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.

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.

Butter Chicken @ The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food Review,My Musing | Friday 15 November 2013 3:52 pm




Butter chicken is a classic Indian food.  For those who wants to try a little spicy food but not too spicy, butter chicken would be the way to go.  Shane at the Red Shed down on the Water front makes a good meal for only $8 tax included.  Alot of chicken as you can see here and fragrant rice or basmatic rice.  A very good meal indeed, for someone who love spicy food and food from home, this has gotta be the most convenient way to get them.  So don’t forget to give it a try – not very far from our store, a 2 mins walk to the waterfront.

On Air With Local Radio Station

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Shopping,The Other Half,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Friday 8 November 2013 8:16 pm




I was interviewed by the local radio station back home about my food blog last week.  Indeed, I am really honored to be asked to go on a live show.  But it was during the wee hours in the morning over here because we have a 12 hrs time difference.   This is not the first live interview I’ve done since coming to Canada with our local station, so I’m very prepared for it.   With my USB Microphone, a  blue yeti pro , they called me on Skype and basically asked me a few questions about my life here in Canada and also about the food that I eat here and the restaurants here.

Yes, my readers come from all over the world but mostly from Asia and USA and I’m very happy to share with them about my life here in this small town and what people can expect in terms of food and living here.  When I first started this food blog, I never thought that it would reach so far and become so popular with more than 10, 000 fans on my blog a day.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to share about not only food but the education, the climate, and the living in Canada experiences.  Since it was a live show, I cannot share the link with you here but the next time, I might  give you a heads up, so you can hear what the interview was all about.

Yarmouth Pub @ Water Street

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Food Review,My Musing | Monday 28 October 2013 9:57 pm




The Yarmouth Pub down on Water Street is the latest addition to our downtown eatery.  Situated near the waterfront, not too far from Rudder, you can missed it.  The Yarmouth Pub serves food on the first storey of the building and the pub is in the basement.  Good music playing at the pub as we walked up the dining area.

The dining area was nicely furnished and the waitress came immediately to offer us drinks and menu.  The mood was casual and it was warm upstairs on a cool rainy day.

I had ordered the steak because it was so cheap – and done just right!  I loved it !  I had mine with baked potatoes and I was stuffed.

My g/f had fish – haddock baked. It was special of the day and it was less than $10 I think.

It came with a salad and we both had hot lemon tea.  The bill came up to $30 + dollars – and food came promptly.  I would definitely go back and would go to the pub next time for good music and drinks.

Hauling Food From City





We were up in the city a few weeks ago, to haul some food home with some friends and this is but one of the many boxes that we hauled home.  So PB said maybe he should look at some  flatbed trailers  , so that the next time we need to haul food home from the city, we don’t need to bring another car with us.   Plus a flatbed trailer is great when we need to move furniture from home to the cottage, it would definitely be a great investment for us.

But coming back to all the food we hauled back from the city.  Some friends laughed and joked about opening a Asian grocery store here but there isn’t enough Asians in this area for me to do that.  Therefore, every couple of months, you see us going to Halifax and bringing all kinds of ingredient and paste home, even the noodles that I am used to back home, we can’t find them locally.  I bought luncheon meat, noodles, paste, drinks from home and candies from home and anything I cannot find here even soya sauce.  So yes, having a trailer may definitely work better for us instead of making the g/f  bring her SUV with us.

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.

More Lobsters

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,My Musing,Seafood | Saturday 28 September 2013 12:00 pm




More lobsters for me this year but I asked for a little box because I already had a lot of lobsters of late.  But this time the Zhu’s made it spicy for me – knowing that I loved the chilli.  heheh!  thanks to Cory for the lobsters and the Zhu’s for cooking it.

Food From Prima Taste

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,My Musing,Shopping | Wednesday 25 September 2013 12:01 pm




Food from home !! woohoo!! they just got in today !  and I had been waiting for it for a week now, well, it was a week late but no worries, the supplier gave me a whole box of it for free for being late! woohoo!!! FREE FOOD ! is always good.  Now I can have a Prima Taste party at the Zhu’s.  I had planned it for last week but since the food didn’t come, I had to postpone the date with friends and family.  But some really hot and tasty food coming my way soon.

I first came to know about Laksa La Mien and Curry La Mien from my long time girlfriend, Regina from home.  She sent me some from home and I fell in love with it.  And a reader from this blog, wrote and told me that I can get a supplier here and I went ordering it of course but they weren’t in stock and I had to wait till the fall.  So I checked the website out every week and finally saw them in stock – so I ordered as many as I can.  I ordered Prima Taste Mee Siam too – so wait for my reviews everyone.

Sobeys New Recycle Bags

Posted by mamabok | Home Essentials,My Musing,Shopping | Monday 23 September 2013 12:13 pm




Sobeys has a new design for their recycle bags – have you bought one and support Sobeys for their effort in saving the environment?  Well, one of the cashiers asked PB if he wanted to buy one but of course, he didn’t !  I would love to buy one but we were in a hurry so the next time, I’m gonna buy one.

Love the new bag though – it’s very nice and meaningful design.  So go on and buy one and save the earth !

Fish Cake From The Red Shed

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,Seafood | Friday 20 September 2013 12:25 pm




The Red Shed owned by Australian Shane makes good food too.  I loved it when he makes different kinda food.  The fish cake is packed with only fish and no potatoes and thai chilli sauce – pretty yummy and a great combination.

It’s cheap too – at $6 but I want 4 pieces next time with a salad on the side to make it a full meal for me. But everyone should try it – it’s pretty good.   The Red Shed is down on the waterfront – on Water Street, you can’t missed it – it’s Red in color !  duh! hehe!

Chicken Satay With Peanut Sauce

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food From Home,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing | Wednesday 11 September 2013 2:02 pm




When The Red Shed announced on facebook that they had chicken satay with peanut sauce and rice for their lunch special, I was so excited and put on my jacket and off i scooted down the hill to get an order to try. I wasn’t disappointed of course, the chicken pieces were very tender and tasty.  Back home we have ketuput instead of rice and the peanut sauce was a little bit spicy but having an Australian make satay, I’ll have to say it was pretty good.  Would definitely eat it again but would order more satay the next time and ask for some cucumber too.  $ 8 for lunch was not bad price that’s for sure.

The Snack Place

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,FoodBuzz,My Musing,The Brat,The Other Half | Sunday 8 September 2013 2:23 pm




We managed to eat at the Snack Place on Main Street today, this was where the old Peg’s was and the ambiance was really cool, I loved that there are more seats in the restaurant now.  But it could definitely use an air-con during hot days but there were ceiling fans.

We went after lunch time and there were still a few customers around, so that was a good sign.

Chloe was very hungry because we headed out late this Sunday as we had friends over.

This was the special for Sunday and I was all for it because I loved Baked Beans.

Lots of seating now and lots of space.

Chloe had the fish and chips and it came with a drink and the fish was really good.

PB had the quarter chicken and i loved the garlic bread a lot, a wee bit oily but that’s the way i loved it.

And this was my special, look at how huge the fish cake were, I couldn’t finish it, the baked beans were home made but I prefer the tomato canned ones but it was good nevertheless.

My special for the day came with a cake – and the cake was home made and it was drizzled with raspberry sauce – yummy!

Chloe had a scope of ice cream and it was yummy!  This must be the cheapest meal we’ve had in town, everything rounded up to about $30.  The portion were huge and the food were pretty awesome too and the waitress was very friendly and accommodating.  We will be back to try the rest of the  menu.

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