Shanty’s Appetizer Platter

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food Review,My Musing | Friday 25 July 2014 6:31 pm




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So I had to try the appetizer when the Shanty advertised it on facebook and don’t be fooled by my picture taking skills, it is actually a lot lovelier than it looks and tasted even better.

I’m sure i would loved the samosas and they had lots of potatoes skins with cheese and bacon bits because the Cuban Croquet  items weren’t ready.  But I did get a taste of it and they had offered me more later if I wanted more.  The cost of the platter was at $11.20 tax included but it was a little wait for it which I don’t mind at all because I met a lovely lady at the cafe while waiting for my take out.

The appetizer platter was a lot of potatoes to stomach, i had to leave some for the next day’s lunch.

Wacky Wing Nite @ Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,Junke Food,My Musing | Wednesday 16 July 2014 7:06 pm




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In the many years that Jungle Jim’s had been in town, I never went for their Wacky Wings nite because I didn’t think I could eat a lot of wings.  But today, with my kid and a g/f we decided that we should go and see what the hype was about.   For $12.99, one can’t go too wrong right?

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Since it was the first time that we are doing Wacky Wing nite, we didn’t know how it works.  I’m glad we got our regular waitress and she quickly explained to us and took care of our order.  If you are going for Wing nite, make sure you go early because it was quite a wait for food.  I ordered some pepperoni and chicken wings but for every all you can eat wings , you have to order a drink of like $2.99.  I had an ice lemon tea with my g/f – no sharing and the kid had an apple juice.

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The kid ordered her own wings for $6.99.

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While my g/f ordered some thai chicken bites

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And french fries for the kid.  I actually didn’t want her to have fries.

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The kid loved the wings and the fries and ate quite a lot of the wings and fries.

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Opps !  I was wrong, she had pepsi.

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We had more wings.

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Garlic baguette , only had 2 pieces as no one wanted them.

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And here the kid and the g/f is choosing the best wings for themselves.  I also had some garlic baguette and it was quite filling.   Me and the kid’s meal came to $27 + tips , while the g/f’s was about $17 + tips.  Would I go again?  oh for sure but next time with more friends and definitely will be going earlier.

Tri – County Multi Cultural Fest

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment,Friendship,My Musing,Shopping,Snacks,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 9 July 2014 1:14 pm




Well, the Tri – County MultiCultural Festivities is this weekend and already there is loads of buzz about one of the most successful events in town for the last few years.  Not only are there lots of food to try from different countries but also lots of dancing and music for entertainment for the entire weekend.

I read that there are lots of performances to be expected here  and lots of guest appearances by some really entertainers.  There will be belly dancing as well and a showcase of many different cultural activities performed by immigrants from all over the world.

I am of course looking forward to the food from Shanty Cafe especially, since they posted on facebook about the yummy goodies they will have from Friday onwards.  As I am writing this, I’m drooling – so be sure to be there to enjoy the food and the music and all the exciting entertainment.

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Photo Credit  : The Shanty Cafe

Canadian Maple Bacon Burger @ The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | BBQ,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review | Tuesday 1 July 2014 2:10 pm




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Happy Canada’s Day everyone!!  and what best to eat on this special day!  of course, some special burger from the Red Shed who are just done the road from us.  I would love to eat elsewhere too of course but stuck at work.  But the burger was the bomb!  I loved it – it’s got the sweetness of the maple ham that makes the burger taste really good but if the burger was juicier it would be better.  But it was pretty awesome!  go try it out if you haven’t.

Eating Right & Health Care

Posted by mamabok | Health,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 25 June 2014 2:55 pm




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When you are at 50 yrs old like myself, you have to definitely try and eat right and take good care of your health and have a good health care plan if you are living in the West.   The  blue advantage of nc  covers just about any health care insurance you will need and don’t wait till you are ill before looking for a health care provider.

I’m glad I’m covered by the Blue Advantage for the longest time, else my diabetic medication will be costing me an arm and a leg.  And yes, it gets very expensive for some of the medication I’m taking are not within the plan provided by the local health plan.  And I’m trying to encourage both PB and Chloe to eat healthy as well, prevention is always better than cure.

