Birthday Dinner: Kingyo Izakaya

The grand finale of Teng’s Birthday Bonanza (Feasting Fest was also a name I considered but it’s almost one am which has nothing to do with anything but I reckoned sufficed to become a reason) was Kingyo Izakaya. You will (should/ought to) remember that we went there for lunch last summer and enjoyed every morsel…

Pearl Fever Tea House: Surrey Location

Surrey can be a difficult place to find bubble tea. I don’t know if it’s because there isn’t much demand (I don’t believe that for one second though) or business-people don’t want to take the risk of opening a bubble tea place but there are not enough stores here. Anecdote: One year, the night before…

Fresh Jalebiyaa from Taj Sweets and Restaurant

Jalebi (or plural Jalebiyaa) are Indian sweets made from dough, fried in oil, and dipped in syrup. Not ideal for the health conscious but then, it’s not something you eat as a meal or even every day. Indian mithai is usually eaten on special celebratory occasions (like weddings or parties) and surely you can be…

Italian Pizza, Desi Style

When fusion food is mentioned, one doesn’t automatically think of pizza but here in Surrey, pizza has been appropriated by the desi community. When I say desi I mean people of Indian heritage. People from Pakistan, India and around those areas. People who speak some Indian language and eat a prodigious amount of curry. Now…