Grilled Chicken Burger & Onion Rings

Posted by mamabok | Uncategorized | Friday 30 April 2010 2:57 pm




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Eating wanton soup and an egg roll everyday can get very tiring sometimes – so sometimes – i get something different for lunch – and today – I ordered a grilled chicken burger and onion rings from a local place.  I haven’t eaten their grilled chicken burger for a long, long time – because previously – whenever i do – we all go to the poopie room really quick.  Not that we get a diarrhea – but something just didn’t agree with us – so we avoided the grilled chicken burger like a plague.  Today, we wanted to be brave lah !  so we ordered and the burger was good – but it does not come with the one patty – but several layered of pieces of chicken – but it was tasty and only $5.95 because it was the boss who took the order.    You see, to order from this place you need to order it from the boss.   What i liked best of the burger was the leafy greens and chopped up tomatoes.   What did you have for lunch?

Sisters Of Pearl

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Entertainment | Thursday 29 April 2010 2:38 pm




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A new show airing on 3rd May 2010 – replacing Suspects in Love  – Sisters of Pearl has 28 episodes in total and the synopsis is below. Lot of good actors and actresses and I love Jessica Hsuan – so I’m pretty sure – lunch will come with this show from next week.   Leave a comment for the password if you wanna share the synopsis with us – or yak about the show.

After the death of her husband, CHU PIK-HA (Hsuan Jessica Hester) returns to her maiden home with her son, in a deliberate attempt to take over the family jewelry business from her big sister CHU PIK-WAN (Sheung Tin Ngor). To prevent HA from getting too out of hand, WAN needs her matrilocal husband HO CHEUNG-HING (Bowie Lam) to create trouble for her sibling. HING does not follow her instructions, but instead secretly helps HA tackle her problems one by one. WAN soon comes to realize that HING has never really got over HA. WAN’s little sister CHU PIK-LAM (Macy Chan) is still attending school and too young to deal with such family issues. WAN feels a profound sense of helplessness and becomes even more frustrated when SO LAI-SHEUNG (Tang Lai Ming) turns up suddenly claiming to be a mistress of her late father and pregnant with his baby. Out of respect for their father, the sisters agree to put SHEUNG up for the time being until the situation becomes clearer. Shortly thereafter, HA discovers that SHEUNG is just a tool of her cousin HUNG YIU-SANG (Dao Tai Yu), who has been plotting to wage a battle of wills against the CHUs.

1 Million Visitors !

Posted by mamabok | Around The World,Awesome | Thursday 29 April 2010 12:17 am




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Thank you everyone who’ve visited Ice Cube Junkie and followed my journey of food and movies synopsis.  This blog has hit 1 million and 54 visitors as of today – I thank you for your support and hope you continue to visit everyday.  For those who are in love with food and movies – you know you’ve come to the right place.  Thank you all for being a friend.

Blueberry Muffin

Posted by mamabok | Uncategorized | Wednesday 28 April 2010 9:17 pm




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A few weeks ago, I told you that Chloe’s new school had requested that they bring only healthy snacks to school right?  So yes, we are still at it – apparently – they make the kids mark down what they bring for snacks *roll eyes*.  So we have been giving her granola bars, strawberries, fruit to go, grapes, apples and muffins.  But we checked the chocolate muffin and there were lots of sugar in it – and saw that the blueberry muffin had half of the sugar of the chocolate – so we explained to Chloe why we had to get blueberry muffins instead – and she agreed.

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Not very much blueberries as you can see – and they were mini muffins and we gave Chloe 2 of these to bring – but she wasn’t too keen with it – but she ate it all because she said she was hungry – hahah!  so from now on – we know we can starve the brat and give her everything that is healthy.  And i’m darn proud to report that I’ve been cooking for Chloe everyday for lunch  – fresh – nothing leftovers and she seems to be eating more too this week – so I’m happy.

