Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Road Trip: Niagara Falls/Mississauga - October 13th

This past weekend, I went to visit Niagara Falls and Toronto with my family. The trip was mainly for my great aunt, who came to visit us from Paris, France, a couple of weeks ago. Since we were already going to Toronto, we decided to drop by Niagara Falls to take some pictures. Two hours there was spent walking in the cold, then walking in the Fallsview Casino, and of course, standing outside taking pictures. Pictured here is an interesting fountain located at the entrance of the casino. It kind of reminded me of the Disney movie Robots for some reason.

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 bottom statue looks like it's dancing to the Spice Girls.
Stop right now. Thank you very much...

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."



Fallsview Casino
6380 Fallsview Blvd
Niagara Falls, ON
(905) 354-7474

Cham Shan Temple, Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa
4303 River Rd
Niagara Falls, ON
(905) 371-2678

Sun Sun Restaurant
888 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, ON
(905) 566-1886

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).


  1. Hey! Great post. I also love the Tofu shop in Mississauga... delicious! :)

  2. The silky smooth texture and just-sweet-enough syrup is perfect, n'est-ce pas?

  3. Love their tofu pudding syrup! Sweet and has some ginger flavor! Most of the time the ones being sold by the Chinese are just sugar water.
    The avocado smoothies is also awesome! Creamy with I believe mung bean and coconut milk added to the mixture.
    Tried their pandan flavored soy milk, just normal, didn't really taste the pandan. The other fried tofu stuff just OK.
    While you are at the plaza, go check out the food court (inside the Sino Mall), decent foods at very affordable prices.

    1. Hi Anon, we usually eat at the restaurant in the corner (Sun Sun?) but last time we went to the plaza, we did wander to the food court for dinner. The prices were great! It reminded me of Markham Place's food court: cheap, fast, and tasty! We got an order of cha siu fan (BBQ pork on rice) and a plate of rice noodles with beef. Both were better than expected. Thanks for dropping by.


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