Lunching With Girlfriends

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,General,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Monday 14 April 2014 12:22 pm




Lunching with my girlfriends from the city can be a very interesting afternoon.  We meet once a month in the city or in town for lunch and we talk about everything from work to politics and even  creditor rights  as some of my girlfriends are entrepreneurs in the city.  I’ve always come back from lunching with these girls with new knowledge about what is going on around the world because they are so up to date with everything.  I ordered the greek pizza but had actually craved for the tuscan pizza but ordered wrongly but of well.

 

Boston Pizza has this lunch special for a full plate of Jambalaya for only $11 for lunch, so I highly recommended this to my girlfriend from the city but she found it a little bit too spicy for her.

My lawyer g/f from the city ordered a salad.

And another g/f who works as a financial controller in the city ordered some calamari.  We had a really good lunch – a 2 hrs lunch and went somewhere else for dessert after lunch.  We really have a good time together even though it sometimes takes a long time to get together.

Turkey Sausage Breakfast @ Tim Hortons

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review | Monday 7 April 2014 2:40 pm




I thought I should give the new breakfast turkey a try at Tim Hortons afterall, it looked so delicious and healthy.  Alas, I was not entirely into the taste, it was good but too much for me, I could only stomached half of the sandwich.   As you can see, it was a lot of food but I’m sure a lot of people would love it because it was a huge breakfast.  Lucky for me I didn’t order a hash brown with it.  But coffee as usual was definitely good and the girls excellent.

Egg Hunt Is Still On

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Friendship,Junke Food,My Musing,Shopping | Friday 4 April 2014 4:05 pm




A few weeks ago, I wrote about Easter egg hunting for my girlfriend from Malaysia right?  well, see what I found in Walmart today!  yes, I had been hunting down the eggs for her, so was really happy that I found some that she might want.

Look at this huge Angry bird eggs but they are not all chocolate in them, they have stickers and all kinds of toys in this huge Angry bird eggs apparently.

Now these has stickers and candies.

This one has chocolates and stickers too.  I wonder if they are the ones she wants.  Let me check with her again.

Brunch With Friends

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing | Wednesday 2 April 2014 2:45 pm




We had promised Jessica to bring her out for brunch for the longest time and even though she would be very happy with just Macdonald’s, we decided to bring her to The Snack Place – 2 blocks down the road from our store.  As you all know, we don’t have a lot of family here from my side, so Jessica is like a cousin from the East that Chloe never had.  The kids play well together and Jessica is the nicest lil’ kid we know and her parents are of course, awesome people and like some parents that we know around here.

Jessica ordered a cheeseburger with fries and a pop from the children’s menu.

Hyunjin’s fish and chips but she opted for salad instead.

Jessica enjoying her little pop.

Salad for Hyunjin.

My brunch is of course the all day breakfast but without the fries.

Fish and chips for Chloe from the Children’s menu.

Bonding time with her “cousin”

Girls having fun.

Jessica with dessert .

And chloe licking up the yummy goodness.  Good to see that Chloe has good friends to learn from.

Cheap But Awesome Lunch

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Chinese,Food Review | Thursday 20 February 2014 10:44 pm




Take out lunch need not be expensive especially if you know the owners of the restaurant.  Lotus soup was free and yummy – boiled with beef.

And half an order of Singapore noodles because I didn’t really know what I wanted to eat.  So the soup and the noodles just hit the spot and i wasn’t even hungry till late in the evening today.

Hunting Season

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Gadgets,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 14 February 2014 4:26 pm




Hunting season is not here yet but I do miss the deer meat, lucky for me, we have some frozen ones from the father-in-law who does hunt once a year. But with a  Scouting Camera  I think he has more fun just camping out and doing the man thing than shooting those deers for their meat.  Hunting is such a big part of Canada and you see people taking time off from work just to go hunting.

How does the deer meat taste?  pretty good actually and if you know how to prepare it, it is really very delicious.  I used to have deer meat stir fried but now that I’m in Canada, the father in law loves making them like steak.  I remember him trying to trick me into eating it but little did he know that I’ve always eaten deer meet in Asia.  So if I miss my deer meat, I know where to get my fix.

