Everything we ate in Chicago, USA

When we visited Chicago in 2018, we had the chance to marvel at its world-famous architecture and scope out its top landmarks, but the part of the trip we were most excited for was the food. Chicago has been voted America’s top foodie destination in various publications — and based on our five days of…

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Mildred’s inspired blueberry pancakes

One of my favourite brunch spots in Toronto is Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, located in Liberty Village. Their hallmark menu item is Mrs. B’s Famous Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes — a fluffy, sweet and super photogenic concoction. Based on the date of that Instagram post, I haven’t had Mildred’s pancakes for over a year, so it was…

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Around the world via 10 ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada

With international travel plans still on hold, I have not been doing the trip planning that I normally would at the start of a new year. Instead, I’ve been looking for places to discover locally, and what better way to substitute travel abroad than exploring the cultures of Toronto? Toronto, Ontario is the most diverse…

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On this day: Lower Manhattan, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 6, 2017, I was in Lower Manhattan, New York City. As we approached the end of our week in New York City, we ventured back to the south end of Manhattan Island to explore further. In…

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Lockdown dining: What we’re eating in Toronto

As of this week, our province is officially in its second lockdown. Indoor dining has been restricted again, so we are back to curbside pickup and delivery. Earlier in the spring, I published a post on a few of our favourite takeout meals, and it’s now time for an update with new additions. I actually…

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On this day: Osaka, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 12, 2018, I was in Osaka, Japan. We had spent two fun-filled days in Kyoto and wanted to break things up with a day trip over to Osaka. At only about 20 minutes away from Kyoto…

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On this day: Kyoto, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 10, 2018, I was in Kyoto, Japan. Following a lovely several days in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, we flew over to Kyoto to begin the Japan portion of our East Asia trip. We managed to…

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My Michelin Star eats around the world

The Michelin Guide is a series of guidebooks that have been published annually by the French tyre company Michelin for over a century. First released as a guide to help French motorists find lodging on the road, they are now exclusively devoted to fine dining. Considered by many to be the hallmark of quality cuisine,…

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Japanese eats in Toronto

I just ordered a plate of aburi sushi and a salmon hand roll from our local sushi joint, inspiring me to write up this post on my favourite Japanese restaurants in Toronto. As you know, Japanese cuisine is one of my absolute favourites. A couple years ago, I had the chance to eat up a…

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Food tours around the world

If you’ve been following I’ve Bean Travelling for awhile, you will know that most of my travel is very much centred around gastronomy. Mr. Chuckles and I absolutely love to go on food tours as an avenue to discover new cuisines, meet other travellers, and see local sights, all at the same time. I’ve mentioned…

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