After spending two fun days in downtown Toronto, we spent the rest of our time in Markham. We woke up rather late and decided to make a hearty oatmeal breakfast before going to the Toronto Zoo. That’s because they have pandas.
Dinner was at my cousin’s house. It was a seafood dinner and the highlights of the night were the fresh uni and raw oysters. I was on shucking duty and was given a quick tutorial on how to shuck oysters. Kitchen skill +1!
The dinner was amazing and I was craving for a bit of dessert. While my cousin and his wife were busy tucking in their daughter, I called up another cousin to meet up for dessert. He took us to 31 Kitchen. While the dessert menu was rather extensive, I only had one thing on my mind, fried milk.
The next day, we had breakfast at the Golden Horse Restaurant. The curry beef brisket and fried pork bun were particularly good. The black pepper chicken steak was something that I was able to recreate quite easily when I returned home.
Soon after breakfast, we went to Unionville for a nice afternoon stroll on Main Street and by the small lake. We walked by the Old Firehall Confectionary and couldn’t resist passing up on some ice cream.
Dinner was once again back home at my cousin’s house, this time we had take out from Congee Queen. The turnip cake is their specialty and it was odd to eat it for dinner. I usually have turnip cakes during dim sum.
The next morning, I met with my aunts for dim sum at the Mongkok Restaurant. It was so good, and so cheap! Hard to find this kind of quality for the price in the states.