I’ve been meaning to post this earlier but since the weather has gotten so much nicer, it’s only fair to take the kiddies out more. Gotta take advantage of the 2 months of really great weather us Canadians only get 😉 My in-laws came into town from Vancouver so we tried out a dim sum place in Chinatown called Urban China.
Those eggplants are my fave at dim sum. And we usually order anything and everything with shrimp.
These durian pastries were mmm…mmmm…good 😛 I almost had the whole plate to myself. Durian is definitely one of those you either really hate it or really love it type of food.
We thought the food was pretty good but the service was lacking a bit. I’d probably go again though.
Okay before I forget, I have to share this cool trick with you. I was telling Jessie about this and thought why not share it with the rest of you on my blog. Are any of you out there plant lovers? I love looking at flowers and plants but I’m really bad at keeping them alive so rather than having the poor plants suffer, I choose to leave them in the stores so they can find a better home. My Dad on the other hand is a plant lover. Okay so here’s the cool trick I learned from him. Take a really ripe banana, peel it, wrap the banana in a piece of cloth and squeeze the juice out. Then use that juice to wipe the leaves and you’ll get a shine like this:
Yes, if you’re retired and have absolutely nothing to do but wipe every leaf on your plant then this is pretty cool. But if you’re like me and think your time could be better spent on MANY, MANY other things then yes, this is pretty crazy. Oh and I’m no expert on plants so please try this at your own risk. Not sure if the banana juice would be harmful to the leaves or not. I don’t see why it would be though. Anyone know? My Dad wiped his plant once about 2 months ago and this is a very recent picture. Oh and another great thing is that he says it keeps the dust off too. Just thought I’d share.
Anyways, I never shared my birthday meal with you so I’ll let the pictures do the talking. We decided to have a barbecue at my parents’ house so I made sure I wore my eating pants 🙂 When we barbecue, Gary is usually in charge of the grill. “Be a man, do the right thing.” Sorry, that Russell Peters quote just popped in my head for some reason.
My sister in-law was sweet enough to make tamarind crab for us. She didn’t want to be in the picture.
A plate of beef sashimi with a Vietnamese twist. Chopped up mint leaves, red chili peppers, crushed peanuts (which I had to pick off), the juice of a lime, and salt and pepper to taste. Sorry if this grosses some of you out.
I had some of everything. If you’re wondering, that fish beside my steak is salmon sashimi. And yes, we made sure we froze the fish and beef for a certain amount of time before eating it sashimi style. After this I also ate probably one whole crab. Who said little 5 feet Asian girls can’t eat? 🙂
No birthday cake for me this year. But after all that pigging out, I’m not sure if I would’ve been able to eat cake. Hope you’re all having a great week. Don’t forget to check the giveaways page as I just added some new ones today. Untill next time friends and family.