Day 44: Toronto

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Marathon Cafe

 

Marathon Cafe is a typical no-frills place, but they have an award-winning milk tea and decent food. They offer western-style breakfasts with bacon, eggs & toast. They also offer Chinese noodle soups and dishes.

 

Rainy Toronto

Rainy Toronto

We do a lot of window shopping at Eaton Centre before going to their huge food court. It must have over 50 options! We go in three different directions and meet over Chinese, American and Indian dishes. Bellies full, time to drive by Casa Loma, the local castle. It’s taken over by multi-story scaffolding. Cross that out for another trip. It’s raining. Cross out the CN tower.

Nicely wrapped vegetables are so different from those in most U.S. Chinatowns

Nicely wrapped vegetables are so different from those in most U.S. Chinatowns

Roast pig with slivers of pickled vegetables

Roast pig with slivers of pickled vegetables

Thought we had ordered the Mayonnaise Shrimp ...

Thought we had ordered the Mayonnaise Shrimp …

 

 

 

To the biggest of the five Toronto Chinatowns, the one downtown. Canadian Chinatowns are the cleanest!

 

 

 

 

Then, to the House of Gourmet Seafood BBQ and Noodle Restaurant. It’s packed with Asians, a good sign.

 

 

 

 

Again, we order in English, are misunderstood and get a different dish than expected. Still, the food is flavorful.

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