Minoo shared a dessert recipe to complement the Chicken Rice Casserole and Carrot Salad in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.
The dessert is Blueberry Yogurt Parfait.
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, about 1/2 large lime
- lime zest from the lime
- 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups drained low-fat yogurt or low-fat Greek style yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped nuts or unsweetened shredded coconut
The main dish made in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen was a one pot dish.
This Chicken Rice Casserole serves 8 to 10 people.
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 1 medium or 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 large carrots, grated on the large grater
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 1″ pieces
- 2 teaspoons of salt, or lesser to your taste
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup dry white wine such as Chardonnay
- 5 cups hot reduced sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups medium grain rice such as Basmati or Brown rice
- 1 head garlic
- 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped, plus more to sprinkle before serving
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more to sprinkle before serving, optional
I had the opportunity to return to the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen led by Minoo on their last meeting in December. The opportunity came when I introduced a new friend to the community kitchen.
Minoo prepared three recipes for this kitchen. The first recipe is a Carrot Salad.
- 4 carrots, peeled and shredded
- 1 apple – peeled, cored and shredded
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup blanched slivered or slice almonds
- salt and pepper to taste
- finely chopped Italian parsley, optional
- 1 or 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped, optional
After having lunch at The Place Restaurant, we took a short stroll along the neighbourhood. We were looking for food to go for our boys.
We came across Sushi King House a few doors away. What captivated Ben was the title The Biggest Sushi in Town.
So, we had the House Roll to go. It is $11.95 for 10 pieces. There is an option for 5 pieces for $6.50.
The picture above reviews how big the sushi is, almost as big as Ben’s palm. The roll is made with tuna, salmon, tamago, crab meat, tobiko, avocado and cucumber.
Arkensen and Nanzaro can only eat 3 pieces in one time. That’s how big the roll is.
You can click on the menu to have a larger view.
This restaurant only accept cash.
On Boxing day morning, we went out early as Nanzaro wanted to shop for his stuff.
The good thing about waking up early is to be able to watch a spectacular sun rise.
We went to Metrotown to shop. It was very crowded as the Chinese saying “people mountain people sea”.
After walking for hours, we went across the street to have lunch. Initially, we wanted to go to Cattle Cafe but there was a line waiting for table. So, we changed our destination to Lao Shan Dong. It was just a short wait for a table.
Lao Shan Dong used to be a very popular place but there are many competitive restaurants in the same area now.
We ordered an appetizer to munch while waiting for our noodles. The spicy bamboo shoot was crunchy and mildly spicy. I like the texture. Continue reading
I was invited to the Christmas Celebration Dinner at the Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church on No. 5 Road on 13th Dec.
This year, 160 people attended the Christmas Celebration Dinner.
The dinner started with the recognition of immigrants to this great country. For this dinner, there are people who has been here for as short as 6 months to people who has been here for 50 years.
A special gift was also granted to a participant whose birthday falls on 25th December.
The program of the night started with performance of the choir. Angelica voices filled the hall.
Dinner is served. This year, the dinner was catered by a restaurant.
We started with a cream soup and dinner roll.
The main was spaghetti with turkey and ham and steamed vegetables. Continue reading
Ben wanted the family hot pot for lunch. We had this Shanghainese dish at The Place Restaurant on Granville Street a while ago.
It looks like The Place Restaurant has changed into a Sichuan Restaurant.
The restaurant has a fresh coat of paint but the tables and chairs still look the same; especially the chair covers.
The menu has some photos of the dishes. Continue reading
Lorna invited me to the Success Richmond Women Club Christmas Dinner at the Continental Seafood Restaurant on the 10th December, 2015.
It is also an appreciation night for the committee members who has served for 20, 10 and 6 years.
We were seated in a private room with 6 tables of attendees. There was a draw for table prize where no one will go home empty handed.
A variety of sauces for different dishes.
First course of BBQ duck, cold cut meat, BBQ pork, Bean Curd Wrap and seaweed. Continue reading
A group of 14 people attended a dim sum lunch at Gingeri Chinese Cuisine in Lansdowne Center.
The group picked this restaurant because parking is ample.
We were seated in a side room with only a few tables.
XO sauce is always a welcome.
Here is what we had. The above is Mini Spareribs with Vinegar Sauce from the kitchen section. It is appetizing with a hint of sweet and sour. Continue reading