Savoury Sticky Rice Recipe

I love Vietnamese cuisine but the ingredients aren’t always available here in Canada. Hence, I have gotten used to finding alternatives to create my favourite dishes. Most of them turn out to be awesome and I started to love creating … Continue reading

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake (Toronto)

Japanese cuisine never goes out of style. From their fancy sushi dishes to common street foods or snacks, they never fail to impress the eaters. I especially love Japanese cuisine because they always have the most innovative ways to make their dishes unforgettable. As a sweet tooth, I cannot forget to mention how awesome Japanese snacks are. In general, they are not overly sweet and most are cutely packaged with interesting twists. You can see more pictures and reviews on different Japanese snacks here. 😀

Not long ago, I started seeing a lot of pictures and news about a new Japanese cheesecake franchise in Toronto called Uncle Tetsu’s. Being a loyal fan of Japanese-styled cheesecakes, I had to do my research and of course, gave this place a try 🙂

Uncle Tetsu's is the "hottest" franchise being talked about recently in Toronto

Uncle Tetsu’s is the “hottest” franchise being talked about recently in Toronto

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Mr. Gao Chinese Restaurant (Hamilton)

Mr. Gao or Gao Lao Zhuang Chinese restaurant was open more than a year ago on Main Street West, Hamilton. It’s only 5 minute walk from my university (McMaster) which makes it a popular place for busy students.

Their address: 1561 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6.
Their website:
Their opening hours: 12 pm – 10:30 pm everyday

Below is a compilation of my dining experiences over the past 3 months and my honest commentaries on their dishes ^_^

1. Lamb shoulder hot pot



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Stay Fit and Beautiful with Black Sesame Seeds

Hei Zhi Ma Hu (黑芝麻糊) or Black Sesame soup is a very common Chinese dish. My mom told me that Chinese cuisine is famous for its health and beauty benefits. Besides from exercising, consuming the right nutrition is very crucial … Continue reading

Horatu Sushi AYCE (Hamilton)

Hotaru sushi is located on Main Street West, Hamilton (Address: 1686 Main W,Unit 6.7.8 Hamilton ON L8S 0A2). It is an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant with some weekend specials (Fri-Sun) such as lobsters, oysters and crab legs.

Click Here for the restaurant’s website 🙂 If you write a review for them, you can get 10% discount when you come to eat. The reviews after would give you 5% off.

Their business hours:

MON-THURS: 11:00am-10:00pm
FRI-SAT: 11:00am-10:30pm
SUN: 12:00am-10:00pm

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Japanese snacks galore – Kuma’s Candy (Hamilton)

I’ve seen many videos about Japanese snacks and they are always so adorable! Today on my way to the bank I discovered a Japanese candy shop on Westdale village near McMaster university and I couldn’t help but paid a little (long) visit ^_^


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Cupcakes of Westdale Village (Hamilton)

As a self taught baker, I barely went out to buy cupcakes because I love making them at home with my own personal twists. But lately I thought, why not try other professionals’ creations and learn from them? So I have been actively looking for pastry shops to try out their goodies.

Luckily for me, there is a cupcake place near my university which is famous for their sweets. I couldn’t wait to have a taste! 🙂


Cupcake of Westdale Village, West Hamilton

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Shanghai Dimsum at Pacific Mall

Dimsum is my weakness ♡ I’ve tried many Cantonese dimsum before but this is the first time I have ever had Shanghai dimsum.

My friend and I were shopping at Pacific Mall (an Asian shopping Centre) and we decided to have lunch at Shanghai Dimsum. The restaurant is located at the end of the hall way on second floor where most of the restaurants are.


The menu

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Cute Heart Bento Box Recipe

Bento boxes are Japanese styled lunch boxes where rice are shaped into cute figures and food is used as cute decorations. I’m always a huge fan of Bento boxes! Even though I’m not an expert, I hope my creations can inspire you ^_^

This is the very first bento box I’ve ever made! ☆♡☆


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