Tag: bread

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Old Spaghetti Factory, Toronto, Canada.

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If you ever happen to find yourself in downtown Toronto, this is a great place to bring your family and friends.

Check out my review on The Old Spaghetti Factory

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#Toronto #GTA #Pasta #Spaghetti #foodie

RESTAURANT REVIEW: GOODFELLAS – Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Italian Food

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Check out my review on Goodfellas

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Very mixed reviews about this particular restaurant. While they succeed in one area, they completely fail in the other.

#Mississauga #Streetsville #Italian #foodie

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Wildflour Cafe & Bakery, Makati, Philippines

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Cuban Sandwich – Highly recommended!

Check out my review on Widlflour Cafe & Bakery, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Remembering Spain: The Simple Lunch

Recently I had this craving for a sandwich. But not any ordinary sandwich like a BLT or a Subway. I wanted something that would please my cravings but I couldn’t put my finger on what I really had the appetite for.

So I ran out to the grocery store and walked around the deli aisle. Batches of ham, roast beef and turkey all lined up in the showcase staring at me. Then I had a flash memory of the trip I took with my wife to Spain.

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A View Of Toledo, Spain

Two hours before our tour bus drove into Toledo, we stopped in a small town that had a deli with all these cured meats hanging from the ceiling. As appetizing as it looked, we wanted to sit down and enjoy our meal rather than taking it away.

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Cured Meats Hanging From A Local Deli

Then we stopped at this small cafe where I decided to order a sandwich combo with 2 bottles of 7up. Just 10 minutes later, out came our soft drinks along with a small dish of olives, a tapas plate of “Pa amb tomaquet” which is a bread with tomato, and a few chicken croquettes otherwise known to us as deep fried mashed potatoes stuffed with chicken and cheese.

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Chicken Croquettes

Soon after a large, crusty bread glazed with olive oil, filled with a few slices of prosciutto landed right in front of me. My eyes lit up! I remember how the sound of crunchy bread was music to my ears; the salty taste of prosciutto melting in my mouth. It was the best sandwich I had ever eaten.

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Prosciutto Sandwich With Olives And “Pa Amb Tomaquet”

So guess what I made at home? I modified that sandwich a little to the ingredients sold here in Canada. Fresh crusty toasted bread lined with margarine, filled with two pieces of dry prosciutto and a slice of swiss melted cheese. Yes, I must have the cheese! My wife reminded me that we paid 25 euros for that meal which was about $40.00 at that time. This sandwich just cost me $1.50. 

Anyways this is how it looks. My lunch made me smile not only because it tasted great but also that it came with such a great memory. I hope one day my wife and I will have a chance to go back again.

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The Final Result – Simple Yet Satisfying

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Try it for yourself and tell me what you think!