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Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry “When Poultry Meets Wine” Pop-up Dinner at Edible Canada

Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry “When Poultry Meets Wine” Pop-up Dinner at Edible Canada

The other night I attended a “When Poultry Meets Wine” popup dinner at Edible Canada with Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry. The action-packed evening was filled with delicious eats featuring different poultry products, wine pairings from Ripples Estate Winery and a culinary demonstration by Chef Tobias on […]

TORAFUKU VANCOUVER 寅福 | Summer Menu

TORAFUKU VANCOUVER 寅福 | Summer Menu

Chef Clement Chan and the Torafuku team celebrates Torafuku’s third birthday. Torafuku translates to lucky tiger in Japanese, and tiger is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the number three. We’ve been here for their grand opening and curated private events! Now Chef Chan continues to […]

The Carbon Bar Toronto | Summer Cocktails

The Carbon Bar Toronto | Summer Cocktails

The Carbon Bar Toronto Cocktails nomss.com food blog

If you’re looking for refuge from the blistering heat, or in need of a refreshing cocktail on a steamy summer night, the latest drink additions from The Carbon Bar will surely do the trick. Infused with quintessential warm-weather spirits, hints of refreshing citrus and a splash of seasonal sweetness, these cocktails are the perfect antidote to the city’s most sweltering days.

 

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The Carbon Bar Toronto Cocktails nomss.com food blogThe Joker and the Thief: Ungava Gin, Prevedello prosecco, elderflower, lime, honey syrup, Barkeep saffron bitters

 

 

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The Carbon Bar Toronto Cocktails nomss.com food blog

Kimono: Zubrowska Bison Grass vodka, Domaine de Canton, Grand Marnier, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, lemon, strawberries

 

 

 

 

more: FAT PASHA | MOTT 32 卅二公館 Roselle Desserts | Trattoria Nervosa

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Carbon Bar
URL: https://thecarbonbar.ca/
Cuisine: Bar, Lounge

Hours:

Mon 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am – 2:15 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am – 2:15 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

99 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1S1
(416) 947-7000

 

 

 

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Introduces “Home for Dinner” Community Fundraising Initiative

Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon Introduces “Home for Dinner” Community Fundraising Initiative

“HOME FOR DINNER” FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE SUPPORTS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BC & YUKON Host a dinner for your loved ones and give back to families whose children require life-saving medical attention       Nothing brings families together like a nourishing, home-cooked meal – […]

Get in Shape for Summer with Nutribar | Contest & Giveaway

Get in Shape for Summer with Nutribar | Contest & Giveaway

“We all know that keeping up a healthy lifestyle in today’s 24-7 world isn’t easy, and it’s even more challenging when it comes to maintaining or losing weight – something that’s on everyone’s mind as summer approaches,” said Brenda Embree, Nutribar Brand Manager. “No one can deny […]

Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

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Getting the Jump: Up-and-Coming Street Food Destinations

Cities that are getting more delicious by the minute

 

Street food is a quick, convenient, usually delicious and authentically local way to get to know a new place. With this in mind, a recent study from Booking.com found that 37% of Canadian travellers plan to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans this year – and more than 46% say they pick a destination for its great food or drink. To help give travelling foodies the inside scoop on where to eat before it hits mainstream popularity, we have uncovered** three of the most promising up-and-coming street food destinations.

 

Melbourne in Victoria, Australia

Doughnuts from the USA, with an Aussie twist

 

Melbournians are already known for their deep and passionate love affair with coffee and when it comes to food, this Australian city is leading the world. The city’s first permanent food truck park was established in 2015 in Northcote, where a rotating list of trucks offer an international spread of comfort and health food.

 

Since then, street food in the city has gone from strength to strength, especially in the northern suburbs like Preston where you’ll find The Food Truck Park, serving up gigantic burgers, nachos, pizza and craft beers.

 

The Bell Motel is just a 5 minute-drive from the park and is the ideal location for napping off those massive portions. It’s also a short drive to River Graze – an unmissable, family-friendly event held along the banks for the Yarra River in mid-March. The culinary program includes ‘cheese showcases’, ‘dessert celebrations’ and the World’s Longest Lunch, a raucous celebration attended by over 1,700 people.

