The Belly Busting Toronto Trip – Part 2

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.toronto zoo

toronto zoo panda
Oh yes, look at this majestic beast.


The two hour stroll around Toronto Zoo worked up quite an appetite.  We headed to Sam’s Congee Delight for a bit of congee, fried dough, and Chinese crepes.sam's congee delight



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!toronto2k13-6591

fresh uni

kumamoto oysters



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.

fried milk

31 kitchen


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.golden_horse_restaaurant




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.Unionville





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.congee_queen


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.



On the final night, I treated my cousins and aunts to a nice dinner.  I didn’t catch the name of the restaurant, but it was brand new.  It was located next to a Starwalk Buffet.toronto2k13-6704


Stir-fried Pork Neck!


And of course, a trip to Canada isn’t complete without a stop at Tim Horton’s!



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