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The 10 greatest hits at Pacific Mall in Markham

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 25, 2016

Pacific Mall markhamPacific Mall in Markham dubs itself the largest Chinese indoor mall in North America. While that claim may or may not be completely accurate, few will dispute the fact that its high density and similar-looking corridors can be dazzlingly disorienting for visitors. But there are true gems to be found here if you know where to look.

These are my picks for the 10 greatest hits at Pacific Mall.

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Where to eat Japanese rice bowls in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 21, 2016

donburi restaurantWith a secret menu and inventive drinks there's lots to like about this Japanese restaurant. But a visit here still wouldn't be complete without digging into one of their popular rice bowls.

Read my profile of Donburi in the restaurants section.
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Popular Los Angeles ramen chain opens in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 16, 2016

jinya ramenThis LA-based and Japanese-owned ramen chain has opened its first Toronto location. It addition to its brothy offerings, there's also Japanese street food snacks, and a loud and vibrant atmosphere unrivalled by other Toronto ramen joints.

Read my profile of Jinya Ramen in the restaurants section.
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Toronto's newest bubble tea shop is not like the others

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 14, 2016

the alley markhamToronto's newest bubble tea shop is also the first Canadian outpost of a Taiwanese bubble tea chain. Go here to find a lodge-like interior and top notch drinks built around scratch-made tapioca.

Read more in my profile of The Alley in the cafes section.
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Where to eat stacked toast with ice cream in Toronto

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 12, 2016

Petit PotatoThis Asian restaurant has a sprawling menu of ramen, teppanyaki and more, but it's best know for its outlandish and Instagram-worthy desserts, including this massive mango custard toast with ice cream.

Read my profile of Petit Potato in the restaurants section.
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Thai ice cream rolls are Toronto's hottest summer treat

Posted by Darren "DKLo" Susilo / June 10, 2016

arctic bites torontoThai ice cream rolls are now available in Toronto but you'll likely need to line up to taste one. Since opening a couple of weeks ago this new shop has become an instant Instagram star thanks to its colourful takes on stir fried ice cream.

Read my profile of Arctic Bites in the restaurants section.
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