Here is the American Falls. We stayed around the area, so I couldn't get any good pictures of the Horseshoe Falls.
When we on our way to Toronto, we stumbed upon a Buddhist temple. We didn't even drive 5 minutes before we found it. Turning into the driveway, we were greeted by two intimidating statues. Yoikes!
Back off! Get your own pointy thing.
The temple itself was huge. I count 7 stories high. We spent some time here and then headed to Toronto.
We found dinner at the Sun Sun Chinese Restaurant in Mississauga.
There was a sign that said that they served dim sum all day, and so we ordered some chicken feet, pork siu mai, and ha gao for Andrew. The chicken feet were nice and soft. The flavour was good too. The pork siu mai and ha gao was ordinary. We also ordered the chicken chow mein for my great aunt. I found that the sauce lacked flavour. The chow mein was missing the smoky flavour that makes chow mein dishes so good.
My noodles were surprisingly awesome. The amount of sauce they gave us was amazing! When we ask for extra sauce on my noodles, they usually don't put that much more than they normally do. This time, the noodles were practically swimming in the sauce. The sauce was also very flavourful. There was a nice smoky flavour along with a salty touch. My dad said it was a bit too salty, but I thought it was fine.
Dinner was only around $30 for 5 people too. Cheap and delicious.
As we were walking back to the van, my dad spotted a small place called Thanh Son Tofu, that was serving sweet bean curd?
I'm not sure what it's called in English, but in Cantonese it's called dao who fa. It's a soft tofu jello essentially. We got 4 small containers for only $7. The syrup was like the way my mom makes it - simple syrup with ginger. What a perfect way to end our dinner.
Lucy's Note: The dessert tofu is called douhua in Mandarin - literally "bean curd flower."
6380 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON
Cham Shan Temple, Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa
4303 River Rd
Niagara Falls, ON
Sun Sun Restaurant
888 Dundas Street East
Thanh Son Tofu
(Couldn't find the address, but it's a couple of shops down from Sun Sun Restaurant on the right side... not on the Oriental mall's side).