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Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Hockey Sushi

Restaurant: Hockey Sushi Location: 4055 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Japanese/ Sushi Menu: http://kanata.hockeysushi.com/menu/index.php Price: $15-25 Probably the best All-You-Can-Eat Sushi in Kanata, but definitely not the best I’ve had. I still think Sushi Kan is probably still the best I’ve had in Ottawa, but Hockey Sushi is decent although a bit overpriced for the quality. On a more … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Rideau Carleton Raceway Dining Room

Restaurant: Rideau Carleton Raceway Dining Room Location: 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: American/ Buffet Menu: http://www.rcr.net/dining.html Price: $10 -15 I was really excited to go to the raceway because the last time I’d been to horse races was in Hong Kong. It was a great experience learning how to bet on horses with my co-workers, but the food … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: The Barley Mow Pub

Restaurant: The Barley Mow Pub Location: 700 March Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: American/ Pub Menu: http://www.barleymow.com/menus/menu_kanata.pdf Price: $10-15 I’ve been to Barley Mow numerous times for Wing Night. I remember when I first came to Ottawa they still had 1 cent wings on Thursdays, which is now $2.50 for 1lb and fries (still a good deal). But this night … Continue reading


The Art of “Playing with Your Food” – Subway Blurb: So just an FYI – I saw this experiment a while back and I decided that I wanted to extend the challenge by taking meals from a variety of Fast Food Establishments and re-plating them with my own twist. An on-going experiment in gastronomy. You … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Thi Fusion

Restaurant: Thi Fusion Location: 880 Kanata Avenue, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Thai/ Japanese Menu: http://thifusion.com/menu.html Price: $10-15 Visited Thi Fusion for the first time with co-workers during lunch time. They have a great $10 lunch deal; almost everything on the menu is $10 during lunch time! Re-visited a few times and have had both good and bad experiences with … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: KS on The Keys

Restaurant: KS on The Keys Location: 1029 Daze Street, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: International/ Asian Fusion/ Pizza Menu: http://www.ksrestaurant.ca/Menu_Feature.html Price: $10-15 My friend was raving about the pizza here, and when I looked on their website it also mentioned “World Famous Pizza”. So of course I was persuaded to give this place a try. I was quite surprised that I … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Oh So Good! Dessert & Coffee House

Restaurant: Oh So Good! Dessert & Coffee House Location: 25 York Street, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Desserts/ Coffee Shop Menu: N/A Price: $10 or Less After grabbing some wings at the Pub, it was time to satisfy that sweet tooth with a visit to Oh So Good! It was a warm night so walking through the market to find … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: James Street Pub

Restaurant: James Street Pub Location: 390 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Pub Menu: http://www.heartandcrown.ca/james/menu.aspx Price: $10-15 Quite a random Wing Night. We actually were planning to eat Pho, but somehow ended up at 1/2 Price Wings at James Street Pub. This is technically my first visit to James Street, you could say. I’ve came in about 2 times prior … Continue reading

Cooking 101: #18 – The Perfect Boiled Egg

Sharing the Secret to Boiling Attractive Eggs… I was actually looking for a Creamy Carbonara Recipe and on the side of the website there was this blurb, “How to Make Perfect Boiled Eggs”. My first response was “How does one Boil an Egg Wrong?”. I mean you can’t boil an egg wrong exactly, but you … Continue reading

The Epic Adventure – Daen Maha Mongkol Meditation Centre

When I think back on my exchange in Hong Kong I think the one experience that changed me the most was my Backpacking Trip in Thailand. PRE-TRIP: I actually suddenly had an urge to go on a backpacking excursion and my friend seemed eager to go too. I just thought I’ve been so safe and … Continue reading