un voyage gastronomique

the world isn't round… it's a platter

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 · Leave a comment

Kazu – Japanese Fusion Hole in the Wall

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 · Leave a 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

La Bamboche: Macarons that Go Easy on the Sweet

By Sotong After a 40-minute bus-and-metro ride from Downtown Toronto, I arrived at this spacious and cute place. I had a tough time deciding on which of the 8 flavors to try, … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Phipps Bakery Café: Great Hang Out Place with Okay Pastries

By Sotong My brother and I were walking along Eglinton Avenue West and spotted this cute little café across the street. Phipps Bakery is operated on a self-service basis. Looking … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maru: Knocking the socks off the Korean cuisine circuit

by Skinny   Here is, I daresay, Montreal’s best kept secret. It’s a shame that this city’s well-fed contentedly bounce back and forth between popular but really very average fares at GaNaDaRa and … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maestro S.V.P: Poor business ethic

by Skinny Maestro S.V.P is a confusing place. On one hand, they look rather posh and all, often with a good flow of working professionals who appear to enjoy the seafood, and … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Comptoir 21: Hipsters welcome!

by Skinny: Possibly the best fish and chips in town can be found at this home-y, old-school-hip vibe diner. Seated on a high stool in front of a wall decorated with black and … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Momofuku Noodle Bar: More Than Just Noodles

By Sotong Second day in Toronto. My bro and I decided to head to David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar (the gigantic, heavy wooden doors right next to the entrance of … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Richmond Station: Burgers to Die For

By Sotong First time travelling out of Montréal after spending 2 years here in Canada. Starting my Toronto foodie adventure off with a Bang!, Richmond Station was my first pit … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Au Pied De Cochon: Not for the Faint-Hearted

By Sotong After hearing ravings of Martin Piccard’s Au Pied de Cochon ever since I first set foot in Montréal 2 years ago, I finally had the opportunity to dine … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tazah: Not your average poutine

by Skinny: Don’t go here if you want hangover poutine. It wouldn’t do justice at all. Besides, the place is too pretty to be defiled with a stupor. Tazah demands … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

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