Cupcake In A Cone

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,My Musing,The Brat | Tuesday 27 April 2010 9:02 pm




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This wasn’t made by me – haha!  this was a project from Chloe and Grammie.  Yes! they do lots of things when Chloe visits on Saturdays and holidays.  Today while going to school in the morning, she told us that Grammie taught her to knit but not the fancy stuff she said – just a straight line.  She said she was going to knit a scarf for PB – because i already am wearing a scarf  and she can’t do her toque that Grammie knit for her every year – because Grammie only taught her how to knit one way.  It was very hard work she said – hahhaa!!  I didn’t managed to take a better picture of it because it was pretty late when we got home that nite and I didn’t want to tempt the lil’ brat else she would wanna eat it that nite.

Home Grown Baby BoK Choi

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,My Musing,Vegies | Monday 26 April 2010 8:50 pm




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It is that time of the year again – where i’m totally blessed to received bags and bags of home grown organic baby bok choi from Chloe’s grampie.  Yes – in fact I have been having them for a few weeks now – but it was only on today – i got to eat some of them  – no time to cook specially just for myself.  I gave some of course to the Zhus – today and they loved it.   For those who are not aware of this – I am known as Mama Bok because of these baby bok choi.  Many years ago, when i first started writing blogs – Chloe’s grampie’s bok choi was what inspired me to write down everything.  I named my first blog in honor of Chloe’s grampie’s bok choi.  Yes, he grew them for me because i missed home food very much.   I am grateful!  like i am to everyone who tries to send me food from home.    By the way – I asked Chloe’s grampie to grow me some watercress – so chloe and i can have watercress soup everyday – muahahha!

Combo Plates

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing | Friday 23 April 2010 2:40 pm




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The Zhu’s at the New Century Restaurant are extremely kind to us and they would try and cook the food that we fancy for the day, just like  noxycut. For those who lived abroad or have been to the West – combo plates are no stranger to you all – but you see combo plates are designated plates with a specific combination.  But we are darn lucky because the Zhu’s would cook special combo plates for us – the way we like it and knowing that I’m diabetic – they separate the sweet sauce from the main dishes – so that they are not full of sugar.

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I had ordered plain broccoli and some Cantonese sweet and sour pork but they gave me beef too – so i was overloaded with meat that day.   Our combo came up to about $8 and as you can see – it was a lot of food – that i can eat for a few days.

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How was the food ? i hear yer asking?  Pretty good – but different from the sweet and sour pork we have back home but like i always say – beggars cannot be choosers lah.  I count my blessings everyday.

Chicken Satay Rice

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Food Review,My Musing | Thursday 22 April 2010 1:59 pm




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So I made chicken rice the other day and since we had lots of the rice left – yours truly needs to eat them up and not waste them – like we taught Chloe – it’s not good to waste food.  But we ran outta chicken – so I did what i had to do – and make satay and peanut sauce to go with my chicken rice – and a good thing i had cucumbers left too.

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When you lived abroad and very little ingredients to work with – you just have to make do and eat what you can find and improvise.  I’m always amused with the food i can come up with – to finish up what i cook.   What about you ?  those living overseas like myself – share, share lah.  Show pictures also can.

Aunt Helena’s Cooking

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Cooking,My Musing | Wednesday 21 April 2010 1:47 pm




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Everyone loves the Aunt who can cook and bake – unfortunately, I will not be a very good aunt to anyone – for i’m not good at cooking nor baking.  But I have lots of love for the nieces and nephews – i love buying other stuff for them – but nothing like the aunt who feeds you eh.   Aunt Helena definitely can cook and bake and like most “ang mohs” they make everything from scratch.

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Aunt Helena was cooking cabbage rolls that day – we didn’t stay for supper – since we just dropped in to say hi at Grammie’s but it was fun watching her cook.  I didn’t know that Cabbage rolls had mushrooms in them and i love mushrooms – just about any kind of mushrooms in fact.  Be it button mushrooms or shitake mushrooms – bring it on.