 

Granada in Andalucía, Spain

Golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate

 

Andalusians are rightly proud of their street food. Visitors to Granada will find delicious, earthy flavours served with a touch of theatricality that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the taste buds. Highlights include papas asadas (jacket potatoes) piping hot from portable vintage ovens, roast chestnut sellers with steaming trays, luminous prickly pears and gigantic slabs of ice cream, almost toppling out of sugar cones.

 

Travellers who like to graze on the go should head straight for the covered Mercado San Agustin (held daily in Plaza de San Agustín). Here you’ll find many of Granada’s signature dishes such as golden churros served with cones of thick, dark chocolate or lighter milk chocolate.

 

While the city’s main markets have enough to keep the casual visitors enthralled for hours, locals go out of their way to visit the Zaidin Market for low prices and fresh produce. Just in case your eyes are bigger than your stomach, the Granada Universal apartments are nearby and come with a complete kitchen.

 

Lat Krabang in Bangkok Province, Thailand

‘Boat noodles’ in Lat Krabang

Lat Krabang’s street food may already have popped up on your radar after one of the Bangkok district’s vendors made headlines for creating rainbow crepes, served with Nutella, bananas and plenty of social media acclaim. But there’s a lot more to the area’s street food than the ability to stay on trend.

 

Travellers with adventurous palates should pay a visit to the Suvarnabhumi Outdoor Market, where most of the menus are in Thai, and non-Thai speakers tend to just point to whatever looks and smells the best. Options include crispy chicken wings, pad thai, creamy red and green curries, egg noodle soups and portable cardboard containers of fragrant congee (rice porridge, often served with pork).

 

The Hua Ta Khae section of Lat Krabang used to be a floating village of market stalls and food hawkers. Today it’s still one of Bangkok’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Visitors can stay at the Residence Suvarnabhumi which has its own café on-site with an extensive menu to try out, not to mention a local Thai market a 10-minute walk away.

 

 

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** The data scientists at Booking calculated which destinations had the most growth in endorsements for ‘street food’ from international travellers in 2017.

 

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InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

InstantPot Taiwanese Green Onion Beef Rolls Recipe | 牛肉捲餅

One of my favourite things to order at a Taiwanese restaurant is their Green Onion Beef Rolls 牛肉捲餅. A lot of times you will find this at BBT shops. This Taiwanese burrito makes a great snack! I love the pan fried scallion pancake on the […]

MOTT 32 VANCOUVER SUMMER MENU | 卅二公館

MOTT 32 VANCOUVER SUMMER MENU | 卅二公館

Mott 32 卅二公館 in Vancouver recently just launched their summer menu and we were so excited to taste test it before it was open to the public. This high end fine dining Chinese restaurant is located at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver at 1161 W Georgia […]

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

Herbland Multi-Vitamins Gummy Contest & Giveaway

herbaland NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Time for that summer bod. To ensure you are in tip top shape I’ve partnered with Herbaland to give you a wellness prize pack (valued over $80) 🐻🍬 There’s a variety of goodies from Multi-vits, skin and hair supplements, protein gummies and more 💯 Don’t blame me if you start poppin them like candy!

 

Head over to our Instagram (@instanomss) to enter. Don’t forget to share this gift of wellness with your friends and family! xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This post is sponsored by Herbaland. Opinions are completely my own.

 

 

 

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana Port Moody

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana Port Moody

Rosa’s Cucina Italiana is a tiny Italian restaurant in Port Moody on 2331 Clarke Street. This local Cucina is a classic mom and pop shop that offers homemade pasta. Unfortunately, well, it is just that, “homemade” – and not particularly gourmet. In a small market […]

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

PAN FRIED SOYA NOODLES RECIPE | 豉油皇炒麵

I can never get enough of pan fried soya noodles! It is a classic Cantonese comfort dish. Pan Fried Soya Noodles 豉油皇炒麵 pairs so well with congee for breakfast or over dim sum! Those thin, crispy pan fried noodles are so irresistible and the soya […]

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam | Fremont Village

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam | Fremont Village

Kai Japanese sushi Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Kai Japanese Restaurant is located in Port Coquitlam by Fremont Village (beside A&W, near Wal-mart). This new sushi bar / izakaya has only been opened for approximately four months. This new sushi restaurants offers oshi sushi (pressed sushi similar to Miku and Kishimoto). So you can imagine how excited I was to try this!

 

The interior is roomy and clean. Lots of booth seats, four tops and bar seats. It is baby friendly and opens seven days a week! Prices are reasonable and service is friendly. I also liked that the menu offers a variety of tapas, tempura, pan fried noodles, rolls, sashimi and oshi sushi (pressed sushi).

