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Kazoku Ramen

The noodles were nice, they had a really good texture, a nice bite to them and not at all mushy. We also both thought the broth was quite delicious. Our disappointment was with the toppings. The Char Siu was pretty unappealing, it was quite fatty and looked more like slices of lunch meat. Also, the soft boiled egg looked like it fell a little more on the hard side. I think Kazoku is on the right track, but the ramen could use a little work.

The Downtown Diner

the chicken was coated in a delicious crust of corn flakes and honey, which made the chicken incredibly crispy and gave it a unique hint of sweetness. At the same time, the meat inside was wonderfully tender. The mashed potatoes and gravy and the corn on the cob were simple, but delicious; the perfect accompaniments to let the fried chicken shine.

La Poutine

I decided to try the Supreme Poutine which included hand-cut fries, cheese curds, gravy, sour cream, bacon and green onions. I thought this poutine was super tasty. The fries, gravy and cheese curds were already really good, so the addition of green onions, bacon and sour cream just took it over the top in the best way possible.

The Burger’s Priest

we both really enjoyed our burgers at The Burger’s Priest. Their website states that they “believe in purity, simplicity and [providing] fresh ground beef, soft bun, simple toppings, griddled to perfection.” And from what I experienced, it appears as though they practice what they preach.

Edmonton Foodie Christmas Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s gift giving time! I thought I would put together a list of some Edmonton specific gift ideas for the Foodie (or wino) on your Christmas list. Cooking Class I am really big on giving an “experience” as a present, rather than a “thing,” especially for people who have a lot of stuff already, or who are hard to buy for. I think it’s always fun to get out and experience something new and fun and if you are learning too, then that is an added bonus. Get Cooking! offers gift certificates through their website and I can’t recommend them highly enough,  I had an absolute blast when I attended a class there. Sorrentino’s also offers cooking classes. I have actually used a Sorrentino’s Gift Certificate as a wedding gift before and I think that went over really well. Restaurant Gift Certificate There are a ton of awesome restaurants in Edmonton right now, so many in fact that it can sometimes be hard to get out to all of them. I …

Rostizado

After looking over the menu and discussing the options with our server, I decided on the Paloma, a delightful concoction of Tequila reposado and blanco, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, fresh lime, simple syrup and a pinch of salt. The cocktail had just the slightest hint of sweetness to it, which worked well with the tartness of the grapefruit and the punch of the tequila.