day 1973 – annual turkey feast

img_20200130_2040291641499793334398794.jpganother year has gone by and it’s time for another tong’s family turkey feast on christmas day. this year features the main event juicy turkey stuffed with fried rice, with baked pork loin, cod and cilantro, baked potato crisps, grilled asparagus and choice of wine pairing. so many dishes on the table we almost ran out of real estate. i didn’t get to taste every dish before i got way too full. everything tasted really good and of course the turkey was my favourite of all. i think it’s safe to say i need to go on a cut after the holiday celebrations

day 1745 – mom appreciation 

mvimg_20181208_173816-11080676634769479973.jpgthe fact my family is going on vacation starting tomorrow means an early mothers day celebration. i don’t show enough, but i truly appreciate my supermom that never fails to take care of me. we rarely go out for vietnamese food cause my parents don’t like the seating, but had to try this place since it’s a highly touted authentic vietnamese restaurant. the lineup outside is always so long, somehow we got a table within fifteen minutes of waiting. this prices wasn’t cheap for sure, but the food was really good, especially the lemon grass chicken. when i said may is a busy month, i do mean it

day 1151 – grill some

img_20200204_2142488154241147956233327.jpgfor the first time in a long time, there was no training, meeting or hockey on a saturday night; this only meant we could have an actual saturday night to ourselves. this crazy one took me to gyu kaku barbecue to experience meat like never before and then ice cream to go with it. it’s good to eat like this once in a while even though the oil could potentially be hazardous. i’ve eaten well enough over the course of the month to have earned this treat meal

day 900 – dineout

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one more food post because it’s dineout vancouver in conjunction with a belated  celebration for my dad’s birthday. the kale salad and this seafood linguine was top notch, but the chocolate mousse dessert was disappointing. i normally don’t eat pasta but had to pick it after hearing good things about it. i guess i could break my rules just for dad’s special occasion

day 528 – thirst craving

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it’s bad when i am secretly craving milk tea, especially at midnight. this was milk tea i had during my visit to taiwan and it also tops all milk teas i ever tasted. too bad i shouldn’t have this cause there’s way too much sugar in these drinks for my own good, need to find a way to suppress these craving, but i find i always have trouble controlling myself. i think i just need to make myself go to bed and everything will be alright

day 276 – family birthday dinner

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celebrating my birthday with my family a day early due to time conflicts with other obligations that takes precendence. we had a table filled with so much delicious sushi and wings and ebi mayo. the manager even hooked me up with a free birthday mars bar ice cream dessert. the combination of good company, delicious food and freebies is always enjoyable. i can’t ask for more than spending another birthday with my wonderful family

day 220 – fancy family feast

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just another saturday night spent with the best people on the planet. cheers to my parents for everything they have given, provided and sacrificed for me. here’s celebrating their anniversary at a newly opened restaurant where they use ipad as menus. technology advances so quickly soon maybe the servers are actually robots. the food tasted good, just wished their portion was slightly bigger

day 181 – chinese new year

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annual celebration of chinese new year enjoying a fantastic home cooked meal with my family. so spoiled at the dinner table filled with endless supply of good food. here’s to another year filled with memories, milestones and goals. i feel so blessed to have my family and friends stick with me through all the ups and downs. hoping each and every year i will be able to enjoy this time of the year with my family just like all the previous years

day 145 – winter solstice

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gathered for a somewhat formal family winter solstice dinner at home, here’s the the official beginning of winter season. been feeling sluggish and somewhat hungover most of the day and starting to feel like i have an eye infection so maybe some comfort food will be brighten things

day 117 – good stuff

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fish shaped ice cream waffle filled with chocolate ice cream from tnt reminds me of taiwan street food and richmond nightmarket vendors. this stuff is too good to be true and got all the goodness in one package. highly dangerous when this fall sin my hands because very addictive as well but need to stop feasting on them