Tag Archive | Spadina

Say it ain’t so…

Today I discovered that my favourite dish on the FRESH menu will not appear on the new menu being launched tomorrow!  Thank goodness I got to stuff my face with deliciousness one last time. The Jerusalem Bowl is a tasty combo of  flax hummus, grilled spinach, tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, sunflower sprouts, olive oil, tamari, mixed herbs, lemon & chili powder on a bed of basmati rice. I’m sure I’ll find something equally as good on the new menu but change is hard…


Jerusalem Bowl

Jerusalem Bowl


BTW: If you have never eaten a meal at FRESH-get off your ass and do it. I have never been disappointed-other fav’s include the quinoa puffed onion rings, the black bean burrito and the energy bowl. I am also addicted to the liver flush elixir and the miso gravy!


Eat Well

Be Happy

Laugh Loudly

xo Lisa





Food Photo of the Day!

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls from Chinatown!

These are from Xe Lua Restaurant at 254 Spadina Av in Toronto.

xo Lisa

Rain Rain Go Away….

Guilty Pleasure: Phở Tái

Confession #1: I love Pho! It is one of my favorite things to eat.

Confession #2: In times of total insanity I have been known to eat Pho up to 5X/week! It’s good anytime of the day or night. (In chinatown you can order Pho 24 hours/day!)

What is pho? Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Although there are many varieties of Pho, I generally order  Pho Tái. This is rare beef fillets in a hot steaming beef/oxtail/onion/garlic/other delicious stuff broth, rice noodles and  onions.  One of the best parts of Pho is the garnishes and condiments that come on the side.  The garnishes generally include thai basil, bean sprouts, lime wedges and chili peppers. The condiments are often hoisin and Sriracha sauce but sometimes you score and get roasted garlic, fish oil and other fun stuff! (FYI: condiments=HUGE guilty pleasure!)

Today, I went to the Pho Train (probably not the real name but there is a picture of a train on the sign) and enjoyed a delicious bowl of  Pho Tái with Todd and Brian. Check it out! (Click on the picture for a mouthwatering closer look.)

Pho Tips:

  • Usually you have to fill in your  order number and Pho size on a piece of paper.
  • Don’t be discouraged by the description of the meat-just do it
  • Order the small trust me it will be enough!
  • Always taste the broth first before adding any condiments or garnishes.
  • Don’t over sauce your Pho ( i do this all the time but that’s because I love condiments!)
  • Eat with a spoon and chopsticks. (Slurping is not really considered rude, check out how the people next to you are eating it!)
  • Bring Cash (lot’s of places in Chinatown are cash only and generally a small Pho will run you less than $10.00, be suspect if it’s more!)
  • Go and eat one NOW!
  • Be Adventurous in your ordering!

I hope you are enjoying the new series I have been working on here at Foodventures!

Read more about PHO here!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa