December 31, 2016
Hello lovelies! Hope your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations were fun! I’m starting to get back into the swing of regular blog posts. How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? I’ve always been the type of person who wants to go out on New Year’s, wear a fancy dress, and party all night! However, I’ve haven’tÂ actually been able to cross that off my bucklet list. Maybe next year. This New Year’s Eve, we took it easy.
Matt and I had a pair of free tickets to the Ontario Science Centre which expired on the 31st. We had no other plans, so we thought why not? I’ve never actually been to the Science Centre, so we figured it would make for a nice little date. Unfortunately it’s a little ways outside of downtown Toronto, just off the Don Mills Parkway.
Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe…
Tucked away in the heart of the Toronto is a huge Otaku secret. In their efforts to expand and introduce Toronto to Japanese food culture, the famousÂ Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake cafe has opened up a maid cafe.
Maid cafes are a prominent and reoccuring theme in Japanese anime and otakuÂ culture, and can famously be found in areas of Tokyo such as Akihabara. Maid cafes combine elements of anime, and cosplay culture – it is often a small, brightly lit, and pastel coloured cafe. Customers are greeted with a hearty “Irasshaimase!” or welcome! Girls in maid uniforms (think more cute and reserved than kinky/sexy) serve desserts such as cakes, parfaits, and teas to visitors, as well as perform dances at set times.
Mle and I decided to visit Uncle Tetsu’s Angel Cafe! Here’s what we discovered…
Japanese Food in Toronto – Gyugyuya Curry and Tsujiri Matcha Cafe
There’s nothing I love more than finding new places to eat in Toronto – I’m slowly working my way through an endless number of restaurant recommendations! Last week, Mle and I decided to wander downtown and check out some new restaurants and cafes. Coincidentally, both places were for Japanese style cuisine.
If you’re a frequent reader of this blog (or instagram follower), you’ll know that I absolutely love Japanese curry! I even posted a recipe a little while ago! Gyugyuya curry had been on my list for a while and I was seriously craving a hot bowl of the stuff! Mle wanted to try out Tsujiri Matcha Cafe as well, which was just down the street. Lunch and some matcha sundaes? Sign me up!
Let’s Go Downtown!
Hello friends! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend – mine was quite eventful! Today, I’ll be posting another one of my Toronto Hot Spot series. Hopefully these posts will introduce you to new places to stop by for lunch or dinner, or if you’re looking for something fun to do downtown Toronto! You can read the rest of the posts here.
Saturday’s events are all within walking distance, and could make for a fun night out downtown.
Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake – the “it” bakery/cafe that’s on everyone’s lips at the moment! Their supposedly famousÂ Japanese Cheesecakes attract the masses, resulting in hour-long lineups outside their Toronto shop. I recently took a trip downtown and stopped by in order to find out what all the hype was about, and if the cheesecake was actually worth the wait!
My family and I took a trip down to Summit Garden
, one of our favourite chinese restaurants. Food is tasty, portion sizes are great, and it has a very comfortable atmosphere.Â If you’re in Toronto/ Mississauga, it’s at the intersection of Winston Churchill Blvd and Dundas St. Not the most glamorous area but the food is great!
Starting off with beef stock soup filled with tender meat and carrots. Super savory.
This past Sunday, I was in Hamilton for Con Bravo! A very last minute decision to check out the small convention. I’ve heard some pretty good reviews of it, so a few friends and I drove down to hang out! Didn’t cosplay though.
Since there wasn’t much to do at the convention (everything was being packed away since it was the last day of the con), we decided to wander around. Went out to grab lunch at Jackson Square. Decided to check out The Works – a gourmet burger join that had some great reviews!