Tag: Brunch

[Recipe] Worth the Wait – Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon buns (or rolls)... How should I begin? It the food that I can have it any time of the day, breakfast, snacks, afternoon snack or even as dessert. I have a soft spot for cinnamon buns, because it was the first western "dessert", as I would used to refer it, I had when I was a kid. It was also my first encounter with cinnamon, and since then, it's my favorite spice. Nonetheless, traditional cinnamon buns are high in sugar and calories, not to mention the icing. This no-butter and no-refined sugar recipe not only cut down the calories, but also incorporated some fibre.

[MTL] Jewish Comfort Food – Arthurs Nosh Bar

The long wait in front of the Arthurs Nosh Bar in the neighborhood St-Henri is no longer a secret. Despite the old classic Jewish restaurants in Montreal,  Arthurs immediately became the city's new favorite soon after its opening. Their menu not only features classic Jewish dishes such as sandwiches made with challah bread, and potato latkes, but also elevates simple Jewish-European dishes by modifying with their own unique twist. Unless you are there right when they open, otherwise, expect to wait!

[HCM] Banh Mi Crawl in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)

Do not tell people that you've been to Vietnam if you did not have, at least one, banh mi! "Bánh mì" means bread in Vietnamese, but people used it to refer the banh mi sandwich, which the fillings varies from places to places. The baguettes are normally 3/4 foot long. They're sliced from the side, filled with assorted meats, such as luncheon meats or grilled pork patties, pâté, and finished with Vietnamese pickles, cucumbers, coriander, and choice of chili sauce or chili. Now the question, where to get banh mi in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city)?

[MTL] A Boutique Café – Le Butterblume

Le Butterblume, locating on the main, is a restaurant, a cafe, as well as a boutique. This hybrid cafe is started by a team of the Pâtisserie Rhubarbe and Olive et Gourmando alum, which is at the border of Mile End and Little Italy. Not only the owners, Julie Romano and Nadine Boudreau, have strong restaurant résumés, so does the chef, Jens Ruoff. After my first visit, it has become one of my favorite weekday and weekend brunch spots!

[Recipe] Oh-so fluffy – Buckwheat Soufflé Pancake

Pancakes used to be my favorite type of breakfast when I was a kid, especially those classic buttermilk pancakes. As I'm older, I become more of a french toast person. Japan, one of my favorite countries in the world, is known for their creativity, including food. Pancakes are quite popular in Japan. Since the Americans can make "cronuts" (aka croissant + donut), why can't the Japanese put soufflé and pancake together? It maintains the versatility of pancakes, but also has the airiness of soufflé. Definitely perfect for brunch, afternoon tea, or tea.