Follow me as I embark on an urban foodie adventure touring The 6ix in my 2016 Ford Fiesta! Thanks to Ford Canada, I had the opportunity to take the #FordFiesta out over the Canada Day long weekend to visit some of my favourite spots in The 6ix:
1ST STOP: CHEESE BOUTIQUE - 45 Ripley Ave. Etobicoke, ON.
"At Cheese Boutique the epicurean wonders never cease. Prosciutto hangs from the ceiling, truffles are available in season, foie gras is a staple, beef is dry aged a minimum 40 days, olive oils are available from 80 different terroirs, jams are made with green walnuts, pastries are baked in-house and chocolate truffles are flavoured with chipotle and bacon. But above all one must visit to experience our astounding selection of cheeses from around the globe, for which “best before” dates do not apply."
I love this place! Every time I'm at the Cheese Boutique I pick several new cheeses to try. My friend and I chose three different cheeses for our wine, cheese & salumi dinner that evening, which looked something like this:
Valdeon - A Spanish blue cheese
Applewood Cheddar - A dense smoky cheddar
Delice de Bourgogne - A French cow's milk cheese
2ND STOP: RANDY'S TAKEOUT - 1569 Eglinton Ave W. York, ON.
We shared one chicken patty and one beef patty at the store, and purchased 12 frozen beef patties to go. So YUMS.
Seeing that it was almost lunch time, we stopped at KINTON RAMEN in North York for some ramen. KINTON RAMEN is my favourite ramen spot in Toronto, especially when it's summer. Why? Because of their...
Ice Cold Ramen! As far as summer meals go, KINTON RAMEN's Ice Cold Ramen is about as refreshing as it gets. Slippery, thin noodles in an icy-cold broth that's equal parts savoury, sweet, and tangy, topped with crunchy and fresh, plus a creamy egg for good measure. It's amazing how the broth stays icy cold even till the very last drop.
4TH STOP: THE ROTI HUT - 351 Pitfield Rd. Scarborough, ON.
After ramen, we went for roti at The Roti Hut, because why not? Established in 1982, The Roti Hut was one of the very Caribbean restaurants to be opened in Scarborough.
We shared a curry chicken breast roti (top) and doubles with goat (bottom).
5TH STOP: BAMIYAN KABOB - 62 Overlea Blvd #3A. East York, ON.
Apparently we weren't quite full yet (don't judge). After The Roti Hut in Scarborough we made our way to Bamiyan Kabob in East York. We ordered a kofta kabob (top) and chaplee kabob (bottom) with Afghan naan.
What a sweet parking spot right, right? I'm so proud of it LOL! And this is what happens when you try to take a photo indoors by the window...faces as dark as night.
6TH STOP: KEKOU GELATO - 13 Baldwin St. Toronto, ON.
There's always room for dessert, especially when you have a second stomach! The sixth and final stop of my #FiestaFoodie journey was at Kekou Gelato, my absolutely favourite gelato shop. The Asian-inspired gelato flavours there are spot-on.
I'm addicted to their durian gelato (front) and my friend likes their Vietnamese coffee and black sesame gelato (back). The black sesame is hidden underneath the Vietanmese coffee, in case you were wondering.
Thank you, Ford Canada, for lending me the 2015 Ford Fiesta for the weekend for my #FiestaFoodie adventure. The car was so compact and fun to drive, and incredible on gas! Awesome colour too :D
Video shot by Jon Lim (www.jonlim.ca)
Video shot with the DJI Osmo.
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