Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

When I was at Heritage Park for the annual sugar festival, Chris and I happened across a table with little paper bags. I didn’t expect much from the table, and really wasn’t planning on spending any more money that day, but as I walked by, the woman behind the table started talking about her tea.  Continue reading “Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea”

Calgary’s Rolled Ice Cream Scene

Calgary’s Rolled Ice Cream Scene

The first time I had rolled ice cream I was in foodie heaven. It was in Vancouver’s famous night market and it was everything I had hoped rolled ice cream would be. I had creeped Instagram and online videos with rolled ice cream before, but eating it for the first time, it was so good my boyfriend and I decided to buy another rolled ice cream before we left the night market. Continue reading “Calgary’s Rolled Ice Cream Scene”

Replacing Chips with Chickpeas

Replacing Chips with Chickpeas

Today is a short blog post because who doesn’t love a quick and easy post for a quick and easy recipe? These chickpeas are sure to curb your appetite, while being easy enough to make that you can watch an X-Files episode on the side.

These chickpeas have all the crunch and satisfaction, but with less of the guilt that comes with downing a whole bag of Kettle chips – even if the packaging says it contains 25% less in sodium. Continue reading “Replacing Chips with Chickpeas”

The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review

The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review

Though my father was born and raised in Vietnam, I never knew much about Vietnamese culture. I understood the basics of pho, and knew it was the land of women in ao dais and water buffalos – all images I had been exposed to while eating in Calgary’s Vietnamese restaurants. Picturesque and romantic, artwork related to Vietnam has generally evoked the same feelings of nostalgia and simple, country life. It was what I looked at every time I sat down with a bowl of pho, sipping sweet broth and listening to the restaurant’s intense volume of voices. Continue reading “The Beauty of Humanity Movement -Review”

Finding the Perfect Bibimbap

Finding the Perfect Bibimbap

Bibimbap is one of the foods I crave at least once a week. There’s nothing better than having someone place a ridiculously hot stone bowl full of flavor in front of you. You hear that crackle, that sizzle that basically means you’re in for non-stop eating. My spoon and chopsticks do not stop moving once I start digging into my bibimbap.

But how do you know you’ve found the ultimate bibimbap location? What makes it so special? Because, after all, it’s literally rice, veggies, meat, and an egg inside of a sizzling hot stone bowl, right? As long as you have the main ingredients and the pot is so hot eating becomes a trapeze act, that means the bibimbap is the best that you can get…right? Continue reading “Finding the Perfect Bibimbap”

Six Promises I Made to My Blog

Six Promises I Made to My Blog

Blogging was always an unattainable dream for me. Not because it isn’t easy to create a blog – literally anyone can sit down and start writing posts. But for me, blogging has and always will be an act motivated by a desire to write content that compels, inspires, and catches the delicate webbing of one’s soul. My writing has always been grounded in a desire for perfectionism, for my words to interlock in sounds and imagery. Continue reading “Six Promises I Made to My Blog”

Korean Fried Chicken – Crunchy House

Korean Fried Chicken – Crunchy House

While Chris was driving us home after my birthday dinner, we passed through Crowfoot, a large area in North West Calgary full of shops, restaurants, and quite literally anything you can imagine. It’s a trending suburb, with plenty of new businesses opening to grapple for consumer attention.

I can only imagine what my face looked like when I was gazing out the window, ridiculously full from Teatro’s six-course meal and sleepy from a long night at the orchestra, when I saw it. There it was – a place so close to home, and so full of fried chicken.

Korean Fried Chicken.  Continue reading “Korean Fried Chicken – Crunchy House”

February Faves

February Faves

February is my favourite month of the year. I love the month for its shortness, the much-awaited Family Day long weekend, my birthday, and often, Chinese New Year. For all its brevity, February is more than just the month that includes Valentine’s Day, but is a month of exponential growth for me.

Marking the end of February is marking the end of a celebratory month. This year, Chinese New Year fell in late January, but that won’t stop me from sneaking it into February. With the proximity of Chinese New Year and my birthday, I’ve been tremendously spoiled, and would like to share my favourites from this month. Continue reading “February Faves”