[Japanese] Donburi

Restaurant: Donburi
Location: 505 York Regional Rd 7 #93, Thornhill, ON L3T 7T1
Price Range: $$
Overall: 3/5

Donburi is a Japanese restaurant located in the same plaza (Commerce Gate) with Sweet Note Desserts (review here). I have been here twice and the quality is the same. During both visits, the service was good and the servers frequently check up on us to make sure everything was okay.

Donburi

Donburi

Inside Donburi

Inside Donburi

As you can see, Donburi is a bright and neat restaurant. They had the new series of Pokemon on the TV, so I pretty much kept starring at that lol. I wish they had the original series or Sailor Moon on though :( the new series is just..not quite the same.

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[Dessert] Sweet Note Desserts

Restaurant: Sweet Note Desserts 
Location: 505 Highway 7, Markham, ON L3T 7V6
Price Range: $
Overall: 4/5

Sweet Note Desserts

Sweet Note Desserts

Occasionally I would go to Markham or Richmond Hill to have dinner or dessert, as the food prices in these areas are generally cheaper. I don’t know why I love that area so much, it’s to the point I have considered moving there before with my SO, but then I realized every restaurant are so far apart that you would need a car to get around. Whereas in downtown Toronto, most places are within walking distance so getting a car is a waste of money. Beside, driving isn’t my forte so I don’t think I would move anytime soon, unless I get a chauffeur LOL jk. Anyways…back to food review :p.

Inside Sweet Note Desserts

As you can see, Sweet Note Desserts is a small but cozy cafe. In addition to desserts, they also serve variety of coffees and teas. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable as well. This was my first time visiting, she patiently explained the menu and gave us a heads up about how long each item would take to make, which was great!

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[Ramen] Hokkaido Santouka Ramen

Restaurant: Hokkaido Santouka Ramen
Location: 91 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON M5B 1E1
Price Range: $$
Overall: 4.5/5

From 2012 – 2013, Toronto was suddenly hit with a ramen craze and there were one or two ramen restaurants popping up every month. Luckily I am a huge fan of ramen and I have tried most of them. Albeit there are some new restaurants over the years but I got tired of ramen after a while, hence I didn’t bother trying unless something new was being offered..

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

On a chilly winter night, I revisited Hokkaido Ramen Santouka – an international ramen chain – with a good friend (who whole heartedly support my blogging life <3). Since the restaurant is located near Ryerson University and Eaton Centre (tourist alerts!), I strongly recommend you to come early as there can be a long line up. Although I was lucky enough to get a table within 10 minutes, but if your party haven’t arrived yet, they will not seat you. Also, the restaurant does not take reservation so if you decide to come with a large group of people, it will be extremely hard to get seats.

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Inside Santouka

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[Dessert] Delysees Bakery

Restaurant: Delysèes 
Location: 780 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 1C9
Price Range: $$
Overall: 3.5/5

Hi everyone! Sorry for the hiatus. During the past 2 months I tried several new restaurants and I took a lot of pictures for blogging. However I keep forgetting to take pictures of the interior or menu of the restaurant (fail lol), hence I couldn’t do a proper blog post. I promise I will blog more often from now on and have different variety of restaurants, not just dessert places..

Inside Delysees

Inside Delysees

This time I visited Delysees – a modern and authentic French Bakery located on King Street West. First of all, I have to mention this place is beautiful! It’s a lovely space with clean lines and glossy whites everywhere. The inside is spacious and I believe the glass wall at the back is the entrance to their kitchen? The glass counters showcases the sandwiches and salad, ranged from $5-10. Unfortunately by the time I visited it was almost dinner so I didn’t want to try any, I will try some next time!

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[Dessert] Bang Bang Ice Cream

Restaurant: Bang Bang Ice Cream
Location: 93 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4
Price Range: $
Overall: 4.5/5
Note: Cash & Credit Only

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For my birthday, I decided to venture to Bang Bang Ice Cream as my Instagram new feeds have been dominated by pictures from this place, especially the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich! Beware, the shop is small and the place is easily missed as there was only a little sign by the window. The decor is minimal and they had the ice cream selections of the day on the bucket, which I thought was a cute idea.

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The cookies selection looks great! Unfortunately the Macaron was sold out for the day, I ended up ordering the London Fog Ice Cream Puff Sandwich instead.

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Welcome to SunnyRises

Welcome to SunnyRises!

My name is Anh and I am a crazy cat lady residing in Toronto, Canada.

I have always wanted to share my food adventures and beauty experiences with everyone through blogging. If you look at my Instagram, there are TONS of food pictures (obviously) but I always wanted to do more than just sharing pictures. So hopefully with my food/restaurant reviews, I can help you indecisive people when you don’t know where to eat, and whether you should try this particular restaurant or not. In addition, I am a beauty junkie. I have spent a lot of time and money purchasing products that will improve my skin condition. I hope this blog will help you to shop wisely, and splurge when the product merits such praise/money.

With that said, this blog will have other contents as well. I’m also in the process of improving the layout of this blog, as I want it to be simple and easy on the eyes. I would love to receive feedbacks from you guys! They can be anything, from my grammar (as I’m ESL lol) to the blog layout. I would greatly appreciate it!

I will try to update this blog as frequent as possible. For the latest updates, please follow me on Instagram + Twitter @anhet_ :).

-A