Cheap & Fresh Food @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Uncategorized | Friday 20 June 2014 1:29 pm




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Yes, if you want good and cheap authentic chinese food in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – you won’t find it anywhere else but the New Century Restaurant down on Main Street.  Love their food and love that they would do half orders for you because you are only eating it alone.  The food are fresh and they are cooked only when you order them.   The above is Chef #2 – only half an order for $8 and look at how much food there is.  I couldn’t finished it and I’m a big eater I tell yer.  The noodles are first pan – fried and then the sauce is cooked an poured into the noodles , so the noodles is hot and crispy.  If you don’t want salt or any MSG , just let your waitress know and they will do whatever it takes to make your meal a wonderful one.

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I also ordered some rice with shrimp and broccoli and stir fried bean sprouts.  And this isn’t in the combination plate but that was what I wanted and that was what the chef cooked for me.  For $8 , you can’t go wrong, that’s for sure.

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The food was way too much, I can’t even finished it.  So if you want some good and fresh Chinese food when you are in Yarmouth, check out the New Century Restaurant down on Main Street.

Chickpea Salad From Shanty Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Organic,Salads | Thursday 5 June 2014 2:33 pm




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This chickpea salad was so good – I had to give it a shout out immediately.  Folks from town can get this at the Shanty Cafe located on 6B Central Street.  Friendly service and good food – you cannot go wrong.  But this chickpea salad reminds me of my favorite fatoush salad.

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I loved that it’s all so well blended and I found some yummy roasted sunflower seeds in it.  A delightful salad with my samosas of course.  My salad was a small one and only cost me $3.00 + tax , if you want a large one it’s $6.00 + tax.  Check it out – it is really good.

Chef #2 @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Tuesday 3 June 2014 2:48 pm




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When I don’t know what to eat, I order Chef #2 from the New Century Restaurant and this is half an order only because a whole order would be way too much for me to eat.  Look at how much veggies I’ve got in this fully loaded crispy noodles at the bottom box.   Brocolli , cabbage, water chestnuts, char siew and shrimp plus some carrots for color.  I love the smell of the crispy canton noodles as well.  For $8 – this could be my lunch and supper easily.  Try it yourself and let me know what you think.  New Century Restaurant is located on Main Street, Yarmouth.

BBQ Pulled Pork Burger From The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | BBQ,Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Sunday 1 June 2014 4:55 pm




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I wanted some Pulled Pork bad and the closest joint is The Red Shed, so I decided to give it a try, afterall, I’ve had great success with the food from the Red Shed right?

I guess I was expecting something different, although it was still good, it wasn’t as messy as I expected, so dainty ladies out there, this may be a great pulled pork burger for you.   With some coleslaw inside the pulled pork burger, the taste was different – not bad but different.  I think I might have to get Pulled Pork burger from another joint and try out other burgers from The Red Shed.

The Red Shed is located at the Waterfront – you cannot miss it, so when you are in Yarmouth, don’t forget to check it out.  Everyone’s expectations and taste buds are different, what I may not love as much, you may love it more.  So don’t just go by my words, check it out for yourself.

PS :  And the Red Shed does have some excellent food that I absolutely adore.

New Food At Jungle Jim’s

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Tuesday 27 May 2014 9:16 pm




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For those who don’t know by now, Jungle Jim’s is open again ! yay!  everyone loves Jungle Jim’s but I’ve heard it’s new management and new owners and of course, all the waitresses and waiters are new.  I don’t recognized anyone except 1 who just went back to work.  But yes, lets get back to the new food in the menu  – yay!  love trying new food as always and when I saw this butter chicken , I had to try it.

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For those of you out there who are not into spicy food, well, this is for you, it’s not spicy at all, there is a little zeng in it, but it’s not going to send you crying or grabbing and chucking down ice water.  As you can see, these are two version of it, I don’t know why the presentation is so different, probably different cook on different days and it was kinda busy the first time I tried the butter chicken.  The butter chicken was at $12.99 and the chicken was so tender and the naan was awesome.

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And from the breakfast menu – was corned hash beef with eggs and toast.  For $9.99 – the corned beef hash was pretty good.  Loveeeeee it! gotta try!  I do love the food at Jungle Jim’s but it can get really slow with the food if they are busy, so go early if you are hungry.

