周圍食 May’14:ABC Kitchen

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

0514 Smoked salmon egg benedict (ABC Kitchen)Smoked salmon egg benedict
Perfect runny yolk poached egg

0514 Roasted suckling pig 1 (ABC Kitchen) 0514 Roasted suckling pig 2 (ABC Kitchen)Roasted suckling pig
Very juicy

0514 Shrimp pizza (ABC Kitchen)Shrimp pizza
Nice topping but the crust was a dry as cracker

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ABC Kitchen
上環皇后街1號皇后街熟食市場7號舖
9278 8227

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周圍食 Apr’14:Caffe Kenon

It’s a nice cafe for coffee (and they do have nice coffee here), but skip the food on the menu.

My ratings: ❤❤❤
Price range: $$

0414 Bacon & Mixed Mushrooms Spaghetti (Caffe Kenon)Bacon & Mixed Mushrooms Spaghetti
in Cream Sauce
The pasta is undercooked, and is far from “al-dente”. It also doesn’t taste like fresh pasta

0414 Chorizo Sausage Pizza (Caffe Kenon)Chorizo Sausage Pizza
Chorizo Sausage, Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato Sauce
The bread was crap, tasted more like flavourless cracker than a good pizza base. The chorizo sausage was very thick, and kept sliding off from the pizza. Tomato didn’t taste very fresh, and had a strong metallic taste to it

0414 Espresso Macchiato (Caffe Kenon)Espresso Macchiato

0414 Espresso Nutella Con Panna (Caffe Kenon)Espresso Nutella Con Panna

0414 Espresso Macchiato, Espresso Nutella Con Panna (Caffe Kenon)Espresso Macchiato, Espresso Nutella Con Panna

0414 Hot Hazelnut Chocolate (Caffe Kenon)Hot Hazelnut Chocolate
Oversweet, and only had a faint taste of chocolate

0414 Cappuccino (Caffe Kenon)Cappuccino

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Caffe Kenon
銅鑼灣耀華街39號
2391 2111

周圍食 Nov’13:The Spaghetti House

There is nothing very special about this restaurant. I think it is very overpriced for such mediocre quality.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

1113 芝士焗龍蝦汁海鮮墨魚汁飯 (The Spaghetti House)芝士焗龍蝦汁海鮮墨魚汁飯
海蝦、帶子、青口、魷魚、魚柳、鮮菌及番茄
Over $100 and the quality was very mediocre., and this price is only for one main course.

1113 Cheese Fondue 1 (The Spaghetti House)Cheese Fondue
Mozarella, Parmesan, Gruyère, Emmenthal
Cheese was full of herb taste (hello~ We’re having cheese fondue, not herb gooey liquid fondue…), and the rest of the food tasted like food that was leftover from days ago

1113 Spanish air-dried beef (The Spaghetti House)Spanish air-dried beef

1113 Scottish Smoked Salmon in Balsamic Dressing (The Spaghetti House)Scottish Smoked Salmon in Balsamic Dressing

1113 Cheese Fondue 2 (The Spaghetti House)Australian beef, American crispy fries, Spear squid with pesto sauce & olive oil, Johnsonville Hot Link sausages, Meatballs in Italian-style, Mushrooms, Brocolli, Fusilli, Bread duo basket (baguette & herb panini cubes)

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The Spaghetti House
荃灣廣場四樓416號
2405 0234

Kingston Eats: The Greek Islands

Very nice restaurant with Greek décor at every corner 😛 .  Food is also good, although I found it too salty for my taste.  Price is a little bit more expensive than at Grecos.  There is more sitting area here because it is not located in downtown Kingston.  Sometimes you might be able to spot some 10% off coupon in the Kingston community newspaper.  If you have a large company and are looking for a decent Greek restaurant, I would highly recommend this place. Service is excellent here.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

1010 Pork Brizoles (The Greek Island)Pork Brizoles
Two Juicy chops char-boiled to perfection.  Brushed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

1010 Gyro Dinner (The Greek Island)Gyro Dinner
Homemade gyro marinated in white wine, seasoned with herbs and spices.
Special of the day: chicken and shrimp.

