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 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.
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?
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.
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.
I’ve lived in Yarmouth for 13 years and I’ve been to the Grand Hotel many times for exhibitions and for talks but had never been to the Grand’s restaurant. And what a surprised I had when I was there for a breakfast with some out of town investors. Yes, you heard right, out of town investors, but I’m not telling you who they are hahah! but yes, the Grand have a team of awesome staff! and we had some egg benedict with Hollandse sauce.
I had the usual breakfast with eggs and bacon
The Grand was quite quiet that morning and the place was dated but definitely cozy.
The other guests were quiet and we were able to have an hour breakfast – chatting away about business. So the next time you need breakfast – check out the Grand Hotel on the first floor. Love the food, love the atmosphere and more in love with the staff. Breakfast starts from 7.30am – right up to 11am.
Christmas is just round the corner, so I figured I would pop into our friendly downtown neighborhood gift store to check out what she has for gifts for someone who loves food as well as cooking. I spotted this cute sushi set for two, now if you have someone out there who loves Japanese sushi or soba, this would be something to consider getting for them.
I also strongly recommend this silicone cup lid for those who loved their coffee and tea but leaves them sitting for a long time before going back to it during their busy day. This makes such good gifts just about for anyone out there. I loved it so much – I bought 2 already for myself – but I`m gonna be picking more up for Christmas. Don`t wait till last minute shopping – and dont`forget to support your local business. Sandy`s gift store is located on Main Street, you cannot missed it – it`s in a white building opposite the Bank of Montreal. And what`s not to love about Sandy`s gift store right? Friendly owners and friendly staff – they even gift wrap for you too – nice bags and all. It’s awesome to shop here.
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 and I noticed the exact same model of a cool gemini gvx-sub15p at guitar center at the pub.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I think I should have titled this Thanksgiving desserts – hahahha!! but we had the usual turkey fair for Thanksgiving, so I thought I should show you the desserts we had for thanksgiving instead. As you can see, we had a lot of desserts, so you can imagination the food we had for Thanksgiving. From Turkey, to stuffing and veggies.
All cooked and baked by Aunt Helena ! we cannot thank her enough, she came back from Toronto just in time to cook us the Thanksgiving meal, else I have to do the cooking and I’m not good with turkey at all.
Plenty of desserts as you can see and several ice cream too. We had an awesome meal.
Pumpkin pie anyone – made from scratch.
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 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 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 !
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!
Domotoro locally owned and newly opened on Starrs Road. I’ve eaten there twice and ordered take out once because I wanted sushi so bad but Hyunjin was working, so she can’t go. She is my partner in crime when it comes to eating. I understand that Domotoro has a Korean Chef – and I loved the unagi sushi a lot but at $2.50 a piece, I’m glad that my advertisers pays for my food coz’ I can surely eat a lot of those unagi ! Yes, they were that good. Those who haven’t tried the unagi, you have to try it.
This is a combo set – that came to about $ 14 something, unfortunately, there were no wasabi on the sushi itself, a wee bit of sushi would really be nice. I like my sushi at room temperature but I was too hungry to wait for it to be at room temperature today, so I chomped them down. A wee bit more ginger with the combo would be nice too of course coz’ I loved ginger but had forgotten my bottle at home. Overall, presentation of the sushi was great but the rice texture could use a little bit of improvement if you asked me but this is only my opinion as I’m sure a lot of people don’t mind the texture at all . The counter girls were really great – very friendly and very kind when we dined in. I would love to see Domotoro do well because I know lots of folks loved to eat sushi. They are healthy and I used to eat them almost everyday when I was home in Asia or even traveling. But I’m spoilt because I’ve eaten at the renowned sushi restaurant “Jiro”, so of course, I’m a little bit more picky. So do go to Domotoro and try their sushi for yourself and not based on my opinion. Like I said the Unagi were really good – I had quite a few when I dined in.
A friend/customer was in the other day and remarked that we must have some money stashed up because of the amount of time we eat out. HAHAHAH! it’s too funny when I hear people say that but truth be told, everytime we eat out, I get paid to eat. So there – you know my secret now.
How do I get paid to eat ? well, this is what I do – every time I post a food post and pictures, I get paid for the food I eat by the food review company I work for and yes, it’s legitimate and I’ve been doing this for a good 5 years now. Don’t envy me, you can do it too. How much do I get paid? well, it depends on how much traffic I churned out for my food advertisers, the more traffic for my food post, the more money I get paid.
But one can expect a 4 figure amount every month if you are a good food blogger and if you command some traffic on your food blog. I get about 10, 000 hits a day, so you do the math yourself. Happy weekend everyone! so come by more often to my food blog and I will be making more money.
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.
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.