It is embarrassing to admit that I never got to try Chinese Hot Pot (very similar to Japanese Shabu-Shabu) during the three and a half years I lived in Vancouver. I would walk by hot pot restaurants over and over and wonder about their deliciousness from Victoria Drive’s sidewalks, mere steps from my apartment. It was […]
Mandarin at Yonge & Eglinton for Mom’s Birthday
The Inspiration Life got much colder one week after my birthday when January 30th rolled around, Mom’s birthday. Jamie could not come but Shannon came with me to Mom’s favourite foodie place on the planet… The Restaurant Mandarin!!! Not only did Mom love the food… Her birthday is always around Chinese New Year. The best part […]
Turn Chinese Leftovers Into Egg Foo Yung… Yum!
Revisiting Foodie Bliss: BBQ Pork Buns
Fan’s Chinese Restaurant in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
I have been wanting to go to Fan’s Chinese Restaurant at 451 Windmill Road in Dartmouth for years! My friend Kelly speaks so fondly of the restaurant and we tried to go a long time ago but it just never panned out. We had a crazy-beautiful bright and warm weekend here and Reg hosted the Star Wars […]
Gung Hay Phat Choy!
We got this beautiful gift to hang in our front door to celebrate Chinese New Year thanks to T&T Supermarket. We are transitioning into the year of the snake which is great news for us, considering that is Reg’s Chinese astrological sign. We need as much help from the universe as possible and I do […]
Everything Chinese Cookbook’s Beef Chow Mein
My Chicken Fried Rice
Egg Foo Young
My experimenting with wonton-inspired desserts continues! This time I wanted to try making wonton cups. I found the idea here. I personally created the raspberry cream filling to go along with it and topped the treat off with a fresh raspberry. I had bought them for my husband for Valentine’s Day, they are his favourite! […]