Stories Behind the Chopsticks - YEG Food Crawl

  Our Guide was Great!

This was a great event!  We had some great food and met some great new people and visited with people we've met before.  I think I'll let the pictures do the talking for most of this blog post:

13:00 - 13:45 1st stop Lee House (10704 97 Street)

Lee House has been in Edmonton for 22 years.  Mrs. Lee's original location is on Whyte Avenue.  This is their second location on 97th Street.  She still has family send her some ingredients right from Korea.

From the bottom left:  Daikon Squares, Sweet Potato Noodles, Mung Bean Sprout Sesame Salad, Kimchi and Bulgogi.  It was all very good but I really liked the Sweet Potato Noodles and the Bulgogi.

Lee House's Legendary Chicken Balls.  This has long been rated their #1 dish.

Lee House on Urbanspoon
13:50 - 14:35 2nd stop Zen Sushi (10518 101 Street)

This place was excellent and so much food!

Started our meal with cool green tea.

Then came the sushi:



Crab Stick

 He makes the sushi:

Miso Soup:

Chicken Teriyaki:

Yam Tempura - this was amazing!


Shrimp Tempura:


Beef Terriyaki - yum! (we had two of these plates!)

Oh yes, here's the second one:

Now onto the Maki:

  Crispy Salmon Skin.  This was amazing!  Kat was scared to try it but we all loved it.


  Chop Chop - not sure what it was but it was good:

  California Roll:
That's what our table of four shared.  Plus four salads.  The food was great and really plentiful for the price paid for the ticket.  This place is awesome!  They have all you can eat sushi for lunch and dinner.  Will definitely be bringing our boys that can eat a lot of sushi back here! 

Zen Sushi on Urbanspoon

14:40 - 15:25 3rd stop Golden Szechuan (10508 101 Street)

Next we headed right next door to the Golden Szechuan.  While our meals were ordered mild, it was a little to spicy for many of our group (but really I think we were just all so full from Zen Sushi!)

Sliced beef tendon dipped in spicy sauce;
Shredded pork with Szechuan sauce;
Boiled sliced fish in hot sauce;
Steamed rice;
  Close up of the boiled fish in spicy sauce

 Golden Szechuan Restaurant on Urbanspoon
15:30 - 16:00 4th stop Tea Bar Cafe (10640 98 Street)

Next we were off to the Tea Bar for Bubble Tea.  Phil had tried it once but I had never had it.  I tried the Taro Bubble Milk and Phil had the Lychee Bubble Tea.  I really liked my Taro Bubble Milk.  Phil's wasn't as good.  I'm not sure about the tapico "bubbles".  Not sure I'd ever have to specifically go for a bubble tea again but I really liked getting to try and experience it.

 Tea Bar Cafe on Urbanspoon

And, as an added treat, we also got to stop at Ruby's Bakery who provided us with a gift of a coconut tart and tulip cake.  Delicious. This is Ruby!

Ruby's Bakery on Urbanspoon

It was a really great day.  Thanks so much to the organizers for all their hard work and to the other people in our group that provided such great company!

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