Cornick is the quintessential Filipino junk food. Cornick consists simply of crispy fried corn, loaded with salt and roasted garlic. Other flavours such as Adobo or BBQ are also available, but the plain garlic flavour is the most popular. Cornick is similar to corn nuts, though the corn kernels are harder and smaller than their North American cousin's.The biggest brand in cornicks is "Boy Bawang" (literally, garlic boy), made in Caloocan City, the Philippines. Boy Bawang is readily available in Filipino stores and ethnic groceries in Toronto.
For those who like cornick, it's a very crunchy and addictive snack. If you're not careful, you might find that you've consumed the whole bag in no time. And there lies the downside: like most snack foods, it's packed with sodium!
Sooo, it's bad for your heart and kidneys, but as snack foods go... It's pretty good.
On an imported slab of heat-retention stone from Australia, you cook your own meal. Looks like fun! However it might be more about the experience than anything else - we heard some not-so-good reviews from a friend recently. We'll try anything once though!
¤Kultura (King East - Furniture District) Heard a lot about Roger Mooking's restaurants - think we're more obsessed with going there because of the fact that he used to be in Bass is Base!
¤ Cafe Gilead (King East - Furniture District) Jamie Kennedy's stuff is usually pretty good so we want to try it. ¤ Guu (Church St - The Gaybourhood) This place is trendy, so some people go there for that reason alone, but we'd be heading there to see what "Japanese tapas" is all about.
Follow a couple of foodies around the city as they discover the best (and worst) of what Toronto's culinary scene has to offer.
You can visit this site for some more info on the bloggers: http://www.tastingtoronto.ca/2009/06/so-who-is-behind-tasting-toronto.html