Snug Harbour

I went to Snug Harbour in Port Credit with a friend today.  This was my first time visiting here and it won’t be my last; mostly for its winning location just beside the waterfront.

What a beautiful day as we chose to sit outside to eat our lunch, right along the boardwalk watching the boats and kayakers.  The interior of Snug Harbour was nice too, but everyone chose to sit outside.

Snug Harbour is a seafood restaurant, so of course I had seafood.  I chose the Blackened Catfish which came with roast potatoes and some veggies.

The catfish is supposed to be blackened and seasoned with Cajun spice.  But I believe there was only a rub to simulate true blackened fish.  It was just okay and I’ve had better catfish from smaller less expensive places.  The fish seemed a little undercooked, they could’ve kept it in the oven for another five minutes. The potatoes you can’t go wrong.  There was a dollop of sour cream and some gravy.  I liked the thin sweet potato chip they added to look decorative.

I had the Key Lime Pie for dessert.  It was not cheap at $8.95.  I still enjoyed it and it was a big piece.

There were alot of servers and staff working so service was good and friendly.  I’ll rate Snug Harbour 3.7 for now, as I need to try another dish to compare with what I ate today. I’ll be visiting again as I love Port Credit and the location along the water.

PS.  I borrowed the first photo off the internet as I wasn’t thinking and didn’t take any pictures of the restaurant.  But I’m pretty sure 80% of Mississauga already know about this restaurant anyway.  I’ll take my own photo on next visit.

Address:. Snug Harbour, 14 Stavebank Rd S, Mississauga, ON


Voy Jamaican Restaurant – Port Credit, Mississauga


We went to Voy Jamaican Restaurant on the Lakeshore last night. It’s a fairly new restaurant basically next door to Dunk’n Dip. It’s nice to have food variety in Port Credit.

There’s a quaint outdoor patio just at the front of Voy. The patio was surrounded by some bushy plants, and there is a wooden deck built around it, offering some privacy and seclusion, which is nice to be not so exposed to the road. Entering into Voy Jamaican Restaurant has a pub-like casual atmosphere. I believe Voy is trying to provide nicer atmosphere than the usual casual, no nonsense vibe.

We were the only customers at 5:00 pm, although we saw a couple of people passing thru; maybe they are friends. I wonder if Voy gets busy on weekends or later in the evening?

We ordered the specials listed on the board: Fish Cakes with Corn Salsa, Curry Shrimp, and Stew Chicken.

Fish Cakes with Corn Salsa

We shared the Fish Cakes as an appetizer – This was really nice – I didn’t ask what type of fish was used, I wonder if its cod. It seemed fresh to me. There was a cold and spicy tomato based corn salsa overtop the fish cakes. Maybe if the salsa was room temperature (or not so cold) would be better, since the fish cakes were warm.

Stew Chicken

This was a big plate of soft, falling of the bone chicken. There were a lot of bones so be careful. Accompanying this was a sweet cole slaw that had mango bits, and was so nice. There was also rice and peas (I did not taste this) and veggies.

Curry Shrimp

I’m not sure what Jamaican-style Curry Shrimp is supposed to be like, but the curry here was rich and had a creamy coconut base. I found the overall flavor was heavy and strong. There was a lot of nice-sized shrimp that had a saltiness to it. So there was a myriad of flavours with this dish – salty, mild, heat, curry, coconut. My dish was also accompanied with sweet cole slaw, plain rice, and veggies. I’m not sure that I would order this dish again.

Service was super friendly here and we’ll be coming back to try their poutine and roti.

Also, I want to add that I’m not able to rate it against other Jamaican restaurants because I don’t visit too often (although, I enjoyed Voy and it is MUCH better than Island Palace on Dundas and Dixie).

Address: Voy Jamaican Restaurant, 231 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, ON

“Best Restaurants in Mississauga”

Huffington Post

I’m really excited that I was featured in an article for Huffington Post Canada.

