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Dim Sum at Casa Victoria Fine Dining

Casa Victoria Fine Dining
4-6-8601 Warden Avenue Markham, ON L3R 0B5

On our last day in Markham - Will, his family, and I went to Casa Victoria Fine Dining for dim sum/brunch before heading to our next destination.

We arrived around 11-11:30AM and it was about a 10-15 minute wait for a table of 13. We had one person in our party that was handicap so it took a while to find a table to fit all of us, but unfortunately there was no table to fit all 13 of us so we had to split into two separate tables.

Casa Victoria is very spacious and has an elegant, classy, and Victorian decor! The waitresses and waiters were all dressed in a Victorian-like uniform, but too bad their attitude and personality wasn't as nice or classy as their uniform. They were very snotty and rude.

This was my first experience with a Hong Kong style dim sum where you can place the quantity of each item that you want and the staff will bring it to you. So we had the following -

The shu mai was very meat…

Family Dinner at Congee Queen

Congee Queen 5308 Highway 7 Suite 5 & 6 Markham, ON L3P1B9

I came here with my boyfriend and his family for dinner on our second night at Markham. Congee Queen was one of the restaurants that the concierge at the hotel recommended so we took her suggestion.

The restaurant is very spacious and has a very modern decor compared to other Chinese restaurants I've been to in Canada. The staff was super busy with getting out orders and serving customers.

We had a family style meal and these were the dishes we had -

The fried bean curd with vegetables was pretty good with lots of fried tofu and a nice assortment of vegetables - mushrooms, carrots, and yu choy! 
We ordered soy sauce chicken and it was very fresh and moist! I didn't quite understand the concept behind the scoop of peanuts though.
I really liked this dish. The green beans weren't soggy nor overcooked and had a nice crunch to it. It was one of my favorite dishes of the night.
Clams with black bean sau…

Canada Trip: Tracy Dessert

Tracy Desserts
First Markham Place
3255 E Highway 7, Unit 29 Markham, ON L3R 3P9

As you may know, Will and I went to Canada with his family during July 4th weekend and we sure did eat a lot and I do mean a lot.

One place we visited that I really liked was Tracy Dessert which was located in a restaurant/retail plaza.

The first time we visited Tracy Dessert, we did take-out so we can bring the desserts back to the hotel so we can enjoy. It took a while for our orders to be ready, but the wait was worth it!

During our second visit, we actually sat down and enjoyed the air conditioning and ambiance. It's a nice setting and great for afternoon or late night snacks, desserts, and tea!

I ordered the Homemade Grass Jelly with Mixed Fruits with Ice Cream. This was a big bowl of deliciousness and very fresh! The grass jelly tasted really fresh and yummy, very different from the ones in New York that I've had. This was absolutely fruit heaven!

Will ordered the Mango Tapioca …