BLT Bagel From Tim’s

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review | Saturday 1 February 2014 5:30 pm




I normally have a bagel with light cream cheese and a small coffee for breakfast from Tim Hortons but since it was the first day of Chinese New Year, I decided I should try something different.  So  a BLT was what I ordered on an everything bagel.  The BLT bagel was obviously more expensive than a bagel with cream cheese but it was a pretty good BLT bagel and I would order it again, the next time.  Yums!  Gong Hei Fatt Choy everyone!

Guitar Tuner For Birthday Boy

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Entertainment,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 29 January 2014 9:03 pm




Celebrating the best friend’s birthday in the city was pretty awesome last week.  Besides the birthday cake that was baked for him from home, we also got him a  ibanez effects  for his birthday and had a wonderful meal in the city.  The best friend is PB’s childhood friend who had moved to the city with his family a few years ago.  Every year we try to go up to the city to celebrate with him and his family.  Unfortunately, they are camera shy but being in the big 40, I had to note it down on my blog to remember this day.

Good friends are hard to come by, PB has a few from when he was a kid but some who are still living in town are way too busy to even keep in contact, while others who are away are the ones who kept in touch.  We love all our friends and we try our best to be there for them anytime they need us.  And of course, not forgetting to get them a good birthday gift.  This friend loves playing his guitar and is a music fan, so a guitar tuner was an appropriate gift.

Fried Haddock Roe

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Monday 27 January 2014 12:52 pm




I saw some Haddock Roe last week and had wanted to get some to try but my father in law – Budd, had it on the stove when we arrived on Sunday for a visit.  It sure looked good but I didn’t try it but  he said it was very good and fresh.   Haddock Roes like any fish roes are a acquired taste, not everyone love it and it sure doesn’t look very appetizing before cooking them but it is really good.

Fry them up with a little corn flour and it’s ready to be tasted.  Try it if you haven’t.

This is how the haddock roe looks like in the supermarket.

Home Made Pecan Pie

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 25 January 2014 1:26 pm




Sorry a month late with this yummy pecan pie made by Aunt Helena for Christmas.  I loved pecan pie and wished I could eat all of it but I can’t because I’m diabetic.  But that doesn’t mean that life is over with me, it just means that I have to eat in moderation.  So a bite I took of the pecan pie and I loved it.  It was sweeeeet alright but so worth it.  Nothing beats home made pie that’s for sure.

Scrumptious Lobsters

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,Seafood | Friday 10 January 2014 9:48 pm




Life is so good, we get lobsters from a good friend/customer every now and then or rather everytime I crave for it.  I wouldn’t know how to chop them up of course, so the Zhus not only helped to chop them up but cooked them.  I love ginger fried lobsters with scallions and green onions.

But when you have sambal tumis, you stir fry it quickly another them and eat them like nasi lemak.  It was really good!  this year I think I’m gonna eat more lobster myself than giving it to other people.

Entertaining Friends From Ottawa

Posted by mamabok | Around The World,Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,Meet Up With,My Musing,The Brat | Friday 27 December 2013 2:06 pm




When friends from Ottawa came to visit, we eat a lot – in fact almost all the meals they had were with us.  We went to the Chinese restaurant and then to Marco’s for a late lunch.  We love Marco, because the food is good and reasonable prices and it’s in town and of course, the service is awesome.  This is the kid’s fish nuggets – look how much the fish were.

Layla had spaghetti and a piece of garlic bread.

I had the philly cheese steak with baked potatoes.

While Hyunjin had the same except with a salad.

Iris had Haddock and mashed potatoes.

Beautiful Chantal had french fries and spaghetti  and fish.

Jackie had haddock with rice

While Gustavo had fish with baked potatoes.   We had a really awesome time together, I wished they didn’t have to leave so soon.

Home Made Christmas Dessert

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian | Wednesday 25 December 2013 2:20 pm




Christmas came and went!  Merry Christmas to all of you !  I had been so busy ! it was crazy at the store and doing my online job as well.  But we had a good Christmas supper – thanks to Aunt Helena ! don’t know what we would do without her.  And of course, all the above home made christmas desserts done by her.

Christmas is not about what you get but spending good time with family and friends and this year, we made sure we gave everyone good gifts and we were happy about it.