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I also received a belated birthday gift from Aunt Helena – a box of chocolate – hahaha!!  yes ! and you know who is gonna benefit from the present eh.

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And a shower gel – pineapple flavor – yums!  i’m guessing a lot of people must think i need a shower – hahahah!! even Barb from Malaysia sent me some the Body Shop – hahahah!!  Do you have an aunt who can cook a storm…??  i used to have a GrandAunt who can cook just about anything – you see she is Peranakan  - yes the ones who wears sarong kebaya – but that’s another story for another day.

Birthday Present From Singapore

Posted by mamabok | Friendship,Meet Up With,My Musing,Useful Links | Tuesday 20 April 2010 11:32 am




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Life is really short – but when you have good friend/s – not just good – but those that understands you and those who genuinely care – and shares the same values with you and supports them – I die with no regrets.  I was doing my  fast weight loss pills reviews when I sat thinking of the many wonderful people I’ve met.   I’ve met many people in my life – at 45 –  I’ve traveled a lot for work and some are just acquaintances and some – they just pass thru’ your life.  In any kind of friendship – I try my best to keep in contact – I try my best to give my all – but some friendship – just comes so naturally and more uniquely – people that i’ve met only online.  I firmly believed in online relationships – be it friendship or for me – I met PB online – but that’s another story for another day.  So with that experience – i know there are genuine people out there – just like PB – when i first met him online 16 yrs ago.

True Friendship is not about presents – friendship is not about money – friendship is not about how much you received or how much you give (well- that’s my definition anyway) – friendship is about being there for someone when they need you – friendship is about understanding the need to give the other person space. Friendship is not about your needs - friendship is being steadfast – friendship is about not taking advantage of another person’s kindness – friendship is about mutual trust/honesty/integrity – friendship is about being accountable – friendship is being able to strike a balance between giving and receiving anything – be it moral support, advice or sharing.  True friendship is about being able to count on that person always and sharing your darkest and deepest secrets.  BUT having said all that – friendship comes in different level – you cannot expect all the above with a newly met friend lah.

I die with no regrets – because I’ve met true friendship – in fact not one or two person but quite a few – what about you?  It’s not the presents I received but it’s the thought behind it – and on my birthday – this came from Chloe’s Kai Mah all the way from Singapore – a cardigan.  I treasure this friendship – not because of the presents both Chloe and I received from Lina – but because she is someone I can trust, look up to and confide in – someone who expects nothing in return – like my other good friend – Barb.  Thank you for your friendship – today at 45 – i can boldly say I die with no regrets – because of all of you – you all have made me a better person – you all have made me very happy.  I treasure my friendship with a lot of people but some – it was just not meant to be – i wished them nothing but the best – but when it comes to my sanity and health – I choose to lose some – but keep those who are dearest to me.

Crazy About Fruits

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fruits,Health | Monday 19 April 2010 3:34 pm




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Yes ! i know you know i like fruits.. they say fruits is the best   acne medicine and you know that i can’t take too much of it – and you also know that if i can help it – i rather eat fruits anytime than chips or chocolate.  But – it’s pretty ironic – because I still put on weight like nobody’s business – LOL!  but at 45  - i guess exercise is just as important as eating right.   And fruits are darn expensive here – because cut fruits like this – is taxable.  But when you buy fruits that are not cut or package – there is no tax on them.  Crazy eh..??

Chloe loves fruits too – but only certain kinds – strawberry, grapes, apple, plums – dried mangoes – and some banana.  She refuses to eat others like watermelon or strawberry  - the ang moh – well he rarely eats fruits preferring to save his calories for chocolate.  I don’t stop him because he is a big boy and i refuse to be his mother.  What about you ..?? do you restrict your spouse from eating junk..??

