Thursday, April 30, 2015

28 Days of Salads: Southwest Steak Salad

Salad # 2 : Southwest Steak Salad

So I've eaten the Asian chicken salad for the past couple of days and it's time to change it up. This salad is a "Southwest" salad with grilled steak tips. Again, probably not your healthiest option (it's a 16 WW point salad) but still tasty and better than a greasy pizza or cheese steak sub.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wings & Nachos at Game On Fenway

We were heading to Fenway for a Red Sox game and wanted to grab a few drinks and a bite to eat before heading into the stadium where we'd pay premium pricing.

Game On is conveniently located right on Lansdowne street right by the gate we'd use to get to our seats.

Since it was close to the start of the game, the restaurant was starting to clear out.  We scored a small table in the downstairs area near the ping pong lounge.  We ordered a round of drinks and my friend got the espresso martini. She said it was really good.

Being the huge hot dog fan that I am, I had to try the foot long hot dog.

Game On Fenway Footlong Frank

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

28 Days of Salads: Crispy Asian Chicken

Salad # 1:Asian crispy chicken salad w/ sesame ginger dressing

Eating out at work has been getting out of hand.  Sure, no one forces me to go out but it always more appealing to ditch my frozen food meals and grab takeout or a ginormous sandwich for lunch with the work friends instead.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Recipe: Cambodian fried rice or Yang Chow rice

At every Cambodian party or get together, there is usually fried rice.  The Chinese version is called Yang Chow fried rice.  Unlike the typical Chinese pork fried rice, this version of the fried rice does not have any soy sauce and served on the lighter side.

This is a party size recipe for 2 large trays

A Dr.Seuss shower for Baby Owens

It's pretty well known that my friend Amsi, is a HUGE fan of Dr.Seuss.  What better way to welcome her baby boy with a Dr.Seuss themed baby shower!

All you can eat lunch "buffet" at Mandarin Asian Bistro in Lowell

Back a few months ago, I did a blog post on the grand opening of Mandarin Asian Bistro on Market street in Lowell and it was just okay.  The Mo and I walked by the restaurant on a warm Spring day in April with the pups and saw a sign on the window for "All you can eat lunch buffet 7 days a week" for only $9.99 and it intrigued us and made a mental note to visit again.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Creole Cooking class in Seychelles

I was intrigued by the Cooking Class offered by Avani Seychelles Barbarons  so I made a reservation with the head chef, Ashley from Australia and we were all set for the next day.  There were two option, Creole and Thai but I felt like I knew how to make the Thai dishes so I opted for the Creole.

Originally, we had planned on cooking al fresco on the beach but due to the winds and threats of a storm, they made the decision to head indoors and use the kitchen at their onsite specialty restaurant, Tamarind.

Mami Eggroll with Avani chefs from Thailand, Australia and Seychelles

Al Reem Lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport

On our way back from Seychelles, we had an 8 hour layover in Abu Dhabi.  Our flight from Mahe was delayed a couple of hours and by the time we disembarked the plane and went through customs and immigration, it wasn't worth it to leave the airport. We still had about 4 hours to kill before we were required at the gate so the Mo and I opted to pay for access to Al Reem airport lounge in Abu Dhabi airport.

The lounge is located in terminal 1 and was a bit of a walk from our gate 58 in terminal 3.  The lobby was inviting and had a "spa like" check in desk.  The 3 ladies behind the desk were very informative and kind.  They even suggested that we take a tour before we commit.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Feng Shui lunch buffet in Chelmsford

Feng Shui operates 3 restaurants in Massachusetts, one in Chelmsford, one in Tyngsboro and another in Cohasset.  The restaurant boasts high end Asian cuisine featuring special maki rolls and Japanese hibachi teppanyaki style meals.  If one doesn't want to participate in the lively cooking show, there's an extensive menu with Japanese and Chinese offerings.

We visited the Chelmsford location today for their weekend lunch buffet.  Price was reasonable, less $15.00 per person.  We got there right when it opened at 11:30 AM and the workers were still setting up the buffet.

Our server came to get our drink order and asked if we wanted soup.  The options were miso, hot and sour and wonton.  There was no egg drop so I went with the wonton. It was actually pretty good.

For the buffet, there were 7 types of maki rolls and 3 types of sushi on rice.

Feng Shui Chelmsford Lunch buffet

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pan-Asian cuisine at Tamarind Restaurant on Mahe Island Seychelles

After a day of sleeping, reading, swimming and drinking, one can develop an appetite.

I might be biased because I'm Asian but the specialty Pan Asian Tamarind Restaurant at Avani Seychelles Barbarons  is probably the BEST resort dining that I've tried.  We ate there 3 nights out of the 4 nights we stayed in that area of Seychelles.  There were other restaurants on site and others nearby but we opted for Tamarind almost every night (maybe it's also the fact that we were drunk most nights and the restaurant was only a few steps from our suite.)

The beachfront restaurant features an Asian inspired menu with a chef from Thailand.  Most of the ingredients are local but there are some specialty items that are imported from United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.

Tamarind Restaurant at Avani Seychelles
via Avani