Saturday, December 31, 2011

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT CHEF OF INDIA

My Christmas weekend turned out really nice.  Despite the short time we stayed in Toronto, Vince and I were able to visit a bunch of friends including my BFF.

The day before Christmas, Vince and I went out for lunch with Neil.  We drove to his apartment, parked our car, and from there walked towards Yonge Street. It brought me heaps of happy thoughts to be walking again on the streets of Toronto especially Eglinton Avenue East, and I swear, if fairy dusts had been sprinkled on me at that very moment,  my feet would have fluttered in a heartbeat and taken me straight away to Neverland.  Gosh, I really missed Toronto.

We originally planned on doing a dimsum buffet at Spring Rolls, but unlucky us, it was closed.  Nice thing about Toronto is that there are so many places you can go to within close proximity each other, that we only needed to cross the street for another restaurant, Chef of India.

The Three Stooges

When we got inside the restaurant, we were surprised (and absolutely delighted!) to find out that they do serve buffet.  It wasn't our first time to eat in that place but we never had buffet there in the past.  It was already past lunch time and we were all starving, so we indulged ourselves with various Indian dishes at the buffet table, including vindaloo, masala, pakora, buttered chicken, raita, mango chutney, pulao rice, and the likes.  Vince also ordered samosa from the menu, and I ordered mango lassi for drinks.

A little too fancy for samosa :) Tastes really good!

We left the restaurant with our tummies bulging and filled with sumptuous Indian cuisine.  We headed next to Tim Horton's to get my french vanilla fix, and then walked back to Neil's place, where we exchanged Christmas presents, and took some pictures by the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah in his apartment lobby.

No animals were harmed in the making of my TNA winter jacket.
I don't know about Neil's Canada Goose jacket, though.  Hehe!

Julio at Julia, Ang Kambal ng Tadhana ☺ 

Nothing warms the heart and soul better than good laugh shared between friends.  Thanks for the wonderful friendship, Neil.  You know aylabya... xOxO!

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43 comments:

  1. usual lang handaan samin para sa typical pinoy. mukhang masarap ang samosa nyo ah, overwhelming sa taas. miss ko na ring kumain nyan. :)

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  2. Hello ate KM! Happy New Year! I also want to wish you a wonderful 2012. :)

    Bilib ako kay kuya Vince dahil close din siya sa BFF mo. You two could have go on a date na kayo lang pero still, he preferred to be with you and BFF. :)

    Ganda na name ng resto, Chef of India. Sounds class talaga. Wish I could also try Indian dishes!

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  3. That was a very nice experience indeed. I envy you coz u still can get in touch with your close friends. Yung sa akin halos di ko na mahagilap lahat. :)

    Anyway, Toronto must be a very nice place. No wonder you still can't have enough of the memories you've left there!

    Happy 2012 KM! Hugz

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  4. Ate, ikaw at yung bff mo, para talaga kayong twins! :))

    The way you both smile.! asdfghjkl :P

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  5. Toronto... is still a dream for us... hehehe

    Sulit naman pala ang Toronto vacay ninyo sis. Masaya talaga pag nagkikita ang mga magkakaibigan...

    How far ba ang Toronto sa place ninyo sa US sis?

    Happy New Year!

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  6. what is the taste of samosa...murag wla pa jud ko kakaon anah..hehhe...looks yummy,

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  7. Para kayong sina julio at julia talaga. haha.. happy new year Km :d

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  8. Let us celebrate the new year with peaceful mind, joyful heart ..Greet everyone with respect and cheerful heart...
    Happy New Year.. Lets Welcome "2012"

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  9. Magkahawig nga kayo ng prendsyip mong si Neil! Para nga kayong kambal. hihihi! Happy 2012!!

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  10. @ Simurgh, Happy New Year din sa'yo :)

    @ Spiky, masarap yung samosa actually. Di namin expected na ganyan ka fancy ang samosa sa restaurant na yan :D

    @ Algene, Happy New Year din sa'yo! Actually, schoolmates sa Ateneo noon si Vince at Neil nung elementary days nila, pero nag-meet lang sila ulit through me. Small world :D

    @ Krizza, dami ko talagang na-mi-miss sa Toronto, kaya binabalik-balikan ko talaga at hindi maiwan-iwanan :D

    @ MC, oo nga eh, marami na din nagsabi na medyo hawig daw kami. Hehe!

    @ Rovie, 8 hours from Lebanon, Pennsylvania ang Toronto :) Makakarating ka din ng Toronto, konting hintay pa ;)

    @ Mhie, naku, kelangan ko ipa-translate yan sa Tagalog para maka-reply ako :D

    @ Nakamuraka, thanks for dropping by here!

