Bodega – Winterlicious, the full on experience

It’s restaurant review time, live from an airplane; this is one of the three entries I’ve been meaning to write. On Feb 3, I went to a restaurant called Bodega for lunch as part of the WInterlicious event. Bodega is an French bistro located at 30 Baldwin Street Toronto, ON M5T 1L3. The reservation was for 4 people at 12:30, but somehow, everyone was late. I feel really bad for being late, but the bus was 40 minutes late… I also live 1.5 hours away from the restaurant, so there really isn’t anything I could do.

Anyways, the exterior of the restaurant looked small, but nice. One could tell by looking at the exterior that this restaurant has class. It was small but packed, which usually means good. I found my friend and sat down without getting greeted by anybody. Nobody even came to pour me a glass of water until one other friend showed up. That was another 10 minutes later. Now, I know I shouldn’t complain since I was the one at fault, but I am still a paying customer!

I’ve had a really hard time deciding what to get because everything (almost) on the menu looks so tasty.

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Nutella Cheesecake Cup – You can never go wrong with Nutella

Sorry for the long absence. I was quite caught up with school and preparing for my trip to Vancouver. In fact, I’m sitting in the airport writing this right now.

But enough about me, today, I bring to you  another delicious and easy dessert, Nutella Cheesecake Cup. Like always, I lack originality, so I used the recipe I found on this site. Instead of using cookies, however, I used cheesecake. You can follow the recipe below, or just use your favourite cheesecake recipe; both will suffice.

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Nan Chuu Izakaya – Japanese drinks meet Ramen

Just a place I feel like sharing.

The place is called Nan chuu. It’s a Japanese izakaya, but recently (no idea when actually) G-men (a ramen restaurant owned by the same company) joined them. Since I loved the ramen at G-men and Nan chuu’s food and drinks, this marriage was one I approved of greatly.

Click here for the location and other possibly helpful information.

Having been on an exchange to Japan last year, I got the opportunity to taste authentic Japanese ramen. The year before that, I also worked at a (not-so-authentic or tasty) ramen restaurant. Anyways, my point is, the ramen at Nan chuy/G-men is really good and made me feel like I was still in Japan.

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Cavino – Coffee by Day – Wine by Night

Do you dine out often? How many times do you dine out in a month?

After some thought, I realized aside from Vancouver dine outs, I generally dine out (by dine out, I mean eating at mid to high end restaurants) at least once a month. This probably started when I began dating my current boyfriend. We would always eat at a nice place to celebrate another month being together. Now, it became a delicious (and expensive!) habit that’s hard to break, haha.

So the other day, we decided upon a place called Cavino. To be honest, since it’s very late in the Vancouver dine out week, many of the places I set my eyes on either didn’t have a menu I could look at on-line or were already fully booked on the days we were available. Cavino’s menu barely caught my attention amongst the many others, but I am SO GLAD I went.

Here’s the address of the place: 1234 Hornby StreetVancouver, BC V6Z 1W2
It is in downtown, 6 blocks away from Vancouver Centre Skytrain.
I give directions so bad that they would lead you to China (seriously, but not literally, haha), so check out their website for more info regarding location.

Click here for their 2013 dine out menu!

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Wind Waker Champagne Cupcakes – A double celebration.

Today’s post is a very special post! It’s a celebration post for both the release of Hyrule Historia and the announcement of Wind Waker HD on Wii U! Since this is a food blog, I won’t get into the details of what they are, but I feel like some basic knowledge is required to appreciate this post.

Nintendo, one of the biggest gaming company, has a long running video game franchise called The Legend of Zelda, which is what this blog is named after. This franchise has many titles under its name (one of them being The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker), and Nintendo recently released a book (in English) going into details of all the existing games in the franchise. That book is the Hyrule Historia. The Wind Waker, released on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002/2003 is getting a remake with HD graphics on their newest home console, the Wii U. I was stoked when I heard the news since Wind Waker is on my top 3 favourite Zelda games to date, but whether or not I buy it when it comes out is a story for another time, another place. Back to the main point of this blog!

To celebrate these two special events, I’ve decided to bake champagne cupcakes because champagne is the way to go when you want to celebrate, right? Right? I got this recipe from my favourite YouTube geeky cooking show, Nerdy Nummmies, again. You can find the link to her channel here. This time, however, I’ve came up with my own decorations! Hurray, I actually kind of have talent! Here’s a quick glance at the finished product. Continue reading