Kinton Ramen Rocks

Henry: Our love of Japanese culture and Japanese food has led us to yet another wonderful restaurant in downtown Montreal: Kinton Ramen! Mariam: Oh yes indeed, Kinton Ramen was a delight. One of my friends sang the restaurant’s praises to us, so we were only too happy to go check it out. And we’re very…

Choir Boy

Mariam: For my birthday, my awesome friends and colleagues took me to see the play “Choir Boy” at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal. I hadn’t heard of this play at all until they brought it up so I was intrigued and happy to have the chance to discover it. So off we went. On a…

When Japan BBQs

We have a serious soft spot for Japanese food and culture – it’s why we recommend Tokyo as a spring break destination. It’s also why we try a lot of Japanese restaurants in Montreal. Gyu-Kaku is one of the more recent happy discoveries that Henry made, and one which he can’t wait to share with…

Caffé Farina – Fantastic Italian Sandwiches and Desserts!

Mariam: Sometimes you come across the best thing ever without even thinking about it. It was a Tuesday afternoon, I was just coming back from my hairdresser’s when I realized I was a bit hungry. As I was walking on Notre Dame Street in Saint Henry (Southwestern Montreal), I said to myself “Well, I’ll stop…

Queen Sheba Is Royally Good

Remember how we mentioned in our Mile End post that Restaurant Queen Sheba is one of our favourite restaurants? Well, today we’re going to explain why! Mariam: As our longer-term readers know, I’m from Ethiopia, and grew up eating traditional Ethiopian food. Because of that, Ethiopian cuisine is something that always makes me feel like I’m…

Confortable for Comfort Food

We love discovering new places. We’re especially tickled when we make discoveries just right under our noses 🙂 . This was the case for Confortable, a resto-bar literally a block away from our home. We found this place when we took one of our usual walks one winter evening. It was one of a spate…

Yuan: Vegetarian Virtue

It feels like there’s been an explosion of vegan and vegetarian food options in Montreal lately. Even just a few years ago, the best a vegetarian could hope for was the odd salad in a restaurant, and fries.  These days, every restaurant we visit seems to have an actual veggie section. And then there are…

Montreal Food Trucks: NOT Your Average Street Food!

Being a cosmopolitan city that’s fairly big, there are few things that Montreal does not have. Pointedly, one thing it’s missing is casual street food. Actually, from 1947 through 2013, there was NO street food of any kind in Montreal thanks to a street food ban enacted to reduce litter and to protect restaurants from…

Next Korean Meal? Jumak!

We love Korean food. Let’s face it, there aren’t many things better than a bowl of hot sundubu-jjigae on a winter night or a plate of japchae when you’re feeling down (or up, really. Japchae is kind of an “always food”). Finding a good Korean restaurant in Montreal is no easy task though, especially one we…

The Journey Begins with Bossa

Here we are, writing our first post together! We’re going to start locally, with a new Italian place that just opened up a stone’s throw away from our home, Bossa. Bossa is a small and cozy, quaint little shop that’s just packed with both imported and house-made Italian ingredients, sauces, and decor. They also have…