Jo invited Ben and I for dinner on a weekday impromptu.
Jo ordered a couple of appetizers. The first one was the above BBQ squid. It was tender and it came with a dipping sauce.
Jo wanted the salad roll but ordered wrongly and got the spring roll instead. The spring roll was rather skinny. I prefer those wrap in rice paper.
Jo decided to order another salad roll which she originally intended. Salad roll is more healthy without the deep frying. This came with a peanut dipping sauce.
Ben and I shared a Gia Minh Special Beef Noodle which has a bit of everything.
Our noodle came with the standard fresh beansprouts, basil, lime and jalapeno side dish. The sauces in the photo were for the squid and spring roll.
The chili oil condiment was really spicy.
We had a great time sharing our experiences when we newly immigrated to Canada. It was hardship during the early days but looking back, it was quite an experience and we have no regret coming to Canada.
Jo, thank you so much for the sharing of life experience and the dinner. We hope this newly found friendship will blossom into a life long friendship.