Cheap Japanese Lunch @ Hokkaido Katsu Sushi

Finally a non-haul post (to be followed by another haul post)! I met up with a secondary school friend and we went to Tsuen Wan to grab lunch. She led me to this Japanese restaurant in the Citywalk mall, and I am surprised at how cheap their food is!

It’s one of the Japanese restaurants that have the conveyer belt sushi (sorry I didn’t get a picture!), but they also have set lunches. I love their mugs for tea! They have pictures of various sushi on them, so cute!

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Ginza Sushi and Thai Review – Vaughan Location

I have decided to do more reviews on restaurants that I have been to, seeing how I do eat out quite a lot lately. It’s a habit I have been trying to kick, but sometimes the appeal of trying out a new restaurant wins the battle.

Ginza Sushi is a chain restaurant (which I never knew until doing research on the restaurant for this blogpost), all located in GTA. I have only tried the one at the Vaughan location, so this review does not really apply to the other restaurants, since I assume they all have different chefs. (Also, I apologize for the lack of pictures, my little cousins kind of went at everything before I can stop them haha!) Continue reading

Full House Desserts

I love desserts. Especially Chinese desserts! Don’t get me wrong, I do love my creme brulee, cheesecake, mousse cake and such, but there is something about Chinese desserts that hits home more than these other ones. Maybe because I grew up eating them, or maybe it’s because it’s not crazy sweet like most western desserts. I was so glad for the existence of Full House Desserts here! Full House Dessert is a very famous chain dessert restaurant in Hong Kong, but I am not sure if this particular Full House Desserts in Richmond Hill is affiliated with the one in HK. Regardless, their desserts taste just like the ones in HK! I first went to this place a few years ago, but since I started university, I have not been here, until recently. And I am so glad I did (but my waistline isn’t quite happy about this LOL) Continue reading

Thirsty Thursday – Pink Grapefruit Margarita

Here’s the second edition of Thirsty Thursday. I came across this drink recipe from pinterest again. I am a huge fan of grapefruit so this is right up my alley! I hope you enjoy this Pink Grapefruit Margarita!

(Image via There Goes The Cupcake)

Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
From: There Goes The Cupcake

  • 1 cup         ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 1/2  cup   fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 1 cup        triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3 cups      ice
  • 1 cup        silver tequila
  • 1   lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt

Thirsty Thursday… Nutella Hot Chocolate

Image via The Hungry Housewife

Despite the gorgeous weather yesterday, it is rainy, windy, and gloomy out today. I have a love-hate relationship with rain. I hate it most of the time, since well… who likes getting all splashed with dirty water from passing cars, or being fearful of stepping on all those wormies that come out (argh gross). On another note, when I don’t need to go out, it’s actually quite relaxing to be enjoying the warmth of being in my place, who cares what’s going on outside! And it gives me another reason to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate.

I have always been making hot chocolate from store brought hot chocolate mix, but I saw this on Pinterest today and it has totally changed that (probably forever). It’s a recipe of homemade nutella hot chocolate. MMMMM. Nutella and hot chocolate? Sounds like heaven to me. It also seems to be super easy to make! I will definitely be trying this once I get back home (I’m kind of in limbo in terms of living situation right now since I basically moved out of my old apartment: YAY for being done my undergrad degree! But I also have a conference to go to soon so I can’t go back home yet…) And it would be rude to make this now since my nutella will kill my boyfriend… guess this has to wait a couple weeks! I just wanted to share this with you all since it looks absolutely delicious! Lots of thanks to The Hungry Housewife for sharing this recipe!

For 1 Serving:
1 cup milk
2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella
1 Tbsp Cocoa
Pinch of Salt

Add all ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat, until well mixed and hot. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy!

Do you have any delicious hot chocolate recipe? Do share! 🙂

Indulging in Brunch…

I can’t even recall the last time I had a Sunday Brunch (or any brunch) to be honest, excluding the days I slept in and it’s too late for breakfast. I meant enjoying a brunch buffet at a nice restaurant/hotel. Luckily, my family decided to head to Fort Garry Hotel in town to try out their infamous Sunday Brunch.

Upon entering the hotel, we were greeted by the delicious smell of bacon, sausage, omelette etc. And yes, I forgot to take a picture of the lobby… fail. Anyhow, there were food basically all around the lobby, they have your usual brunch items, but also freshly made omelettes, Belgian waffles with homemade whipped cream, and eggs benedict!

 

 

 

 

 

The dessert table was pure heaven. There’s various types of macaroons, crème brûlée, and.. wait for it, a chocolate fountain!

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