1010 Mousaka 1 (The Greek Island) 1010 Mousaka 2 (The Greek Island)Mousaka Fourno
Baked eggplant, zucchini, potato, ground meat casserole with a layer of bechamel sauce and oven baked.  Served in it’s own clay dish.

1010 Baklava (The Greek Island)Baklava
Phyllo dough layered with mixture of walnuts, almonds, cinnamon sugar and topped with honey syrup.

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The Greek Islands

331 Bath Road
(613) 544-7335

www.thegreekislandskingston.ca/

Kingston Eats: Mino’s Take Out

A nice family restaurant with a take-out area and a restaurant section.  Food is good and reasonably priced.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $-$$

0411 Salad (Mino's Take Out)Salad

0411 Spanakopita (Mino's Take Out)Spanakopita

0411 ¼ pound baby back ribs (Mino's Take Out)1/4 pound baby back ribs
brushed with BBQ sauce

0411 Pork brizoles (Mino's Take Out)Pork brizoles
Tender grilled pork loin filets brushed with lemon, olive oil, oregano, and garlic

0411 Galactoboreko (Mino's Take Out)Galactoboreko
Honey & custard
I didn’t quite like this one.  The custard was overcooked and watery.

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Mino’s Take Out
340 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON K7K 3T1, Canada
+1 613-545-7770

http://www.minosonbarriestreet.com/

Kingston Eats: Grecos Grill & Wine Bar

I have been to Grecos for more than 5 times.  It delivers very solid and reliable Greek dishes.  They have the best lamb shank served in Kingston.  Huge portions for what you pay for, and food is very good.  I do like this restaurant although I do find the service a bit rude – waiters speak very fast and tables are often left unattended for quite a period of time.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤
Price range: $$-$$$

0211 Taramosalata (Grecos)Taramosalata
A spread that is prepared with cod cavier, freshly squeezed lemon juice, vinegar and olive oil.
On the house with your bread and cracker basket at dinner time (not available at lunch).

0211 Spanakopita (Grecos)Spanakopita
Fine layers of phyllo with spinach & feta cheese
I was very pleased that it wasn’t salty as I find that to be a common problem with feta cheese.

1210 Dolmadakia (Grecos)Dolmadakia
Herbs with rice, wrapped in grape vine leaf with tzatziki

1210 Pork Souvlaki (Grecos)Pork Souvlaki
Cubes of marinated pork, skewered & broiled

0512 Mousaka (Grecos)Mousaka
Alternate layers of potato, sliced eggplant, ground beef, topped with cream sauce         

0211 Stuffed Trout (Grecos)Stuffed Trout
Stuffed with shrimp, crab meat and mushrooms

1210 Braised Lamb Shank (Grecos)Braised Lamb Shank
Special of the night, actually it always seem to be on the special menu but it’s not put on the regular menu.  Being slow braised for many hours, it is so tender that you don’t need a knife to pull apart the meat at all – it just falls apart.

0211 Milky way cake (Grecos)Milky way cake
Velvety smooth milk chocolate truffle and buttery smooth caramel are spread on each of the five layers of light milk chocolate sponge cake.  Coated with Belgian chocolate chips and a mixture of chocolate and caramel.

0512 Baklava (Grecos)Baklava
Paper thin layers of Phyllo pastry dough filled with cashews, almond pistachios are showered with butter and honey for a delicious Greek favourite.

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Grecos Grill & Wine Bar
167 Princess Street
Kingston, ON
(613) 542-2229

grecos.ca/

Chain Eats: Jimmy The Greek

Food is kept warm in a tray like most cafeterias (which also includes the meat, don’t expect they will slice the meat in front of you despite seeing a huge slab of meat on a vertical spit). It’s cheap and everything is quite fresh (although feels very processed and lack of flavour).  Staffs are always friendly and efficient.

My ratings: ❤❤
Price range: $

0711 Gyros Pita and Greek Salad (Jimmy the Greek)Gyros Pita and Greek salad
Pitas come with tomatoes, onions & tzatziki
Portion is quite generous, but too much sauce in everything.

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Jimmy The Greek
http://www.jimmythegreek.com/

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