Fly With Me & A Dinner Date

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Entertainment | Saturday 17 April 2010 2:16 pm




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Airing Date: April 19, 2010
Notable: Replacing: A Fistful of Stances (2010)
Episodes: 25

Synopsis:
LEUNG HAU-CHI (Choi Siu Fun, Ada), a career woman in her 30s, has all the attributes of a typical Hong Kong girl – fussy, arrogant and easily irritated by the sight of beautiful young ladies. She is desperate for love and has been eagerly waiting for the thrilling miracles of life. As CHI is plunged into misery and despair, something strange happens and leads to her abrupt transformation into a superwoman of charm and immense strength. Every time CHI mutates, she is equipped with extraordinary powers, through which she fights for justice and helps the weak, joyously exploring and experiencing a dazzling kaleidoscope of adventures. Along the way, she is happy to have met three nice men, namely the brave yet traditional policeman YEUNG HO-YIN (Wong Tak Bun), the good-natured gentleman turned nouveau-riche businessman TSU WING-FAI (Raymond Cho), and the super-talented genius KAN MING-HIN (Chan Ho, Moses). Fortuitously, HIN is in love with CHI in both her usual and mutated states, leaving her stranded on the horns of a dilemma.

It is always hard to be plain and perfect at the same time. Despite the extraordinary powers she has, CHI is unable to get out of the maze of love. How is CHI going to handle it all? What more perfect choice could there be for her?

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A Fistful Of Stances Episode 24 & 25

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Entertainment | Friday 16 April 2010 2:36 pm




If you are all dying to know what happened in the end of this show ..  please know that the show will be airing on Sunday 2 final episodes.  Yes – that’s tomorrow  – not the  romeo y julieta kinda show but still very good.  In fact, I haven’t seen a show that made me cry so much – plus this is a kung fu show. What do you think thus far of the show?   I’ll have the synopsis out as soon as it comes out.  So leave a comment for the password for the synopsis.  Don’t be shy not – or join me on Facebook.

Chicken Pie From M & M Meat Shop

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Friday 16 April 2010 2:16 pm




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Ang Mohs love their chicken pies and there are quite a few decent ones to be found in town but of course – we don’t have the luxury of running out to get one fresh one everytime we want to eat one – so the ang mohs have to  buy frozen ones and nuke them when they wanna eat them.

I used to like chicken pie before coming to Canada – but the problem with me is – i still crave for noodles after eating my chicken pie – so cannot right?   So i usually stick to my rice and noodles and leave the chicken pies to the ang mohs.  M & M Meat shop flyers are always gorgeous looking – but their packaging are as plain as can be and they are made so that you can see what is inside of the white boxes.  I must say that they do have some pretty good stuff.  But the local M & M Meat Shop here don’t really up sell their stuff and if we weren’t adventurous enough – we won’t even know that there were like the chicken sticks or the Alfredo Bites or the Belgium Cream Puff.  Anyhow, if you have a M & M Meat Shop and wonder what it is all about – it’s a place where everything is cooked and frozen – but don’t expect them to start recommending good eats – you’ve gotta ask for it yourself.

Home Grown Garlic

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Condiments/Ingredients,Friendship,My Musing | Thursday 15 April 2010 5:07 pm




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Our customers are very kind to us – they always gives us things.  One long time customer gave us this garlic grown from his garden – after PB fixed his computer – the other day.  He told me it was grown with all the good stuff – seaweed and everything organic.  Just after Christmas – Dr M’s wife – gave me a loaf of home made bread – now isn’t she sweet.   I haven’t eaten the garlic yet but like Chloe’s grampie said – i cooked a lot with it – so you know I will be using it soon – maybe with my Bak Kut Teh soon.

Organic Pineapple

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fruits | Wednesday 14 April 2010 4:59 pm




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Fruits are darn expensive in Canada – especially those you cannot get around here – just a simple whole pineapple like this cost $6 + tax !!! it was crazy! but you know i have a craving for fruits and it’s a lot better than trying to eat chocolates or chips right?  So i shrug and bought this for dessert instead.  You must be wondering if there were any difference?

