Happy Easter/Long Weekend!

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.

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17 Responses to “Happy Easter/Long Weekend!”


  1. 1 Jessie April 5, 2010 at 4:32 am

    Hey, that the Laughing Cow!! I wonder which came first? I know what you mean about taking pictures of food in restaurants – I still don’t like to do it, so either I try to be discreet (very fast, no flash), or I just say that I’m a little chicken poop too and don’t take any pictures. I’m sure it will get easier over time – we just need to lose our inhibitions first, I guess!

    Your little Lex is such a good little helper! That broom is like twice as tall as he is – so cute! 😀 Thanks for the shout-out about the contest! 🙂

  2. 2 Cindy Aguilar April 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hey, looks like you had a fun weekend!! I love the picture of you two in your matching superman shirts (or should we say superwomen!!) That totally looks like the laughing cow exactly, LOL! Good Job Lex on helping clean up!! Have a great Monday!

  3. 3 eatspinlive April 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    It looks like you all had a really fun and wonderful weekend spent with family! That is by far one of my most favorite things to do! And your children are absolutely adorable and your food looks delicious 🙂 Hope you are having a great day!

  4. 4 whydeprive April 5, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I’m loving the matching superman shirts.

    I enter all the giveaways regardless. But I also have a US shipping address (gotta love living by the border) so it isn’t a problem for me.

  5. 5 denise @ quickies on the dinner table April 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Hee hee – the laughing cow!! I looooooooooove Vietnamese food and always OD on all the wonderful herbs they offer, especially the basil and Vietnamese mint – so lovely, and did someone say TRIPE!??! Yum!

    Wait a minute, Lex is a Superman fan? Hmmm, which universe am I in??!?

    You always look like you’re having such a blast with your family LeQuan 😀

  6. 6 Ameena April 6, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Pagolac looks delicious and yes I can relate to kids throwing everything on the floor. We’d leave a restaurant and the area under Maya’s chair looked like a total disaster area. Still does, 4 years later.

    I don’t enter too many giveaways, mainly because I am usually allergic to most of the items being given away!

  7. 7 Can You Stay for Dinner April 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    What a wonderful weekend with loved ones! I would love to try some of those delicious dishes. And your son is absolutely adorable!

  8. 8 sophia April 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Well, food is awesome, what can we say? Of course all great festivities will naturally center around food! 😀

  9. 9 MaryMoh April 7, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Looks like its so much fun and food over on your side. the food looks delicious. I love Vietnamese food. I love to go out and eat sometimes but over year, oriental food are expensive and yet not authentic most of the time. The kids are so adorable!

  10. 10 light delight with Tou Tou April 7, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Adorable adorable kids 😀 I have two nephews just like their age , and I really wish I can see them more often!
    I have never dared to try such a spicy pho ~~~ but somehow my appetite totally flared up by the color! hehe 😀
    Thank you for your nice words, I hope your husband feels better soon !

  11. 11 cldhughes April 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    The pictures you did post of the food looked VERY yummy. Will be going through Edmonton this summer and have written the address down to give it a try. You are also completely right about one year olds and table reach, glad mine are past that stage. Great post!

  12. 12 25BAR April 8, 2010 at 12:40 am

    hope you and a good one!

  13. 13 Sze April 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Lex looks sooooo cute with that broom! I gotta say, you’re a good trainer….wanna take Teresa too? :”) She only seems interested in taking everything OUT of it’s place.
    I was at Beijing Beijing with Teresa and my parents this saturday too….couldn’t believe we didn’t see each other! Cheers to a Great weekend!

  14. 14 Sharon Moh February 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

    K likes to clean, L likes to sweep – you’ve got two very amazing kids there! That’s too cute a photo :D. I’ll be sure to teach mine from young in the future haha. I would love the dish you ordered plus the soup from Pho Dac Biet. Trust me to mess up their menu lol. Your husband really looks like his mom! The picture of you and K is just precious. I remember that from your other post :).

    • 15 lequan February 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Hey, sometimes the best foods are made by mixing dishes together. I should try that sometime and see what my aunt’s reaction is. Haha. I’ll bet it tastes really yummy that way too. I love your no fear attitude, Sharon!


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