Summer Margaritas Party

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food Review,My Musing,Parties,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 22 July 2015 2:52 pm




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Summer is finally here and of course, we can’t wait to party at our cottage.  We are having a margarita party with my girlfriends and I can’t wait to show off my  Margarita Glasses – Customized by Glass With a Twist  .  I loved that we can have garden parties anytime we want because of having a cottage by the beach.  Our cottage is so cozy and even though we’ve spent hours decorating it , we still feel that having friends and family over is the best thing one can do at the cottage.

 

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The kids can also have their own margarita party but of course without the alcohol but they definitely can use our margarita glasses and play pretty like they are adults too.  A little more to pay to personalize the margarita glasses but so many years of fun for both the adults and kids.  You can choose the fonts you want and what you want to print on the glasses and of course, the more you order, the less it will cost you.  I would get 2 dozen if you asked me because you want to make sure that everyone has a very special margarita glass.  No one wants to get left out of the fun.

Tuesday Pasta Night At Boston Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Pasta,Shopping | Monday 20 July 2015 9:44 pm




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I’ve never had pasta on Tuesday nights at Boston Pizza before and we finally made it for pasta night.  We had wanted to order our ordinary pasta but the waitress had recommended that we order the ones for pasta night because they were only $10 each.   So we figured we would.  I ordered the spaghetti with their famous meatballs.  And as you can see here , the pasta were aplenty.  I could hardly finish half of it , and only had 2 meatballs.  So unless you have a huge appetite, I don’t encourage you to order such because I for one hate to waste food and I don’t like leftovers , so what a waste.

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My g/f had the jambalaya and it was huge too but at least she managed to finish a lot of it and doggie back home the rest but it was a lot.  So unless you really love pasta, don’t waste food.

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We of course had to have the cheese cake with some coffee to end the evening.

Coupon Deals

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 17 July 2015 11:10 pm




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Everyone loves a good deal and I’m no different, especially since after having a kid.  I love the fact that I can buy things that are way cheaper and am able to splurge or justify buying things besides food that is a necessity.  So I thought I would share  coupon musicians friend  with all of you out there who loves music instruments. One can find all kinds of hot deals here and prices cuts on so many awesome music gear.

Juice In A Box

Posted by mamabok | Drinks,FoodBuzz,Health,Home Essentials,My Musing,Shopping | Wednesday 17 June 2015 10:56 am




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I figured I should get one for Chloe to bring to school instead of giving her a juice box that one can buy at our local supermarket, since we all know that juice boxes are full of sugar.  With that thinking, my food buzz folks asked me to get one locally and check it out for them.  So away I went to Sandy’s to buy one for Chloe.  Chloe has used it once with the juice that I juiced for her but she didn’t finished the juice because she said it wasn’t cold enough by the time she got it.

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I do love the color and I figured it’s ok if she can’t use it in school, I can still juice at home while she is playing outdoors and she can have her juice in the box during the summer instead of the regular sugar filled boxes.   The juice in a box is easy to clean and easy to put together but when you pour your juice make sure the lid is off else it will get messy when you first open the lid.   The juice in a box is about $12 and it’s worth buying if you want your kids to have a healthy drink all throughout summer instead of just sugar.

Fancy Sandwich Box At Tim Hortons

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Wednesday 10 June 2015 11:06 am




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I ordered a turkey croissant this morning at my local Tim Hortons and was kinda surprised to get this fancy box for packaging.  Usually my sandwiches come wrapped up with Tim’s wrapper and it was good with me but having a fancy box is way nicer because one can always leave half the sandwich for later , if one gets too busy at the store.  As for me, I left the other half for a friend and the box came in handy to bring the half croissant to her.

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Loved the sandwich but would have still preferred my croissant to be toasted but they don’t do that at Tim’s no more.  What a bummer !

Pho @ I Love Pho

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Saturday 6 June 2015 11:17 am




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So we were up in the city during the weekend and I had to try some Pho of course.  But since PB and Chloe didn’t wanna eat the same as I , I ordered a take out from I Love Pho located at Bedford Highway.  It was a small restaurant but very cozy and the girl who took my order was really nice.  I would definitely go back and eat there while the food is nice and in a bowl coz’ it was hard to eat in a take out bowl as they gave me a lot of food.

I ordered the Pho with everything in eat , stripes , beef and beef balls.  The noodles were al – dente and the soup were placed separately in case you lived a long drive away.  I was hoping the soup would be more robust but it wasn’t , probably because I wasn’t dining in and couldn’t add in all the condiments that they had provided.

Overall, I do loved it , I even went back after my dinner to get some Vietnamese desserts and it was so yummy !  you will see me again I Love Pho.

