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.

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.

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.

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!

Clams @ The Beach & A Volley Ball Game

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Saturday 13 July 2013 10:41 am

The extended family and us had a BBQ at the beach because Godma Lynn came home from Toronto.  This year we didn’t do the BBQ at the lodge because the water pump wasn’t working.  We ended at the beach but I would have preferred it at the lodge but the kids loved the beach and the weather was awesome that day plus a volley ball game was in order too.  Luckily, I bought some new sports bra from for plus size sport bras  not too long ago, so I was pretty happy about joining in the volley ball game.

Joey the cousin’s hubby brought some clams to be boiled at the beach – and for those who loved clams I’m sure you would have enjoyed it but I didn’t eat any and I’m glad I didn’t because my tummy didn’t feel too well after the BBQ.  But having clams at the beach was kinda different and I know that the rest of the family enjoyed it.

8 Pounder Lobster

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 15 May 2013 2:17 pm

Need I say more?  this came into our store from our dear friend Cory – one of the nicest people I’ve known in town.  Gotta love friends like that right.  But this went to my sister from another mother – who enjoys lobsters a lot.

Huge bugger.

Lots of meat and just caught.

A Lobster Feast For Birthday Kids

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 6 February 2013 1:55 pm

It was Grampie’s, Aunt Helena’s and Hyunjn’s birthday – on the same day too!  what a weird coincidence right?  so what we did?  we had a lobster feast for all of them – especially when they all do loved lobsters especially Hyunjin.  Here’s grampie cooking the lobsters now.

In you go lobster!

Grampie showing how he takes the rubber band out from the claws – very brave – I would have boiled them with the rubber band attached hahahha!

Lobsters cooking here

Grampie thinking if he should eat this lobster or not.

Almost cooked lobsters.

Uncle Jerry eating his lobsters.

Hyunjin and Shawn getting to their lobsters too.

Aunt Rainy and Uncle Garth going at their lobsters.

Birthday cake for the birthday boy and girls.

Hyunjin’s present for Grampie

Hyunjin’s present for Aunt Helena.

Aunt Helena’s present for Hyunjin – chocolates.  It was a great evening – but grammie was missing.

Live Market Lobsters

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,My Musing,Seafood | Monday 7 January 2013 12:50 pm

I know you are envying me by now – and I’m envying myself too – live lobsters at $4.99 a pound???!!??  yes !  the fishermen gets only $3.50 a pound for their catches.  Almost seems so unfair I know when they are probably selling like $20 a pound overseas. But yes, these hard shell lobsters are going cheap here and you would think that I eat them often but not really, because I get them at fishermen prices – so you can imagine how much i have eaten during my years in Canada.

A customer of ours own a fishing boat and every time he comes in with lobsters, he drops like a bucket or two to us for years – and after many years when Grammie started to have allergy with lobsters and can’t even boil them at home, we’ve decided to lay off lobsters for a while.

But yes, if I wanted lobsters again, I know who will give me some.

Seafood Fettuccine @ Boston Pizza

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Pasta,Seafood | Friday 21 December 2012 7:07 pm

We wanted to try something different at Boston Pizza this afternoon, so we both ordered half an order of Seafood Fettuccine even though we could have ordered the full order for $17.95 and then split it among ourselves.  The seafood fettuccine wasn’t bad at all but we prefer the jambalaya that we’ve been ordering thus far.  It didn’t have the umph that we were looking for – I guess we just loved our spicy too much.

Free Lobsters

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Friendship,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 19 December 2012 10:19 pm

Cory a customer for a long time and now turned into a very good friend gave us some lobsters – and knowing that I don’t know how to cook them, the Chinese restaurant – on Main Street – New Century helped me to cook them.  So me and my sister from another mother – had the best lobsters ever!  Ginger and spring onions lobsters ! yummy to the max and two of the above boxes for each of us.  Thank you so much Cory !!  when can we have some more – muahahah!!

PS :  These are true Canadian lobsters – fresh from the water !

