Singapore Noodles @ New Century Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing | Saturday 17 May 2014 10:27 pm




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Singapore Noodles from New Century Restaurant on Main Street Yarmouth, opens everyday from 11am – 9pm.  Singapore noodles is actually vermecilli a kind of rice noodles cooked with curry spices with veggies and shrimp.  You can ask for less spice if you don’t want it to be too spicy, the owner & chef will accommodate your taste buds.

Singapore noodles is not from Singapore, we do not have this kind of dish in Singapore per se. I think folks who’ve migrated to the West invented this  dish because Singaporeans like the Malaysians loved spicy food, so this is one way whereby we can have a good and decent spicy meal without costing a bomb.

I only ordered half an order for lunch because 1 order is too much for me, so if you only want a taste of it, you can ask the chef for half an order.  For those cold days or days where you don’t know what to eat and don’t mind the spice, you can try this out.  New Century Restaurant is located in downtown Yarmouth,  280 Main Street.

Mid-Day Healthy Snack

Posted by mamabok | Cakes/Desserts,Food Review,Health,My Musing,Organic | Monday 12 May 2014 3:07 pm




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A healthy snack during the mid-day is awesome I found.  Instead of eating junk or trying to get in lunch as soon as possible, I decided to take advantage of the good weather and went for a walk instead.  After my walk, I had yogurt and some fruits as you can see above and I felt so good.  Now if only I can keep at it, it would be awesome.  I love to be able to eat healthy but I love food so much but that doesn’t mean that I have to stop eating but eat healthy sometimes too.  You can find pre-packed fruit yogurt like these at Sobeys or Super store and they are not expensive at all, so try it out yourself.

Re-opening Of Jungle Jims

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Fast Food,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Western | Saturday 10 May 2014 7:21 pm




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Woohoo!  Jungle Jims finally re-opened it’s door by a new management.  It’s sad to see the old one go because they’ve always been very friendly to us.  The new staff are all very young girls, in fact one of PB’s cousin is working there too.  The decor are mostly new and they removed a lot of stuff and put in several new decor.

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The restaurant smelled of varnish when we first entered but I guess it’s only the 2nd day of opening , so you’ll have to forgive them a little eh.

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This is one of the new decor in Jungle Jims.

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The menu changed a little and we only realized it after we ordered but no worries we figured, since we do go to Jungle Jims often.  We were there before noon and it wasn’t so busy, so it was quite the bonus for us.

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I had my usual breakfast with eggs and sausages with a side of bacon as well.  Of course, I couldn’t finished everything but I had Hyunjin to help me with the food.

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Bacon on the side.

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And Hyunjin had the thai chicken from the special lunch.  Overall, the service was ok but the staff are new, so I’m sure they just need a wee bit more time to learn about things.  But the coffee isn’t great I’ll have to tell you and the next time I go there I’m bringing a cup of Tim’s.

Home-Made Chicken Spaghetti

Posted by mamabok | Food From Home,Food Review,Health,My Musing,The Brat | Monday 5 May 2014 3:20 pm




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Anything home-made is good as far as I am concerned.  Even though I loved food from different restaurants, I cooked both meals for Chloe from home.  Why?  because she is a fussy eater.  Since she haven’t had spaghetti for so long, I decided to make some home made chicken spaghetti for her, of course, I loved spaghetti too.

I chose minced chicken because both chloe and I do not like minced beef at all and we both loved mushrooms, the more the merrier.  So there you go, very little preparation needed and spaghetti is cooked within 45 mins.  I used Ragu sauce because that is what the lil’ brat loved.  And there we had a good supper today.  She asked for more and that’s what a mother wants to hear all the time right?

Home Cooked Watercress Soup

Posted by mamabok | Chinese,Food From Home,Health,My Musing | Thursday 1 May 2014 6:41 pm




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I’m so stoked !  I was tell the Zhu’s from the Chinese restaurant that I missed having watercress soup and ta-da!  they ordered watercress from their supplier and made some watercress soup for me.  I of course, shamelessly asked for another bowl.  I wished someone sells watercress here in town, so that I can cook watercress soup myself.

Watercress soup is a soup that is very common from home.  Watercress is sold everywhere back home and it is great for the internal health.  Soup like these are so important to us Asians because they are said to not only is nutritious but also helps with one’s health. And yes, I missed having easy access to simple ingredients like watercress and lotus roots.  If only they have an Asian grocery store here in town.

I’m looking forward to going home for a visit really soon and you can bet i’ll be having a lot of these soup at home.

Frozen Yogurt

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Cakes/Desserts,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing | Sunday 20 April 2014 6:58 pm




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Frozen yogurt in town!!  woohoo! and we are addicted to it after our first try.  There isn’t much flavors to choose from but there are at least 6 right now.  Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana, Lime, Mango and Strawberry.  And between Chloe & I, we’ve tried all the flavors, now what’s most enticing were all the condiments that you can put on top of your frozen yogurt.

