

The Best of 2020!!!

Happy New Year!  Seems like a bit of an oxymoron to be discussing the best of 2020.  Rather than dwell on the negative, let’s instead take a look back at some of the best eats of the year.  With a fresh set of eyes, cataracts removed, we enjoyed many a fine meal this year… even…

Bach Yen ~ 738 Gerrard St E ~ (647) 347-8160

Working in East Chinatown for the past ten years, feel like I’ve tried most of the restaurants in the ‘hood.  There’s this one spot a little further east that’s always eluded me.  Bach Yen (738 Gerrard St E) was put in my radar last week by Suresh Doss, and it’s a real winner.  Have been…

Top Ten Under Ten #lunchunder10bucks

Finding yourself #lunchunder10bucks is something easily realized in most corners of the globe.  Trying to accomplish this when dining-out in downtown Toronto, however, can provide some added complexity to the budget. The Toronto Food Blog’s #lunchunder10bucks project aims to prove that you can eat well, on the cheap, if you’re willing to venture off the…

Simon’s Wok ~ 797 Gerrard St E ~ (416) 778-9836

Simon’s Wok Vegetarian Kitchen is a popular Riverdale hole-in-the-wall that does veggies really, really well.  With over 100 items on their menu, Simon can whip-up just about anything you’d find on a typical Chinese food menu.  He’s got a knack for texture, using an array of vegetarian ingredients in such a way that you often forget…