Simple Lunch Series #6

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Monday 1 June 2015 11:11 am




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Of late I’ve been craving for curry.  Yes, spicy curry if possible.  So I went to our good old neighborhood restaurant  – the New Century on Main Street to ask if they could do some rice with curry beef for me.  And they said yes!  yummy !  loved the fresh veggies as well as the tender beef , so this was my simple lunch for today.  Those who wants authentic Chinese , check the New Century Restaurant on Main Street – they not only do good food, they are very accommodating.

I Had Dim Sum !

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Breakfast,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Monday 25 May 2015 12:09 pm




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Yes !  I had dim sum from my favorite place – Great Wall in downtown Halifax.  PB was so sweet and made sure we go for dim sum even though we just had breakfast.  Gotta love the man !

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But since it was only the 3 of us, we didn’t order as much.  We had the glutinous rice and century egg congee.

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Har gow – with a huge shrimp inside the har gow.

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BBQ pork buns

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Egg tarts.

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And my favorite carrot cake.  Dim sum was like $40 something bucks but definitely so filling and we didn’t even finish everything , we had to ask for a doggy bag. Service was very good too, the boss came over to serve us.

Summer Parties

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment,FoodBuzz,Gadgets,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 19 May 2015 11:20 am




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Summer parties back home are not only with food but loads of music and if you have been to the ones that I go to when I was in college, you would love it so much, you don’t want summer to ever end.  Children of all ages and adults loved these parties because there are just so many things to do, during the entire weekend.  I’ve seen musicians come to these parties with  strat tone  and all kinds of high tech equipment and clowns as well as magicians are brought in to entertain the entire family.

There are always plenty of food to go around and drinks of all kind and shaved ice as well as our local desserts like bobo cha cha and ice kacang for the kids.  Ice cream is a must and lots of wine for the adults.  I do missed our summer parties from home for it’s not like this here where I am currently situated.

Our parties are never wild, but everyone goes home feeling very happy and wanting more for the next year.

Fried Ice Cream

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Tuesday 5 May 2015 2:22 pm




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Actually, I didn’t get fried ice cream, I got some fried bananas with ice cream but they do have fried ice cream at the Honey Bee’s ice cream place in Dayton.  And the fried banana ice cream was massive, it takes at least 2 person to finish it and even 3 would be just nice in my humble opinion.  Only for $6, you can choose your toppings from chocolate to blueberries and as you can see , we had the blueberries.  Yummy yummy in my tummy !  this summer, check out Honey Bee ice cream at Dayton if you are in town.

Food Events In The City

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,General,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 28 April 2015 1:48 pm




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Attended a food event in the city during the weekend as we were invited to the event by some of the organizers there.  It was a very popular event as you can see and I like the event venue as it was in the middle of the city with lots of parking.  The event hall was packed and brightly lit with  myLED High Bay lights  I was told.

With such a big event hall, using these LED lights is really smart as they  not only save money on utility bills cine they are energy efficient.  And since they are long lasting, you won’t need to get them changed so often, therefore it’s  maintenance efficient as well.

I like the fact that even with the event hall so bright and nicely lit, we didn’t feel like hot at all.  Another plus for using LED high Bay lights I have to say , for most events that I’ve been too , are just so unbearable because of the heat the lights were giving out.

I did enjoy the event , despite the fact that there were tons of people around , thanks to a cool event hall – I cannot stress how important it is to make event goers like us stay a bit longer to have a nice, cool event hall.

Breakfast For Champions

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Thursday 2 April 2015 11:02 am




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Where can one get this waffle?  At the local Farmer’s Market from 9am.  The waffle is not too sweet and fluffy and made on the spot for you and you can have various toppings of your liking.  From sweet to savory but not too sweet.  I loved it.  I could eat it everyday and at $8 no taxes, I’m sure you want to try it too.  The chefs are from the Ye Olde Argyle Lodge and I’ve heard that their Sunday’s brunch are even better.  So do check them out if you are in Yarmouth, our Farmer’s Market is awesome!

Sushi Night @ Rudders

Posted by mamabok | Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,Japan | Saturday 28 March 2015 11:17 am




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Sushi night at Rudders ! Yay! when I heard about it, and when i was told that the lady who is making the sushi makes it for her Japanese hubby, I had to try it.  So I ordered the 16 pcs combination with miso soup and salad, the whole 9 yards.  $25 tax included for take out. Miso soup was yummy but more tofu and some seaweed would be really good.

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The salad was good too but I was hoping for more authentic Japanese salad cream.

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Sushi were a disappointment though, the sushi were very salty and the scallops as well as salmon were tasteless.  Alas !  I couldn’t finish it because I never waste my calories.  I managed to force myself to finish half only but the rest I had to throw it out.  Very sad indeed !  I was really hoping for better , so that I can always have something to look forward to without going to Halifax.  I am sure some people would argue that they were very good but for someone who’ve eaten at Jiro’s in Tokyo and Sushi Dai , it was just not good enough for me.

