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

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Skippa – Seasonal Japanese Cuisine

For my 26th birthday, I knew where I wanted to have my birthday dinner. It was either Skippa (I read an article on the Toronto Star last year about the restaurant) or Ruby Watchco (recommended by my cousin). I was waiting for Ruby’s menu to switch, the restaurant’s menu switches every day. But by the time the new menu was out, I decided not to take a risk..I didn’t fancy the day’s menu so I made reservations at Skippa.

And to my despair, the restaurant was fully booked on the day that we wanted to go. So the manager and I had a brief conversation via email and confirmed reservations for Sunday. And I’m so glad I waited….It was really worth the wait. Even my brother and sister in-law said it was pretty good.

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I usually don’t like raw oysters, but it was to die for!

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The sashimi was too good! Just talking about it makes my mouth water.!

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I never knew tomato salad could be so fresh and the pesto dressing really brings the whole salad together!

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The mushroom salad was too salty and I didn’t find anything interesting about it.

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I think I might cook carrots like these next time I gave guests over. Carrots were amazing.

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Now I cannot recall the sushi that I was served. I’m pretty sure most of the sushi pictured in this post is on the menu (scroll down to find menu).

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Last course was a sweet tofu egg even though I told the waitress that I cannot eat eggs.

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The two desserts really impressed all five of us. The peach ice cream (below) wasn’t overly sweet. And the cantaloupe sorbet was so on point. Every bite was like biting into a ripe cantaloupe.

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You can read my review on Trip Advisor here.
You can also read the Toronto Star article here.

Visit the resturant’s website here.

Skippa is a very small restaurant, I highly recommend sitting at the bar!

Tasting Menu at Langdon Hall – Part 1

For my 25th birthday, I wanted to go to Landgon Hall (ranked 15th in Canada’s Best 100 restaurants 2017). But my dad would not go to the efforts and drive my family and I there (just under 1.5 hours away from home) to have dinner.
So without a doubt, my brother, sister in-law (it so weird to type that) and myself spent the afternoon, half listening to Backstreet Boys and half sleeping, making our way into Cambridge.

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We arrived at this view. Stunning, isn’t it? I couldnt wait to see what was beyond the white giant pillars.

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Low and behold, waiting in the back was a garden of colourful vegetables and flowers.

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Our reservation was for 6:45pm but we sat down at 6. It was a good idea to be sat down early, because the entire meal lasted 4ish hours. And I’m not complaining…but I usually scour down a meal within an hour.

I’m not usually one to order a cocktail (the tasting menu was already $165), but why not. I never had an aperol spritz with foam (I’m used to the club soda kind), fancy level went up to 100!

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The waiters and waitresses were so kind. They asked us individually what we were allergic too and made arrangements to the food on the tasting menu.

Our first course was Albacore Tuna Canape.  Served on a tuna bone, it was almost like tuna sashimi with a dollop of lime jelly.

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The second course was the cutest of them all; Potted Earth. It was a tiny carrot, stem included, nestled in quinoa. The quinoa was the best I’ve ever tasted and the carrot could not have tasted more fresh.

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Third was Cod on Cod. I wasn’t too crazy about the deep fried cod but it did taste very fresh.

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According to the menu, Duck Foot was listed fifth on the menu. But since I can’t have any dairy, I was served Borscht Soup. The beets were tasted so fresh, but the soup was salty and a bit sour.

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Here’s the Duck Foot.

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Next was an alternative to what the tasting menu had to offer; Crab Salad. Served with a very think apple slice, the crab paired perfectly with the soft apple.

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This was the original sixth dish; Buttermilk. With crab salad still included, the dish was composed of a buttermilk panna cotta with caviar and fennel.

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Please stay tuned for Part 2. Lots more pictures coming very soon.
Click here to view the Chef’s Tasting Menu.