Atlantic Smoked Salmon

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 7 November 2012 3:42 pm

I’ve always loved smoked salmon and since i didn’t have any for a long time now – and I saw a blogging friend Charmaine having these for breakfast one day – I decided to get some too.  Atlantic Smoked salmon are not expensive at all, in fact –  this package of smoked salmon only cost me $8.99 – now if you can get them on sale – they are as cheap as $6.99.   I loved the packaging – because it keeps the smoked salmon fresh even after opening it for one week.  There was a lot of smoked salmon in the package but I did managed to get 3 good breakfast and sandwiches out of it.  Satisfying… !

Seafood In Canada

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 31 October 2012 3:50 pm

I loved seafood and I’ll eat just about any kind of seafood – plus living in Canada is a plus because seafood is aplenty and the prices are not as expensive as back home.  Back home a good piece of fresh water fish can cost close to $100 in a restaurant – and even in Hong Kong they are not cheap.  I’m pretty blessed when a local grocery store wanted me to try out some of their seafood to let them know if they should bring some more in and these fresh perriwinkles are quite similar to the la – las we have back home.  I brought some home and stirred fried them with sambal chilli (spicy) and it was pretty good – I wouldn’t mind eating them – it reminds me of home – you have to either suck on them after they are cooked or use a toothpick to pick them out – and I don’t think many westerners would do that.

The fresh oysters are at $1.29 a piece and I had 10 of them by myself because no one at home wants to eat them – they were fresh and I had them with a little bit of lemon juice and Tabasco sauce.  Would I get them again?  absolutely!

Assam Seafood

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food From Home,Friendship,My Musing,Seafood | Wednesday 9 May 2012 3:03 pm

I loved the Assam fish paste that Jen had sent from Toronto so much – because it’s so easy to cook and so healthy too.  Better than eating burgers and pizzas that’s for sure.  I can’t seems to get enough of the Assam seafood paste that I had asked Jen to send some more to me soon.

Fragrant Jasmine rice with tofu, salmon, fish balls and tomatoes – a wonderful lunch and easy to cook – 15 mins max.

Humongous Lobster

Posted by mamabok | Amusing/Bizarre,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Friday 27 January 2012 12:22 am


It’s not often that one see such a huge and old lobster – this one is so huge – I’m guessing it must be like 100 Ibs!


Normal lobsters are like 5Ibs – can you imagine eating 100 Ibs of lobster?  i love lobsters but I don’t think I would eat that humongous lobster – would you?

5 lbs Of Lobsters

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,Friendship,My Musing,Seafood,The Brat | Monday 26 December 2011 4:20 pm


For those who’ve supported Chloe in raising funds for her school – thru’ the lobster tickets sale – I’m sorry to say that no one from our group won the 25lbs of lobsters – it was someone else in town that we didn’t the name at all.  But since Chloe won for bringing in the most money for the school – a total of $725  – Chloe won 5 lbs of lobsters that was delivered by her principal to our store.

The zhu’s cooked the lobster for me – and I’m forever grateful because I wouldn’t know how to cook them or how to break them into pieces.   And the Zhu’s stirred fried them with ginger and spring onions for me – it was very yummy!


I haven’t had lobsters for a long time – whole lobsters like that and I’ve almost forgotten how whole lobsters tasted like.  I wished I had some sambal to stir fried it with – but the ginger and spring onion was just as good – yummy!!  thanks to everyone once again!  We are forever grateful!

Wasabi Phil

Posted by mamabok | Food Review,Japanese,Seafood | Wednesday 23 November 2011 9:24 am


Wasabi Phil has a store at the Farmer’s Market and I’m pleased to let you all know that sushi was much better this week – I think I can really enjoy his sushi from now on – if he continues this standard.  But it would be nice if Wasabi Phil had some ginger and sushi soya sauce with his sushi – coz I had to use my own.  So folks – want some sushi – try Wasabi Phil at the Farmer’s market tomorrow and Saturday.  You won’t regret it – it’s the closest taste to real sushi besides Halifax.

