Toronto Day 5: Bubble Tea break

After window shopping at Honest Ed’s, we decided to walk back to our hotel via Bloor St.

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It was a hot afternoon. We stopped by a bubble tea shop to have a drink to cool ourselves.

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It looks like Tea Shop 168 is a franchise tea shop.

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We shared a large milk tea with glass jelly. I like that the tea is not made with powder. It tasted like it’s made by brewed tea. Continue reading

Toronto Day 5: Lunch in Korea Town

Since we were on Bloor St., Ben suggested to have lunch in Korea Town.

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The walk to Korea Town is longer than we expected. Ben kept telling me it’s a bit further more every time I asked him if we were on the right street.

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We came upon Honest Ed’s which is a landmark discount store in Toronto. It was huge, running the whole length of a block. We did some browsing in the store after our lunch. A signage says that the store is still open until 31st Dec 2016.

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We settled at Ajuker Chicken for lunch. Continue reading

Toronto Day 5: Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is one of the largest museums in North America.

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It is located at the north of Queen’s Park. It’s main entrance is on Bloor Street West.

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There is a stone lion on one of the side of the ROM, presumed to be a gift from China.

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We spent most of our time at the China, Korea and Japan exhibits. The above is a Ming-era tomb.

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A sculpture of an official. Continue reading

Toronto Day 5: Legislative Assembly of Ontario

On the way to Queen’s Park, we came across a street cart.

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It’s an African snack foot court, selling something that resembles samosa.

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We bought a couple to try. It is filled with chicken and the sauce was spicy and tangy.

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The sign above describe the history of Queen’s Park. You can click on it to have a larger view.

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A rose garden in the park was planted to commemorate the Royal Tour of 1939.

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As we walked through the park, we came upon the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

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We found out that there is free guided tour of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in just a short while and we gladly join the tour. Continue reading

Toronto Day 5: Best Apple Cake in Toronto

On the last full day in Toronto, our plan was to visit the Royal Ontario Museum. Ben loves museums. Ben intended to walk to the ROM via Queen’s Park.

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On the way, we came across the above World Best Apple Cake signage.

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The signage was from a neighbourhood restaurant; Mystic Muffin. How can we miss the opportunity to try some.

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The longevity of Mystic Muffin says something must be good here.

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The menu is all on the black board, hand written. The owner is very friendly and chatty.

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Our breakfast came to CAD7.50. Continue reading

Toronto Day 4: Best Japanese Cheesecake in Toronto

After dinner, Ben tempted me to go for the best Japanese cheesecake for dessert because it’s just nearby. How can I resist cheesecake?

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Well, when we arrived at the shop, there was a line outside the shop already. Our wait was going to be about 45 minutes and it’s considered a short wait. Apparently, there is always a line here. Only 12 customers are allowed into the shop at any one time.

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There is also limit to how much one can buy.

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So, we waited patiently and finally, it’s our turn to get into the shop. It was really hot in here. There are only 3 ovens and each oven can accommodate 12 cheesecakes. That’s the reason why only 12 customers are allowed into the shop at a time as they limit 1 cheesecake per customer.

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Hm, the “chef” actually sticked his hand into the batter to fold it.

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Here comes the cheesecake out from the oven. Continue reading

Toronto Day 4: Korean Dinner in Chinatown

After the tour of the CN Tower, we continued our journey by foot to Spadina Avenue, Chinatown for early dinner.

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Along the way, we came upon the CBC Television but the museum had closed for the day.

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Toronto city Hall or New City Hall is originally nickname “The Eye of Government” because it looks like a giant unblinking eye from the air.

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The old City Hall, is now a courthouse.

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Toronto street car.

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The street car travels in the center of the street, hence it stops in the middle of the street too for passengers to board or disembark. When the street car stops, car on the right side of the street car must stop behind the street car.

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We settled at a Korean restaurant in Chinatown for early dinner. Continue reading

Toronto Day 4: CN Tower

After our visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame, we walked to CN Tower via Skywalk.

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Skywalk is an enclosed walkway connecting Union Station to the CN Tower and the Rogers Center. The skywalk makes the walk more bearable as it was really hot out in the sun.

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We stopped by the Brookfield Place food court to grab something to eat. Ben and I shared a Lamb Biryani from Tamarind the Indian Kitchen. It was loaded with spices and Ben likes it a lot.

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The CN Tower is the world’s tallest free-standing structure when it was completed in 1976. It serves as a communications and observation tower.

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View from the elevator.

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A replica of the CN Tower. Continue reading