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Review: 10-Course Home Sushi Party!

Vinh Sushi - Edmonton - Home Sushi Party

As part of my birthday week this year, I decided to throw a home sushi party catered by local private sushi chef Vinh Tran! I first heard of Vinh Tran and his home sushi parties a couple years ago on Instagram (@vinhsushi). Currently Vinh is a sushi chef at Mt. Fuji (which – fun fact – happens to be the restaurant Mike and I went to on our very first date…

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Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to Edo Japan – Happy International Sushi Day!

Today (June 18) is International Sushi Day! < insert tons of sushi emojis here > I’m a big, big, big fan of sushi – well, Japanese food in general. I always say if I had to pick just three food genres that I had to eat for the rest of my life, Japanese would be in that top three. There’s a lot of great Japanese restaurants in Edmonton (Japonais Bistro,…

Food Reviews

Review: Kenko Japanese Restaurant

Mike and I tried one of Edmonton’s newest Japanese restaurants on Saturday night: Kenko! Kenko is located in a business park at 9543 42 Avenue and actually shares it’s space with Korean restaurant B-Bim-Baab. There’s no exterior signage (yet) but if you go into the front entrance for B-Bim-Baab you’ll find a separate door leading to Kenko. They just opened three months ago! Kenko is really cute. Different lanterns hang…

Food Reviews

Review: Japonais Bistro

I’ve been to Japonais Bistro (11806 Jasper Ave) a few times in the last couple months and I have to say it’s now become one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Edmonton! Japonais (pronounced ‘zaponay’) is very spacious. It takes over the old one one eight restaurant and before that Suede Lounge. I had never been to either so I don’t know how much different it looks now but it…

Food Reviews

Review: Sushi Garden

On Tuesday, Mike and I went for All You Can Eat Japanese at Sushi Garden (10401 Mayfield Rd.) for my brother’s birthday dinner! I believe it’s a fairly new restaurant, replacing what used to be a Lee Garden on Mayfield Road. It’s also right by a motel and shares its main signage with the motel’s sign, which I think is unfortunate and a little odd looking. Basically it may look…

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  • Guys, I'm celebrating the @edmontonoilers the best way I know how: by eating! ๐Ÿฝ Over on the blog (link in bio), I've got a list of Where to Eat Duck in Edmonton (since its Duck Hunting Season! ๐Ÿฆ†) It's just an early starting list so if you know other #yegfood reataurants serving up duck, please let me know and I'll add! #LetsGoOilers #CrushTheDucks
๐Ÿ“ธ photo credit: @xix19 (duck wings!)
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Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! โ„๏ธ
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... ๐Ÿ˜ Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. โ˜บ๏ธ
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Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! โ˜บ๏ธ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! ๐ŸŒฎ Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. ๐Ÿ’› We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! ๐Ÿค—
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
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  • Happy Easter long weekend! ๐Ÿฐโ„๏ธ
I'm headed out to the farm, bringing this beautiful hand-tied, farm fresh @calliaflowers bouquet ๐Ÿ’ to my mother-in-law! I want to give you #ThisCalliaMoment to celebrate your mom too. ๐Ÿ’—
For a chance to win a free Callia bouquet (delivered to your door - or your mom's!) simply: 
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Tonight we're kicking off the long weekend at @CrashLandHere! The new(ish) boutique hotel / restaurant is right across the street from @RogersPlace and totally surprised us with how good the food was. Like this braised short rib, egg, onion rings, deep fried pickle and aged cheddar brioche burger. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป And fries. Really good fries. IG Story for more of our meal, and stay tuned for a fuller blog review & gift card giveaway! In the meantime, definitely recommend you give this place a try. โ˜บ๏ธ

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