We don’t celebrate Easter so this weekend wasn’t too busy for us. However, my mother in-law Wendy came into town to visit for a day on Saturday. Yes, this is the, “I don’t know who Lynn Chen is and why she has a rock” Wendy…teehee. Doesn’t my hubby totally look like a boy version of her? Anyways, we took her to dim sum at a restaurant called Beijing Beijing. I took a few pics of the food but then I was so hungry I started eating and forgot to take pics of the rest of the dishes so I decided not to post any at all. I’ll probably do a review of this restaurant later some time anyways.
On Sunday we went to our usual pho restaurant in Chinatown called Pagolac. We frequent this place probably every weekend, if not then for sure every second weekend. Does that picture remind you of anything? Say “cheese” Mr. Cow 😉
Here’s what the inside looks like. Sorry for the dark picture. You know how I’m paranoid about taking pictures with other people in them. I think I may have even shut off the flash on this one to try to quickly snap a shot without anyone noticing…teehee. I just don’t want to disturb anyone while they’re eating and I’m a little bit chicken poop that someone will yell at me. How do you other bloggers do it? Any suggestions/thoughts on this? Or do you just not care cause you’re used to doing it for so long.
Anyways, Gary ordered the Deluxe Rice Noodle Soup (Pho Dac Biet) with spicy soup which had a combination of sliced beef, tenderloin brisket, tripe, and meat balls.
The kiddies had a regular Rice Noodle Soup (Pho Tai) to share, which I forgot to take a picture of.
Don’t worry, we fed Lex as well. We have to make sure nothing is within his reach or it’ll end up on the floor. Isn’t that right fellow parents with one year olds?
I usually order the Pho Tai as well but today I decided to get something different. This is the Pagolac Combination 5A. It’s a vermicelli bowl with grilled pork (I like to substitute for beef), egg roll, shredded pork (I told them to hold off on that), meat ball, and grilled la lop shish-ka-bob. If you’re allergic to peanuts like me, you can ask them to hold the peanuts (which I forgot). Good thing it’s not a “serious” allergy. Or if you’re picky like me and want to substitute an item for something else, I don’t think they charge extra like some restaurants do. I hate that and don’t see why restaurants charge extra for substitutions unless I’m substituting chicken with lobster…haahaa 😉
Pagolac has three locations: downtown, southside, and westside. The downtown location is on 10566 97 street northwest Edmonton. I’m not sure of the addresses for the other two locations.
After lunch we visited Grandma and Grandpa. See, if we didn’t feed him, how would he have the energy to be such a great little helper. Like I always say, “gotta teach em’ young.” 😉
So those were the main highlights of our weekend, always centered around food lol. If you celebrate Easter I hope you had a Happy Easter. If you don’t celebrate Easter like me, I hope you had a great long weekend! Before I leave I just want to inform you that the lovely ladies at The Happiness in Health, The Actor’s Diet, and Lucky Taste Buds are all having great giveaways. Check them out before their giveaways end. Oh and since I’m still learning the ropes of blogging, do I assume giveaways are US residents only unless stated otherwise? Some blogs don’t state and since I’m a Canadian resident I usually don’t bother entering unless it says US and Canadian residents cause I don’t want to mess up anything for anyone. Hope one of you can clear that up for me. Until next time friends and family.