Our plan for this weekend was to head over to Yonge Street for the Open Street festival. After waking up late and taking our sweet time to get ready, however, the festivities were over by the time we arrived. Fortunately, there always seems to be 10 festivals on the go at any given time in Toronto so we just headed over to Spadina to check out the Chinatown street festival.
The Chinatown Festival runs every year and features delicious street food stalls, dragon and lion dances, traditional music and martial arts performances. When we arrived a band was just starting up, providing a perfect soundtrack as we began our stroll through the food market. With the sights, sounds and smells of China all around us, we couldn't help but be reminded of our experiences exploring the night markets in Taiwan and Hong Kong earlier this year.
As we made our way down the road we quickly zoned in on a food stall offering up pan fried pork buns. Very delicious, and only $5 for three sizable buns! Needless to say this was a good start. We continued on down the street picking up little bites along the way, including some beef and lamb skewers and fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce. While sat on the sidewalk, chowing down on our snacks, we were treated to a lion dance that was parading up and down the street.
We ended off our mini food tour with a very Chinese dessert (Dairy Queen) before making our way home. Yet another great weekend festival in Toronto to check out!
We're Elizabeth and Luke.
Join us on our weekly Something Saturday adventures, where we explore somewhere new or try something new!
Read more about us here.