Dragon Buffet King – Food Review

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Fast Food | Friday 29 February 2008 7:10 am




It was such a ripped off.. eating here. We arrived at 8.15pm.. even though they had said.. that they have their buffet table opened to 9.30pm.. in their advertisement. Boasting of 100 over dishes to choose from and sushi for weekend dinners. Alas, the food was none to be found… and sushi was pathetic.. !! the roasted meat was horrid.. and the charges were exorbitant. At $15.95 for an adult.. during the weekends.. which they didn’t state clearly at all, because they said their prices starts from $9.99 and for a child .. at $5.75. For almost $40 canadian dollars.. we hardly ate anything. The food was absolutely horrid.. and no .. there weren’t no 100 dishes. It was the worst food I’ve eaten since coming to Canada. We will not visit Dragon Buffet King ever again.

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Hot and Sour Soup from the buffet table tasted horrid, there was no taste whatsoever to it. I took a spoonful .. and that was it folks.

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Honey Does Wonders

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Useful Tips | Wednesday 27 February 2008 1:07 pm




For generations, we have been told that honey can do wonders. I think it is a “chinese” thing..?? where we learned it from our moms and grandmothers. It is said that honey has got restorative powers. Back home in Singapore, there was a place called Wan Yang Reflexology that I go to for massages for the foot and the back and they had recommended their raw honey to me. It was so expensive.. the bottles of honey.. i actually didn’t get any. So my question is this.. are not all honey the same..?? why does some cost $40 a bottle..?? or $50.

Distinguishing quality honey

The high quality natural honey can be distinguished by its fragrance and taste. The best period to stock up on honey is in summer, when it is being collected in large quantities. The ripe, freshly collected, high quality honey at 20°C (68°F) flows from the knife in a straight squirt, without breaking into separate drops. After falling down the honey should form a clear hillock. A saying goes: “the honey rustles and glues like viscose”. The ripe honey is being collected from the sealed honey combs, therefore it should always be of high quality.

The honey should not lay down in layers. If this is a case, it indicates the excessive humidity (over 20%) of the product, and such a honey would not be suitable for long term preservation.

A fluffy thin layer on the surface of the honey (like a white foam), or marble-coloured and white spots in crystallized honey at the wallsides of the bottle are caused by filling of liquid honey with subsequent sealing – the air bubbles are surfacing and part of them is concentrated at the wallsides. This is an indication of a high quality honey, which was filled without pasteurization (heating).

If the honey is transparent, burning with amber-like colours, then (unless it is very fresh) it has most likely been heated and is of little value. Transparent and reluctant to thicken honey can also indicate its being a result of feeding the bees with sugar syrup or even sugar itself, which is bad both for the bees and for the honey they produce, as naturally they are supposed to feed on flower nectar.

A true honey that is at least one month old is usually of demure (not translucent) colours.

Whopper At Burger King

Posted by mamabok | Fast Food,Western | Wednesday 27 February 2008 10:55 am




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Our stop was to Burger King. I haven’t had a whopper for so long.. but what a disappointment. The burger was so-so.. they had so much pickles in it.. i was almost choking of pickles. The burger was soaked with ketchup.. already put into the burger by BK staff… I donch mind the ketchup.. but that’s abit too much donch you think..?? Well.. at least the onion rings were ok… albeit expensive.

Dragon Buffet King

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese | Monday 25 February 2008 3:50 am




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Stay tuned for my review at this very chinese buffet.. up in the city..! i need to down load pictures before i can continue. But if you see what I ate.. and how much we paid for it.. you prolly wanna pack up .. and come migrate here.

PS : A picture taken last nite.. when were were at the restaurant.

I Made Congee!

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Saturday 23 February 2008 3:54 am




Sorry..!! i was too greedy.. and had forgotten .. to take pictures..!  thanks to my 2 sifus.. Barb and Sasha.. i managed to cook a decent pot of congee using a slow cooker.. ! awesome easy.. but i am not still getting the taste i want.. so i’ll have to experimental it more.  Oh .. btw.. .i’ve already cooked this congee twice in a week.  Awesome eh..??  someone please send me some dried scallops.. and Ho See.. thanks..!

