Mango Shaved Ice 

This past weekend I headed out to Vancouver to visit Andrew and go to a wedding together (more on this later). While there, he took me to an Asian dessert place (Mango Yummy) and it made me realize that I miss Asian desserts so much! Philly has a ton of bubble tea places but I haven’t seen any places with Asian desserts!

We got the mango and mochi shaved ice:

It was pretty good but some parts towards the bottom, I felt like I was just eating snow from outside. I would definitely want to go back and try something else!

Under the High Wheel 

Andrew and I had a very nice lunch with our dads! We went to Under the High Wheel and we all loved it! The food was very fresh as they take pride in using local and organic ingredients!

I had the croque monsieur with a kale mixed greens salad!

And we also split a large chicken salad for the table! It was so fresh even the cucumbers tasted better than normal! The portions were also very generous and I’m impressed that we made it through all that food!

I definitely liked this place. While High Level Diner is a classic, this is like a fresh alternative once in a while!

Fort Edmonton

Right before I headed back to Philly, Andrew and I went to Fort Edmonton where my cousin Breanna is currently working for the summer. We had a blast playing midway games, riding some old rides (and getting a little sick from all the sun), playing mini golf and just exploring Edmonton when it was just starting up as a city.

Breanna hand painted this sign!

e had so much fun spending time with these two!

Nongbu

My mom and I had a chance to catch up and one day we decided to go to a Korean restaurant for lunch. I had only heard about Nongbu but I had never been. It was definitely not your usual Korean fare of bulgoi or jap chae.
Instead we had lettuce wraps and a different version of of bibimbab.

Everything was really tasty but the lettuce wraps were definitely difficult to … wrap! Always glad to spend time with my mommy!

Dorinku and Gama

I love trying new restaurants and having a double date with Carmen and Byron was an excuse to go to Dorinku, the new Japanese street food restaurant! We had heard some really good things so we decided to head over!
Pretty much everything that we tried was absolutely perfect and I definitely recommend this restaurant (though it’s only open for dinner).

Their pork cheek was so tender and buttery soft!

The chicken karaage was fried perfectly!

We tried to be healthy with a pork cheek salad. (emphasis on tried)

We also wanted to try new things so we ordered the steak served on a hot volcanic rock form Mt Fuji! Regardless of the rock being from Japan, it was still a pretty cool experience!

The sushi was very unique and delicious (smoked salmon pictured here)

And the udon had a unique twist! It was prepared in a garlic sauce – slightly Italian but not quite!

After dinner we tried to get bubble tea so we made the trek to Gama cafe and had salt caps! Salt caps are regular tea but topped with a sea salt foam that give tea a new dimension of flavor when you stir it in!

And lastly we ended with a strawberry hill (small) and a strawberry castle (large). It sounds crazy but basically it is sweet toast that’s been cubed topped with cream, strawberry sauce and ice cream! It sounds so plain but trust me it tastes fantastic!

Now I can’t wait to go back home to eat these things again!

Pokemon 

We grew up with the original Pokemon so when Pokemon Go came out of course we had to play it! We decided to check out the legislature grounds since they had a few stops and gyms, and Cathy could take some beautiful photos. Cathy also has a beautiful blog herself (one that I aspire to but could never compete with!)

Our lovely significant others… how lucky are we?

I as hungry so I made the executive decision to have a pizza party in the park. It was fun picnic!

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