#67(7) new restaurant in toronto


My previous experience with chinese buffets in the US was in NYC. All I remember was the sheer amount of food, the crowds, and it bears repeating, the sheer amount of food. This one in Toronto, Imperial Buffet, is no different.

Except there was even more food.

My relatives took us to the one at Ajax, apparently it’s the best. The main attraction was the mountain of alaskan king crab legs. Cold and hot. Clams, mussels, sushi, fish, salad, prime rib, 3 stations of hot food, chocolate fountain, huge dessert station, ice cream.

Everything was good. I tried to limit to only the food I wanted to try, and to limit the size of the portions. Easier said than done. The crab legs were as good as expected. The prime rib was tender but a bit tasteless. The vietnamese rice roll was scrumptious. And there was a coconut ice cream that was particularly nice.

Gah. I’m stuffed.

toronto family


We have family in several places in north america. In toronto there’s mum’s aunt and uncle (grandma’s sister and brother), plus their families. We met with great-aunt’s family last week in chicago, but I hadn’t seen great-uncle’s family for many many years.

It was a little over an hour’s drive to great-uncle’s house in Mississauga, south of toronto. Lovely house, their deck and back garden goes straight to a creek. They go for daily walks at the nearby, and oddly named, credit river. (is there a debit river nearby?)

After lunch, we headed past toronto city center to great-aunt’s house in scarborough. They are about a 15min walk to lake ontario. Beautiful, beautiful.

They took us for dinner at the imperial buffet restaurant. That’s the next post. Suffice it to say: king.crab.legs.