Actually, I didn’t get fried ice cream, I got some fried bananas with ice cream but they do have fried ice cream at the Honey Bee’s ice cream place in Dayton. And the fried banana ice cream was massive, it takes at least 2 person to finish it and even 3 would be just nice in my humble opinion. Only for $6, you can choose your toppings from chocolate to blueberries and as you can see , we had the blueberries. Yummy yummy in my tummy ! this summer, check out Honey Bee ice cream at Dayton if you are in town.
Attended a food event in the city during the weekend as we were invited to the event by some of the organizers there. It was a very popular event as you can see and I like the event venue as it was in the middle of the city with lots of parking. The event hall was packed and brightly lit with myLED High Bay lights I was told.
With such a big event hall, using these LED lights is really smart as they not only save money on utility bills cine they are energy efficient. And since they are long lasting, you won’t need to get them changed so often, therefore it’s maintenance efficient as well.
I like the fact that even with the event hall so bright and nicely lit, we didn’t feel like hot at all. Another plus for using LED high Bay lights I have to say , for most events that I’ve been too , are just so unbearable because of the heat the lights were giving out.
I did enjoy the event , despite the fact that there were tons of people around , thanks to a cool event hall – I cannot stress how important it is to make event goers like us stay a bit longer to have a nice, cool event hall.
We had to go to Jungle Jim’s because chloe wanted some bacon. And you would think you can never go wrong with ordering breakfast but my omelet didn’t have a taste and even after putting on the ketchup it still didn’t taste that awesome.
But the bacon was AWESOME!!!
PB had his usual grill cheese – SO BORING !
And chloe had her usual monkey fingers – she said so YUMMY ! Meal came up to about $40 tax included and tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 !
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.
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.
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 !
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.
Tim Hortons have a special donut for all season and all occasions, this one is the Halloween donut and I think they will stop making it once Halloween is over. Chloe said it is pretty good and it is a little bit more expensive than the usual donut I think. But who cares about the price if the donut is good right? So Chloe have had this twice but she also likes the birthday donut as well and I can assure you if they are good and she likes it, it must mean that it’s ridiculously sweet.
Fall is here and what do someone who loves food do ? go apple picking of course. So we headed out to Wallace Brothers after going to our beach cottage to check on the painting of the inside of the cottage. As usual, Andy and Phyllis are the best host , they made us feel right at home. The Wallace Brother’s Farm was packed with cars and people as expected. They not only have the best apples, pears and plums, they are definitely the cheapest. We picked 2 boxes of plums (wished i bought more) they were so sweet. 1 box of pears and a 20 Ibs apples for Chloe’s school and some extras for Chloe’s friends from home. But Andy and Phyllis didn’t charge us for the ones for ourselves and the ones for Chloe’s friends.
These peas were picked from our garden at the seaside cottage in Port Maitland.
Apples for Chloe’s school. It was definitely a fruitful day, so much fruits for only $20. Next week would be pears and plums for Chloe’s school.
Thus far my most expensive pizza in Canada I think – but don’t quote me , I could be wrong because I haven’t had pizza for a long time now. I’ve always eaten pizza from Boston Pizza and haven’t had Greco’s for the longest time , but the day I did it was because the store was full and there was no time to go out to get proper food. So I was also craving fro a pizza or was I craving more for tabasco sauce now?
I ordered a hawaiin pizza , with pineapple and chicken but I wanted it to be a thin crusted pizza , so it cost me a little more than the usual pizza. Pizza was good but because as you can see it was huge, it took me a few days to finish it. But it was an awesome pizza and I would definitely order them again if i had someone else to share the pizza with.
The pizza wasn’t greasy and it was filled with yummies and although i couldn’t finish it , i did leave it for the next day and the day after. Of course, after the 2 day, it didn’t taste as good anymore but nevertheless edible. But i still love my tuscan pizza from Boston Pizza – individual size, but I don’t mind the Hawaiin from Greco either. So there, you have it, my lovely $20 Pizza.
We haven’t been to Boston Pizza for a long time. Not because we don’t like the food but because they didn’t have anything that Chloe would eat. So we opt for places that she would eat and end up giving poor Boston Pizza a skip. But today, only us girls were going ot for lunch on a weekday without the kids, so we gave Boston Pizza another go. My g/f Lynette had a pizza with meat in it.
And me and another g/f had the same thing , so I didn’t take extra pictures , after all, they looked the same. Jambalaya pasta was what we asked for but her plate was a lot less than mine , I don’t know why. So I scoped my portion of pasta for my g/f and let her have some of mine. Her gravy was little too but I had asked for more gravy – so weird right? Pasta was good but it lacked a little oomph this time , nevertheless, it was a good meal.
Our lunch came with a side and we both chose a green with raspberry vinaigrette, but I think i should have chosen the ceasar and mixed it up a bit.
And dear Lynette had an apple crisp for dessert. She said it was yummy! Boston pizza has this promotion where you pay $5 and kids can get 5 free meals with an adult. I wished that Chloe would eat at Boston pizza, I would have so bought it.
Looks quite plain from here but the burger patty is to die for. A juicy burger perfectly seasoned with Greek spices, topped with feta cheese, red onion, tomato, cucumber and a dollop of tzatziki. On a fresh toasted roll too!
The taste was beautiful and I would eat it again anytime. So if you are in Yarmouth, head on down to water street, near the Ferry terminal and find the Red Shed. But I also wished that Chuck’s Wagon was closer because I do miss his food a lot. Time to take a trip to Home Hardware where he is and eat his pulled pork – to die for.
I called this back to school breakfast. This was what I got PB to get me when we brought chloe back to school for a new year. There was no line up – Hallelujah! and don’t let my poor picture taking deceive you because the croissant with cheese and bacon was pretty darn good. The croissant was light and fluffy , I think I’m gonna be having a lot of BK breakfast from now on.
For those who are not aware of this, my FIL makes his own maple syrup. Yes, they are pure maple syrup straight from the maple tree. A long time friend who owns a food and beverage company from Asia had tried the maple syrup sometime last year and was so in love with it that he wanted to bring it to all his food and beverage outlet in Asia. So we’ve been packing up the Maple syrup by the dozen and shipping them out since spring. Of course, we use egg crate with every individual boxes that we send out and thus far, I have to say that it works great. No report of breakage from here to Asia, so the customer/s are happy and so are we, no liability to replace the broken ones.
We are definitely considering exporting them to various other places and we are in talks with several organization in Asia. The FIL gives me 25 % of the sale , so we are excited about working for him. Wish me luck!