Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Phnom Penh

One of the best place to go to for good Vietnamese/Cambodian cuisine is Phnom Penh.  Be sure to make reservations or get their a little early, because the place always gets busy!  Their food is always consistently good, and full of flavor, which is probably why they're always busy.

Fresh Salad Roll with Shrimp - A Fresh way to start the meal.

Vietnamese Steam Rice Paste - Topped with delicious shredded vegetables and pork, and other ingredients drizzled with some coconut sauce.    

Deep Fried Spring Rolls - Always a good appetizer!

Number 4 - Dry Egg Noodle with Pork, Shrimp, and Sauces.  Served with soup on the side - I highly recommend this dish, its my all time favorite.  Flavors are phenomenal!

Some other dishes that I love!
  • Butter Beef - If you love beef carpaccio you will definitely enjoy the flavors of this dish.  
  • Deep Fried Chicken Wings -One of the best!
  • Filet Beef on Rice with Egg - One word "Tasty"
  • Fried  Rice - They make their fried rice extra tasty!
Overall, Phnom Penh serves delicious food, and it is worth visiting.  I know through out this post I've mentioned the word "tasty" a lot but it's only because it is true! They have tasty food!  If you have never been here, you should definitely pay a visit. It is worth the try.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Pajos

I love fish and chips!  I especially love eating fish and chips when they are fried to perfection! Recently I had the chance to eat some awesome tasting fish and chips at Pajo's! They have some of the freshest tasting fish and chips I've ever eaten.  It beats the fish and chip's that I had in London.  I definitely think that this is a place that you should visit, if you love fish and chips.  I would say that you should just go and see for yourself.

Famous for fish and chips!

Delicious Fried Fish served with Fries in a cool cone shaped bowl - Fish taste hot, fresh and crispy!

Tip:  When eating, don't think about calories, the oil, and grease.  Just enjoy the moment.  Life is short.

Pajo's Fish & Chips (The Steveston Wharf) on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thai Fish Cake

Homemade Fish Cake 

Made with Fish Paste, Shrimp Paste, Lemon Grass, Lime Leaf, Galangal, Long Beans, Fish Sauce, Green Onion.  

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jean Philippe Patisserie - Las Vegas

Aria
Bellagio - Worlds Largest Chocolate Fountain.  Has white, dark and milk chocolate flowing from the ceiling to the floor.
Croque Monsieur
Savory Crepe with Mushrooms, Ham and Cheese
Chocolate Crepe
  Strawberry and Mint Gelato - I really enjoyed the mint gelato

I came here for breakfast, and tea.  It is quite a nice place to visit. They have lots of variety from chocolates, pastries, cakes to gelato. I felt so indecisive... I wanted to eat everything!  The food is quite good, I really enjoyed the pastries.   The crepes were enjoyable as well, I enjoyed the sweet fruity crepes over the savory crepes.  The gelato is perfect to have because Vegas is super hot!
Jean Philippe Patisserie (Aria) on Urbanspoon
Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie (Bellagio) on Urbanspoon

Monday, August 23, 2010

Crème de la Crumb Bakeshop

A nice little spot downtown to have some fresh baked goods.  I really enjoyed the lemon poppy seed cake that I ordered.  When I bit into it, it was still warm, and had a nice light sweetness to it.  It tasted delicious.  I would definitely return back to try out their brownies.  They were sold out when I got there.  So hopefully when I go back there will be more!
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Crème de la Crumb Bakeshop on Urbanspoon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tojo

My Omakase Experience at Tojo's:
When we arrived, we were greeted by a nice Japanese lady, who directed us to the Omakase Bar.  The Omakase Bar is the area where you will get the full Tojo experience.  If you decide to sit anywhere else you probably won't get the full experience, it is just not the same!

Tojo asked if we had any allergies, or if there was anything we don't eat.  We told him that we eat everything!  Tojo then told us that everything that we are about to eat is original, and it is his own creations.  We were happy with what he said, and waited patiently till our food arrived.

What is Omakase?  Well it is a way for you to trust the Chef/Sushi Master and let him decide what you will eat.  The best thing about Omakase is that you don't have to think about what to order.  The food just comes along until you say "stop!"

So here are the images from my Tojo Omakase Experience.
Uni and Tuna - Uni and Tuna Tasted Fresh,  Uni is Sea Urchin
Zuchinni Flower stuffed with White Fish, Potato and Scallop
West Coast Octopus Thinly Sliced
Nice Presentation!
Smoked Canadian Sable Fish
Crab - Taste like Sunomono
Geoduck Cone with Cucumber
Golden roll with Scallops, Salmon and Shrimp, with an Egg Wrap
Sushi with Pineapple, Avocado, Asparagus and Shrimp, Wrapped with Cucumber

Green Tea Creme Brulee - My favorite
Sorbet - Taste like Ginger with some Berry Sauce


People say that Tojo is the one who invented the California Roll, I wonder if it is true.  I forgot to ask him.

