Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nameko's Food Adventures in Canada Week 1

Friday, November 23, 2012
(Forgot Nameko at home, so used my cellphone strap Nameko as a substitute.)

Dinner at a local Chinese restaurant (forgot the name): soup, beef with XO sauce, eggplant and minced pork in a hot pot, tofu and seafood in a hot pot, white rice (of course!), and dessert.

Saturday, November 25, 2012

Home alone. Cereal for "brunch" and frozen deep crust pizzas for dinner so didn't bother (re: remember) to take photos.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

After church, Nameko enjoys Sunday brunch (available Sat. & Sun. 9:30am-3:00pm) at Bistro Narra.

Hot chocolate, and steak (with hollandaise sauce!) and eggs
And a raspberry white chocolate tart for dessert!

Sunday evening Nameko enjoys a homemade meal at J&J's new place: a hearty winter meal of chili, potato skins and coleslaw.
Nameko gives out Japanese KitKat (Tokyo Rum Raisin, "Adult Sweetness" White Chocolate with Chocolate Biscuits, and Halloween Pumpkin Pudding) to all the friends assembled a J&J's.
For dessert there's (store-bought but still delicious) peanut butter and jelly cookies, and chocolate pecan pie! (Nameko is thankful that dessert goes into a separate stomach!)

Monday, November 26, 2012
Pastries from Ottawa for breakfast! Some sort of nut scone and a chocolate danish!

For lunch, rare beef and beef ball pho (Vietnamese noodles) from Pho-Mi 99--no onions or green onions, as requested. =P
Dinner is take-out noodles from a local Chinese restaurant (forgot the name): chicken and vegetable chow mein, and rice noodles with beef and black bean sauce

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More pastries for breakfast and noodles (leftovers) for lunch. Popeye's Tuesday special--2 pieces of dark meat chicken for $2.89ish--and a biscuit for dinner.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cereal, yogurt and random snacks for "brunch." Downtown family dinner at the Galangal Thai Fusion restaurant in Toronto.

Chicken satay and mango salad as starters.
Chicken Lemongrass Classic, Galangal Fried Rice, and Green Curry Chicken as entrees. Food was good, but was quite disappointed that although the description for the curry said "Chicken in green curry with bamboo shoots, carrots, eggplants and basil leaves" there wasn't any eggplant but broccoli instead. Would have ordered spicy eggplant instead of the curry if had known about the substitution in advance.
Looking for the eggplant in the curry (bottom right corner)
At N's apartment, Nameko discovers cranberry ginger ale (although he doesn't have any) and indulges in a melon flavoured Melona ice cream bar.

Thursday, December 29, 2012

Cereal for breakfast. In the afternoon, Nameko goes to B Trust, a local Chinese supermarket to get lunch (and leftovers become dinner). He has mango bubble tea, spicy fried tofu, shu mai, and eggplant in garlic sauce.