Friday, September 23, 2011

McDonald's Canada: New Blueberry Pie

The other day, we tried the new blueberry pie introduced by McDonald's.
It was definitely tastier than the usual apple pie.  I think McDonald's should seriously be thinking of keeping the banana chocolate pie and other pies on the regular menu to give customers varieties to choose from.

McDonald's Blueberry Pie
Here is a look from inside the bluberry pie.  It has a sweet but nice taste of blueberry. hmm...
I like it.  I wish the Canadian fast food chains can come up with more varieties and new ideas.

Trader Joe's Cream Brulee

As I am writing this entry, I actually ate the brulee few weeks ago after I bought it from Trader Joe's, so I don't remember the exact taste.

However, even though it was not "awesome", it was "good" for a dessert after dinner.
Trader Joe's Creme Brulee

Here is a inside look for the actual Brulee:

Trader Joe's Creme Brulee 2

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Chihuahua Loves U-Shape Maternity Pillow

My Chihuahua loves to sleep in the U-shaped Maternity Pillow meant for mothers to use to feed the babies.
I think they like the enclosed cuddly feeling of it just like blankets.  My little chihuahua also likes to use pillows.  Sometimes, they are like humans.....

My chihuahua in U-shape maternity pillow

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tim Horton's Smile Cookie or No Smile Cookie?

Tim Horton's has this promotion about "Smile Cookies" in September.  If a customer buys the cookie, a portion of the sale goes to the city's local charties.

It is supposed to be "Smile Cookies", right?
How come I got this?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Restaurant: Boathouse in Port Moody's Rocky Point Park

On my birthday and our wedding anniversary, even though I had a fever, we went to Boathouse Restaurant for dinner.  I was really looking forward to this dinner because I have never been to this restaurant and I had a birthday coupon to use.

It was a sunny afternoon around the dock in Port Moody.  The restaurant was busy already at 5:30 in the afternoon. It was summer after all.
The waitress was very friendly and gave good service.  She constantly said, "Happy Birthday" and brought the kids meal menu to us.

I wanted to try their steak and seafood barbecue stick, so we order couple of them.
They were the best steaks we have tried recently!  The steaks were fresh, soft and tender.
After the bite, it was like chewing soft chicken.  They were delicious!!

Boathouse restaurant steak
The kids meal was so very good.  However, the celery stick did not interest my kids....haha.
It was too big, and I don't the kids like the celery sticks.

The adult meals came with free bread and butter.  Those were great as well!!
boathouse restaurant seafood stick with steak

The birthday person gets the steak free! Also, I got a small birthday cake with sparkles as a "surprise".
It was rather embarrassing when people are looking at me but I did like the cake.

We really enjoyed the experience there and will definitely go back again!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Restaurant: Pho Sen in Coquitlam, BC

We went to this restaurant early in the summer in July but never bother to blog about it because we did not find this Pho restaurant exceptional.  It is better than some but not good enough.
The restaurant is new but the service is not there at all.  We needed extra plate and I ended up picking them up myself.  There was no customer there but the waitress was not paying attention.

Pho Sen coquitlam bc
The noodle we ordered should include beef tendon.  Well, we don't see tendons anywhere.  (only couple of small pieces at the bottom.)  The spring rolls were huge but with small shrimps inside.  Most of the rolls is just noodles.  The pricing is kind of high for Pho...

We will probably not come back to this restaurant....

Seals in the Harbor in Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, BC

We went to Rocky Point Park in Port Moody to take a walk and try to teach my son how to fly a kite.
When we are taking a walk on the dock, we saw a couple of seals swimming and lingering around.  They did not mind the people and boats at all, and just tried to find their food.

seals in rocky point park port moody british columbia
This is not the first time they show up around this park.  I think they come around summer time every year.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Restaurant: The Mexican (Downtown Vancouver)

I actually purchased a Living Social deal for a Spanish restaurant a year ago and never went, so I decided to go before the deal expires.  The funny thing is that the Spanish restaurant closed down and it turned into a Mexican restaurant.  Since the deal still works, we decided to give it a try as it is the first time we go into a real Mexican restaurant.

They renovated the restaurant so it looked new.  (We went when they opened at 5 in the summer.  They open till late.)  I was pleased with the greeting and attitude of the waiter right off the bat.  After ordering, he brought us free Mexican chips and sauce.

The Mexican Restaurant Vancouver free chips and sauce
For our first dish, we ordered Nachos.  I have never seen such a big dish before (well, I don't go to Mexican so I would not know.)  However, the amount of nachos is huge.  The sauce and nachos taste sooooo good.  The Avocado sauce is just simply amazing.
The Mexican Vancouver Large Nacho with Avocado sauce
Then, we ordered some burritos:
The Mexican Vancouver downtown burrito
The burritos are absolutely humongous.  I never expected this because all the burritos I buy in the fast food restaurants are all small.  This is 3 times their sizes.  We were really really full by now.
Mexican vancouver burrito cut
At last, we get to choose 4 kinds of tacos!  The size is small but we enjoy choosing different flavors.
These taste absolutely amazing.  I would definitely recommend this restaurant to people who don't eat Mexican often.  For their portion, I think the prices are reasonable.  The service was excellent.