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Review: Grain of Rice

Grain of Rice Chinese Vietnamese Restaurant Edmonton

I live out in the ‘burbs so typically restaurants in the immediate area are either few and far between, or primarily chains. So, whenever a small, family-run shop opens up nearby, I get really excited! That’s how I felt about the new-ish Grain of Rice, located at 1312 Webber Greens Drive. You’re probably like, where the heck is that? (lol) It’s basically on the very west end of the city,…

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Recap: Wheat Garden Chinese Noodle & Dumpling Bazaar (Northern Chinese Noodles)

Wheat Garden Chinese Noodle and Dumpling Bazaar - Edmonton

I’m a sucker for noodles! I have Vietnamese banh pho noodles at least twice a week (thanks mom). I love me all types of pasta noodles. I’ve been having lots of Japanese ramen noodles since we went to Japan last October. And lately, I’ve really been craving Chinese noodles, especially from Wheat Garden Chinese Noodle & Dumpling Bazaar, thanks to their persistent social media presence! Social media really pays off, guys. Wheat Garden…

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Review: LETS Grill Restaurant

This week Mike and I tried new Chinese restaurant LETS GrillΒ (5926 104 Street) with our friend Nic and his pal Billy. LETS Grill just opened two months ago on Calgary Trail, in the same strip as Tropika and Syphay – and just a couple of doors down from the newest live action escape game Escape City Edmonton (review and giveaway to that coming next week!) Co-owner Jiahui actually reached out…

Edmonton Chinatown Series Food Reviews

Top 10: Edmonton Chinatown Restaurants

I recently had the pleasure of contributing a restaurant Top 10 list to YellowPages Canada. The company has been around for more than 100 years (do you remember the YellowPages business directory books arriving on your doorstep?) and in recent years has undergone a rebrand. YellowPages Canada now has a new project called “YP Playlists” – a collection of lists on a variety of topics, helping you connect with the…

Edmonton Chinatown Series Food Reviews

Review: Gui Lin Noodle House (Edmonton Chinatown Series)

* This review is part of a 2015 series of reviews on restaurants in Edmonton’s Chinatown! Check out other reviews in my Edmonton Chinatown Series here! and as a family plug: do consider visiting King Noodle House Pho Hoang, my family’s restaurant, as a Chinatown option too! * Every Tuesday for a long time, my dad and I go for lunch. Tuesday’s are a day off at our family restaurant.…

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  • The #dogfriendly πŸ•πŸΆ @citymarket104 is my favourite #farmersmarket in Edmonton! Olive, Artie and I had such an awesome morning there with @theporkgirl, who helped me pick out some plants 🌱🌿 for the new garden @mikethyking built in our yard! Hope your Saturday is going great too. ☺️
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  • What a bao-utiful day for baos! πŸ™Šβ˜ΊοΈβ˜€οΈ Have a feeling I'll be visiting @kabaoyeg often this summer for my #bao fix since their new location is so close to work AND they're delicious! The shiitake kale vegetarian bao is SO good. @heyvanessaleigh & I ordered the whole menu today - pork, beef, chicken and mushrooms. Happy Friday!!! πŸ€—
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  • Front yard bloomin' 🌺🌸
Best time of the year. ☺️
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  • In between  all the dog adventures at the @fairmontJPL's #DogDaysofMay, @mikethyking & I snuck in some quiet, human-only moments too. πŸ” Recharged and ready (for the next long weekend! πŸ˜…) Blog post recapping our doggy weekend up soon! In the meantime, check out my list of #dogfriendly patios & markets in Edmonton πŸ•πŸΆ www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)
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  • It's dogs for days at #DogDaysofMay. 🐢
A dog lover's dream! 😌 Swipe to see some of the cuties I'm hanging out with this weekend at the @fairmontJPL. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ•
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  • Happy #MayLongWeekend! We're with Olive and Artie at the beautiful @fairmontJPL for their #DogDaysofMay event!! It's a weekend full of doggie activities with 58 other dogs! 🐢 We could not have asked for (or gotten) better weather. β˜€οΈπŸ™πŸ» Watch my IG Stories or follow along on Twitter for the fun. β˜ΊοΈπŸΆπŸ• And I hope you have a great weekend too!
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  • I love taking out of town friends to some of my favourite restaurants in the city. Tonight, we feasted at @rostizado_yeg with our friends Jack & Nicole from Medicine Hat + @yourbestfred & @catherine0626! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ» Always get the platter. Always get the roasted cauliflower. Always get the churros. 🀀 Literally, everything we had was delicious but those are always my fav. 
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  • πŸ• giveaway! But first - can I just say I think we should put eggs on everything? πŸ³πŸ™πŸ» Had a great night catching up with @lisarattaiyeg tonight over @famosopizzeria's new pizzas - a Mattina prosciutto crisps, Parmesan crema & fried egg πŸ• + a Prawn Pesto πŸ• with roasted garlic & ricotta. 
Enter to win a $50 #FamosoPizzeria gift card to try their new dishes by tagging a friend in the comments below! πŸ• I'll pick a winner by Friday.
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  • A lovely #MothersDay brunch at @deltaedmsouth today, where I tried ground cherries (that beautiful orange Harry Potter Snitch-looking fruit) for the first time! πŸ€— Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there-- including all the fur moms. ✊🏻
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  • Gotta love a friend who doesn't even hesitate to share a gigantic noodle soup lunch with me! 😍🍜
@ginagariano & I had a tasty #budaejjigae & spicy seafood #jjambbong at @leehousefamily today. Totally satisfied my craving for spam, spice and soup. Though, could've had 3x more spam 🀀❀️ lol 
#yeg #yegchinatown #edmonton #exploreedmonton #korean #koreanfood #soup #noodles #lunchdates #noodleporn #food #foodie #foodblog
  • Celebrating great people (@kpanizzo) + great weather (β˜€οΈ) with tuna poke + calamari on the patio @localjasperave. πŸ™ŒπŸ» Happy birthday Kayla! 🎈
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  • These truffle grana padano fries with garlic aioli were like the cherry on top of an amazing menu tasting at @cactusclubcafe tonight! 😍 Our group tried port wine salmon, braised chicken tacos, a tabbouleh avocado bowl, short ribs & oxtail ravioli πŸ™πŸ» and we learned about the #CactusClub's impressive test kitchen and process for rolling out new dishes to its 30 locations across the country. Basically - it's not easy, they roll out slowly, and they don't rush anything. πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Gotta love the consistency here. 
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