Photo Blog (Part 1) – Japan 2019

I went to Japan in April and here are my some photos

Ichiran ramen

Yoshinoya

Went to cup noodle museum and made instant noodles

 

Boiled eggs at 7/11

Mochi Miso

Everything tofu lunch

Street Market Seafood

Sushi!

Strawberry Galore

Roasted sweet potato from Don Quijote

Advertisements

That Time I Took Him To A Vegan Restaurant

This past Sunday, my partner and I went to watch Marvel’s End Game. The movie was 3 hours long (or something like that). By the time we were done, we went to Planta, a very popular vegan restaurant in Toronto. We actually picked a theatre that was right by the restaurant, so we could satisfy his eager to watch the movie and try this new restaurant.

We ordered cauliflower tots, the planta burger and a pizza (called The Frenchie).

I have been to Planta before and I recommended the cauliflower tots to him. It was more brown in colour this time but it still tasted like the first time I had it.

The planta burger was good. I really liked it and would order it again. And so did my partner. He is a vegetarian and ever since I have known him, he has always wanted to eat here. He put his stamp of approval too. And he has ate many vegetarian burgers in his lifetime. But I couldn’t care less about the fries.

I always tend to go for something else on the menu and I always regret my choice. We ordered The Frenchie (mushrooms, squash, cashew mozzarella, arugula). I would not order this again, as it really lacked flavour and the pizza was too soft (I was expecting a crusty pizza).

We couldn’t finish everything..I think it’s cause we ate too fast. But there was plenty to eat for just the two of us.

Click here for the restaurant’s menu. Be sure to absorb the beautiful decor too!

 

Eative Film Cafe, Kensington Market

It has been a long time and I feel like I’m in hibernation mode. I went to many new restaurants since my last blog post but I haven’t found a new sense to get back into blogging. Since then, I met a guy, and for about 10 months, I secretly told him that I have a blog but would not disclose the website to him. I told him, you know reading my blog is basically reading my diary. I don’t know what happened, but I guess I wanted him to get to know more of me, so I gave in and linked him. Now he knows of my baby (aka this blog). He is encouraging and asked why I stopped. And I told him straight up and told him I’m embarrassed and shy about it. So after some persuading, I (think) I am going to get back into it. And I am going to make him my photographer since he does have the newest iPhone (XS Max?). He says that he’s bad in taking photos but I think he’ll get the jist of it with a bit of training


For a long time, I’ve always wanted to go to random neighbourhoods in downtown Toronto to eat and explore what each neighbourhood has to offer. And although this quick 4 hour trip to Kensington Market was NOT what I had planned out, it was a good start. It was not busy when K and I arrived, which was around 11:30AM on a Saturday in March. I told him that we would have brunch and then just roam the streets until one of us was hungry for some street food or snacks.

We came across Eative Film Cafe after deciding not to wait at Our Spot. I think we made an excellent decision. I totally loved the vibe and the variety of items on the menu. I said that we were having Saturday brunch,  somehow we ended up having an okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake) and an artichoke cheese sandwich. We also ordered tea and coffee.

The menu is really cute too!

There is a white wall that projects your typical Saturday morning cartoons (it was Bugs Bunny). There is a 10% service charge (tips) that you pay when you make an order. You pay first, then you receive your meal. There is free wifi and a code to use the washroom (written on the receipt). 

I would definitely be back for the other dishes. I would classify this as a Japanese-American fusion. The only thing I dislike about Eative is that they use paper cups for drinks, even dining-in.  Though I did see mugs being used, maybe I needed to specify that I wanted our drinks to be in mugs. Then again, how was I supposed to know. 

Click here to read my review on TripAdvisor