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It was sweet alright! but not extra sweet as labeled.  Any difference from the normal pineapples that I’ve eaten before – well, nothing beats the Sarawak pineapples – i’m sure you all agree with me on that.  But even the Sarawak pineapples that tasted like honey didn’t cost as expensive if i did not remember incorrectly.  Will i buy it again – yup – but not that often – because i had this after lunch and at dinner – i finished the other half – muahahah!!  G R E E D Y!  now – if only i wasn’t diabetic – i bet even my doctors back home would be proud of me.

A Little Taste Of Heaven @ Digby

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Tuesday 13 April 2010 4:11 pm




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So we went up to Digby for a change – on Sunday and also to celebrate my birthday.  We had planned to go see the Farmer’s market that was advertised at their new location.  But alas, the Farmer’s Market was disappointing with only a few vendors – in fact – one of PB’s aunt was there selling home made jam & jelly and fudge. We didn’t buy any because we are not big fans of jelly or jam – but Aunt Yvette insisted that we have a fudge each – we took one.

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So we saw this quaint little cafe – called A Little Taste of Heaven – now how can we not eat there right?  plus half the Digby was still very sleepy and not many shops open on Sunday.  Plus A Little Taste Of Heaven had free Wifi – woohoo! chance to test out our iPod Touch.

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Birthday Gift From Barb – Malaysia

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Around The World,Chinese,Friendship,Useful Links | Monday 12 April 2010 3:52 pm




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A few weeks ago while looking at some advert from  nordictrac,  a huge box from Body Shop came for me – PB asked if i ordered anything from Body Shop and I said no.  I was a bit surprised to – because the box was mailed from Canada and it was too early i thought for anyone to remember it was my birthday.

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So I opened the box up and inside was a note to show me who the sender was – it was Barb, Ashley and her hubby Andy – who ordered it from a Canadian website for Body Shop.  So it wasn’t too early to think of me – in fact – Barb had it carefully planned so it arrived before my birthday.  They were shower cream and butter cream to help me relax – I’m guessing Barb thinks I am very stress.  So now whenever i use the shower cream – i will be smiling at the private joke I had with Barb and a few other friends on FB. *wink, wink* -  Thank you so much Barb/Andy and dear Ashley – you really didn’t have to spend so much money on me.  I already appreciate you for being you – and always the silent listener to my daily life.  Thank you for being such a great friend – Barb!

Show Some Love

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Around The World,Food Bloggies,Friendship,Meet Up With,My Musing | Saturday 10 April 2010 5:34 pm




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Jen my blogging friend is in China for 1.5 months – but she will be keeping her blogs updated even though she is gone – so I asked that if you have time – please give face .. and visit her blogs.. and leave comments..  even just to say hi.  You all know lah.. being new blogger – they need lots of encouragement and love right?  afterall, you were a new blogger once upon a time eh.  So come on – won’t cost you a a cent – to show some support .. just a few minutes of your time – and i promise she is a good read.   Don’t know her blogs ..??  here it is  :

http://charmoflife.ca/
http://charmoflife.ca/
http://tvdramaqueen.ca/
http://passion4food.ca/

Granola Bar

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fruits,General,Health,My Musing,Snacks,The Brat | Friday 9 April 2010 1:38 pm




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Another eating milestone for Chloe – she finally decided to try a Granola Bar last week and loved it.  So now we have another alternative for snack food on the go and also for her snack break in school.  But my worry is – if the Granola Bar is healthy? because we all know that some of these granola bars are packed with sugar – in fact I can’t eat the granola bar because of the amount of sugar there is in them.

Plus next week, Chloe’s school requires that they bring only healthy snacks for the next few days – so only fruits, pretzels and popcorn (nuts and dried fruit are also healthy – but she don’t eat them).  But if anyone got any other suggestions – please feel free to share eh.

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