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Chi-Star, Richmond Hill (Leslie & East Pierce) - Stellar, well executed, authentic Cantonese fare, worthy of multiple visits!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

For those of you Cantonese food lovers whose hearts were broken by the closing of Judy's cuisine and Maple Yip.......Rejoice!! There's Richmond Hill's 'Chi-Star' to the rescue! The dinner I had ton...

Having breakfast on Long Island

Scott_R
by Scott_R 9 years ago

About once a week, I go out for breakfast. For me this means more than scrambled eggs on a roll or a donut. I like to find interesting creations that I can sit and relax with (and I don't have muc...

FRILU, Thornhill - A most enjoyable, intriguing and adventurous tasting menu with strong Nordic and Japanese influence! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

In a culinary desert that is Thornhill, places that offer slightly more sophisticated fine dining are practically non-existence. As such, when a new kid on the block appeared out of this void, it i...

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by Andy T. 1 month ago

Throwback heaven, the embodiment of beauty combined with technical perfection. I'm sure Tejal Rao would find it "yawny" and "dull", but I'll steal some of her other adjectives to describe Alain Ve...

Shiso Tree, J-Town, Markham - a quick update - Still good but overall taste profile is less enticing and quality has gone slightly downhill?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Went for a casual, comfort food dinner at this old favorite Japan/Italian fusion place of mine. My dining partner, a dear old visiting out-of-town college friends of 48 years! Overall, our pasta...

Satay Sate, Scarborough (Sheppard & Victoria Park) - Sadly, food at this new location is good but not as great as before

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

When they first opened up this Indonesian Street food place at their North York location a few years back. Their food, especially the Satays, Beef Randang and coconut rice were really good and enti...

NAKAMORI, Brimley & Eglington East – Cozy neighborhood gem, serving up some delicious modern Japanese fusion food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

Twice within a short span of over a week, I decided to pay a hefty premium on gasoline cost and venture afar from Richmond Hill in order to pursue some delicious food. This time, my pick was the Ja...

Big Burger & Salad at North End Tavern, New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

We were in the mood for a tavern-type meal and decided to visit 2-year-old North End Tavern in the Quaker Ridge section of New Rochelle. I had not been since their opening days, and I had heard the...

Kuya Ja's Lechon Belly in Rockville - Report

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by Steve 11 months ago

This is a small counter-service space that specializes in 6-hour roasted pork. The skin comes out hard, fatty, golden, and crackling. Beware of sharp edges. The meat is thick and succulent. Thi...

Way Station (Fairfax)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 6 months ago

Way Station in Fairfax recently started serving lunch, and I stopped in today for my first visit. I had their Pulled Pork sandwich ($12) and I thought it was as good as pulled pork sandwiches get. ...

Spring Squash Blossoms at Le Sirene, Larchmont...

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

Last night, the zucchini flowers were stuffed with an herbed ricotta and pancetta mix and lightly fried. Totally delicious! This gem of a restaurant has been charming my palate for several years no...

Burgers Park, North York - Tasty burgers that's worth a special drive to seek out!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

With so many house-made, gourmet burger places opening up around town. It would take a very special and tasty product to lure me into making a special drive to seek it out? After hearing so many go...

A tale of two Balboa Sandwiches...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Do any of you remember the Balboa Sandwich? A tasty combination of roast beef, melted Swiss, garlic dressing on a garlic roll or wedge. The origins: some argue it started in Philly, while others sa...

BBQ on the Island

Gastronomos
by Gastronomos 2 years ago

After a couple of really, really bad meals at two local (local to me that is) bbq type joints, I am still convinced that this Islands inhabitants do not know how to make and serve bbq. At all. I...

"DUM PUKHT," Markham - Offering some of the best tasting 'Northern Indian' food in the GTA

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

A while back, one of my favorite Northern Indian Cuisine restaurant in town, " Chauhan's ", relocated to 14th Avenue after spending two or more decades at its Markham, Denison address. In its pl...

Eerkin's, Uyghur in Fairfax - Report

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by Steve 2 months ago

So far I've been disappointed at any of the kabobs from NW Chinese cuisine that are available in our area, and I usually hesitate in ordering them. I was happy to see that for $3, I could check ...

B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge, does tasty BBQ...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

When travelling between Maine & New York metro, it has almost become custom for us to stop in Sturbridge, Mass. for a meal at B.T.'s Smokehouse. It is very good BBQ, loaded with sides and extras on...

Soul Bowlz Food Truck

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 3 months ago

Visited Soul Bowlz Food Truck this week, located at the short-lived BOUG Creole Deli location on Third Street in the Bayview. The menu may be short, but includes several soul-food standards. I j...

TREADWELL, NOTL - Consistently Great! Never ceases to amaze!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

A few weeks back, I had an enjoyable and memorable lunch at Niagara's Ravine Vineyard restaurant. Today, with an out of town visitor in tow, I was thinking of introducing her to some fine, local, w...

Ilona in the South End

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by Blumie 3 months ago

Once upon a time I would have relied on chowhound to turn me onto a fabulous new restaurant like Ilona, on Tremont St at the corner of Mass Ave, but now eater.com is my go-to site for the latest an...