Brunch @ Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Wednesday 18 March 2015 11:40 am




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We had to go to Jungle Jim’s because chloe wanted some bacon.  And you would think you can never go wrong with ordering breakfast but my omelet didn’t have a taste and even after putting on the ketchup it still didn’t taste that awesome.

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But the bacon was AWESOME!!!

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PB had his usual grill cheese – SO BORING !

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And chloe had her usual monkey fingers – she said so YUMMY !   Meal came up to about $40 tax included and tips.

Pies Galore

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Saturday 14 March 2015 11:07 am




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Pies at the Farmer’s Market from Bread & Olive and for those who haven’t been there, you can give their pies a try.  They are really yummy and I had gone back to get more for my in-laws the following week.  But had forgotten to take more pictures of them.  I remember one had scotch eggs in it , so I will try and get more pictures for you all.  I loved the ham and cheese pie , very good for breakfast or lunch.  Prices ranged from $4 – 5.50 , very reasonable if you don’t want to have a sit down at the restaurant.  Try it out if you are in town.  You won’t regret it.

Japanese Food With Karaoke

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Saturday 7 March 2015 3:21 pm




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We went to the Japanese restaurant in Little Brook again but this time, Karaoke was on our mind.  If  you didn’t know by now, the Japanese restaurant has a Karaoke room.  Who doesn’t like singing around this area right?  especially us Asians.  I was told that I can get a good entertainment set here, so  Mail your order today!  if you love singing a lot and want your home to have some entertainment.

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It was a very busy night at the restaurant even though we weren’t expecting it to be that busy.  Jessica had some spicy miso soup to start with and I had the ordinary kind of miso soup.

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Lots of seaweeds and tofu , unlike some Japanese restaurant that can be quite stingy when it comes to tofu and seaweed.

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I ordered some mixed tempura and my g/f ordered a traditional little brook roll and I ordered something else as you can see here.

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The mixed tempura only had one shrimp, so it wasn’t enough for all of us of course, we had 2 adults and 2 kids with us.

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Some soft shell crab for appetizer , and it was yums !

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And my g/f ordered another type of roll but this one was really spicy.  Luckily for us, we were going for Karaoke, so we waited to eat it a little later with our Karaoke session.  For those who loved singing , check out the Japanese restaurant at little brook.

Simple Lunch Series #6

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Friday 6 March 2015 3:41 pm




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My simple lunch series #6 is lunch at home because I had a sick kid.  So a curry noodles from the Penang White Curry Noodles all the way from Toronto was what I had.  So simple to cook and just nice for a cold day.  You can put in anything you want , of course, I had veggies, some chicken and a hard boil egg to go with my noodles.  So cheap, so easy to cook and so gooddddd!

Steak Special On Thursdays

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Wednesday 25 February 2015 12:43 pm




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If you think I haven’t been eating a lot lately, then you are wrong, it’s just that I’ve been traveling a little for work, so I haven’t had the time to update as often as I want to.  But did you know that Thursdays are steak days at Jungle Jim’s where you can get steaks at a cheaper price?  If you didn’t then you should give it a try because we didn’t know either.

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It was quite a busy evening at Jungle Jim’s , so be there early if you want your dinner at a right time.  I went with some friends and Chloe of course.  Chloe didn’t have any steak but the rest of us did.  We ordered medium rare , and the steak came out quite  nicely, I have to say.

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Still a bit too chewy for my liking but better than what I’ve had previously at Jungle Jim’s.  You can order some sides for like $1.49 , and change your french fries for a salad at an extra price.  Drinks and desserts were extra and we had tea , while the kid had apple juice.   So do check out our local Jungle Jim’s if you are in town on a Thursday for a piece of good steak.

PS :  Best beef I had were Kobe Steak in Japan but you can now get Kobe beef in different parts of USA , as they started exporting some Kobe beef during the last few years.

Simple Lunch Series #5

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Thursday 19 February 2015 12:59 pm




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Continuing with my Simple Lunch Series, here is some rice with mixed veggies and some shrimp and garlicky pork ribs for just $8 at the New Century Restaurant.  I don’t like eating so much rice and had only asked ofr 2 pieces of pork ribs but they gave me more.  The Zhu’s are really good to their customers.

Food For A Cold Winter Night

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Sunday 15 February 2015 1:05 pm




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Comfort food from home on a cold winter night like this really warms not only the tummy but the heart as well.  The paste was sent from home and this is the Malaysian version of Hokkien Noodles with spicy chilli and prawn stock.  I put in some veggies as well and shrimp and an egg to make the bowl of noodles a meal by itself.  Because of how oily it is, I can’t eat more than a bowl but it was definitely yummy to the max.

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