Friday, May 15, 2015

Buy One Get One Free Drinks at Gong Cha North York!


GongCha, lauded for its milk foam and unique flavours such as wintermelon, has opened up a new location in North York!

Much like ChaTime, you can choose your sweetness and ice levels, customization akin to Starbucks. You can even use your Vicinity card here just like ChaTime. It's a bit pricier than ChaTime but you get some signature drinks such as the Earl Grey Milk with 3 Jellies!

To celebrate, they will be having a BOGO sale on select drinks from May 15 to 18!

The promo drinks are Royal Milk Tea with Pearls, Wintermelon Milk Tea with Grass Jelly, Milk Foam Watermelon, and Milk Foam Green Tea.


Wintermelon Milk Tea with Grass Jelly, Large 30% Sweetness Level

Gong Cha
5449 Yonge Street
North York, ON M2N 5S1

Date Visited:  May 15, 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Delucious Korean Side Dishes!

6 8 oz. Containers Featuring Delicious Korean Side Dishes

No, it's not a typo.  Delucious is a new Korean side dish delivery service operating in the City of Toronto (including Richmond Hill and Markham).  Out of a selection of 8 dishes, you can have Delucious deliver a 6-pack of Korean dishes in 8oz. or 16oz. containers ($17 or $25 respectively) every Thursday from 7-11pm on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis.

Subscribing to their service is a great idea for dinner parties or for busy people such as moms, students, and professionals looking for convenience when it comes to adding variety or that extra touch to their daily meals.  In fact, it can be your entire meal as I created my own custom bibimbap with my side dishes.  I just added rice and a fried egg on top with plenty of seasoned soy bean paste! 

These fantastic preservative-free dishes are made with love by Lucy - Korean chef, Delucious owner, and mother.  Eating these dishes are like going home to your honorary Korean mother's for dinner.  The dishes are salted nicely and are not oily which is congruent with their mission for you to eat healthy.  I loved the pickled dishes (the kimchi and radish) because they had the right balance of sweetness and acidity.  
 Unlike most of the dishes which can be stored for 7 days after delivery, you can keep the kimchi even longer in case your preference is to have a more pungent and sour taste.  My favourite was the the seaweed stems because they had great texture and had a nice sesame seed aroma to them!

The service is co-owned by Lucy and her son.  They are candid with their intentions to become successful so that Lucy is able to quit working 12 hour days, 6 days a week.  With such a solid offering of food, why wouldn't you help set Lucy free?


Crunch Bean Sprouts
Korean-style Coleslaw
Pickled Radish
Seaweed Stems