Tojo's on Urbanspoon

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Easy Cheese Pizza

Pita Bread with Marinara Sauce, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese and Fresh Basil

Ok so  I took a short-cut when I made these pizzas.  I used Pita Bread as the Dough.  The best bread would be a fresh, and soft type of bread such as pita bread or naan bread.  They make excellent "short cut" pizza dough.  

So I used Marinara Sauce as a Tomato Base, but you can always use Pesto, BBQ Sauce, Cream Cheese or anything else you feel taste great.  I used a combination of Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese you can always use, provolone, smoked mozzarella, brie, or any other cheese you enjoy. Then I topped the pizza off with Fresh Basil.  You can add other ingredients if you wish such as:
  • Pepperoni and Mozzarella
  • Cream Cheese as a Base, Smoked Salmon, Capers and Dill
  • Ham and Pineapple
  • Bacon, Mushroom, Pepperoni
  • BBQ sauce, Chicken, Peppers
  • Grilled Artichokes
  • Mushrooms and Cheese
  • Roast Peppers
Basically ANYTHING you want, that you feel would taste great!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese with Mushroom, Parmesan and Basil

I made delicious  "Al Dente" pasta!  

If you want an easy and quick way to cook Spaghetti Bolognese, cook the minced beef, pour a bottle of tomato pasta sauce over the minced beef, and mix well.  Let the sauce simmer so the flavors will infuse.   

Then Pour Sauce over Pasta and Mix Well.

You may choose to Garnish your dish with Fresh Basil and/or sprinkle fresh grated parmesan cheese over your pasta.  

Bon Appetite!

Monday, August 16, 2010

World of Coca-Cola in Las Vegas

Something fun to do while you're in Vegas.

You get 16 different varieties of Coca Cola Drink Products from around the world
Tray 1
Inca Cola - Peru
Sunfill Mint - India
Stoney Ginger Beer - South Africa
Sunfill Blackcurrent - Mauritius
Simba Guarana - Paraguay
Vegitabeta - Japan
Smart Watermelon - China
Kinley Lemon - England
Tray 2
Lift Apple - Mexico
Nestea Peach - Spain
Krest Ginger Ale - Israel
Bibo Kiwi Mango - South Africa
Bibo Pine Nut - South Africa
Smart Apple - China
Beverly - Italy
Mezzo Mix - Germany
Taste a bit like fizzy mouth wash, What do you think?
 
My favorite flavors - Smart Watermelon and Apple, taste like fruity candy

You get two trays, for the price of $7.  It's worth a try, especially if you enjoy fizzy beverages.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In-And-Out - Vegas!

My Burger Adventure continues... all the way out into the desert.

The day started out like any other...We were hungry

So we ordered a bunch of cheese burgers

...and a side of Animal Style Fries (From the "secret" menu)

Then we washed down the burgers with strawberry milkshakes! It was the perfect ending to our meal!

In the end we had a satisfying meal, for a very good price, and I would consider going back to In-N-Out for their Yummy Burgers!
In-N-Out Burger on Urbanspoon
In-N-Out Burger on Urbanspoon
In-N-Out Burger on Urbanspoon

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cheese Pizza

A Simple Home Made Pizza with Tomato Sauce, Basil, Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Bocconcini Cheese.

Crust:  Thin Crust, made with Flour, Honey, Water, Yeast, Salt, (typical bread flour) 

Tip:  Be patient when you prove your bread (Let your dough rise!)  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Oven Baked Chicken with Cucumber Salad, and Brown Rice


My delicious Chicken Dinner includes:
Brown Rice, Rosemary Lemon Chicken, and Cucumber Salad

The Chicken is marinated with Lemon, Salt, Rosemary, and Garlic and baked in an oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  

The Cucumber Salad includes Cucumbers, Diced Peppers, Cracked Pepper, Chopped Mint Leaves, Shallots, Lemon Juice, Apple Cider-Vinegar, and Olive Oil.  

This was a very delicious healthy meal!  

Monday, August 9, 2010

Miku

One of my favorite Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, that serves the freshest and most delicious food! The highlights of my meals would be the Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi. The flavors of this dish is amazing and the texture of the sushi melts will melt in your mouth. If you are new to Miku, and you love salmon, I highly reccomend the Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi.   I have not come across a single dish that I did not enjoy.  Every single dish taste so delicious, and makes you want to come back for more!
Selection of Sushi

Fresh Salmon Sashimi Beautifully Presented
Fresh!
Kaiso Salad - Assorted Seaweed with sesame soy
A fresh way to start your meal

Ebi Fritter - Lightly Beer Battered Prawns with Chili Cream Sauce
Very Crunchy, If you enjoy Prawns, you will enjoy this appetizer.  
Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi - Pressed sushi with Salmon, topped with chef's own soy and Miku Sauce, and jalapeno.  
I love the combination of the creamy, smokey, spicy and savory flavors. 

Crunchy Scallop Roll - Topped with Crunchy Aonori Tempura bits
The texture of this dish is wonderful! I loved the crunchy tempura bits, with the subtle taste of aonori.  All the flavors were simple and worked well together.  


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