Tuesday, August 31, 2010

supercore dinner is always deliciously satisfying but not overly filling.
my yummy miso-ni (miso glazed salmon) and matthew's meatballs.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

brunch at hope & anchor before our opportunistic (car week!) journey to fairway market.
my french toast, matthew's omelette, and audrey's non-huevos-rancheros (just tortilla with egg, obviously).
so so but at least it's really reasonably priced there.

then lemon poppyseed cake & "sweet and salty" cupcake at baked, post-fairway.
they were delicious - especially the cupcake was perfection!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

a day excursion to flushing - main st & union st (=chinese & korean).
after walking around and looked long for something appealing to our appetite,
but almost by default ended up at a place called Jang Tuh BBQ off union.
spicy squid & mae-un tang were quite delicious
(though not amazing) while eating,
but unfortunately my body can't seem to handle such spicy, salty foods anymore,
(and possible msg and other delicious chemicals)
so i had to nurse my achy stomach all night afterwards.

this patbingsoo sure was tasty at paris baguette,
but not sure if it helped my tummy or made it worse,
despite it feeling good to eat at the moment.

and these neon pig signs were near ubiquitous (hmmmm...) :
montreal trip day 4 :

great breakfast at café olimpico - perfect allongé and latte with chocolate croissant.

went to a vietnamese place, milani, thinking to get a banh mi,
but it ended up being for takeout only so we settled for their
grilled dishes with vermicelli noodles.

spicy chocolate chip cookie with allongés after lunch.

indian food at la porte de l'inde for dinner before leaving town.
as it was the first time a couple years ago, it was amazing.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

montreal trip day 3 :

breakfast at chez jose - we were iffy about having found it on yelp
and it being in a touristy area, but it really was amazing food there for cheap.
the coffee was excellent and the omelette and my vegetarian pâté sandwich was perfection.

then we went for thrift shopping all over (great finds) and to get beer samplers after
at st. ambroise brewery - 6 small glasses for $8.50!

our friends hosted a potluck style taco party at their house,
which i failed to photograph due to being busy stuffing my face.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

montreal trip day 2 :

our 2nd day started with sandwich/soup combos at soupesoup,
they were so simple but well made and delicious.

then bike ride down to verdun and the bird sanctuary there,
followed by sushi afterwards - the sushi was so great, fresh and cheap.
hence the amount of food on the table!

and some bags of milk at the supermarché :

Monday, August 23, 2010

montreal trip day 1 :

i'll spare myself and the world from the awful meal we had in troy, NY, mid-drive to montreal,
and go straight to the awesome first meal after we got there and met up with our canadian friends.

we went to croissanterie figaro in mile end district :
my tofu burger was so great, and so seemed all the other food we ordered.
and we even shared some fresh baked bagels on our walk back at the famous fairmount bagel,
which i didn't get around to photographing fast enough before they all disappeared.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

incredibly juicy and sweet cantaloupe from our csa farm.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

lunch at nha toi - basa fish (catfish?) banh mi, and their sweet & spicy chicken banh mi special,
with sides of pho broth and spicy bok choy fred provided us on the house. :)
a-mazing as always.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

most american-thai places are never mind-blowing, but thai cafe was decidedly mediocre with their food.
fishcake with sweet chili sauce, green papaya salad, and tilapia with vegetables.
all just so-so.

the sunset tonight was amazing though!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

chocolate croissant at champion is damn good for $1!

Monday, August 16, 2010

ran out of chances to eat our csa veggies so they got turned into amazing salsa.
tomatoes, sweet corn, turnips, onions, bell peppers, cucumber, jalapeño, etc all from csa,
then store bought lime & cilantro.
maybe i'll make pasta salad out of this later. :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

rainy day is a good day for noodles!
pho & shrimp bún at pho bang, and matthew had another meal right after,
an eel bowl at tearrific bubble tea house.
shared black sesame bubble tea & japanese cheesecake.
(japanese because it seems light & fluffy and maybe steamed not baked??)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

dinner at hiroko's place, after not having been there in a while.
don't know if our taste buds changed but i remember it to be way better.
hamburger steak was said to be so so and my veggie curry was a little too soupy.
so sad!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

fried egg toast mid-painting with smoked provologne and grilled onion,
with italian parsley on top.
a little bit of butter to toast the bread (after cooking other ingredients) makes
all the difference!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

craving korean food, went for a late, late dinner at dokebi.
didn't veer away too much from our favorites there - mushroom bibimbap & kimchi stew.