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Look at Chloe’s cup of frozen yogurt, besides fruits she had some M & Ms and gummy worms and sours and hot fudge and sprinkles and chocolate bits.  The prices are not cheap either but it was worth it that’s for sure.  Both kids and adults loved it as far as we can see.  We have been going back every other day thus far.  Frozen yogurt can be found on Starrs Road inside Manda Evelyn’s store.  You can missed it.

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.

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.

Kinder Eggs Hunting

Posted by mamabok | Friendship,My Musing,Shopping,Snacks | Monday 3 March 2014 11:05 pm




I’m kinder eggs hunting for my g/f from Malaysia, she is looking for the Spiderman Surprise Eggs Marvel Kinder Bugs Bunny, Angry Birds, Marvel, The Avengers & Captain America.  So we’ve been looking everywhere for them in hope that we will find them before easter and mail it to her.

As you can see the Easter egg kinders are in full force right now, I bought a few for Chloe already and she was tickled pink.

This is the egg hunt kit – wonder what is the difference.

And more eggs for easter hunt, this time with some new toys.  So wish me luck while I go hunting for her – and even to Halifax if I have to.

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.

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.

Red Bean Soup With Glutinous Rice Balls

Posted by mamabok | FoodBuzz,Friendship,My Musing,Shopping | Sunday 26 January 2014 9:13 pm




 

So you must be curious as to what trombone music has to do with my dinner.  Well, i was invited to a friend’s place for dinner one night and she had asked if I could bring the lubricant that i had ordered for her kid online.  So before dinner, her kid played the trombone and showed me how much better the trombone was working after using the slide lubricants.  And believe me – I didn’t think that trombone can make such good music, I was really impressed and in awe.  Check out an example below and tell me you are not impressed with it.  But yes, i had an awesome dinner and some red bean soup with sesame glutinous rice balls for dessert.

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.

Greek Yogurt Maker

Posted by mamabok | FoodBuzz,Home Essentials,My Musing,Shopping | Monday 20 January 2014 12:56 pm




I swear food bloggers have so much fun!  we get free food , food products to try and we also get to keep it and get paid for the reviews.  Tell me how much more fun can it get right?  Yes, I love blogging and if I didn’t I couldn’t have kept at it for this long, it’s not only because of the money or the free stuff and free food, I seriously love blogging and I’m really inspired to start vlogging soon.  What do you think?  should I vlog too?

Anyhow, my boss asked me to pick up a yogurt maker and since Chloe loves yogurt so much, I signed up for the assignment .  I said to my boss – ME! ME!  pick ME!!!  hahhaha!!  So I did pick one up during the week but I haven’t gotten to try it out yet because I’ve reviews I have to put up that I haven’t since before Christmas, so I’m gonna do that first and then come back to this.  Hang in there and wait for the review eh.

Canadian Supplier For Asian Food

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food From Home,Food Review,My Musing,Shopping | Saturday 18 January 2014 3:41 pm




Yes! a Canadian supplier for Asian food in Markham, Toronto! woohoo!!  no worries about not being able to get food from home now.  Well, not all the food that I want but at least some of the food that I’m eating.  Shipping is reasonable and they are very quick with their services.  Wen Ho Of Canada carries the Tean’s group of food that I’m currently eating now.  They also carry the 3-in-1 tea from Aik Cheong and coffee as well.

4 boxes of food delivered within 1 week of ordering, now that’s pretty quick.  I’m sure I will be ordering more food from them.

Weddings In The Spring Time

Posted by mamabok | Entertainment,General,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 14 January 2014 4:57 pm




Last year during spring time, PB & I attended a spring wedding of an old college friend.  And soon they are celebrating their first anniversary together and the birth of a new born baby as well.   The wedding was in North Carolina and  this website  was where they went for all their wedding music and entertainment.   The wedding was lovely, the music was great, the food was fantastic, everything just went so perfectly well.

We were invited again this year, to come visit them when the baby is born and since North Carolina’s weather is way better than ours here during Spring time, we might just leave for a week to visit them and take a break.   The old friend of ours has a huge cottage in NC and we can make use of the cottage while we are there.  But we are still contemplating if we can make it this Spring, maybe late Spring would be a better idea.   Spring weddings are lovely but Spring babies brings so much joy to everyone.

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.

Rocking Music @ Local Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Entertainment,Food Review,My Musing,Shopping,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 4 December 2013 2:39 pm




We had a birthday celebration to attend last week and a local restaurant had hosted the event for us.  We were very impressed with everything and the  subwoofer at musicians friend  that they had bought.   I’ve always loved good music at a restaurant when we are entertaining and this local restaurant definitely went beyond and above their call of duty to help us make the birthday of a young man really special.   Food was great a well of course and the prices were decent and most importantly we all had a good time.

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.

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