As always, here are my snapshots of these past twenty-something days.
2) Smartphone stand delivery from Miniso
The Yellowfin Tuna Salad was a horrendous mountain of cabbage slaw served with a greasy pool of sriracha-boosted oil. On the contrary, the Nagano Pork Chop was flavourful and smoky, while the apple brandy sauce lent subtle sweetness.
6) Pumpkin Chai tea pairs extraordinarily well with flaky Portuguese Tarts from Brioche Dorée
8) Popping by this year's LunarFest at the Living Arts Centre
9) Scrumptious Korean fried chicken from Mr. Chimaek
A wholly unfamiliar restaurant in dimly-lit plaza just south of Dundas and Hurontario was chosen as a last-minute dinner destination. Parking was ample, though the entrance was a tad tricky to find at first given the dark roads and overall chaos of the intersection.
While priced only three dollars higher, the MD Bulgogi Set Meal arrived with a medium-sized pot of high-saline kimchi, platter of bulgogi and rice, and decent portion of kalguku in soup.
The bulgogi was well-seasoned and tender, and the thick noodles were chewy without exhibiting excessive firmness. The only aspect that fell short of expectations was the watery foundation of a soup broth.
Individual bathroom stalls were located towards the back of the restaurant, past the kitchen; the area was clean, fairly spacious, and equipped with the necessary toiletries.