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July 1, 2012

Went to the farmers market and got a crepe for lunch and macaroons~
The crepe from Le Petit Mousse Crepes & Sandwiches was salty caramel and apple compote and it was super sweet! Almost a little too sweet but was still irresistible to me.

I got one of every kind of macaroon from Yum Bakery which were pistachio, vanilla espresso, mint chocolate chip, cherry, and one more I didn’t seem to have written down :S
I was told a few months ago that Yum was trying to open up a place on 17th ave so I checked their website and none of the links work LOL. Ahh I want to know so bad what’s happening with them! 

I’m reading the stands they have in the Farmers’ Market now and I want to go so bad X(
I don’t know if it’s been there the entire time, but The Silk Road Spice Merchant is there and I wonder if they have vietnamese cinnamon.. I need that to make chocolate cake for Christmas!! 

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June 30, 2012 [Rose Garden Thai]

So Nino and I were doing our usual of just wandering around downtown. Then we got hungry and we spent about 30 minutes looking through Urban Spoon for a place to eat when we finally decided on Rose Garden Thai. It was kind of sketchy at first because all the restaurants on Stephen Ave. have patios outside and are pretty and look very fine dining but this place had a cheap looking light up sign and giant creepy stairs for the upper floor. It had a really good rating on Urban Spoon and we weren’t going to spend another 30 minutes deciding on a place to eat so we went right in.


ohh so pretty inside! And the servers were wearing traditional dresses too. 





Yay Stephen Ave~ We were staring at that building behind the restaurants in front of us. I think it’s an office building with resident places on top. I have no idea. I want to live/work there though.


Blue Hawaii: pineapple juice and white rum (left) and Chi Chi: (explained to us by our waitress as) like pina colada but instead of white rum, they use vodka (right).

 
 
hnng coconut rice. At first we thought they only put the coconut milk at the top but we later found out that the rice and coconut milk is actually layered!


Vegetarian Yellow Curry (left) and Pad Thai (right)


Vegetarian Yellow Curry


Pad Thai
Oh my gosh was this ever delicious. The noodles were perfect and the sauce was amazing.

Everything here was absolutely delicious and not to mention filling. The prices are really good too because each dish is about $12-$15 by the end of the dinner, we were stuffed. It was sad because we were too full for dessert even though I really wanted some ): 

I’d definitely come here again to try some more dishes!
112 8 Ave SW 
CalgaryAB
 

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June 19, 2012 [Part 2/2: Sweets Haul]Okay so there are 5 parts to this sweet haul including this post.I had to pass by Chinatown on my way home and the next bus was in half an hour so I went inside Dragon City Mall and straight into Qlala because I was craving some green tea goodies again.I came out with 
egg and milk flavoured pudding
high conc. matcha milk candy
green tea kit kat (not the one with sakura!! STRAIGHT UP GREEN TEA, YO)
Fujiya’s Sweet Torte with Matcha Tart

June 19, 2012 [Part 2/2: Sweets Haul]

Okay so there are 5 parts to this sweet haul including this post.
I had to pass by Chinatown on my way home and the next bus was in half an hour so I went inside Dragon City Mall and straight into Qlala because I was craving some green tea goodies again.

I came out with 

  • egg and milk flavoured pudding
  • high conc. matcha milk candy
  • green tea kit kat (not the one with sakura!! STRAIGHT UP GREEN TEA, YO)
  • Fujiya’s Sweet Torte with Matcha Tart

Filed under calgary qlala dragon city mall candy store 061912 green tea green tea kit kat kit kat matcha candy pudding japanese candy chinese candy sweets haul haul

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June 19, 2012

A friend and I went around downtown for funsies~

We went to Prince’s Island Park and saw a bunch of geese..



I terrifyingly watched them flock to this one lady. I don’t know why they went to her. I’m glad she’s not dead. They could have very easily committed cold blooded murder in front of me. That’s what birds do, right?

After roaming around, we went to Prego in Eau Claire to eat dinner.

"Chef Davide Gallo believes in ‘family style dining’ - a multitude of foods and flavors served on platters shared amongst family and friends. 
Ask your waiter if you would like to induldge in a perfectly PREGO experience.”


