BBQ Pork and Wonton Soup from Thai Style Noodle House.  The strip has some seriously amazing options, but nothing beats Chinatown for big, delicious, affordable eats.

BBQ Pork and Wonton Soup from Thai Style Noodle House.  The strip has some seriously amazing options, but nothing beats Chinatown for big, delicious, affordable eats.

Steamed pork dumplings from a little place in Chinatown. 

I thought about skipping Chinatown altogether, since I’ve been to Actual China, and there’s a significant Chinese population in Toronto with everything to offer.  It’s always nice to compare, though, and I had time, so I went, and I’m glad I did.  It was colourful, crowded beyond belief, smelly and the food was great.  As expected :)

Good Shoes | Bad Eats

Today was a big day.  The morning was full of meetings and errands, after which I did a little splurging.  For starters, I had a mini cupcake from my favourite Prairie Girl Bakery - dark cocoa cake with strawberry icing.  Their icing is always a little on the sweet side, but the cake itself is just so amazingly moist and perfect - like the softest brownie you can imagine.

After that, I went to the Running Room and finally got some new (legit) running shoes.  Asics Gel-1160's.  They're a little flashy for my tastes, but they make my feet feel like they're in safe, comfy foot-beds.  I'm going to do 1K on the treadmill tomorrow morning to test them (and my knee) out before yoga class.  I've got 30 days to return them if they don't end up being perfect, in which case, I'd probably switch to the Mizuno Wave Nexus 5's; a close, close runner up. 

I met up with a friend at Milestone’s for lunch, which, as per our tradition, included a pitcher of raspberry mojito.  This was followed by dim sum in Chinatown with Nick.  I’m not proud of what happened after that, but I’m pleased to note that mini blizzards really are quite small!

Since the day was already a huge nutritional fail, Nick and I ordered our first gluten-free pizza from Pizza Pizza tonight.  A friend of mine who’s vegan / celiac recommended it as objectively delicious (like, delicious even when compared to gluten-y pizza), but after trying it, I have to think that she’s just never had real pizza. 

Anyways, tomorrow is a new, healthier day.  Shopping at the farmer’s market, a little run, yoga, and a visit to my brother out in Mississauga are all on the docket.