Origination Noodle

Origination Noodle House has been a staple of the noodle scene for a few years now in downtown Toronto. This is their first foray into the Scarborough neighborhood, with a new restaurant located on Silver Star Boulevard, near the Milliken GO station. Origination Noodle House is somewhat special, as they specialize in making noodles from the Yunnan province of China, specifically a style called “Crossing-the-Bridge”. This type of noodle is different from what you would expect, as the ingredients are prepared separately from the soup base. Once the dish is ready to be served, the soup is cooked and the ingredients are added immediately toRead More →

Light Cafe Menu Items

Light Cafe is a Taiwanese-inspired contemporary cafe in the heart of Baldwin Village in Toronto. In the midst of countless other restaurants on the Baldwin strip, Light Cafe stands out with its large windows, bright aesthetic and a giant living wall as you walk in. Light Cafe serves a mix of European inspired bistro food with Asian flare. They have a variety of salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts as well as unique lattes and loose leaf teas. The menu is quite extensive but feature mostly lighter and healthier options, and the desserts are easily shareable.    We started our meal by ordering drinks: the very popular andRead More →

Spicy Mafia is the sister restaurant to popular hot pot chain Morals Village. Main difference? They cater to a younger, hipper crowd, and instead of it being all-you-can-eat, it’s now priced upon the number of portions ordered. Did we mention that they also serve noodles at Spicy Mafia? The menu cleanly outlines the steps involved in ordering your mini hot pot combo: you pick a soup base, some staple food, some meat, and some dipping sauce. The basic combo comes included with the aforementioned items alongside included toppings, while ordering additional items cost extra (e.g. additional meat, seafood, soybean made dishes, etc.). A similar processRead More →

Korean fusion is all the hype these days and Han Ba Tang is one place that does it well. Han Ba Tang, meaning “one full round” in Korean, seems like a small and inconspicuous restaurant from the outside, but is full of character on the inside. The restaurant decor is unique and has a relaxed feel, where you can sit and enjoy drinks and snacks for hours. We were introduced to Chae, the owner of the restaurant who was super sweet and welcoming. Chae had a vision to open a restaurant that showcases authentic Korean food with beautiful presentation, especially to those who haven’t triedRead More →