Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Wednesday 30 April 2008 4:23 am


These were the Haddocks my in-laws cooked for me .. during my birthday.. and i donch know how she does it.. but the fish didn’t stink or smell fishy at all. So maybe, my MIL had a secret eh..?  And Haddock seems to be a favorite fish here too.  I should ask my MIL to cook me some cod fish.. since they are cheap here.. and way ex in Asia.


Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese | Sunday 27 April 2008 3:32 am


I haven’t had duck for a good 7 yrs now. I am not one who was very fond of duck .. when i was living in Asia, but of course now it is different. Mr Choo from the chinese restaurant made these for me. It was very good.. but a wee bit too saltish for my liking.. but beggars can’t be choosers.. and i think i just might order half a duck from him real soon.. and share them with my in-laws.

Maple Syrup Sausages

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Friday 25 April 2008 9:02 am


Breakfast anyone..??? these maple syrup sausages.. are the best sausages i’ve had in my entire life. Locally made.. by in store giant…Sobeys.. it’s pretty expensive but definitely worth buying. I like my sausages fully cooked .. what about you ..??

Green Bean Soup

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Chinese | Wednesday 23 April 2008 1:50 am


First time cooking it. So country pumpkin right..?? what to do.. when you can get it real cheap back home.. in Asia. Anyways.. i made this with sago.. and some pandan essence.. since i didn’t have any pandan leaves.. and no where to be found. Thanks to Greenapple.. for sending me some Pandan essence all the way from the States. But i should have only added a drop or two.. coz’ it was very strong. So no pandan leaves never mind.. add pandan essence.  It turned out pretty good.. and i really liked it.

le papillon

Posted by mamabok | General,Useful Tips | Monday 21 April 2008 12:37 am


I may not be in Singapore.. but i am kept aware of everything happening in the F&B industry .. coz’ my bestie is working as a financial controller with a hotel chain and one of the chef concierge in Singapore was an admirer. Muahahah!!

So yes.. the le papillon is closing its door finally on the 29th April.  It is still not too late to bid farewell.  The apologized for closing and hope that those who’ve supported them.. would have a meal or two .. before they closed.  For those who had eaten there before and enjoyed it, do go and bid farewell.. and for those who haven’t .. do go try.. before you can’t.  My bestie said.. it is such a pity .. that such a good restaurant is closing.

Kiss The Cow Apron

Posted by mamabok | Gadgets | Saturday 19 April 2008 3:06 pm


Awesome looking apron for the man eh..?? I love it..!! i think i am gonna get one for the man.. since this year.. we are gonna do some BBQing.. muahahha!!!


Nova Scotia Scallops

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Thursday 17 April 2008 2:45 pm


Plump and Juicy .. were how these scallops tasted. The mother-in-law had made this last weekend just for me. And I ate all of it.. muahahhahaa!! I asked my father-in-law why the ones i buy ain’t so nice.. he had said.. this were Nova Scotia Scallops.. different from the ones i bought.  My mother-in-law also said.. that you can’t fry these scallops too long.. else they would turn chewy.. but these were one of the best scallops i have had.. not fishy at all.. very fresh.


Posted by mamabok | Food Review | Tuesday 15 April 2008 3:16 pm


I had to tell you all a funny story. When i first came across biscotti .. i didn’t know that you had to dung it into your coffee or tea.. to soften it .. then you eat it. Yes.. you can imagine.. how silly i looked.. when trying to chew it.. and what my friends were thinking of this country pumpkin.. muahahhahaha!!

PS :  Don’t dung it too long.. coz’ it softens quick.  


Posted by mamabok | Snacks | Sunday 13 April 2008 1:28 pm


Such a simple food.. but we all loved it. Simple to cook .. just 10 mins .. and we can have the goodness of sweet corn. The kid loves it.. and the man would eat at least one. Eating cooked corn can significantly boosts the grain’s health giving antioxidant activity, which in turn can substantially reduce the chance of heart disease and cancer. Some said that processed fruits and vegies have a lower nutritional value than fresh produce but studies shows that it is not true as corn retains its antioxidant activity despite the loss of Vit C. As for us, I just cook it because the kid who rarely eats anything loves it.. so I am just making sure she gets just about anything i can get her to eat.

Jungle Jims

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review | Thursday 10 April 2008 11:12 pm

The man and I went to get some lunch from Jungle Jims today.. and since it wasn’t lunch time or dinner time, we were there at 4pm.. you would think that there shouldn’t be alot of ppl but how wrong were we. There were quite a few tables… and of course food was slow.


I had cheese steak because i had asked if the sirloin was tough or not… and the waitress recommended the strip ones in the cheese steak instead. Baked potatoes came with it.. but i had a choice of mashed, baked or french fries. I should have ordered the mashed potatoes… because the baked potatoes were quite dry. There were 3 layers of garlic bread at the bottom thus making it looked like alot of food. But there were less than 10 pieces of beef strips in my meal.. but loads of red and green pepper as you can see in the picture. The beef was tough.. and it had a very strange smell on it.. like bad beef… or just about bad. Overall i was quite disappointed with my food.


Japanese Strawberries

Posted by mamabok | Fruits,Japanese | Tuesday 8 April 2008 4:17 am


At USD$14 for a tray of japanese strawberries.. you can be sure it wasn’t just me who enjoyed it. Once you’ve eaten Japanese strawberries..you never want to eat another type of strawberries.

Honey Chrysanthemum Drink

Posted by mamabok | Drinks,Food From Home | Sunday 6 April 2008 9:15 pm


At 99 cents a packet here in Canada.. this must be the most expensive packet drink from home. And nope.. i can’t get it around this town.. but I managed to get this from the Asian Grocery store in the city. It must be like only 30cents back home.. how ironic hor.  Albeit as sweet as a pop.. i still prefer this.

Sparkling Ribena

Posted by mamabok | Drinks,Food From Home | Friday 4 April 2008 11:46 pm


While sparkling ribena is common back home.. this was the first time after 7 yrs .. i was able to buy it in the city. I think it cost like $1.99 per can… and it tasted just as good.. but abit too sweet for a diabetic like me. But it was kinda cool..that i am able to get it.

Grandfather Lobster

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian | Tuesday 1 April 2008 11:09 pm


Grandpa Lobster anyone..?? this lobster was so huge..!!! i wonder if the meat was tough or not..?? It was in our local supermarket.. and quite amazing.. to see such a huge lobster. As for me.. i wouldn’t buy something so huge.. because.. Grampa lobster.. has gotta be tough eh..?

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