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Mi-Ne Sushi

My favourite sushi place that I recommend to everyone is Mi-Ne Sushi. I have a soft spot for the downtown location because that was the first one I went to, but the Markham one also does not disappoint. I do think the dinner menu is more well made than the one time I came for lunch, and while on the pricier side, it makes for a nice treat when the sushi cravings come.

Their rice to filling ratio is one of the main reasons I think their food is so delicious.

 

 

Alchemy Coffee

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Matcha Latte

Independent coffee shops are popping up all over Markham, and the one with the biggest hype has to be Alchemy Coffee. Located in a strip plaza off Highway 7, it’s reputation brings customers in despite the sparse parking.

Alchemy Coffee
Location: 4361 Highway 7 E, Unit 1
Markham, ON
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The Original Pancake House

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Georgian Pecan Pancakes

Pancakes are something I enjoy in extreme moderation. While the first few bites are enjoyable, they quickly become a soggy, mushy mess when syrup is involved.

That being said, my friend tried pancakes at a location in New Jersey, and was determined to go again when we were in Portland. So we found ourselves here on a Friday morning, ready to dig in.

The Original Pancake House
Location: 8601 SW 24th Avenue
Portland
OR 97219  Continue reading The Original Pancake House

Kupfert & Kim

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Nothing is quite as beautiful as colourful food – especially when it’s naturally so. I love trying new combinations to get inspiration for my own creations. The pictures from featuring the bowls from Kupfert & Kim have long intrigued me, and I finally had the chance to pop in during lunch.

Kupfert & Kim
Location: 140 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON
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Blaze Pizza

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BBQ Chkn and Make Your Own

Blaze Pizza took over the spot that used to house Johnny Rockets, and offers quickly-fired personal pizzas. Their selling point is their Build Your Own pizzas – any amount of toppings all for one price.

Blaze Pizza
Location: 10 Dundas St E, Unit 124
Toronto, ON
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Brunch Box

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Who knew our most ridiculous meal would be in Portland? After a morning of pancakes, doughnuts, and hiking, we were famished and ready for food. A quick search of the area showed that Brunch Box, contrary to their name, was famous for their burgers, so we decided to pay them a visit.

Brunch Box
Location: 620 SW 9th Ave
Portland
OR 97205  Continue reading Brunch Box

The Jammery

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Chorizo Toss ($13.99)

In the Okanagan, there is a breakfast place that everyone talks about – The Jammery. Featured on the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here!, you can find it off Highway 97 North. Our friend took us here on our first full day in the valley, and at around 9am, it was bustling with activity and we were told to wait for about half an hour.

The Jammery
Location: 8038 Hwy 97 N
Kelowna, BC
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Café Medina

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Tagine, Le Sandwich Peameal, Fricassée Champignon, Fricassée

Café Medina is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, nestled along a rather blank street; if not for the long lines of people waiting outside, you might miss it when you walk past. The first time we went there, we were told a party of 4 needed to wait an hour, so we walked around Marshall’s until about 45 mins past to leave a buffer. When we arrived back at the restaurant, we actually just made it in time as the hostess had already called our names a few times and was ready to strike us off the list.

Café Medina
Location: 780 Richards St
Vancouver, BC
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Spotlight: Green Grotto Maccha Hokkaido Milk Tea

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I have reviewed my overall experience at Green Grotto already, but in the last few months, they released a new drink: Maccha Hokkaido Milk Tea.

I already love their Hokkaido milk tea, and I like their maccha milk tea, which meant it was a match made in heaven. The drink comes with grass jelly but I like to substitute with tapioca.

At $6.49, this drink is not cheap by any means, but it is the perfect blend of earthy matcha and sweet Hokkaido milk to leave your tastebuds satisfied. Also, you get 15% off with take-out!

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They have opened a new location across from Markville Mall, and have a whopping eight locations now in Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Downtown Toronto, Vaughan, and Mississauga. Browse them all on their website to find the one closest to you.

Khao San Road 2.0

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Khao Soi ($16)

Khao San Road is probably one of Toronto’s favourite restaurants, and they know it. After taking a year hiatus when moving locations, many of my friends were eager to go back for their KSR fix. While their Charlotte St restaurant is a huge improvement, being back there again reminded me of the same gripes I had with their old location.

Khao San Road
Location: 11 Charlotte St
Toronto, ON
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