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!

Dog Friendly Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 4 March 2015 12:43 pm




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 So I was up in Toronto a few weeks ago, and instead of bringing me to our regular Tim Hortons , I was brought to this very cute cafe in the suburbs who welcomed not only humans but dogs as well.  The two mascot dogs had  dog halloween costumes on them and were rather friendly and not rowdy at all.

I came home thinking about our little town and wonder if the same concept will fly here too?  There are plenty of dog lovers around town and I sometimes see dogs being tied outside of Tim Hortons while the owner is inside getting a cup of  Joe.  I do love coffee and chatting with friends, so I’m currently exploring this idea but Chloe doesn’t really like dogs that much, but having a dog cafe around town may help kids like her to get friendly with dogs again?

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.

Mini Cotton Candies For Valentine

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,FoodBuzz | Friday 13 February 2015 1:25 pm




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Most importantly, it was to support a local business that had just bought over the business recently.  Like any small locally owned business, we want to see them succeed too.  So when I saw that they were selling mini – cotton candies for Valentine , I had to get some for Chloe’s class.   I ordered 40 of them and they promptly arrived the day before we needed them.  No delivery charges and it was only $30 for 40 mini – cotton candies.

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The kids loved them but had i known that they were so small, i would have ordered the bigger ones.  The picture showed a lot bigger  – hahah!  but no worries, next time , I know to order the bigger ones.  Yarmouth Big Bounce Rental for all your cotton candies need for any occasion, party , birthdays , children’s party.  Check them out , they are on Facebook.

Simple Lunch Series #4

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Tuesday 10 February 2015 1:17 pm




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Complimentary lotus roots soup came with my lunch today, and it was priceless.  I would have paid anything for this bowl of soup and I had 2 bowls of it.  I kept one for dinner of course.  Soup was so goooodddd!

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My lunch was fried noodles, with brocolli , fish tofu and mushroom.  Yummy to the max, the noodles were too much for me.  Loved my mushrooms, fish tofu, bean sprouts as well as broccoli.

Breakfast For Champions

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz | Monday 2 February 2015 4:43 pm




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Wait Staff Can Make Or Break You

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,General,My Musing | Friday 2 January 2015 4:10 pm




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I thought I would share my 2 cents with you since I eat out a lot because of work.  Most time, we choose a restaurant because of how good the food is but sometimes, one can stop going to a restaurant not only because of bad food but more like the wait staff just don’t make the cut.

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I’m pleased to let you all know that 99% of the wait staff that I’ve come across in our small town are awesome but of course , there are just 1 or 2 of them that irks me each time I go to their restaurant.  I won’t name which wait staff  nor the restaurant because that ain’t important.  The important fact is , the next time I encounter that particular wait staff, I’m gonna ask to change a table or change the person waiting on me.

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I normally, try to ignore the tacky service as I’m sure that I’m not perfect either when I serve my customers at my store.  I am sure some people don’t like me either but if I am paying close to $80 for meals at lunch, I wanna be able to enjoy my lunch and not have to deal with tacky services.

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So yes, good wait staff are awesome to have but if no one tells that particular wait stuff about his/her tacky service, then he or she might not even know that he or she might have offended other customers as well.  But if I keep asking for another wait staff, I hope that he or she will get the hint.

So my 2015 ‘s new year resolution ?  not to condone tacky services, because if it irks me so much , how can i enjoy my food for the next hour.  And I certainly don’t deserve that. well, nobody deserves tacky services.

Breakfast & Christmas Shopping

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Shopping | Thursday 11 December 2014 9:59 pm




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Christmas shopping was underway for the entire week but today, I made sure to eat my breakfast before doing my Christmas shopping.  I chose to have oats with fruits and a cup of coffee of course and off we went to look for a fender vibrolux reverb  for the nephew.  Like many, I didn’t have my breakfast before shopping the last couple of days and I felt absolutely lousy after an hour of shopping, so if you are like myself, out shopping for Christmas this week, make sure you have your breakfast.  I found that I was a lot more efficient today than I was the last couple of days.  I’m almost done shopping after getting the fender but i’ve others that I also need to by for.

New Tim Hortons Christmas Cups

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Coffee/Tea/Hot,Drinks,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Friday 5 December 2014 10:53 pm




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I just noticed that Tim Hortons have a new cup design for their coffee.  So cute !  Looks a little like a wool type material with reindeer.   I don’t think I’ve seen this new cup before in previous years, so this is a nice change.  I don’t know about other folks but I think different patterns on coffee cups for different seasons and occasion is really cool and would make me want to buy more coffee.  what about you?

Ham & Cheese Sandwich From The Shanty

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,FoodBuzz | Monday 1 December 2014 10:40 pm




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I went to the Shanty this morning to get some Samosas but they didn’t have any – bummer!  but I couldn’t leave without getting something there because I loved everything there.  I thought I was ordering grill ham and cheese instead I actually ordered a ham and cheese sandwich.  Hahah!  silly me !

