Cafe Salade de Fruits

Click to add a blog post for Cafe Salade de Fruits on Zomato Three of us went for lunch during the weekday. The restaurant was small and packed, but had a lot of unique ‘French’ decor that gave it a nice European atmosphere.

idearabbit-cafedesalade7 idearabbit-cafedesalade8idearabbit-cafedesaladeThe complimentary slices of bread were soft and spongy. Tasted really good. We ordered a plate of pâté which went even more well together with the bread.

idearabbit-cafedesalade2 idearabbit-cafedesalade3idearabbit-cafedesalade4I ordered the Omelette du jour $9 which came with an omelet with red peppers and their daily soup. The soup was quite large and very tasteful. The omelet was soft, though I would have liked to have more ingredients inside – especially mushrooms! Love mushrooms – a must have in omelets!

idearabbit-cafedesalade5One of us wanted the same dish, but with prawns thrown into the omelet, but that was not allowed, so she ordered the Shrimp Salad.

idearabbit-cafedesalade6The other company ordered the Spinach Salad. They were both pretty large and presented very well. Looked tasty and healthy!
Service was great and the atmosphere was very nice! A nice new find!

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Forty Ninth Parallel Café & Lucky’s Doughnuts

Click to add a blog post for Forty Ninth Parallel Cafe & Lucky's Doughnuts on Zomato It’s a hipster cafe, but unlike the one on Main St., the teal colour and the sliding glass (which are open during warm weather) gives it a brighter warm feel. The patio and marble tables with simple metal chairs reminded me of a bit of Europe.
Sadly, they didn’t have Rooibos, so I ended up with Chamomile as the other other option for caffeine free tea was Peppermint, which I’m not a fan of.

idearabbit-49parallel_kits3idearabbit-49parallel_kits2idearabbit-49parallel_kitsThe tea $3.50 order came with a mug, tea pot, spoon and wooden tray with grooves to keep the things in place. The place was kept clean with fast service and a place with character.

idearabbit-49parallel_kits4Sheepie had the coffee and doughnut combo. I forgot if it was $3.50 or $3. Either way, a good deal.
Unfortunately, not having Rooibos tea is a killer for me…but otherwise, a very nice cafe.

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Western Lake Chinese Restaurant

Click to add a blog post for Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant on Zomato We had a reservation for 6 people on a Saturday at 7:30pm. The place was jam packed with lineups at the door.



idearabbit-westernlake idearabbit-westernlake2 idearabbit-westernlake7Since my friends had been here several times and were familiar with the menu, we mostly let them decide. I ordered the House Special Chow Mein $14.80. It was a pretty big portion and fair price. It was loaded with veggies and meat. Would I order this dish again? Yes.
The Ling Cod $33.80 (no pic) was good, though I thought it was pretty pricey. Since it was on the other side of the table (without the turning table), I didn’t get to try that much of it. Would I order this dish again? No.

idearabbit-westernlake4Squab $15.80. We had 2 orders of it ($31.60), and it was my first time trying a squab. At the time of serving, I didn’t know that they were young domestic pigeons…(usually under four weeks old). It didn’t have much meat on it, but the flavour was pretty good. For westerners that have grown up with buying meat from the store as just ‘meat’, beware that you will also get the deep fried head of the bird on the plate as well. Would I order this dish again? No.

idearabbit-westernlake6Diced Beef with Mushroom $14.80. This one was really tasty, though quite salty, so goes well with a bowl of rice. It came wrapped up in tinfoil in a shape of a swan. The staff unwrapped it to show steaming hot food inside. Would I order this dish again? Yes.

idearabbit-westernlake3Chef’s Specialty Shredded Chicken $12.80. Decent sized dish. Sheepie was surprised that it was a cold dish. Would I order this dish again? No.
The restaurant was kept well, service was good, though my friends did all the Chinese conversing, so not sure on their English. It was interesting to try different dishes – it’s always nice to go along with friends that know the cuisine well.

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