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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The sweetest treats in Toronto

The province of Ontario has just announced stage 2 of reopening and it looks like dine-in service at restaurants will soon be allowed to resume, although on outdoor patios only. Unfortunately for Torontonians, we are stuck in a holding pattern at stage 1 so eating out and getting my mop of hair cut will have…

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Vietnamese eats in Toronto

This is a follow up to the recent post on my favourite foods and drinks in Vietnam. Since we won’t be able to travel back there for quite a long time, I’m on a quest to continue discovering Vietnamese cuisine here at home. Mainstream Vietnamese communities began arriving in Canada in the mid-1970s and early…

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10 foods and drinks to try in Vietnam

Like I said on Instagram: when you can’t travel, you drool over old photos of your trip to Vietnam. If you followed my blog posts from that time back in February, you will recall that Mr. Chuckles and I basically spent our entire trip on food tours, cooking tours, and eating everything in sight. I’ve…

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On my shelf: A few books for the foodies

I spend more time than I’d like to admit planted in front of the television, but every so often, I read. I was reorganizing our bookshelves today and identified a small collection of food and drink related literature that I thought I’d share with you all. Here’s what I have on the shelf right now.…

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