Japanese Takeout @ Sip Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,Japanese,My Musing | Tuesday 20 May 2014 9:26 pm




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Yes, starting as of today, you can get real Japanese takeouts at Sip Cafe inside City Drugstore on Main Street Yarmouth.  Woohoo!  for those sushi lovers out there, you will be pretty happy with the food as well as the prices.  There is quite a variety to choose from and the sushi are made everyday in the morning fresh and delivered to Yarmouth from Little Brook.

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The folks from Kizuna took time to prepare and packed each box with extra wraps to keep the sushi moist and fresh and you can find chopsticks at the side of the cold open face fridge inside Sip Cafe. Generous serving of soya sauce and ginger as well as wasabi were added in the box.  For $6.50, it was definitely not a bad deal at all, if you compare the quality of these sushi to the ones sold at Sobeys.

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The maki course is good for lunch and has about 12 pieces in it, now more ginger would definitely be good though.  Eating fresh sushi is important to all sushi lovers out there and this is as fresh as it gets.

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There is also containers of seaweed salad.

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And as far as I can see, this sushi is well received by the people in this town.  Someone said it is quite addictive and I cannot agree more.  So if you are looking for Japanese sushi in downtown Yarmouth, check out Sip Cafe @ No 1 Collins Street.  Sushi is available as early as 11.30am in the morning till quantity last.

Singapore Noodles @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 17 May 2014 10:27 pm




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Singapore Noodles from New Century Restaurant on Main Street Yarmouth, opens everyday from 11am – 9pm.  Singapore noodles is actually vermecilli a kind of rice noodles cooked with curry spices with veggies and shrimp.  You can ask for less spice if you don’t want it to be too spicy, the owner & chef will accommodate your taste buds.

Singapore noodles is not from Singapore, we do not have this kind of dish in Singapore per se. I think folks who’ve migrated to the West invented this  dish because Singaporeans like the Malaysians loved spicy food, so this is one way whereby we can have a good and decent spicy meal without costing a bomb.

I only ordered half an order for lunch because 1 order is too much for me, so if you only want a taste of it, you can ask the chef for half an order.  For those cold days or days where you don’t know what to eat and don’t mind the spice, you can try this out.  New Century Restaurant is located in downtown Yarmouth,  280 Main Street.

Mid-Day Healthy Snack

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Organic | Monday 12 May 2014 3:07 pm




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A healthy snack during the mid-day is awesome I found.  Instead of eating junk or trying to get in lunch as soon as possible, I decided to take advantage of the good weather and went for a walk instead.  After my walk, I had yogurt and some fruits as you can see above and I felt so good.  Now if only I can keep at it, it would be awesome.  I love to be able to eat healthy but I love food so much but that doesn’t mean that I have to stop eating but eat healthy sometimes too.  You can find pre-packed fruit yogurt like these at Sobeys or Super store and they are not expensive at all, so try it out yourself.

Re-opening Of Jungle Jims

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Western | Saturday 10 May 2014 7:21 pm




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Woohoo!  Jungle Jims finally re-opened it’s door by a new management.  It’s sad to see the old one go because they’ve always been very friendly to us.  The new staff are all very young girls, in fact one of PB’s cousin is working there too.  The decor are mostly new and they removed a lot of stuff and put in several new decor.

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The restaurant smelled of varnish when we first entered but I guess it’s only the 2nd day of opening , so you’ll have to forgive them a little eh.

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This is one of the new decor in Jungle Jims.

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The menu changed a little and we only realized it after we ordered but no worries we figured, since we do go to Jungle Jims often.  We were there before noon and it wasn’t so busy, so it was quite the bonus for us.

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I had my usual breakfast with eggs and sausages with a side of bacon as well.  Of course, I couldn’t finished everything but I had Hyunjin to help me with the food.

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Bacon on the side.

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And Hyunjin had the thai chicken from the special lunch.  Overall, the service was ok but the staff are new, so I’m sure they just need a wee bit more time to learn about things.  But the coffee isn’t great I’ll have to tell you and the next time I go there I’m bringing a cup of Tim’s.

