Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Frankfurt in a day - Walking tour con't and Kleinmarkthalle, Frankfurt's largest indoor farmer's market Part 3

We started off our walking tour of Frankfurt by fueling up at the best (award 2013) bakery in Germany -  Bäckerei HansS (see previous post with bakery goodies here), continued on with the top Aldstalt (Old Town) sites, churches and Frankfruters (see previous post with what to look for, do and eat).. now we've worked up an appetite and hit up Frankfurt's largest indoor farmer's market: Kleinmarkthalle!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant Richmond, BC - tasty traditional Chinese dinner!

For a recent family dinner while we were in Vancouver, we hit up Golden Paramount Seafood Restaurant, which was voted a few times as one of the top 10 places in Richmond for its traditional Cantonese fare.  Its won awards and mentions from Chinese Restaurant Awards and Vancouver magazine for its dim sum dishes, my fiancee's mom had tried it out before, so we were pretty excited!  The restaurant itself is tucked away in a little strip mall that had a Chinese grocery store that had all sorts of random snacks, things we never seen or tasted before and we stocked up on some snacks, dropped them off in the car, and then went into the restaurant :P

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Frankfurt in a day - walking tour continued with frankfurters, churches and more! Part 2

We started off our walking tour of Frankfurt by fueling up at the best (award 2013) bakery in Germany -  Bäckerei HansS (see previous post with bakery goodies here and start of tour by the Eiserner Steg -Iron Bridge) and now we're onto part 2 of our walking tour of Frankfurt... Frankfurters, churches and more!

Monday, 17 November 2014

Lucky Place Restaurant Calgary, AB - tasty quick and easy on wallet Chinese lobster lunch!

During a recent jaunt down to Calgary, we met up for lunch with my aunt and cousin for lunch at this little hole in the wall Chinese restaurant. Owned and run by two chefs formerly of Harbour City Restaurant, I would have never have even found this place had it not for my fabulous aunt who keeps tabs on the food scene in Calgary.  Every day, there are $9 and $11 lobster, seafood, noodles and rice lunch specials.. and its big generous plates of food to entice folks to try them out and return for dinner at dinner prices.  Onto the lobster!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Frankfurt in a day - first stop... Bäckerei HansS, one of the best bakeries in Germany and walking tour of Frankfurt! Part 1!

After an insanely too early morning waking up at 5am to get ready to step off the sleeper train we took from Denmark into Frankfurt around 6am, a hair raising experience navigating through downtown Frankfurt during rush hour (the GPS ever so usefully guided us around in circles or told us to turn much too late for us to cut lanes.. but that's another story).. so after checking into the hotel, we rewarded ourselves by hitting up Bäckerei HansS for breakfast! Since November 01, 1935 , for over 77 years, Bäckerei HansS , a third generation family run bakery has baked bread and pastries, and won best bakery Germany in 2013 (by the magazine "Der Feinschmecker" or The Gourmet).