We spent a few days in Edmonton last week. After Q and hubby’s morning swim, everyone was famished. Luckily Urban China was around the corner from our hotel and we thought dim sum was the perfect thing to fill our bellies.
place was packed and although there was a line we were seated quite
quickly. Carts loaded with dumplings, noodles and buns were pushed around the room, giving us a view of the delicious dishes before choosing what we were going to eat. This was also ideal in getting ourselves eating right away.
Here are some highlights from our meal. I’m totally craving dim sum
It’s always nice when new restaurants open in Chestermere. It’s even nicer when the food is delicious and the service is fantastic. This is the case with Sunnyz Vietnamese Sub & Deli. Sure there are a couple of other Vietnamese places in town, both of which are great, but another sub place is always welcome.
When I walked in to Sunnyz, I was greeted with a friendly hello. I couldn’t help but notice how clean the place was. The animated movie playing on the big tv was perfect to keep any child customers entertained.
The Lemongrass Sate Beef Sub was a flavourful sandwich with not a lot of heat so even Q could enjoy it. The bun was not too crusty and the pickled carrots and crunchy cucumbers provided a good contrast. The little shop also has a variety of bubble teas as well as spring rolls and salad rolls.
This is a definite must try! The perfect finish? Head on over to Amato Gelato next door for a cool tasty treat. With so many flavours of gelato available, it’s hard to just pick one!
It’s already been a year since Market opened it’s doors. Even now, I’m still enamored with the Urban Cultivator that they have. Hubby and I went to Market’s one year anniversary party on Sunday where they threw a great party with a delicious spread, live music as well as a silent auction. They also raised money for Grow Calgary, an organization which grows fresh local produce for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank.
The food was amazing as usual. My favourite was the crispy quail, the crunchy breading topped with truffle aioli. The chocolate macarons were the perfect sweet treat, filled with chocolate and peanut butter.
Congratulations to one year Market! Looking forward to enjoying your food for many years to come!
What do you do when you’re in Vancouver for the day in meetings and have an hour to spare? You make your way downtown for the Street Food City, part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.
Many food trucks were gathered and diners were able to enjoy their food at the many tables and tents that were set up. With so much to choose from, it was hard to decide which truck to sample from.
I decided on Vij’s Railway Express and their Butter Chicken Schnitzel. The panko crusted chicken was smothered in a delicious butter chicken curry and served with rice and naan. The dish was aromatic and the spices packed a punch. The flavour was intense and kept you going back for more.
The food truck gathering is on until January 26th by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Go check it out!
I am loving our monthly cousin’s nights out! We’ve had a few now and it’s been fun trying new restaurants and taking the time to hang out. We all get a chance to choose a restaurant, order dependent on birthdate.
This month, it was hubby’s turn to choose a restaurant. After much deliberation, he chose Pio Peruvian. We had been wanting to check out the place for a while so it was perfect that we could do it with our cousins. The restaurant, located on Sunridge Way, was small but packed – always a good sign for any restaurant.
Since we were having dinner on a Thursday, we were able to have the El Menu Special – an appetizer, entree and dessert for $18.99. We started with ceviche. The marinated tilapia was served with sweet potato and toasted Peruvian corn. This was refreshing and spicy and a great way to start the meal.
Hubby and I also shared the Salchipapa – beef sausage with fries and Pio sauce. The sausage was sparse but good and the fries were amazing.
For our main, we had the Pollo Saltado. Flavourful pan-fried chicken with onions, tomatoes and peppers served with fries and rice. Our chicken dish was amazing. It’s one I think about often and I can’t wait to go back for more.
We ended our meal with Alfajores – shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche. I thought it would just be a regular shortbread cookie but it was far from it. The warm cookie was buttery and flaky and the caramel made an amazing addition. It was a delicious way to end a tasty meal.
Do you have any suggestions for our next dinner?