Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, Chicago

Had a dinner with friends at Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House in Chicago last weekend. This restaurant has decent reviews on Trip Advisor, so I went there with a bit of high expectation that the food will be great. I must say that the restaurant indeed has a fun atmosphere, friendly and knowledgable servers (One thing that happened to us though – one of the server we had broke glass right on our table as they were putting it down – strange how that happened). However, I wouldn’t rate their food 5 stars…maybe 3 at the most. I’ve ordered one of their signature dish ‘Crab stuffed Lobster with Lemon butter’ and Lobster meat was tough as it was overcooked and very hard to take meat out of shell which made everything all messy to eat. Another their signature dish ‘Filet Mignon (USDA Gibsons Prime Angus Beef)’ was also overcooked, not as juicy & tasty as the steak we had the night before at GrandLux Cafe for 1/3 of the price. For dessert though, we ordered a creme brûlée and it was the biggest creme brûlée that I’ve ever seen. 8 of us were able to share generously and it was actually quite delicious – creamy and had the perfect level of sweetness. Will I return to this place if I visit Chicago again in the future? Probably not.
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, ChicagoHugo's Frog Bar & Fish House, Chicago
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GrandLux Cafe, Venetian, Las Vegas

This restaurant was created by the founder of The Cheesecake Factory Restaurants and is located inside of The Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. If you are hungry and looking for the good value and delicious food, this is the place for you. Every dish we tried there was simply delicious! Cheesecake of course is a must try too.
Venetian, Las Vegas
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Kim Bap . Com Toronto (aka Roll.com)

I blogged about this fabulous Korean restaurant last week, here are couple more dishes I’ve tried. Both dishes definitely live upto my expectation. First dish below is called ‘Dduck-bbok-gi’. It’s made with rice cakes, instant noodle and fish cakes, stir fried with sweet and spicy Korean sauce called ‘Go-chu-jang’. They make this dish a fusion style by sprinkling Cheddar cheese on top. Super delish! Second dish is called Don-Kat-ssu (Pork Katsu), their homemade Katsu sauce is one of the most tasty sauce that I’ve ever tasted… really. Perfect combination of sweet and sour, with hint of apple and wasabi – highly recommend you to try.
Dduck Bbok Gi, Roll.com
Pork Katsu, Roll.com

Kim Bap . Com Toronto (aka Roll.com)

This restaurant is a hidden gem in North York, Toronto. It’s located at 5 Northtown Way, North York, Toronto. A small place with about 6 tables (nothing fancy) but you can certainly get delicious, authentic Korean food at a decent price. It’s one of those restaurants that Koreans will go to get Korean food! Their specialities are Korean rolls called ‘Kim-Bap’, definitely a must try dish if you haven’t tried them before. Dishes shown below are Tuna roll, Beef rib cabbage soup ‘Woo-Guh-Ji-Tang’ and Stir fried spicy pork dish called ‘Jae-Yook-Bok-Eum’. Delish!
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City Kitchen Restaurant & Bar, Eaton Centre, Toronto

Tried this new restaurant at Eaton Centre, Toronto. (Website: http://www.dine.to/citykitchen) Same location where Eggspectation used to be. Ordered Fish & Chip and New York steak 6oz.
City Kitchen Restaurant & Bar
City Kitchen Restaurant & Bar
Both dishes were quite disappointing. Fish was ‘ok’ (not too thick batter and moist fish inside) but fries were soggy and undercooked. Steak meat was not a restaurant quality and quite tastless. Veges that came with steak was soaked in butter, made the dish quite greasy. Didn’t try any desserts, but not sure if I would like to go back to try more dishes…

Wednesday, Mussels night at The Symposium Cafe, Toronto

Tried Mussels in Spicy Garlic Sauce and Mussels Marinara tonight at The Symposium Cafe, Thornhill location, Toronto. Garlic Sauce one was spicy and a bit too salty for my taste. Really liked Mussels Marinara, they are on special every Wednesday for $9.95 CAD. If you like Mussels, definitely try this place. Had Crepe for desserts — not a warm, soft crepe I was hoping for… wouldn’t recommend it.
Mussels at The Symposium Cafe
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Dine and watch Raptors at ACC, Toronto


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Scaddabush, Toronto

My new favourite Italian restaurant in Downtown Toronto! http://www.scaddabush.com/
Scaddabush
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Hungry in Guelph, Ontario?

Angels Diner is the spot you need to check out! They offer 50’s atmosphere, good service and comfort food. I recommend Ribs, Burgers, Spaghetti and Smoked Meat Sandwich. You won’t come out hungry for sure. ^^;
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