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But it’s alright because it was really good too.  Love the home made bread that they have and i had a really good breakfast from the Shanty’s.  If you are in this area, try the Shanty out , they really have good food.

Lunch With My Insurance Agent

Posted by mamabok | Drinks,FoodBuzz,Friendship,Health,Meet Up With,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips,wine | Tuesday 25 November 2014 4:03 pm




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I just came back to work from lunch with my insurance agent and like  don allred insurance  I found them online since our local insurance folks do not have the kind of insurance I’m looking for.   Back home, insurance agents actively look for their clients, while here, it’s quite different.  You have to actively look for them if you want your car, home or contents to be insured.  Health insurance are the same here, you have to choose your own agency and even when you sign up with them, they rarely keep in touch with you like they do at home.

The insurance agency that I’m currently with right now brings me out for lunch every time he is in town and even buys me a bottle of my favorite wine.  Premiums are good and I can be sure that he is the first to be there for me if I needed him.  I love all the tips and savings that I’ve learned from my current agent and am really happy that I’ve found a reliable agent for all my insurance need.

Simple Lunch Series #3

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Monday 10 November 2014 10:53 pm




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My simple lunch today with rice are these squids from Su Lee & shrimps from the Zhu’s – how much ?  didn’t cost me a cent.  I provided the chilli sauce from home, some sambal paste from Tean’s and the Zhu’s cooked them up for me for lunch.  It was so yummy!  I had leftover to go with my supper as well.

Our Asian community might be small here but we do look out for each other.

Simple Lunch Series #2

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Wednesday 5 November 2014 12:33 am




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My lunch for today is Chef #2  – this consist of noodles – already pan – fried till crispy with lots of veggies , mushrooms and shrimp.  As you can see here, I alternate between noodles and rice because rice and noodles are our Asian’s staple food.  But I can only eat a little rice and a little noodles and as usual, I ask for a lot of veggies and very little shrimp or meat.  I rarely eat meat as you can see in my blog because I prefer seafood to meat.  But don’t get me wrong, I do eat chicken once in a while and chicken wings are my favorite.  I used to love a steak every now and then but these days, I prefer the simpler meal.  Lunch was like $8 and it was a really good lunch as you can see here.

Simple Lunch Series

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food From Home,FoodBuzz,Friendship,Health,My Musing | Monday 3 November 2014 12:21 am




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I think I might just start on a simple lunch series , to show you all what I eat for lunch , as simply and as cheaply plus healthy as possible.  When you are a diabetic like myself, you have to make sure that you eat well and eat healthy plus your food has gotta taste good.

Today , I ordered from the chinese restaurant, some spicy tofu with fried rice and bean sprouts and some shrimp.  The color may not be so pretty but it’s darn yummy for $5.00 !  love it !

More Food From Food Bloggers

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food Bloggies,Food From Home,Food Review | Monday 27 October 2014 9:28 pm




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It`s pretty awesome to have foodies from all over the world as your friends.  And yes, I`m super blessed to have friends from all over the world send me food because they know I can`t buy the food over here in Yarmouth.  So every month , I do get care packages from friends and family from all over the world because they must like me . heheh!

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I have some teh tarik from home, some lychee jello for chloe .

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And of course, some Assam fish paste for my assam fish curry.  I also learned a new way to cook my assam curry and recently I`ve been experimenting more with my food.  And yes, my kid and I are totally blessed with so many people to love us and take care of us.

Curry Shrimp With Veggies

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 25 October 2014 10:07 pm




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 Ì`m sure by now you all know how much I loved spicy food.  And the spicier the better.  So the Zhu`s at the New Century Restaurant tries every which way to help me with my lunch all the time.  So today , I order some shrimp with curry and of course the veggies with some rice.  Not too much rice but this was definitely spicy !!!  good food !  yums!

PS  :  Be nice to the restaurant owners and you can get all kind of food. But of course, don`t be an asshole of an owner , like some people in some restaurant that we all know, else ppl will just stop eating at your place.  If you can`t take constructive criticism than that will be your downfall. Your lost not mine – plenty of restaurants to eat from.

Scary Halloween Haunted Houses

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Entertainment,General,My Musing,Parties,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:19 am




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Yes, we are turning our summer cottage into a Halloween Haunted House for friends and family and the spouse bought the oldest electronic instrument to provide all the scary sounds one can imagine for a haunted house.  Now I didn’t think that it was going to be that scary, till I saw what the machine could do.  It was very scary music alright!  Of course, as soon as we had the try out with the other parents, they want  More  of these scary sound effect to scare the kids and adults.  A friend who is a make up artist has agreed to help with the make up and I know that the kids are going to enjoy it very much.  Some may cry and some may not go to sleep after they have seen our haunted house at our summer cottage but the neighbors at the cottage are also coming together to help us with the haunted house and one even is loaning us their pony for rides for the kids.  It is going to be a blast!

PS  :  There will be hot apple cider and lots of cookies for the kids.

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