Jerk King

As a resident of The Annex this summer, cheap and delicious food was widely available. If the variety there alone doesn’t strike your fancy, a few steps more West on Bloor Street brings you to Koreatown. Toronto food is exactly why I worked out like mad for three months yet didn’t lose a single pound. I essentially burned off only the excess grease I inhaled this summer, netting me out to a zero. DELICIOUS CARIBBEAN CUISINE, yells the yellow store banner in capitalized red letters. The interior is anything but spectacular. A greasy take-out counter and severely outdated furnishing – but it’s not like you would take your mother here anyhow. Naturally at a place called JERK KING, you order what the restaurant is known for. Jerk Chicken and Rice So so tender and generously seasoned yet not overbearingly so. Perfection in the form of a chicken drumstick. Jamaican Patty…

Stay Cafeteria

How shameful to have been a temporary resident of Toronto for 4 months yet post nothing. In an alternate universe, I’d lie and say that life/relationships/work got in the way but everyone knows that this blog is my life. ~ LIFE ~ The word cafeteria doesn’t exactly beg for your attention. Rather, it evokes perhaps cringe-worthy thoughts of bland food splattered onto decades-old plastic lunch trays in long, mechanical lines like you’re the newest cast member on Orange Is The New Black or something. Definitely not this cute little place in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown by the name of STAY CAFETERIA. Homemade Dumplings  7 $ Though nothing spectacular, these soft in-house wrapped jiaozi’s are everything you would hope for in a dumpling. Not too shabby. Traditional Beef (Rice) Noodles – 9 $ The veggie-meat-noodle ratio was just perfect and the fragrant broth absolutely killed it.  If you are a rice lover, noodle…