Home-Made Chicken Spaghetti

Posted by mamabok | Food From Home,Food Review,Health,My Musing,The Brat | Monday 5 May 2014 3:20 pm




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Anything home-made is good as far as I am concerned.  Even though I loved food from different restaurants, I cooked both meals for Chloe from home.  Why?  because she is a fussy eater.  Since she haven’t had spaghetti for so long, I decided to make some home made chicken spaghetti for her, of course, I loved spaghetti too.

I chose minced chicken because both chloe and I do not like minced beef at all and we both loved mushrooms, the more the merrier.  So there you go, very little preparation needed and spaghetti is cooked within 45 mins.  I used Ragu sauce because that is what the lil’ brat loved.  And there we had a good supper today.  She asked for more and that’s what a mother wants to hear all the time right?

Home Cooked Watercress Soup

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Health,My Musing | Thursday 1 May 2014 6:41 pm




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I’m so stoked !  I was tell the Zhu’s from the Chinese restaurant that I missed having watercress soup and ta-da!  they ordered watercress from their supplier and made some watercress soup for me.  I of course, shamelessly asked for another bowl.  I wished someone sells watercress here in town, so that I can cook watercress soup myself.

Watercress soup is a soup that is very common from home.  Watercress is sold everywhere back home and it is great for the internal health.  Soup like these are so important to us Asians because they are said to not only is nutritious but also helps with one’s health. And yes, I missed having easy access to simple ingredients like watercress and lotus roots.  If only they have an Asian grocery store here in town.

I’m looking forward to going home for a visit really soon and you can bet i’ll be having a lot of these soup at home.

Frozen Yogurt

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Sunday 20 April 2014 6:58 pm




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Frozen yogurt in town!!  woohoo! and we are addicted to it after our first try.  There isn’t much flavors to choose from but there are at least 6 right now.  Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Lime, Mango and Strawberry.  And between Chloe & I, we’ve tried all the flavors, now what’s most enticing were all the condiments that you can put on top of your frozen yogurt.

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Look at Chloe’s cup of frozen yogurt, besides fruits she had some M & Ms and gummy worms and sours and hot fudge and sprinkles and chocolate bits.  The prices are not cheap either but it was worth it that’s for sure.  Both kids and adults loved it as far as we can see.  We have been going back every other day thus far.  Frozen yogurt can be found on Starrs Road inside Manda Evelyn’s store.  You can missed it.

Lunching With Girlfriends

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,General,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Monday 14 April 2014 12:22 pm




Lunching with my girlfriends from the city can be a very interesting afternoon.  We meet once a month in the city or in town for lunch and we talk about everything from work to politics and even  creditor rights  as some of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs in the city.  I’ve always come back from lunching with these girls with new knowledge about what is going on around the world because they are so up to date with everything.  I ordered the greek pizza but had actually craved for the tuscan pizza but ordered wrongly but of well.

 

Boston Pizza has this lunch special for a full plate of Jambalaya for only $11 for lunch, so I highly recommended this to my girlfriend from the city but she found it a little bit too spicy for her.

My lawyer g/f from the city ordered a salad.

And another g/f who works as a financial controller in the city ordered some calamari.  We had a really good lunch – a 2 hrs lunch and went somewhere else for dessert after lunch.  We really have a good time together even though it sometimes takes a long time to get together.

Turkey Sausage Breakfast @ Tim Hortons

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review | Monday 7 April 2014 2:40 pm




I thought I should give the new breakfast turkey a try at Tim Hortons afterall, it looked so delicious and healthy.  Alas, I was not entirely into the taste, it was good but too much for me, I could only stomached half of the sandwich.   As you can see, it was a lot of food but I’m sure a lot of people would love it because it was a huge breakfast.  Lucky for me I didn’t order a hash brown with it.  But coffee as usual was definitely good and the girls excellent.

Egg Hunt Is Still On

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Friendship,Junke Food,My Musing,Shopping | Friday 4 April 2014 4:05 pm




A few weeks ago, I wrote about Easter egg hunting for my girlfriend from Malaysia right?  well, see what I found in Walmart today!  yes, I had been hunting down the eggs for her, so was really happy that I found some that she might want.

Look at this huge Angry bird eggs but they are not all chocolate in them, they have stickers and all kinds of toys in this huge Angry bird eggs apparently.

Now these has stickers and candies.

This one has chocolates and stickers too.  I wonder if they are the ones she wants.  Let me check with her again.

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