“Best Restaurants in Mississauga:  25 Delicious Spots You Have To Visit”, by Arti Patel, Huffington Post Canada

I, along with some others contributed to this article in trying to find the best spots to eat in our neck of the woods.  (You will recognize some of the places suggested).

I’ll definitely be using this guide for myself as well since there are a number of places on here that I’ve never tried before and sounds delicious.

So, please have a read and tell me what you think?!





Foodie North just opened their doors!  I’m so happy!  I’ve waited so long for it to open.


In case readers have not heard of Foodie North, it’s a new Chinese restaurant offering Northern China cuisine.  It is located where Golden Turtle used to be.  Also, Presotea is located inside Foodie North, which is great for the high school kids next door. I love Presotea.



Foodie North is BEAUTIFUL!  From the beautiful red double doors to the intricately decorated interior.  The window panels to the tables are very intricate, no detail left untouched.  Even the washrooms are beautiful.  Even the menus, and tableware.


The menu is extensive offering everything from dumplings to soups to seafood to vegetarian; even a nice selection of desserts, and of course bubble tea.  You can see their full menu on their Facebook page.

We knew the dishes would be large so we only ordered two dishes.  We were hoping to order dessert after, but got too full.  Here is what we ordered:



First, we were presented with a hot pot of tea.  This is not your typical Oolong or Jasmine tea normally offered at Chinese restaurants.  This tea was made of dates and goji berries and flowers and tea leaves, and it was sweetened.

#3003 Steamed Sliced Pork Coated With Glutinous Flour



There was a photo of this on the menu and it looked good and interesting.  What arrived was a beautiful presentation of eight pieces of fresh steamed bao, and a basket full of sliced pork belly.  The pork belly layed on a few pieces of fresh crispy lettuce, and was lightly coated with a sweet tasting sauce (not too sweet).  We gobbled this down.

Then we had #6013 Yu Shiang Eggplant in Casserole.  This was a mixed dish of eggplant and potato.  It was quite interesting, the potatoes has a crisp to the edges and do I taste a hint of curry overall?  A shiny glaze was drizzled over top. We ate this with a bowl of steamed rice.


Since we had no more room to order dessert as we originally planned, instead we ordered a bubble tea to take out at the end of our meal.

We arrived at Foodie North at 4:30pm so it wasn’t busy yet.  But as we left at 6:00pm, more and more diners started arriving.  There were basically only two servers, so I do hope more staff came on board after we left. 

I think Foodie needs to coordinate their service a bit, however I don’t think that will be a problem in the coming days or weeks.  We were pretty satisfied with the service despite a few little quirks.

Here are some pictures of the washroom area:



Update June 13, 2016

We went back for dinner today. Service is still a little weird. They seated all the diners in one corner, then the servers seemed to forget to come back to us to get our orders. Every single table were waving our arms trying to get someone’s attention. They definitely need to improve on attentiveness.

They no longer serve that nice sweet tea. or at least today, we only received a plain tea.

Here are photos of what we ate. Stewed Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Dried Green Beans With Minced Pork, and Mashed Yam With Blueberry Jam.



Address: Foodie North – 325 Central Parkway West, Mississauga, ON

Kravingz – Delicious Breakfast in Mississauga


My daughter and I went for breakfast at Kravingz in the Clarkson area of Mississauga. I believe Kravingz is fairly new and I read some reviews about them, so I had to try it out.


Kravingz is a cute little bistro-type restaurant with a cool, breezy, theme with an island vibe. The calm and soothing décor reminds me of being on vacation. In fact, it reminds me of being in Santorini, Greece relaxing at a café overlooking the caldera! Even the outside appearance is really cute with the white awning. This type of restaurant would do well in Toronto. So lucky us that the owners of Kravingz decided to set up in Mississauga.

We got there around 9 am and we were the only ones there (which I enjoyed the calmness before it started getting busier). The staff were really easy going and we felt relaxed and not rushed.