Happy Birthday PB !

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Monday 2 December 2013 4:13 pm




 

Yes, it was PB’s 41 birthday today and even though he doesn’t like any big celebration, we surprised him with a cake and chocolates.  We tricked him into believing that we had forgotten his birthday and then came back to the store with a cake and sang him a happy  birthday song.  Although he didn’t looked too pleased – hahhahaha!!  because he doesn’t liked all the fuss – we did love that we managed to do something special for him.

Happy Birthday Josh

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing | Saturday 30 November 2013 4:17 pm




Guess who turned 20 years old!!!  yes ! it’s chloe BFFL – Josh!  Happy birthday Josh !  and we went out to celebrate with him at Marco’s and had a great lunch !  This was what I had – I think the next time I better order something else and be more adventurous !  don’t really seems like a foodie if I don’t try other food right?

Chloe’s fish and chips.

Lynette’s chicken sandwich with gravy.

And Hyunjin’s philly steak – looks so yummy ! i think i wanna order this another time.

And the birthday boy’s fettuccine with chicken.  Lots of birthday and lots of meet up in December.

All Day Breakfast At The Snack Place

Posted by mamabok | Breakfast,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Tuesday 19 November 2013 3:47 pm




I have been having a lot of brunch of late and that’s because I am up late in the morning and too early for lunch, so I order the all day breakfast most times and one of my favorite place is The Snack Place on Main Street.  Look at how much food there is at less than $8 with a cup of coffee.  Food was extremely yummy and a lot of food as you can see – I cannot finish them at all – but of course, normally a person would be able too but for someone’s first meal, it’s a lot for me.  Lots of seating space and friendly staff.

Adult Chocolate Milk

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Drinks,Food Review,Shopping | Tuesday 12 November 2013 4:03 pm




Mmmm… adult chocolate milk!  now no excuse not to drink your milk eh?  hahhaha!!  these were found in a liquor store and to be exact the NSLC next to Superstore, therefore there must be some alcohol content in them.  But I don’t really think there is much alcohol if I am not wrong.

So who wants to try some?  maybe during the festive season eh?

Treats At Bailey’s Cafe

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review | Sunday 10 November 2013 4:12 pm




I do miss a good treat, so thinking about the chocolate cubes that old Minard’s, we decided to go to Hebron and check out Bailey’s Cafe again.  Everything looked so yummy even the doggy bones with coconut.

We were here for the chocolate and mocha cubes and we got some for ourselves and some as gifts for friends. Alas, the cubes were quite dry and we didn’t managed to finish them all.  The mocha cubes were a bit bitter and dry and I didn’t eat finish them as well.  For $1.50 a piece, I was quite disappointed but maybe this was just a bad batch and I’m not giving up on Bailey’s that’s for sure.

There are so many other things to try, so I’m gonna try other things instead the next time I’m there.

Loved the looks of the eclairs.

And lots of pies to choose from.

More pies and cheese cakes.

Cream corn as well.  So the next time, I will try other stuff.   No worries.

Salad With Feta Cheese At The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,Salads | Friday 25 October 2013 10:51 pm




I’ve always loved a good salad with my meal and the ones at The Red Shed with real feta cheese definitely is a must have when you need a side dish.  The salad is at $3.50 if I am not wrong – and tax included – I like that best and it comes freshly made and taste awesome.  I had some fish cakes with my salad and it was an excellent meal.  Try the salad next time you are at The Red Shed.

Thanksgiving Lunch At Rudders

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Wednesday 16 October 2013 1:54 pm




We had our 2nd Thanksgiving lunch with my sister from another mother at Rudders on Thanksgiving Monday as she had to work on Sunday and couldn’t join us at my in-laws.

Chloe was happy to see her Auntie Hyunjin of course.

Rudders was festively dressed – I loved the decor a lot and our waiter was really nice today.

I shared the escargot with Hyunjin and thought about our friend Shawn.

PB had chicken of course.

Chloe had her usual fish and chips.

Hyunjin had the special of the day, some german sausages and sauerkraut.

And I had their famous fishcakes.  Enjoyed our meal tremendously – thanks to Hyunjin for the lunch treat. And she spent the rest of the day with us.

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