Category: Chinese Food

[Celebration] — Labour Day

Can you say food overload much? Yes – all the dim sum our friends brought over was crazy – we all had two meals out of it. Lunch & dinner – I had to make sure they finished it up before leaving our place! It was a fun & relaxing day – main goal was to catch up with everyone. Relaxing led to being lazy! But it’s all good! Hard to get everyone together unless it’s special occasions – so it was awesome getting to catch up!

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[Celebration] — Nelson’s abirthday

Another year older & another year wiser. So glad we got to spend another year on this special day with Munchkin#1s godfather. It has become somewhat of a tradition for us.

We didn’t get to spend much time due to camp the next day but we did spend quality time. I’ve know this guy since my college years which I was 19 years old back then. I can’t believe it’s been 10 amazing years knowing him. Thanks for being genuine & just being you. That’s what we adore of you – simply being yourself!

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[Food] — Saigon Star • Richmond Hill & Review

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Saigon Star has the best steamed oysters and curry crab in Toronto – hands up for that! Whenever Hubby & I crave for seafood – this is the place to be. We never get the chance to try their other dishes because we only order the same dishes from here.

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 My fave is definitely there juicy steam oysters. Two of those fill my belly up to the max.

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We ordered a seafood fried rice to try and it was pretty good. The price here is on the expensive side but again you get quality. What are your favorite dish at Saigon Star? Comment below to share!

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[Food] — April 2017 Cooking Diary

I did quite a bit of cooking this month. I feel like I stay in the kitchen more than I sit on the couch to watch my shows. But I love what I do. I’m either in the kitchen cooking meals, cooking for my 9 month old, prepping Munchkin#1s lunch, boiling soup once a week, or baking muffins or banana bread.

I made/boil live blue crab for the first time. I was a bit hesitant about it because it does move but to my surprise – its very easy. Hubby and I loved it and looks like I’ll be buying more of it.

Made ginger chicken congee for the second time. This time is much better. When I cook – I usually add no salt or sugar in my food. I let the food have its taste. Less oil as well.

Steam egg with ground pork and duck eggs is one of our favorite. We have it twice a month.

Homemade nann pizza is still one of my favorites. It’s healthy and it’s quick to make!

Not a huge fan of ribs but wanted to try something new too. Which turned out pretty good. Will probably have it more often.

Trying to experience more simple soups these days.

I bake once a week. Usually my bake goods is for Munchkin#1s breakfast in the morning. Sometimes my hubby will snack on it during the night. He loves almost everything I bake. I usually don’t eat any of the things I bake because of the amount of flour it has. I’ll taste test it and that’s about it. I let hubby do the judgement to let me know if it’s good or not.

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[Food] — Hollywood Cafe Breakfast Specials

Looking for Hong Kong style and inexpensive breakfast restaurants? Hollywood Cafe is the place to go. They have breakfasts starting at $3.99! Hubby and I stopped by Hollywood Cafe after our appointment to catch their breakfast menu.

With the inexpensive price we pay – we get a decent size portion meal with a drink. What more can we ask for right?

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[Food] — March Home Cooking Diary

Haven’t done a home cooking diary for awhile now – will be getting back into it now. I enjoy being in the kitchen and experiencing new recipes. This month I tried out 2-3 new Chinese dishes. All turned out pretty good. Having more family breakfasts at home as well on weekends.

I have my meals planned out by the week – I would say we have a balance diet. We get takeouts/go out to eat 2-3 times a week. While the rest – I make healthy home cook meals. I enjoy a balance because eating at home is a lot more healthier.

 

I find that cooking Western food is so much easier than cooking Chinese food. Chinese food tends to have a lot of different spices. Am I right or wrong?

I feel very blessed to be a housewife and stay at home mother where I can make healthy meals for my three loves. I feel like feeding them healthy food is my priority. Keeping them healthy is my responsibility. That is all for the month of March – I am looking forward to checking out more new recipes next month!

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[Celebration] — Chinese New Year 2017

Celebrated Chinese New Year with the relatives on January 28th, 2017- a Saturday this year.

We wanted to get Munchkin#2 a new Chinese New Year outfit but nothing is as small as one years old size – so we opted to re-use his big brothers’ old outfit. Still pretty brand new to me! It’s Munchkin#2s’ first Chinese New Year this year & look at my two boys – very festive!

Family photo is of course a must – gotta capture all those memories right? Look at the three cousins. I bought Francesca her Chinese New Year outfit when I visited Hong Kong last March. I am glad it fits her so well – she can probably wear it again next year too. All 3 of them look so cute together.

We had lunch at Ding Tai Fung to celebrate the upcoming year. Wishing everyone amazing health and happiness the year ahead and forever! May all your wishes come true! Stay tune for more updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time!

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[Food] — ZenQ • Markham & Review

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Decided to try a new restaurant out – ZenQ is located on Highway 7 and Kennedy Rd where the T&T Supermarket plaza is. It’s a cute little restaurant where they serve Taiwan food & desserts & drinks. Its kind of weird to me how ZenQ and Cha Me Cha is right next to each other and they serve almost the same kind of things. Competitor much?

