June 04, 2013

Restaurant: Bamboo Legend

Sharon came over to Mississauga for some training, so I met her for dinner and chatting at Bamboo Legend - it was pretty good.

Tom Yum soup was super salty - I don't know if they left the soup evaporating for days or what, but it was definitely over the top salty. Had it been less salty, it would've been really good.

'Authentic' pad thai (as opposed to Fusion, which is also on the menu and has the usual ketchup and spice) was very tasty and not overly sweet Thai fried rice was mild and inoffensive - tasty.

Service was friendly but inattentive.

Tasty enough, but not particularly memorable.

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June 06, 2013

Dinner: Salmon Curry

Costco salmon - you're not supposed to, but I totally eat it as sushi sometimes. I blame Jen and her brother. But poached in curry sauce is good too.

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June 09, 2013

Dinner: Lobster Tortellini

Costco also sells this lobster tortellini at a pretty reasonable price. My only complaint is that sometimes it sticks to itself in the packaging and tears.

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June 10, 2013

Dinner: Tacos

Heating the corn tortillas in a hot pan softens the otherwise stiff tortillas.

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June 12, 2013

Lunch: Bean and Avocado Salad

Need to eat like this more often. Lightly dressed in cider vinegar dressing.

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June 15, 2013

Dinner: Nachos

Home fried nachos. I guess it's Mexican theme week.

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June 20, 2013

Dinner: Macaroni and Stew

Mornay sauce makes the best mac and cheese. The stew was just OK though. Serves me right for trying the 'stew beef' cubes at Costco. Never a good move.

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June 21, 2013

Dinner: Duck and Greens

I don't remember when I cooked this.

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June 26, 2013

Restaurant: Osso Bucco Ristorante

Got together with some of the the guys at Osso Buco Ristorante. It was good, but there were some major flaws. Bruschetta was forgettable, while an antipasti plate for two was impressive and easily fed four. The included seafood was very tasty. Servers forgot the bread and were hard to flag down - we were mostly done by the time we got it.

Sean's osso buco wasn't sufficiently tender. Maybe it hadn't cooked long enough or maybe it wasn't submerged enough. Either way, clear miss.

On the other hand, my lamb was perfectly medium rare and deliciously charred. We had the choice of pasta or veg with the main - it would be nice to split the difference. The pasta sauce had an interesting smoky flavor but unfortunately was very sweet. Combined, the net effect was that it resembled BBQ sauce. That can't be the intention.

Tiramisu was fine. I thought it could've been moister with a more assertive coffee soak/flavor. Sean liked it though.

Service throughout was friendly but neglectful - we pretty much had to flag them every time. I grabbed some takeout containers to pack leftovers from a shelf rather than ask - portions were quite generous throughout. By the end of the night, the place was bustling and manageably loud (painting the acoustic ceiling tiles probably didn't help).

Worth a try if you're in the area.

Osso Bucco 341 Main St. N.
Brampton, ON

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June 27, 2013

Dramatic Night Sky

I'm sure I could've done this better, but...
(June 25 2013)

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June 29, 2013

Great deal: All-Clad 12" D5 Frypan

I got a random great deal today as I was browsing a cookware store! This pan ordinarily costs about $185. I got it for just $83! It was on sale for $114, then there was a 20% off sale, and then they only had the floor model so they gave me an extra 10% off.

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