Sunday, April 7, 2013

I'll have the Sushi and Ribs please!

Yep!  I was eating my way round the world again this weekend.

First stop was a return visit to Japan.  After 2 months in Canada, Elly and I took Ayaka to The Ikebana Shop in Halifax where she was surrounded by familiar things -- Bento boxes, Totoro stickers & t'shirts; beautiful porcelain rice bowl and sake sets and these -- Haori, a type of short over-jacket.  

Elly's and Ayaka's don't look as striking as mine does because of the muted colors and the lack of contrast, I think.  But take it from me:  they were equally as beautiful.  Elly's is polyester ($59.95) and Ayaka and I are wearing 100% silk ($79.95).  Wouldn't that orange jacket be amazing with black pants, skirt, dress or just plain jeans?  So, I've decided to put aside $20 a month for it, domo arigato! どうもありがとう  

Then we headed to our favorite sushi restaurant - The B-Well Cafe. The food is always so good there and offered at such a good price.  Ayaka was very happy; and when her Unagi bowl arrived, she peered into it and sighed and said "Hello unagi:  I've missed you!"  
Grilled chicken with soba, BBQ'ed Unagi (eel) bowl, edamame & a green tea latte, and ( top right) the amazing Yam Dragon Roll -- warm, crispy yam tempura wrapped in avocado and drizzled with sweet soy sauce.  Sooo delicious! 

I then dropped the girls at the shopping centre while I headed to ...... yes, you're right!  Value Village.  I know they aren't as inexpensive as they used to be.  But I still find them economical, I'm probably not going to be found wearing what everyone else is wearing AND I did have a 30% off coupon.  (Pictures later this week.)

Then we were off to see Jurassic Park in 3D on an Imax screen; and although we were in the front row (Can you say whiplash?), it was so much fun to see those huge dinosaurs and the amazing detail in the leaves on the trees, etc.  

Last world stop before we headed home for this hungry crew was Montana ..........................
..... or I should say "Montana's Steak and Rib House".  The lines at the theatre were much too long for popcorn; so we were hungry little wranglers.  Mighty hungry!

Elly had steak & wonderful spicy shrimp; I had ribs and Ayaka had salmon.  The girls also had virgin straw-melon slushies - yummy!

While we waited, Elly showed off her artistic skills.  Here we have Ayaka on the left ... eating the bunny rabbit Elly first drew.  And Sandy is on the right where Elly is literally putting words in my mouth.  (But there's a lot of truth in those words.)

We had such a fun day together.  Eating together is about so much more than food, even when it's really good food.

I am truly blessed!


Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I love the jackets you have on. I'm going to tell my daughter about the restaurant you went to in Halifax so she can try it out. I'm always glad to know of a place that is authentic and reasonably priced.


The jackets are gorgeous and the food looked delicious.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You did get a wide variety of good food and shopping done as well. It's looks like you had a good time with those two. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one!

Decadent Housewife said...

Hello Sandy,

Found you a week or so ago and just now getting back to dig a little through your blog. I might need a seatbelt - love your energy!

I really like those jackets - they look good, and practical.

Trish in Ontario :)

Suzan Ross said...

Hi Sandy,After reading what your day was like,I feel like such a slacker!After a bit of shopping at the health food store,a stop at a winery close to my house,I stayed in and looked at the rain outside and read. My current book is Annabel by Kathleen Winter. Set in Labrador,I am thoroughly enjoying it. Today is another rainy day in Kelowna,so off soon to meditation class and then home to make fall off the bone shortribs.Have a wonderful day!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun day you had! Those jackets are beautiful and I do like the orange one you had on best. I'm glad you're saving to purchase it. It looks great on you! We had Edamame beans when at our daughters and really like them. They are good for you too. Have a great week. Has spring arrived there yet?

Pam said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!