Smoke Salmon With Spinach and Cheese

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood | Friday 23 September 2011 3:22 pm


Bought this from the local supermarket – Sobeys and baked it for 12 mins – pretty cheap and pretty awesome !  I wished Chloe and PB would loved  fish as  much as I do – it’s so healthy and they can’t seems to like it.  I eat fish at least twice a week – yet I’m putting on weight like nobody’s business!  arrrghhhh!!

Yummilicious Soup

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood,Western | Monday 5 September 2011 10:43 am


A few weeks ago – i had craving for a certain soup – and though I can’t go sit in the restaurant and have the soup – I decided I would order it as a take out.  So can you guess what yummilicious  soup I had ?   Some people like it – but some people don’t – I had talked to some of the hostess in the restaurant and they just cannot stomach the soup – I don’t know why  but I loveddddddddddd  the soup although it is very rich – and I probably shouldn’t have it too often – but I can’t resist it.  So can you guess it already?


Yes! you guessed right – it was lobster bisque – yummy! yummy!!   lots of lobsters as you can see here.


The soup was really rich – and the cost of it after taxes is about $10 something – but really yummy!  unfortunately, they didn’t give me a roll with it –  *sad*  – oh well – next time I’ll remember to ask.

Weekend Lunch @ Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant

Posted by mamabok | Canadian,Food Review,My Musing,Seafood,The Brat,The Other Half,Western | Wednesday 17 August 2011 10:47 am


We had lunch at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub a month ago – I’m such a slacker – and had put away the pictures and conveniently forgotten all about it because I had gotten busy during the summer.  We haven’t eaten at Rudder’s often – and that’s because we don’t like dressing up for lunch on the weekend – and we thought it was a drinking hole – but we were so wrong !!  it was a casual smart place and you don’t have to drink – if you don’t want to – and Rudder’s is an awesome place to be at during the summer – because they have an outdoor patio.


Rudder’s had been in business for a long, long time too – and I was missing out for this long – you will be seeing me more often at the Rudder’s from now on.   You can’t missed it – it’s the huge yellow building down by the waterfront.


The service was really great – we were offered a roll of bread straight away – reminded me of the french bistro – that I had dine in when I was in Paris La Fontaine de Mars.


And Chloe had her moo – moo cup – that she was thrilled with. – filled with apple juice.


Chloe had hotdog and french fries – because she wouldn’t eat anything else.


I ordered the lobster bisque straight away as soon as I saw that they had some – yummy!


And PB had rotisserie chicken – which was very yummy too – he said.


For my main course I had a fish cake with a pear and raspberry vinaigrette salad – it was excellent but I was too full by then – and only managed to eat one fish cake.


I love the ambiance and the service at Rudder’s – they made me feel so comfy there – casual and happy.


The food was really good – although pricing was a wee bit more than the other restaurants around town but definitely worth it and I would definitely recommend it when I want to bring friends for some good food and good service.  Rudder’s restaurant is located at Water Street and they open daily at 11pm.  They did have sushi night one time many moons ago – but it was only once – too bad they didn’t do it more often.

Eating Healthy & Lean

Posted by mamabok | Baking,Canadian,Food From Home,Health,My Musing,Seafood,The Brat,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Tuesday 2 August 2011 2:19 pm


I’ve heard many people tell me that they cannot afford to eat healthy – because healthy food are so expensive.  Many a times I’ve seen parents feed their children with french fries and pizza for lunch and supper – or a bag of chips – because they claimed that they cannot afford it.  But truthfully, eating healthy and lean – need not be expensive – nor do one need  payday advances to feed your kids well.

I try and feed Chloe the best I can – and it does not need to be expensive – fresh salmon comes on sale every now and then – and frozen salmon are even cheaper.  Baking a salmon takes about 12 mins – and add in some chopped mushrooms and pasta – and you have a healthy meal there.  The fish cost $3.00 and the mushrooms were on sale buy one get one free – so it didn’t cost that much.   So folks leave those payday advances and loans for emergencies – for feeding your kids healthy and lean – is a matter of planning and taking a little bit of time a day – to cook.   If I can do it so can you.

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