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I like how they have set lunches where it comes with a drink and a meal for a fix price. A set lunch is around $10 with a good size drink. If you order the drink separately – it’s already $5 to $6 – so mind as well get a set lunch to make it worth it right? I ordered the sweet ginger pork bento while my hubby ordered the minced pork with rice. They were both delicious and love how they serve quite a lot of veggies too.

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For sure we’ll be coming back to try their other specials and drinks. I’m not a dessert girl but they do have quite a lot of desserts on the menu for those that loves dessert! Stay tune for more reviews and adventures – this blog is updated regularly! Thanks for dropping by & see you soon!

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[Food] — Home Cooking Diary • September 2016

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Here’s my home cooking diary of September 2016. Nothing really new last month except I did get a bag of frozen Haddock filet for the first time. I use seafood sauce to marinate it and baked it. Hubby loves it! That picture is at the very bottom of this post.

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Will seriously need to check out some new recipes soon! Life has been so busy lately even with my  first born being in school – I’m just keeping myself busy around the house. Planning things way in advance to avoid stress. I know when November hits – the days will fly by like there’s no tomorrow. So many different events going on – birthdays, Christmases, play dates, wedding, and etc… I should make some goals to try 1 new recipe a week. We’ll see!

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[Food] — August 2016 Home Cooking Diary

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Here goes on August 2016 home cooking diary – nothing new to explore last month. I haven’t had much time to look at different recipes. I think I should write down two new recipes each month – so my family can try something new.

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Didn’t cook much last month – didn’t have the mood too. I was much more tired last month than the month I gave birth to Munchkin#2. I think my tiredness is catching up on me. Last month was when my freezer meal gets handy!

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However – I did do a DIY food project aka I made over 400 chives & pork dumplings. I wanted to make these dumplings in June before Munchkin#2 arrives but life got too hectic. My freezer is full of delicious dumplings and hopefully these will last half a year. I fold them once a year and every year I will make a lot to last me a long while.

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Stay tune for my next home cooking diary – maybe I’ll explore some new recipes. Do you have any to share? Comment below to share! Stay tune for daily updates & reviews – thanks for dropping by!

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[Haul] — Foody Mart Grocery Haul

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Here’s my little grocery haul at Foody Mart. I usually buy more of their meat when they go on sale and when I get home – I portion-ize it and freeze whatever I don’t need. Got some veggies and milk tea. This Old Town white milk tea is my hubby and my favorite. Stay tune for more daily organization tips & hauls – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for dropping by! 

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[Food] — July 2016 Cooking Diary

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Here’s to another month of my cooking diary. I love doing these little diaries because when I have no idea what to meal plan for the week. I go back to these blog posts.

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Surprisingly I did do quite a bit of cooking last month even after a C-Section. Everything went back to normal & I had a speedy recovery.

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I made a lot of soup to make sure I drank enough liquid for my milk supply! I drink about 8-10 cups of liquid a day and I think it does help a lot. I don’t need to worry about not having enough milk.

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There goes my July 2016 home cooking diary. Do you keep a cooking diary yourself too? Stay tune for more daily updates – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time! Thanks for hopping by! 

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[Food] — June 2016 Home Cooking Diary

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Did quite a bit of home cooking for my family this month. I want to cook as much as I could before I pop Munchkin#2 out of me. I’ll be taking a two to three weeks break from cooking and just caring for myself and him.

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Anyways – lots if soups this month too. Well really I usually boil soup once a week and bake once a week. I try to cook about 3-4 times a week. The rest we eat out. Just need that kind of balance.

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That’s all from my June home cooking – hope you enjoy! Do you keep a home cooking diary!? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more daily blog posts – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern time! Thanks for stopping by!

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[Food] — Hong Kong Style Cafe • Markham & Review

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I’ve done a review on this restaurant a year or two ago. Nothing spectacular – just your average Hong Kong style café.

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My husband ordered the sizzling steak platter with fries. While I had the tomato sauce pork chop on rice. Both meals came with a soup and drink.

The price is average here – if you’re craving for some Hong Kong style comfort food – this is the place to go. The service is fast and attentive too. Have you been here? Comment below to share your thoughts! Stay tune for more food reviews and adventures – this blog is updated regularly at 12PM Eastern Time.  Thanks for dropping by! 

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[Food] — Home Cooking Diary in May 2016

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Here’s an update of what I cooked in May. This time around – I experience a few new dishes. I try every month to cook a few new dishes.

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Since the weather has been much warmer – I’ve been feeling extra tired to cook lately. I still want to cook as much as I can till Munchkin #2 arrives. When he arrives – I’ll probably take a mini break from cooking and all the house work. That’s my plans so far.

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I enjoy cooking healthy for my family whenever I can. Love hearing how yummy it is too. It’s just a rewarding feeling. Anyways – stay tune for my next month’s home cooking!

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