Hanging out with Karen means food, food, and food.
First stop : Cafe Medina.
|My fave dish there : Fricasee.|
After we finished lunch, we walked a few stores down and checked out Dirty Apron.
It was a little shop with many neat items.
|House-made salad dressings and sauces.|
|This green apple paste is suppose to be super delicious with proscuitto.|
They also have a deli bar that sells sandwiches, paninis, drinks and other foods that you can buy for takeout or to enjoy there. There is also a mini stand of fresh produce. There is a little bit of everything.
The coolest part is that it's a cooking school. I took a peek into the classroom. It looks so fun and inviting. Should look into taking a class. Definitely a neat place to check out.
Karen and Ray were talking about their unsuccessful excursion in trying to hunt down some "gie dan jie" (chinese egg waffles). Since it was a nice afternoon and none of us had much planned, we decided we continue the search until we found some.
Second stop : Parker Place in Richmond.
I probably venture into Parker Place about once a year or less. Everytime I step in there, it brings me back to the good old times of childhood when we went there a lot with our parents... there was always some sort of goodies to pick up. Mainly food.
I love the many signs with all its writing and chinese words plastered all over the wall. Nothing changes over the decade. Nothing fancy about "gie dan jie".