Bread~


Calamari
Tenderly prepared with banana peppers topped with tomato sauce
Banana peppers are spicy ):


My friend’s dish


Tortellini Gorgonzola
Back by popular demand!
Cheese filled tortellini prepared in a  creamy gorgonzola cheese sauce and sauteed mushrooms.
The sauce was really nice and smooth and creamy. It tasted a lot like mushroom soup. I used to hate mushrooms with a fiery passion but it seems my taste buds have changed and they’re not so bad any more. Of course, I still hate raw mushrooms in my salad but sauteed mushrooms on my veggie burger is soooooooo good. The cheese inside the tortellini was super delicious too.


A big bowl/glass of candy on the way out hehe. 

Overall, this place is really good. The service was superb because our waiter checked up on us often and we got our food very quickly. It was really gloomy and rainy all day - weather my friend really seemed to enjoy - but it had a really negative impact on my mood ):
Hooray for good food because at least that made me really happy. 

I’d like to come here and try some of their wines next time. Pasta and wine is always the best. 

Filed under calgary dinner prego eau claire italian entree appetizer

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June 7, 2012 Just shopping at The Core with some friends when we spotted a gelato place that we hadn’t seen before!It’s called Froshberg Gelato and some hunky sir of a man was serving us so I just HAD to get something from there.My friend’s was on the left.. I can’t remember what he got hehe. I think it was coconut and something sour like lemon.Mine, however, was watermelon and green apple. They didn’t taste good together though…Looking at their website now, it seems we got sorbet instead of gelato. To be honest, I could not tell you the difference by taste. In case you’re curious and didn’t know and are too lazy (like most of us) to look up the difference between gelato and sorbet, gelato is sort of like ice cream in the sense that it has milk and  sometimes eggs but is more dense because it has less air and it’s softer. On the other hand, sorbet has no milk or eggs.

June 7, 2012 

Just shopping at The Core with some friends when we spotted a gelato place that we hadn’t seen before!
It’s called Froshberg Gelato and some hunky sir of a man was serving us so I just HAD to get something from there.
My friend’s was on the left.. I can’t remember what he got hehe. I think it was coconut and something sour like lemon.
Mine, however, was watermelon and green apple. They didn’t taste good together though…

Looking at their website now, it seems we got sorbet instead of gelato. To be honest, I could not tell you the difference by taste. In case you’re curious and didn’t know and are too lazy (like most of us) to look up the difference between gelato and sorbet, gelato is sort of like ice cream in the sense that it has milk and  sometimes eggs but is more dense because it has less air and it’s softer. On the other hand, sorbet has no milk or eggs.

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June 5, 2012 [Happy Graduation]My cousin got her diploma from high school so between the mass and the actual diploma giving, we went to Sumo at Sunridge mall for lunch~We got a rainbow roll, a spider roll and something else I can’t recognize.

June 5, 2012 [Happy Graduation]

My cousin got her diploma from high school so between the mass and the actual diploma giving, we went to Sumo at Sunridge mall for lunch~
We got a rainbow roll, a spider roll and something else I can’t recognize.

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June 1, 2012 

Oh this day was quite a day to start off summer. Or at least what I consider to be summer (June, July, and August). Lyke and I went to visit Justine at Crepes & Cravings. She gave us some delicious crepes and gelato * 3*

Afterwards, we went grocery shopping and made dinner. We had some rice, steamed vegetables, and baked salmon. Mmmmm healthy. 

Then I watched Pulp Fiction for the first time and we played with Justine’s little sister who is just a crazy bundle of joy. Sadly, Justine is in Vancouver for school and now Calgary is just a little less exciting place to be. TT_____________TT

Filed under calgary crepes and cravings crepe gelato dinner snack

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May 24, 2012 [Double Zero]

A friend and I volunteer at Hi Hostel in East Village to cook pasta every so often. After we finished volunteering this day, we decided to go out to eat afterwards. I’m pretty sure it was hailing/snowing and my friend only wore a t-shirt. Poor guy was so cold haha.
Anywho, we decided to eat at Double Zero~

To start, we had calamari. It was a bit salty but still good.
Then we shared a potato and egg & spinach and cheese pizza. Egg and potatoes on a pizza is definitely a new experience for me. A good one, at that because everything tasted right together.

I’m starting to really like Double Zero. Perhaps I’ll go more often.
 

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