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Written and eaten by Shiela Fangon with original pictures captured by Artie Osit.
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When you go to a restaurant on the weekends and it’s busy they start a waiting list. They start calling out names, they say “Dufresne, party of two. Dufresne, party of two.” And if no one answers they’ll say their name again. “Dufresne, party of two, Dufresne, party of two.” But then if no one answers they’ll just go right on to the next name. “Bush, party of three.” Yeah, what happened to the Dufresnes? No one seems to give a shit. Who can eat at a time like this? People are missing! You fuckers are selfish. The Dufresnes are in someone’s trunk right now, with duct tape over their mouths. And they’re hungry. That’s a double whammy. Bush, search party of three, you can eat when you find the Dufresnes.
Mitch Hedberg
Water in Mason Jars.  I know what you’re thinking… after a year of hiatus, her first post in a food blog is about water?  How unimaginative!  While I can’t deny that, I do think there is just something so lovely about mason jars.  They definitely add a rustic charm to just about everything.  Even paired with water and lemon, these from Highway 61 are just make the water seem that much sweeter.  

Water in Mason Jars.  I know what you’re thinking… after a year of hiatus, her first post in a food blog is about water?  How unimaginative!  While I can’t deny that, I do think there is just something so lovely about mason jars.  They definitely add a rustic charm to just about everything.  Even paired with water and lemon, these from Highway 61 are just make the water seem that much sweeter.  

Wow, it’s been a really long time.  Sorry about that!  I just finished up my final year in school, and started working full time so it’s been a year of adjustments and changes.  I am so amazed by all the people that continue to follow HumbleTastes, and I promise to post more often.  For now, please be prepared that I may or may not have become an Instagram photo whore.  I’ll try to vary it every now and then though, but be prepared as this was an unexpected return for now at least, I come prepared with only phone photos.  Anyway, on to the food!

Sex and the City


SAMANTHA:  Babies are not my scene. From what I've heard, this one's an asshole.
CARRIE:  You can't call a baby an asshole.
SAMANTHA:  Why not? She called it a meatloaf.
I use the word totally too much. I need to change it up and use a word that is different but has the same meaning. Mitch do you like submarine sandwiches? All-encompassingly…
Mitch Hedberg
General Tso’s/Tao’s/Tsao’s Chicken.  No matter how you spell it, it’s still pretty yummy.  I’m sure most people have their go-to Chinese restaurants and this is from mine- New Ho King right on Spadina.  Actually located in China Town, this place is legit Chinese food, not like so many of those Western-Asian fusion places.  Complete with disposable plastic tablecloths that waiters just gather at the ends to collect all the dirty plates and mediocre service, the food obviously speaks for itself.  

General Tso’s/Tao’s/Tsao’s Chicken.  No matter how you spell it, it’s still pretty yummy.  I’m sure most people have their go-to Chinese restaurants and this is from mine- New Ho King right on Spadina.  Actually located in China Town, this place is legit Chinese food, not like so many of those Western-Asian fusion places.  Complete with disposable plastic tablecloths that waiters just gather at the ends to collect all the dirty plates and mediocre service, the food obviously speaks for itself.  

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Chicken Karaage.  Which is pretty much Japanese Fried Chicken.  This dish is a usual of Boyfriend’s, and so its grown on me quite a bit.  In fact, its one of the few things I like better sans sauce since it keeps it crispy and light.  These were from a sushi place right by my school, so its perfect for those mid-break library cravings.  

Chicken Karaage.  Which is pretty much Japanese Fried Chicken.  This dish is a usual of Boyfriend’s, and so its grown on me quite a bit.  In fact, its one of the few things I like better sans sauce since it keeps it crispy and light.  These were from a sushi place right by my school, so its perfect for those mid-break library cravings.  

Dynamite Rolls.  Considering how much sushi I eat, I’m surprised I post so little of it.  Probably because I have a hard time waiting for Boyfriend to take a decent picture before I get impatient and start eating.  For those hesitant to try sushi- dynamite rolls are a good starting point since they’re safe- no raw fish, and nothing weird- just pure deliciousness!

Dynamite Rolls.  Considering how much sushi I eat, I’m surprised I post so little of it.  Probably because I have a hard time waiting for Boyfriend to take a decent picture before I get impatient and start eating.  For those hesitant to try sushi- dynamite rolls are a good starting point since they’re safe- no raw fish, and nothing weird- just pure deliciousness!