Birthday Celebration at Happy Date Bakery & Restaurant on Park Road, Richmond

Lorna invited Emily S, Mandy and I to dinner at Happy Date Bakery and Restaurant to celebrate her birthday in January.

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She picked a two lobsters combo meal with 3 side dishes. The server recommended green onion and ginger lobster which goes well with a bed of “long life noodle”. Long noodles signify longevity in Chinese culture.

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The side dishes which Lorna picked include the above Soy Sauce Chicken which came ginger and green onion sauce. Lorna loves the ginger sauce.

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Braised bok choy with fresh bean curd sticks was the choice of our vegetable dish. (more…)

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Lemon Loaf with Poppy Seeds

Minoo shared a Lemon Loaf with Poppy Seeds to complete a meal of Caldo Verde and healthy Rice and Spinach Croquettes.

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These Lemon Loaf with Poppy Seeds is great for tea break.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • rind (finely grated) and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • poppy seeds

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Healthy Rice and Spinach Croquettes

I am back in the South Arm Multi Cultural Community Kitchen led by Minoo.

As usual, three recipes were shared in the kitchen. The first recipe was Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup with Chorizo) which I had blogged before.

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Minoo’s recipe is very similar with the one which I had blogged here, with the addition of fresh parsley.

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The second recipe is a great way of using leftover rice. This healthy Rice and Spinach Croquettes makes great snacks for the lunch box.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter , melted and extra butter to grease muffin pan
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 12 oz thawed frozen chopped spinach, squeezed to remove excess water
  • 1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • salt, pepper and dill to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for topping

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Source: South Arm Community Kitchen

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Goodbye Seoul

We had an early flight back to Beijing. We woke up at 4:00AM to get ready to the airport. The hotel concierge told us it’s too early to call for a cab. So, we had to walk to the main road to try to catch a cab. Fortunately, we did not have to wait long to get one.

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The cab fare was KRW46,000 (about CAD46) which included a toll charge of KRW8,000 (CAD8). The ride took 45 minutes. It is much cheaper to take the subway if it’s not for such an early flight.

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The airport was relatively quiet at the early hour. (more…)

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