We ordered The Islander and Chilaquiles Rancheros

Chilaquiles Rancheros

My daughter is on a healthy vegan kick, so she ordered a Mexican-based selection, which was almost perfect for her. The Chilaquiles Rancheros – Classic Mexican breakfast on a tortilla with red and green salsa, poached eggs, blackbeans and home fries on the side.
It looked nice, was delicious, and well-made. The sauce was mild but had a subtle kick to it, and tasted great with the home fries dipped into it.

The Islander

I ordered the Islander –Jerk corned beef hash, corn and cheddar grits and poached eggs.

A modified breakfast version of Jamaican food. Again, very nicely presented and well made. The size appeared small, but trust me, it was filling. This dish also had a kick to it, so for those who can’t eat spicy first thing in the morning, you may want to stay away from this. It wasn’t spicy-spicy, but the zing is there. I really enjoyed my meal.

Service was great. The waitresses were easygoing and nice. The cook even came out to let us know our meal was on the way because he was concerned we were waiting too long. We didn’t wait long at all for our meals, and in fact, we didn’t mind just sitting and relaxing.

1710 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON

Fionn MacCool’s – Not Bad For A Chain Restaurant


I seem to find the Fionn MacCool’s Restaurant Pub pretty decent for a chain restaurant.  We usually go to the Southdown location, but today we tried the Heartland location since we were in the area and I was starving.   

We chose to sit inside instead of the outdoor patio.  The interior of Fionn MacCool’s at Heartland is very dark, much darker than the Southdown location;  I didn’t like it so dark.  And then with the glare from the outside was blinding.  And the music was quite loud… But I guess you would expect that at a pub. 

Our server came promptly and took our orders.


We started with the Beet Hummus appetizer, which was quite unique and a good size for two people.  I loved the dried beet chips which I thought were one of a kind.  I’m going to have to try and make beet chips at home!  The amount of Hummus was more then plentiful.  Also included were naan and regular chips.   The naan would’ve been great with just butter. This appetizer was quite tasty and not badly priced at $9.


For my main course I had the Meatloaf Sandwich with a small Caesar Salad instead of fries.  I know my photo doesn’t do it justice, but my Meatloaf Sandwich was huge; there were two slices of meatloaf stacked ontop of each other. I had to eat the sandwich with a knife and fork because there was no way I could get it in my mouth.  I wasn’t crazy about the toppings on it – cheese, carmalized onions, BBQ sauce.  I would’ve been fine with just gravy or eaten it plain.  Wow, this was so filling I couldn’t even finish my burger. I think the price was around $15.

The service at Fionn MacCool’s, Heartland was great.  Our server was very polite, professional, prompt and non-intrusive.  He seemed to appear at the right moment when we needed drink refills and when our dishes needed to be cleared.  In fact, the service at the other Fionn MacCool’s has also been above average as well.

Address:  Fionn MacCool’s, 825 Britannia Rd. West, Mississauga, ON

My Roast Beef Sandwich from Pusateri’s


This really isn’t a review, but I thought I’d share a photo of my Roast Beef Sandwich purchased at Pusateri’s Sherway Gardens.

This sandwich is sold by the inch, specifically $2.99 per inch.  The roast beef sandwich is one huge long sandwich displayed in the showcase, and when the customer requests the roast beef sandwich, the server will ask ‘how many inches’ you would like and then take the whole thing out of the display and cut your portion. 


When I purchased my sandwich close to dinner time, there was probably less than 20 inches left of the sandwich.  Not really quite sure how much will make me full, I purchased 3 inches of sandwich.  3 inches was more than plentiful because there was a massive chunk of roast beef that makes up the sandwich (unlike many sandwich places that only give you about two thin slices of meat). I could only eat half my sandwich because it was so filling.  I brought the rest home and ate the leftover for dinner the next day. This roast beef is even real roast beef. And you can actually taste the natural flavours of the meat instead of it being doused with mayonnaise or mustard, etc.

The size of the whole roast beef sandwich was unreal – I’ll have to take a picture of it next time I’m at Pusateri’s.

Address:  Pusateri’s – Inside Saks Fifth Avenue, Sherway Gardens

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