Japan: Why everyone loves the Instagram Famous Chef @ Kichi Kichi

When I first came across the viral videos on Facebook & Instagram of a Japanese Chef in a red beret making epic omurices, I knew I had to visit him at Kichi Kichi in Kyoto. If you haven’t seen Chef Motokichi Yukimura cutting his infamous omlette yet, where have you been?! I’m kidding and you can definitely find these videos…

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Saturday mornings at Yaya

A couple of Saturdays ago, Eden and I were looking for brunch spots  in the East End and randomly passed by YAYA. The restaurant looked busy from the outside but had enough space to accommodate the two of us so we walked right in to give it a try! Since our first visit, we’ve been back at Yaya’s a few…

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Food with a Twist – STK Toronto

This post was done in collaboration with STK Toronto but gracelisamay.com remains unbiased in our content. – Located in the heart of Yorkville, STK has been around since 2016 and is known for their hip and lively backdrop with the menu of a modern steakhouse. The ambiance and decor is sleek and ultramodern, and despite having a chic lounge, STK…

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Blogmas // Entertaining guests with a holiday hummus board

Tis the season for holiday inspirations on my blog and I’m incredibly excited to share with you my very first blogmast post! We’ve used different hummus’ from Sabra Canada to showcase our over the top holiday hummus board. Go big or go home right? I have a 0 or 100 personality and I wanted to go 100 on my holiday…

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Dressing up our Turkey Burgers for Thanksgiving

I love burgers. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had was at a random restaurant that Eden & I stumbled upon while we were aimlessly wandering around the South Coast of France. The burger looked simple but tasted like nothing we ever had before. This burger was made with the freshest ingredients and so ever since that experience, we’ve…

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Saturday mornings at REDS (Square One)

As I’m sitting at my desk drafting this post, I’ve realized in a blink of an eye, come September is my 5 years working downtown Toronto. Time seriously flies. One of the restaurants that I frequent after work in the downtown core is REDS Wine Tavern inside First Canadian Place (due to its convenient location). While I can totally rave about…

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What You Can Expect At The CNE This Year #2018

Hey friends! It’s that time of the year again where the Canadian National Exhibition opens to the public for the last 2 and half weeks before summer ends. Starting today until September 3rd, visitors will get to experience all new and diverse programming than ever before. In celebration of the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism, the CNE will “come to…

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My Top Go-To Weekend Restaurants in Toronto

I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog where I share with everyone my top picks of restaurants or activities in Toronto for those that may not be living in the city. As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I want to share with everyone my top 5 go-to restaurants I crave for most…

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Patio Season at Kaka All You Can Eat (Downtown)

Photo by Janey @foodrealm I swear it was still flippin’ chilly in Toronto not too long ago and here we are now celebrating the spring weather at Kaka All You Can Eat’s Patio. A few days ago, we had the pleasure of spending our evening enjoying Kaka’s new patio located in the heart of downtown Toronto with some exclusive tapas…

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Saturday mornings at The Carbon Bar

I love brunch. I especially love brunching in the east end of town. I feel like there are so many brunch spots in the east end that are the next up and coming spots (minus a few older staples like Le Petit Dejeuner). I’ve been to The Carbon bar on several occasions and have been pretty impressed with their dinner…

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Saturday mornings at The Green Wood

The brunch spots on the east end are slowly making its way to the top of my “go-to” Saturday brunch list. Tucked away in Leslieville, I’ve been honestly living and breathing the brunch at The Greenwood. I’ve visited them about 4 times now since November 2017 and have tried an array of items from their menu. In my post today,…

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Madhatter’s Tea Party – London Food Edition

One of my fondest moments in London was my afternoon tea experience at the Sanderson Hotel. When I think what I must do in London, I think afternoon tea – which is something one definitely needs to try when they’re over in the UK. There was a huge list of highly rated afternoon tea options. Sketch London was amongst the…

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Fresh City – Breakfast, Salad Jars & more

In today’s world, its hard to resist the temptation of eating out and hitting up all the new hot spots in Toronto’s ever growing food scene. I’m 100% guilty of this as I’m surrounded by all this temptation everyday working 9-5 in the financial district. I can tell you for a fact that it is way too convenient for me…

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