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My short trip to Toronto

By Maangchi

I visited Toronto for a short trip last week. It was so great to be in my hometown again! I call it my hometown, even though I was born in Korea. It was such a warm feeling to walk the streets again.  My memories kept me toasty.

Here are some photos that I took.

My favorite brunch restaurant in Cabbagetown, Toronto. They have 3 Gs!: Good price, good service, and generous.  : )

Betty, who has been working at the restaurant since 1999, welcomed me back! She asked, “when are you going to move back to Toronto?”

A simple and “nothing special” breakfast called a “big breakfast” on the menu. It costs under $7 and includes a glass of orange juice and a coffee that is always being refilled by Betty.

On a Cabbagetown streetcorner near Johnny G, there is a Korean owned flower shop. I used to buy flowers here. They gave me a good price whenever I bought something.

I went to Dutch Mill Country Market in Hamilton Ontario with my friend. They sell beautiful Christmas decorations and some antique stuff.

Dutch Mill Country Market

My lunch at the Dutch Mill Country Market

With my friend!

I made matang (candied sweet potato) for my friend’s family where I stayed. She loved to learn how to make the coating syrup.

My favorite Canadian Chocolate Laura Secord!

Yorkville area in Toronto. The yellow building is Sassafraz restaurant. During the annual Toronto film festival, many celebrities visit the restaurant.

I ran into him on the street. He used to work as a concierge at my apartment. He took off his hat to pose for me!

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8 Comments:

  1. zand3rz Toronto My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 12:44 am | # |

    Wow, I only saw this post today. I usually ride to go to school near this place. I take the 506 street car. I always walk around the Johhny G’s area when its summer since I live near Riverdale. I didn’t even see you when you went here.

    Yay for Torontonians!!! :)

  2. juhae Toronto, ON My profile page joined 12/10
    Posted January 25th, 2011 at 7:03 pm | # |

    i used to live in the same condo! nice! it was such a sweet surprise to come on your blog and realize i) you were once a torontonian! ii) you lived in the same condo (i heart the wonderful former concierge)
    p.s. i have tried some of your recipes and have been so happy with the meals that resulted to be shared!

  3. LuccaQ Buffalo,NY My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted December 18th, 2010 at 6:30 pm | # |

    Next time you come to Toronto, and you have some extra time, let us know so maybe we can have a meet-up. I live in Buffalo,NY so Toronto is not very far. It looks like you had a nice visit.

  4. anthony Toronto My profile page joined 12/10
    Posted December 15th, 2010 at 8:30 am | # |

    망치님, 나도 Johnny G’s을 좋아해요~ 싸고 양많고 맛있는 곳 ㅋㅋㅋ

  5. KillDeer Hamilton, Ontario My profile page joined 9/10
    Posted December 14th, 2010 at 10:56 am | # |

    Sounds like you had a good time!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted December 14th, 2010 at 5:14 pm | # |

      KillDeer!
      You are living in Hamilton! We could meet up when I went to the Dutch Mill Country Market. You know where it is, right?

      • KillDeer Hamilton, Ontario My profile page joined 9/10
        Posted December 16th, 2010 at 10:25 am | # |

        Yes I was surprised to see that you were even down in my neck of the woods! I didn’t know wherre Dutch Mill Country Market was, but I looked it up and its actually just a road down from where I go to church. Maybe in one of your future Toronto trips we can meet up!


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