    @ MD, o di ba, sinubaybayan ko kaya yan sa Channel 2 dati. LOL.

    @ Anney, korek, hindi ikaw ang unang nagsabi nyan. Hehe! Happy New Year!

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  11. Nakakatuwa kayong mag-BFF, KM! Ang bongga nyong tingnan sporting both your winter jackets. You must have missed Toronto a lot. 8 hours?! Ang layo non ha! Pero I'm sure sulit na sulit naman :-)

    Happy New Year!

    HUGS!

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  12. grabbed your new badge sis... i like the new look of your blog... hehehe

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  13. Hi there KM! tnx for your constant visit at my blog, really appreciate it. BTW, I'm excited about your new meme. Let me know ASAP if it is up and running already...
    clavs

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  14. wow! I really like your jacket.
    A blessed year ahead of you!

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  15. That samosa looks good! Is it chicken? Here's my FTF entry: http://www.delightmyappetite.com/2012/01/food-trip-friday-lola-maria-restaurant/

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  16. Samosa at Chef of Persia seemed delish and quite fancy...
    Mine is next with a Persian flare also at http://www.gastronomybyjoy.com/2012/01/kebab-kebab-persian-family-dining.html
    Tnx!

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  17. Wow... I love how that image of Samosas turned out! Looked so delish!

    Happy new year, KM!

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  18. awww, that's so sweet!
    the samosas do look real fancy! the ones that we normally buy look so 'naked' compared to that shot! lol...i still love it, though. :)

    thanks so much for sharing over at Food Friday, KM
    happy 2012!

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  19. Oh so cute and sweet both of you hehee. Happy weekend and mine is ready...

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  20. im curious about that samosa... looks yummy!

    http://faithful-wanderer.blogspot.com/2012/01/at-italiannis.html

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  21. Hmmm now I am intrigue what is a Samosa, I love to try it. ^_^

    Sweet & Sour Fish

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  22. mouth-watering delights you got there!

    dropping by from Yummy Sunday! Hope you can drop by at my entry too!

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  23. Hi KM! the samosa looks very delish indeed! i haven't eaten that for a long time! was here from YS! and i missed the premiere of Happiness is...Meme! huhuhuhu :-( hopefully i will make it next week...

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  24. you are so funny and too cute Sis KM, mukhang masarap, nao sira naman ang ating diet nyan :-) Visiting from Food Trip Friday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2012/01/bring-a-pork-menudo-at-a-friends-party.html

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  25. Truly, the food looks so fancy. Bet the taste is also fancy:)

    Visiting for YS! Her's my share-hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/01/holiday-chocolate-mint-pie.html

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  26. ang cute at ang sarap ng dish superb nabubusog na nga ako just looking at it. BTW here's my entry for FTF

    Sahm’s Dining Diary

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  27. Hi KM!

    It wasn't the food that caught my attention... it's your outfit! Haha! Love the jacket and that striped number. :)

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  28. Visiting again Sis KM this time from Yummy Sunday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/01/my-yummy-sunday-is-leche-flan.html

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  29. Cool, brown outfit sis:)

    Visiting for TB! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2011/12/willow-mountain-coffee-table.html

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  30. awww! the three stooges love it Sis Karen, that show is very funny and am sure this is what your friendship with him too. Visiting from Memory Lane Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

    http://www.tropical7107islands.com/2012/03/memory-lane-a-special-friend.html

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  31. beautiful friendship and delish food Sis Karen :-) love your coat too :-) Visiting from Happiness Is...

    http://www.jessysadventure.com/2012/02/finally-i-have-an-ipad.html

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  32. Mukhang kay sarap nga ng samosa! siguro kaya kong ubusin lahat yan kasi matakaw aketch. hihihi!

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  33. So? walang bagong post ganon? O sige, pagbigyan. Dahil jan, happy new year!! LOL! Ang sexiness monster mo ditey!!!

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    1. bakla ka talaga, happy new year din. LOL!

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  34. Good food and great friends are a perfect combination! Here's my Happiness entry: http://www.pensivethoughts.com/2012/03/the-little-boys-performance-in-school-according-to-his-teacher.html

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  35. samosa looks yummy to me din..
    happy siunday KM..
    from Happiness is..

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  36. a time spent with real friends is indeed happiness, Viting for Happiness is , please fo visit my share as well at

    http://www.pinaysinglemomsnook.info/thanks-god-its-friday/

    See you around...

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  37. Silip ulit dito para suporta sa meme mo...:)

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  38. wow! i thought you are both are related sis coz your faces looked the same! i the fur and your winter jacket. And that food must really taste so good. thank you for joining MLM. we have a new host this week. hope you could join again :D

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