Monday, December 31, 2007

Toronto, Day 5

More chinese donuts.

Some meat and dough roll.

Yin/ Si Juan~. A form of Chinese bread, deep fried, and served with some sweetened condense milk for dipping.

Snow pea vine.

Scallion pancake.

Xiao~ long/ bao. (Steam dumplings with soup in them.)

Then back to the dessert shop!

Another round of turtle jelly.

White tree ear with papaya.

New year's eve dinner at Aunt Jane's.

Maria and Ariel.

Uncle David.

Bacon-wrapped scallops.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Toronto, Day 4

Guess what? Another trip to Pacific Mall.

BBQ pork and soy sauce chicken. Super awesome.

Grass jelly in coconut milk.

Assorted drinks. Blueberry and yakult (left), some kind of tea on the right.

Back to the tian/ tang joint in Market Village.

Dueling sagos.

Black rice soup with coconut milk.

Cooking at grandma's.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Toronto, Day 3

Dim sum for breakfast/brunch...

BBQ pork wrapped in knots of dough.

Turnip cakes and gai lan (chinese broccoli).

I think this is some sort of soy bean sheets wrapped up in a roll... not sure.

Chang/ fen~ yio/ taio/ (chinese donut wrapped in long noodles).

Shrimp dumplings.

beef tendon? (left) and tripe (right).

small rib pieces.

cuttlefish tentacles I think (could be squid).

Weird rolls. Seaweed and fish cake I think.

Dough balls filled with black sesame stuffing.

Red bean pancake.

Back off to the dessert shop (more tian/ tang).

Mango pudding with coconut milk.

Mango pieces and sago.

Water chestnut gelatin... very disappointing. (Very little flavor, and minimal chestnut content.)

"Liver" tea (supposed to be good for said organ), dunno (top), and strawberry and sago.

More tofu hua.

Dinner at aunt Judy's.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Toronto, Day 2

Every trip to Toronto involves multiple trips to Pacific Mall and Market Village, one the Asian mall/market/pirate-centers. For some, it's to stockpile on pirated DVDs, still-in-cinema bootlegs, etc. For me it's food.

Chinese pulled noodles. Super fresh. Super awesome.

Said noodles with pork and chinese pickled mustard greens. In the back, wonton soup.

Arcade break. Drummer version of guitar hero-type rhythm games.

Nat and Ariel doing the DDR thang.

The main reason to hit Market Village: Chinese dessert soups (tian/ tang).

Almond paste.

Mango with sago.

For dinner, we went to this "fusion" Chinese restaurant, which was mostly a regular Chinese restaurant with a few odd dishes.


The stuff used to make the soup... to prove to you what went into it and that's it's not really just chicken broth from a can.

Fen~ Si (translucent noodles with assorted stuff).

Seafood and veggies on left, chicken on right.

This was definitely one of the "fusion" dishes... it's orange pork, but the orange flavor tastes like creamsicles!

Crab on right, bamboo pith and veggies on left.

Fairly unsatisfactory dessert soup at end of meal... this made us go out in search for more. Our cousin Lester introduced us to a new place. Slighty more expensive than the one at Pacific Mall, but different selections and possibly slightly better quality.

This was really good; we went through a couple orders of this. It's some sort of black rice and coconut pudding.

Turtle jelly with coconut milk.

White tree ear with papaya.

Cashew paste.

Not sure anymore... foreground item looks like it might be soymilk. Next is yo/ tiao/ (literally oil stick, a.k.a. chinese donut), and then in the back is tofu hua (a kind of soft tofu dessert).