So Danish

After much tossing and turning, I finally fell asleep last night at 3am.  When I woke up it was already 12 noon.  I must have been super exhausted.  Realizing that I already lost the morning, I headed out for Torvehallerne.  It’s one of the biggest markets in Copenhagen featuring the best meat cuts, fresh fish, and small food stalls for people to eat in at the bars or take out.  The market looks very posh and so Danish.  The whole building is class to allow for ample amount of sunlight in and allows those outside to see all the happenings inside the market.



There’s definitely something for everyone.  Cheese shop…



Bottled juice goodness…


Danish baked goodies filled the air, tempting all by-passers.



An abundance of fresh vegetables. Perfectly arranged, grown in a nice shape. The Danes approve.


Here, I also had my first Mikkeller beer. And let me tell you, it’s so good!! SO GOOD! They were recently featured in the NY Times.  I’m not a big beer drinker, but boy did the beer go down easily with a smoked salmon asparagus smorrebord.  I’m going to make sure I have a few more pints of Mikkeller before I go home.


And if only I had more room in my tummy..


I also tried an avocado, citrus, ginger juice from the juice bar. Their tag line? Look good naked! (So Danish) Great message, hits home, sticks with you. Bravo once again to the Danes.


..and as for my juice? Delicious!! You can barely taste the avocado, but the consistency is there. You can taste the ginger, and citrus.


And as always, there is a focus on relaxing, comfort and enjoying life. Like these girls..


And this couple, stealing a kiss behind the lemon tree.


Uptown Friday nights?

After a long week of dealing with sensors, Ru and I decided to go for dessert after work and then have dinner -yes in that exact reverse order.  Our dessert stop is at Dessert Kitchen.  They open at 6pm and we arrived right when they opened.  After studying the menu for a while we decided on the egg pudding and taste of ujiUji is actually a place in Kyoto.  Kyoto is known for their matcha, but it’s an odd reference because it’s based on the assumption that everyone knows that.


The egg pudding was good.  It was just good.  There was no wow factor here except for the super cute presentation.

IMG_4651The Taste of Uji has red bean, mochi sago, coconut sauce and this matcha noodle.  The matcha noodle is very curious.  It tasted like noodles, but it’s not?  It’s not very chewy.. it actually doesn’t taste like anything at all.  Ru didn’t like it one bit.  The rest of the dish was okay, coconut sauce, mochi sago, and red bean was okay.  We ended up fishing out the noodles and ate the rest.

Name: Dessert Kitchen
Location: Markham, Toronto
What: Egg Pudding, Taste of Uji
Verdict: Won’t go back.

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After the not so tasty dessert experience, we decided to look for something savory.  We decided to go to Alice Fazooli’s at the Richmond Hill location.  I always end up here for business lunches.


I wasn’t too hungry so I decided to go with the cheese platter and wine.  The perfect combination of salami, prosciutto, olives, and cheese.  I was never a big cheese platter person but given my new infatuation with wine I’ve grown to like it.


Ru went with a penne with gnocchi, and meat.  It was spicy and perfectly al dente.  Overall Alice Fazooli’s is good, old reliable.

Name: Alice Fazooli’s
Location: Richmond HIll, Toronto
What: Cheese platter, penne
Verdict: Delivered on expectation, no surprises here.

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As a side note, if you are ever wondering how to have a good evening out in the Markham/ Richmond Hill area, you really only need one thing: good company.