Tom Yum BeeHoon With Beef Balls

Posted by mamabok | Thai | Wednesday 20 February 2008 4:38 am




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Being from Asia.. and now leaving so far from home.. in a foreign land, when one wants to eat anything spicy.. one just have to cook them at home on your own.. when you do find the ingredients. I love beehoon and tofu.. but the beef balls i can’t get it over here so often. So when i do get them.. i try to mix them around.. to make a good meal for myself. Thanks to good friend/customer.. who went to the city twice already this year.. and picked me up some goodies. Forever grateful..!!

Can Burger Anyone..??

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Western | Monday 18 February 2008 3:28 am




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A Cheeseburger in a Can.. woohoo…!! talk about revolutionary food..!! Would it taste as good..?? And how fresh would it be..?? how to heat it up eh..? Weird.. and certainly wouldn’t look like this no..?? I promised i would look out for it.. and try it for myself.. and let everyone know.

Lobster Anyone..??

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre | Sunday 17 February 2008 8:30 pm




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A customer of our happened to buy this.. and is making seafood chowder with it.. and he paid like $80+ for it. I guess after eating it.. he is gonna mount it he said. At 16.9 pounds .. it’s huge eh..? This must be a grandfather lobster.. muahhaha!!

Love Meat? Nothing Wrong With That..!

Posted by mamabok | Useful Tips | Thursday 14 February 2008 11:57 pm




So the experts said. Some ppl just can’t go without meat.. and as much as I love vegies.. i’ve gotta eat meat. But there are ways to eat a wee bit healthier. For me.. i never eat fats, like siew york.. or any kinda fatty parts. Choosing leaner cuts and having no added fats or salt. I trim away all visible fats like a plague.. but i would eat roasted chicken skin.. or BBQ chicken. I baked, roast or poach because these methods require little or no added fat. I love seafood, because it provide the protein, fat, vitamins and minerals we all need.

So love meat..?? no problem.. ! eat the way i do. :) So tell me.. you eat meat.. or vegies type..??

Brocolli & Cheddar Quiche

Posted by mamabok | Western | Tuesday 12 February 2008 1:52 am




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On the 3rd day of CNY, I had quiche that was store bought and it was a special too because I had wanted to buy a pie size quiche .. but they didn’t have it.. so they gave me 4 of it.. and charged me the price of one pie size quiche instead of the $12 for 4 small ones. Awesome ppl eh.. at the local Sobeys.

Spicy Luncheon Meat

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Sunday 10 February 2008 3:51 am




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The second day of CNY, while some were cooking vegetarian or nasi lemak or laksa.. i had chinese spam..!! woohoo..!!! yup.. i had wanted the normal kinda luncheon meat.. because my brat loves it too.. but grocery woman decided to give me the spicy ones instead. So how leh.. no choice lor.. just eat lor. But very spicy..!! and very the oily..!!

What Did I Have For CNY ..??

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Friday 8 February 2008 8:12 am




While everyone is eating shark’s fin soup, roasted duck, mushroom and abalone.. bak kwa and pineapple tarts.. what did I .. have in “ulu” town in Canada..?? Not much to be exact.. just a few bowls of “lien aw” soup. Lotus root soup.. that i had cooked in the slow cooker the nite before CNY. Poor thing hor..?? i long to go home..and eat char kway teow.

Dumpling Press

Posted by mamabok | Uncategorized | Wednesday 6 February 2008 7:27 am




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See what i found in our local Zellers..!! Dumpling press..!! woohoo..!! looks like someone is gonna go nuts over dumplings real soon.. !! can’t wait to experiment it.  One can make your own dumpling without this of course.. but if you wanna make pretty dumplings.. i think this can help.

Mee Pok

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Monday 4 February 2008 5:09 am




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The little pleasures of life.. in having mee pok… in a faraway land .. with no authentic chinese food. Missing home.. and blessing the dear heart of a dear friend.. who went to the city to get me 5 packets of meepok. Now i can eat until “siow” .. muahahhaha!!

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