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

To start things right we ordered two Sapporo on tap.

 

 

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Salmon Oshi Sushi 13: sockeye salmon, serrano pepper, kai sauce. It was tasty and comparable toto Miku and Kishimoto plus we don’t have to drive to downtown! We also really liked their Saba and albacore tuna version as well.

 

 

Kai Japanese Restaurant Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG Few nigiri pieces we always order is saba, hotate and toro.

 

Kai Japanese sushi Port Coquitlam NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG

Grilled Skewers: We love their spicy pork skewers and chicken loaded with green onions.

 

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Giant Bomb roll

 

 

We are happy that Kai Japanese Restaurant is now in the Fremont neighbourhood and can’t wait to go back. It’s been a long time since we’ve had an Izakaya. I also am already craving their oshi sushi pressed sushi!

 

 

more: Sushi K Kamizato | Miku | WHERE TO EAT IN COQUITLAM

 

 

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Kai Japanese Restaurant
URL: http://kairestaurant.ca/
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar, Izakaya

 

 

Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:00 pm Open now
Thu 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Sushi K Kamizato Port Coquitlam

Sushi K Kamizato Port Coquitlam

It’s been a very long time since we last visited Sushi K Kamizato. Even though we live mere minutes away, we’ve been going to eat at other places in the Tri-Cities. The menu has changed a lot since they first opened. It is more concise and focused on sashimi, […]

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

EARLS AMBLESIDE WEST VANCOUVER | $8 BRUNCH MENU

Earls Restaurant Group is opened its new Ambleside Beach location on May 9, 2018. The first Earls to open in BC since 2010, Earls Ambleside Beach has been conceived specifically for this West Vancouver location and demographic. The design is ‘West Coast meets California Beach’ style […]


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Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you to take refuge from the busyness of daily life and escape for while with a delicious glass (or bottle, we don’t judge) of wine. We came here on our second day of our Summerland road trip. After travelling from Vancouver and pre-drinking before at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, we didn’t want to leave this beautiful place. We made sure we made dinner reservations at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant for dinner later that evening.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Upon arriving you are greeted at the gate with beautiful grapes and a stunning view. Even on a cloudy day, the view is mesmerizing. We sat on the grass for a long while talking nonsense, life and just soaking up God’s creation.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate SOMMELIER GUIDED TOURS:

Legacy Tasting Experience – 90 minutes $50 pp

WINERY TOURS:

  • Discovery Tour – 60 minutes $20 pp
  • Heritage Tour – 60 minutes $12 pp

GROUP TOURS:

  • WINERY HOURS – OPEN DAILY
  • October 9th – December 31st, 2012, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • *closed Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Remember to book your reservations in advance on the Mission Hill Winery Estate website as there are limited spaces. We chose the Discovery Tour which began with an introduction to viticulture at Mission Hill and its importance in winemaking. Tour begins in the vineyards, followed by our winery film, architecture highlights and a visit to our underground Barrel Cellar. In the end, guests will enjoy an extensive tasting of 4 award-winning wines and a $5.00 gift voucher for our Wine Shop.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

 

After all the wine tasting and touring I was ready to spend my $5 voucher and indulge on flights. 3 for $10 or any single for $4. If you purchase two bottles from the selected list, you can enjoy one tasting also. I really enjoyed their 06 SLC Chard and their SLC Syrah.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep the cheese and crackers you purchase close to you. There are many guests whom thinks it is free and communal and start reaching into your purchased food. Most are probably already intoxicated from the wine tour and wine tasting where common sense and mannerism is throw out the door.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

And after all that wine drinking you can join us at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant to indulge in some seafood and steak.

 

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Mission Hill Winery
URL: http://www.missionhillwinery.com/
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
(250) 768-7611

 

 


Beauty & Lifestyle

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is  located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, […]

METRIN SKIN CARE | 85 YEARS OF HOLISTIC BEAUTY & GIVEAWAY

METRIN SKIN CARE | 85 YEARS OF HOLISTIC BEAUTY & GIVEAWAY

What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. […]

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting. […]

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Christmas is less then two months away. It’s time to talk Christmas. One way to set the mood for Christmas are specialty advent calendars. Here is a list of our favourite non-traditional advent calendars filled with delicious treats, beauty and home products, and even BC […]

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural […]