Chicken Bacon

Posted by mamabok | Canadian | Sunday 30 March 2008 1:12 pm




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I haven’t eaten real bacon for the last 7 yrs.. because the taste is horrid. I started eating turkey bacon.. and i saw chicken bacon newly recommended by Maple Lodge Farms. Bought it and tried it.. and was quite disappointed with it. I think i will stick to my turkey bacon from now on. Donch say .. i didn’t try it.

Home Made Lemon Meringue

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts | Sunday 30 March 2008 12:01 am




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I’ll have to say .. the “ang mohs” are very good in making pies, cakes.. brownies.. muffins.. and any kind of desserts. This is a home-made lemon meringue pie made by the man’s aunt.. and when i asked her for the recipe.. she easily rattle it off.. as if it’s nothing at all. So awesome hor..??!!!?? I wonder if i would grow old.. and be able to bake like these “ang mohs” so that my kid. . and her kids .. will have a doting and baking grannie.

Organic Tofu

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese | Friday 28 March 2008 12:01 am




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Found this at the local grocery store.. and not the city’s asian grocery store.. so i was kinda surprised.. and bought it to try of course. At $1.99 for 2 pieces of tofu.. i know all of you from Asia.. must be thinking i am crazy. But chinese food like that are ex here.. if you must know.. wherelse tofu.. back home is at $0.20 a piece. The organic tofu.. didn’t taste as good as the regular ones.. but maybe..it’s just because it is organic… and i’m not used to it. And being szechuan.. i would have hope that it would be spicy.. but it wasn’t really. And the spicy sauce they had on.. didn’t give me the oomp feeling.. so i guess i wouldn’t be buying it again. They also had the ones with teriyaki sauce.. but i’ve yet to try it.. even though i bought them.

Easter Lunch

Posted by mamabok | Canadian | Wednesday 26 March 2008 12:07 am




You must all be wondering what i had for Easter lunch at my in-laws. Well.. my MIL made me my favorite potatoes and eggs salad. Of course we had the regular potatoes for the boys.. and my daughter… with carrots, brocolli (because it’s my favourite) and dessert. Sorry .. i didn’t take alot of pictures.. because i was busy feeding the kid and watching her.

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The whole ham. My in-laws like to cook the whole ham.. and not like us.. in slices. A wee bit on the fatty side.. but the man likes it.. so that’s good. As for me.. i eat only the ones with no fats.

Luncheon Meat Porridge

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Sunday 23 March 2008 9:42 pm




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While once upon a time.. i would never think of eating luncheon meat at all… i know craved for them.. and will eat just about any kinda luncheon meat by Ma Ling.. and in anything. Yes.. when i was young .. my mother said.. never to eat luncheon meat.. because it’s garbage.. therefore i rarely touched them. But now.. “GIVE ME ALL THE LUNCHEON MEAT YOU HAVE..!!!” you do get the hint right..?

Red Bean Sago With White Nut

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Chinese | Friday 21 March 2008 2:59 am




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Finally i managed to cook my red bean dessert with sago. I very the blur..!!! Never cooked sago before in my life.. and didn’t wanna mess up.. because as you all know. .ingredients are hard to come by. I asked Barb.. if she knew.. but looks like she never cooked sago before either. So easy yet so hard.. because if you donch stir it constantly.. it would stick together.. and become clumpy. Well.. nothing major.. just abit clumpy.. but overall.. the red bean sago with white nut turned out really well.

New Bakery In Town

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian | Thursday 20 March 2008 11:14 am




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New management.. new bakery.. and new owner.. for a very old bakery. Stay tuned for more.. while i make sure i get all the right info.

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Some goodies.. but nope.. we didn’t buy these. We bought some chocolate cubes and some other cakes for the sitter’s parents.

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More goodies.. that we have yet to try.  Look out for more.

Mixed Sushi @ Dharma Sushi, Halifax

Posted by mamabok | Japanese | Wednesday 19 March 2008 12:05 pm




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This was the lunch special I had at Dharma Sushi .. when I was up in Halifax a few weeks ago. As you can see.. the presentation was so-so.. but the food was decent. Unlike the ones sold at our local Sobeys..this is definitely worth eating. The rice was moist and the fish somewhat fresh. I had expected more.. but i guess with only one Japanese chef.. and a lunch crowd.. that’s the best one can get..?? the next time.. i am up in the city.. i’m gonna try some other places.. just because.

Seaweed Roasted

Posted by mamabok | Japanese | Monday 17 March 2008 1:50 am




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You wouldn’t believed it.. but the local grocery store – Sobeys is carry seaweed.. and rice vinegar.. and japanese rice. .and ginger.. for us to make our own sushi..!! woohoo..! i already ate 2 packs of these.. with my noodles.. now if only they bring back that soba.. that they had moons ago. I am waiting for some miso soup.. hopefully the Deli Manager comes thru’ for me.. that would be awesome..!

Red Bean Cake

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Japanese | Saturday 15 March 2008 7:43 pm




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By very rare chance i found this during my trip to the city. This are Japanese rice cake with red bean inside it. They were very nice and fresh .. at $1.95 per piece. .it wasn’t too bad a deal at all. But the red bean could be softer though. I haven’t had this for years… so it was great..!

Dodol

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Chinese | Thursday 13 March 2008 3:05 am




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I would never eat dodol when i was back home. Why eat imitation .. when you can get the real thing right..?? Well.. the times are different now.. ! the chinese have a saying.. “ma sei lok dei hang” .. meaning.. if the horse died .. you’ve to come down from the house.. and walk. Same meaning here right now.. eat the next best thing that comes along. Something so simple..and abundant in Asia.. is a gem to me. I’ve already eaten at least 3 of them so far.

Home Made Pork & Century Egg Congee

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Tuesday 11 March 2008 2:26 am




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I cooked this with a slow cooker.. and it was pretty easy .. i’ll have to say. All i did was .. put in some lean pork… 5 handfuls of rice.. and water filled up to 3 quarter full of the slow cooker .. add in some sesame oil.. and salt to taste.. and let it boil for 4 hrs. When ready to eat them.. all you need to do is to cut the century eggs and put them in the congee. . and sprinkle some spring onions.. and it’s ready. Yummy..!! thanks again to Barb and Sasha.. for teaching me.

Blue Lobster

Posted by mamabok | Canadian | Sunday 9 March 2008 12:52 am




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A rare find.. in the tank of our local grocery store. I thought I would share this with all of you. Look at how huge the blue lobster is.  But it is caught in Canadian waters.  Would you buy and eat a blue lobster..??

Hot Pot Wannabe

Posted by mamabok | Chinese | Wednesday 5 March 2008 6:31 pm




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Doesn’t this looked like your steamboat. Yes.. when you donch have any good szechuan or hotpot place you have to do it yourself.. if you wanna eat anything. So armed with newly bought fresh inoki mushrooms .. and some beef balls.. i added some spicy tom yum paste, plus some beehoon, this was my dinner.

Dharma Sushi – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted by mamabok | Japanese | Sunday 2 March 2008 9:54 pm




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Dharma Sushi is located in Argyle Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The owner is a Japanese, so you can expect quality sushi .. and quality food.. at reasonable prices. This trip to Dharma Sushi was just as good. Unfortunately, because there was only one chef, he can’t do any specials for me. I didn’t get to eat my favorite Chawanmushi either.

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