Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fashion Week Water

This week during NY Fashion Week Motorino was serving a the special edition Missioni bottles of San Pellegrino. The bottle is beautifully wrapped in a Missioni-esque pattern. It was the perfect addition to our Fashion Night Out's pizza dinner! I need to find out where I can buy some.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Soup Dumplings from Heaven

Ever since I moved to New York I have wanted to go to Flushing to explore and enjoy the amazing asian food there, and finally I made it! I had other business along the 7 train and so this time there was no excuse. It was everything I could have imagined, it felt like Vancouver (but not as clean) but I felt right at home! I am a big soup dumpling fan, and frequent all the decent spots in the city but this I had heard was the ultimate and it was great! The soup was rich enough and perfect temperature, that point right before it burns your tongue. We tried some other fun stuff; fried pork buns, cucumber salad and wontons in spicy sauce, which were amazing! Can't wait to go back in the winter, which is official soup dumpling season!

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
38-12 Prince Street
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 321-3838

Some Like it Shaved

The food court at the Flushing Mall is fantastic! I could spend all day there. Sadly we were too stuffed with juicy dumplings to try any other food but there was some of the most amazing looking food spots, taiwanese specialities, korean bbq, hand-pulled noodles on and on it goes... but we did have room for something a little sweet. This was no ordinary shaved ice. It was huge! We got all the jelly fruit fixings and tapioca pearls, there were so many! And then they drizzled condensed milk all over it, it was delicious and super refreshing!

Fresh From Nova Scotia

My girl Sarra went to Nova Scotia over Labour Day long weekend and brought me back a gift unique to Novia Scotia, bluberry syrup! I must be the worst Canadian... I've never been to Novia Scotia and I've never even heard of blueberry syrup! I love it, I've been having it in the mornings over greek yogurt and almonds, sometimes with granola. I'm looking forward to having it over home-made pancakes.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vancouver Special: Nothing Little about this Taste!

The spring rolls and this chicken pho from Au Petit Café in Vancouver is hands down the best I've ever had! The chicken is marinated in lemongrass and bursting with flavour! The spring rolls were insane, I could stop eating them! The owner is this super cute old man who spoke french with us, he was adorable. I can't wait to go back home in December for more! I think it's gonna be my first stop from the airport!

Au Petit Café
4851 Main Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
(604) 873-3328