Category: XiaoCooks

Spiced Pork Skewers with duBreton

Summer has officially arrived and that means food festivals. My favourite events during the hot months in Toronto are most definitely the Asian night markets that have become more and more popular in the past years. Wandering down aisles of stalls offering everything from bubble tea to stinky tofu, I’m always trying to figure out

Prime Rib Roast with All-Clad

With the holiday season inching closer, it feels like this year has gone by in a flash. Stephen and I have done some serious adulting in 2017 and we can’t wait to celebrate both the past year and the year to come with our family and friends. Every year, we spend a few nights at

Eggplant with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Last year in December Stephen and I cat sat for one of our friends in Markham, who lived near First Markham Place. This meant we were often in the neighbourhood to play and cuddle with the energetic fur ball. Since we were already nearby, we’d stop by the food court at FMP to pick up

Shanghai Rice Cakes

Continuing our adventure in recreating restaurant dishes at home, Stephen and I have been working on stir fried Shanghai Rice Cakes with little success. It’s one of our favourite dishes at Shanghai Dim Sum and one we order all the time. I was convinced the vegetable used was a kind of pickled Chinese cabbage. After

Udon Carbonara

One of my favourite dishes at Kinka Izakaya is their Udon Carbonara, it’s creamy, rich and the perfect example of fusion done right. Unfortunately, it’s not available at all of their locations. When Stephen and I recently stopped by the Kinka North York outpost, we were disappointed that Udon Carbonara was not on the menu.