What a beautiful and sunny day for this event! (jk, in my opinion it was way too hot outside. ugh) It’s still a beautiful day though!
For people who don’t know, taste of edmonton is an annual event that takes place at Churchill Edmonton. It is an event where food places around edmonton are all in one place to showoff food they have in their stores. It is not “free taste”, there is a ticket centre where you have to buy tickets, and that’s what you use to buy the food. It’s typically 2-4 tickets per dish.
This years event happens from July 21-30.
They hand out menus when you get into the event, it shows the names of the restaurants and what dish they can serve you with the amount of tickets you need to get them. It also has a map to show you where booths are located. (Thanks to my friend, Dianne for modelling haha!)
Since it’s super hot out we decided to get lemonade to start, I love love lemonades but holy, 4 tickets for a large one, that’s too expensive considering how much the tickets were. Oh well, we needed the beverage. haha.
The place was pretty busy.
Booths typically look like this. We didn’t get any from Mama Lee’s Kitchen tho.
Dish #1 Butter Chicken with Rice
Our first stop “real first stop” was butter chicken! it’s honestly the friend groups favourite! If you haven’t tried butter chicken with rice, you’re missing out!
Moksha Indian Cuisine
Dish #1 Tandoori Chicken with Naan (right)
Dish #2 Chicken Kebab with Naan (left)
These dishes were pretty good too, #1 looks spicy because of the color but it’s just mild. It was kinda dry but I think that’s how it’s supposed to be. #2 in the other hand is not too bad, I liked it but my friend and I like #1 better. When I was eating #2 I didn’t realize it was made out of chicken until I looked at the menu again haha.
The Melting Pot
Dish #1 Cheese Fondue in Bread Bowl
Dish #2 Chocolate Fondue Cup
I forgot to take a picture of these dishes seperately. But they are the ones on the far right, in my opinion #1 is a bit salty for my liking but I still liked it because “cheese is life”. #2 had a piece of marshmallow, half a strawberry and some kind of sweet bread, good dessert. 🙂
This is just me taking pictures of Dianne….
Dish #2 Traditional Fried Bannock
We only chose to get the fried bannock. You get the choice of butter, jam or nutella.
Italian Bakery Edmonton
Dish #1 Sicilian Canoli
Dish #2 Tiramisu in a Cup
Don’t they look good from the outside? So eye catching!!! For me they were okay though, no.. the tiramisu was real good actually. I bought my sister one and she loved it. I’m not much of a sweet tooth so I didn’t enjoy it as much, I couldn’t finish it because of the sweetness. The canoli on the other hand was okay, the filling was sweet but the outer shell was rather plain which thinking about it now is good because it balances the taste out. So yeah, if you are a sweet tooth definitely both a must try!
Panda Hut Express
Dish # 1 Ginger Beef
I’m such a sucker for ginger beef, I had to get it. It’s honestly one of my favourite things to get on asian kitchens!
The Cheesecake Cafe
Dish #1 Marvellous Stuffed Mushrooms
I don’t really know what’s stuffed in these mushrooms but they were good! It almost seemed like a calamaris but it’s mushrooms. The good thing about this one is you dip it on dill haha, one of my favourite dips ever!
Churros King (Food Truck)
Yay churros right!? NOOO. These are the worst churros I have ever had they were seriously full of oil it’s gross. We got this from a truck but it’s not the only place to buy churros I believe theres another truck that sells them. But yes, a NO NO for this one.
Dedo’s Food Truck
Dish #1 Chicken Shawarma with Rice
This one is the last food item we tried. We were so full from everything and hardly finished this but it was one of the good ones we tried. It was a bit sour but it was all good together with the mayo and a little bit of hot sauce.
After being super full from all the food we ate we decided to walk. We went exploring some of Edmonton’s hidden gems. Edmonton have some nice awesome architectures!
Apparently this huge slogan has only been up there for a month? I did not know this and I heard that no one knew who did it. Isn’t it so cool though?
Just to get this blog started and running, I’ll share some of my favourite photos I took ever since I learned taking photos!
Let’s take a moment and appreciate black and white photos! I think black and white photos give deeper meanings coloured photos can’t give. I feel like they convey emotions in a much more meaningful way, if that makes sense.
1. Urban Outfitters, I took this when I was strolling around the mall by myself looking for good subjects for my photos. This part of the store is their vinyl section. I’ve always wanted a turn table and a million records. One day I’ll get one! What I like about this shot is the “old photo” feel of it. The vinyls and b&w go together, am I right? haha!
2. Starbucks Cup, I took this picture last year when I was in design school. My classes were very early in the morning so I would always get myself a cup of “half english toffee, half black” to wake myself up. And why not take a picture of it right? 3. Building, I decided to go downtown one day and attempted to take nice photos of buildings. I wasn’t quite successful as I wanted to be but this one might be my favourite out of all the photos I took!
4. T & T, T & T is and asian supermarket. Hello, I’m an asian kid in Canada! My family usually do our grocery shopping in asian stores. When I was at the mall I decided to take a peek and took pictures of some bread stuff. You probably couldn’t tell eh? haha! What I love about this photo is the “bokeh” effect. (if you love photography, you’d know what it means!)
5. Brooklynn, one of my favourite favourite shots! This photo was taken when we were having coffee at tims. I think we were waiting to go to church that time and we got lots of time so we decided to have coffee. I love this photo because of her smile. so beautiful!6. Hangers, I remember just liking the way this looked. haha nothing much to say about it!7. Coffee Date, I went on a coffee date @ Starbucks with 3 of my young life girls.I loved taking photos of them, just look at those wonderful smiles! We talked about Pretty little liars, and Rockridge and all the fun things! We had so much fun that day!