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La Petite Mangue- A Taste of Cambodia

By Sotong 3 months since I was last back in Malaysia and boy, do I miss the food back home. So, when I was invited for dinner at La Petite … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hof Kelsten: Coffee + Sandwich

By Sotong It has been ages since our last blog post. The reason being that I was back in food paradise – my home sweet home, Malaysia, for part of the … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arts Café: Getting Artsy for Brunch

By Sotong If I had any pick for long-term housing, Mile-End would definitely be in the top three on my list. Reason? Choice of 2 parks – Parc La Fontaine (with Théâtre … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dinette Triple Crown: Picnic in the Sun

By Sotong Back in Malaysia, coming across people who love picnicking is rather rare due to the hot and humid weather. Here, picnicking is a weekly ritual. Fun and food … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Café Replika

By Sotong After my latté at Humble Lion, I began to delve into the world of coffee…With the emergence of indie coffee shops around the city,getting my daily caffeine fix with good … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nouveau Palais: Malaysian in the House

By Sotong Although this will only be temporary**, I still feel a strong urge to spread the good news. How often do you come across Malaysian food here in Montréal? Well, … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

SAINT Sushi Bar – Sushi with a South East Asian Twist

By Sotong & Skinny (for the creative bits of each maki roll) In dire need to re-charge myself during study breaks, I often go Urbanspoon-ing for my next food stop. … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cacao 70: Getting Choco-High!

By Sotong Cacao 70 – one of my two fav chocolate places in downtown, the other being Juliette et Chocolat, just a 10-minutes-walk from home whenever I need a piece of cacao heaven. One … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sparrow: Brunch-ing on the Plateau

By Sotong Nestled on the Plateau among other brunch spots lies The Sparrow, which operates as a brunch spot on weekends and as a bar at night. This place has always been … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ramen Misoya

By Sotong Happy 2014!! Going back to our roots (Well, sort of indirectly. Malaysia is still Asia, right?), our first post of the year will be on Asian food, in … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Brit and Chips

By Skinny After Comptoir 21, this was a tall order to fill. White tiles and green walls give off an old-school chilled out British diner vibe; Brit and Chips is a relatively affordable and … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

GaNaDaRa – Wallet-Friendly

By Sotong We patronized GaNaDaRa twice – the first time with high expectations after listening to quite a few friends rave about the place; the second time we decided to give it … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


by Skinny Situated on a corner facing St. Laurent, Omnivore is a great place for a quick bite, dine-in or take-away. It’s a mellow, fuss-free eatery with sticky tables and chairs and a … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 2 Comments


By Sotong If you’re looking for authentic Japanese food, then Kazu might not be the one for you; dishes here are served fusion-style. To start off our meal, we had Yuzu … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Café Mardi Gras – From New Orleans

By Sotong Summertime = Festival Time here in Montreal. Before heading to Pont Jacques-Cartier to watch the International Fireworks Competition, I did some research on restos around the Gay Village … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ferreira Cafe: An Unlucky Encounter?

By Sotong A few days ago, my mom and I were walking along Peel and we passed by this fancy resto with an outdoor terrace. My mom mentioned that she … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dragon Beard Candy: Sesame-ically yummy

by Skinny: Thank goodness the only place with dragon beard candy in Montreal (or at least the only one I am aware of) offers some dope stuff. Nestled between a … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Satay Brothers: It’s Là-k-sà, Sà-thé, and Aye-yo!

by Skinny For the record, Laksa, Satay, and Aiyo are pronounced like that. Aiyo isn’t on the menu, but if you’re Singaporean you’ll hear it comradely muttered to you, a … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Hodo Kwaja: Walnut-Shaped Goodies

By Sotong Strolling in Koreatown after a hearty dinner, I stumbled upon Hodo Kwaja – the place a friend once told me about how disappointed she was for not getting to try when … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Joons Korean Cuisine: Dak Galbi during summer? Oh yeah.

By Sotong One of the reasons I came to Toronto is good and cheap Korean food. It’s really difficult to get authentic Korean food back in Montréal. I decided on Joons, … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

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