Jimmy’s Lunch

In the midst of a delicious greasy bunch with M at Toronto’s popular diner, Aunties & Uncles, a couple weeks ago, M mentioned Jimmy’s Lunch in Kitchener. He stumbled upon it on a random hungry Sunday, and described it as the “most sketchy place he has ever been to”. Torn seats, old booths, and he …

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The Princess Cafe

Princess Cafe is not a stereotypical girly, pinkish, princessy hangout. The name derived simply based on its connection with the Princess Cinemas, a local theater with two branches across the street from each other - Original Princess and Princess Twin. The Princess Twin is connected to the cafe on King Street, while the Original Princess …

Ennios Pasta House

Ennios is one of the few Italian restaurants around (East Side Mario’s does not count), with two locations within the KW region. This family-owned restaurant offers a full-fledged menu with elaborated choices of pasta, pizza, and other Italian mains. The exterior is pleasant and welcoming. Stoney brick walls convey a sense of pride for traditional …

Tuna Casserole

After watching Curtis on Top Chef Canada with his Tuna Casserole, I felt obliged to make an easy-non-top-chef version. Ingredients (Serves 2) 1 can tuna (5 - 7 ounces) 1 cup cottage cheese 2 eggs 2 slices bread 2 tbsp butter  1/4 cup breadcrumbs Optional: spices to taste/ melted cheese on top Directions Preheat oven …

My-Thai

I have been craving spicy food lately. I add cayenne pepper and extra spicy curry powder to all my marinates. I can’t eat another scrambled egg without the extra spicy chunky salsa. After trying out a new recipe for spicy hummus the other day, I came to a realization - I am addicted to spice. …

Watami

Watami is one rare non All-you-can-eat (AYCE) Japanese restaurant in Waterloo,  with a full focus on Japanese cuisine (others are typically a mix of Korean/Japanese). Although Watami’s owner is Chinese, the restaurant’s interpretation and execution of ‘modern Japanese cuisine’ is refreshing - not exactly authentic, but appealing. Their website is also very impressive. I love …

Cafe O

Y and I are always on the hunt for a unique cafe to get some fresh beans for our new Moka. We stumbled upon Cafe O, and heard that they recently started roasting their own beans. Since they specialize in espresso-based coffee (yey for latte art!) and coffee roasting, I got really excited to check …