Sunday, July 6, 2014

Just a Taste: Izumi Restaurant

Izumi sits in a residential area within a strip mall on Arlington Avenue. From my understanding they recently had an ownership change and now serve Japanese and Korean dishes. We went for sushi strictly, but my goodness did the other dishes smell and look delicious. They serve sashimi, maki rolls, tempura, teppanyaki, fried chicken, bento boxes and more.  The restaurant was clean, spacious and the servers were friendly and patient with our order taking.

We ordered salmon nigiri, inari and an assortment of maki rolls. All of the food was presented nicely and very fresh! My one complaint would be eating the large rolls, but you definitely get your money's worth at Izumi and I'm down with that. My favourite roll would have to be the specialty dragon roll which is avocado, crab and cucumber with BBQ eel on top.

All you can eat sushi is a gateway to the sushi world, but once you try other Saskatoon joints I promise you that you will be impressed. I'll definitely be back.

Izumi Japanese & Korean Restaurant on UrbanspoonYours Truly

Thursday, June 26, 2014

JUST EAT | Saskatoon Promotion (25% Off All Orders)

Just Eat is a food delivery service that allows you to order food from the comfort of your own computer. The good folks at Just Eat and Butter Public Relations gave us a credit to test their service. After creating an account I noticed that their are currently 58 Saskatoon restaurants partnered with Just Eat. Each restaurant has a full menu, an estimated wait time, hours of operation and a flat delivery fee. From Vietnamese food to Indian to pizza, there are options for everyone. To celebrate good food and Summer, Just Eat is offering 25% all orders this Summer in Saskatoon!

I tested the service with the restaurant Spring Roll and was happy with how easy the website was to navigate and select dishes. You can add and subtract items just like that. At the purchase screen you have the option to pay cash or credit. Three of us ate this meal and were extremely full. The discount is crazy and definitely worth the money. When ordering your food online I would suggest writing in the text box that you need utensils and a phone number they can reach you at or else you'll be like me running to the closest establishment at work.

Whether you want to eat in your own home, need a bite at work or are just feeling lazy, Just Eat is a great option for everyone.

Yours Truly

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just a Taste: Calories Restaurant

Long time no see, we're back again and what better way to start if off than a new Just a Taste. This was my first time eating at Calories and I don't know what took me so long to give it a try. The restaurant offers something for everyone from homemade soups, lentil burgers to an assortment of tarts.

Aashna and myself came for lunch and she went with a tomato soup and vegetarian sandwich while I did the California club sandwich with homemade fries. First of all, our server was tight. She knew the menu well and had good input on the menu items we inquired about. When she brought us our dishes we were really stoked on the presentation from the large portions to the colours and neatly stacked sandwiches.

Sure it looks good but how does it taste? The words that come into my mind are good texture and fresh. The club sandwich came on a Earthbound baguette, how could you go wrong with that? The smoked turkey, thick bacon, tomatoes, lettuce, onions and lime jalapeƱo mayo gave it a savoury taste that kept the sandwich in your hands until it was done. The fries had a good texture with a crispy outside and a soft potato inside. They came with a tasty aioli and house ketchup.

We couldn't stop there either, we had to try the Saskatoon berry lemon cheesecake. It was fresh with a nice lemon zest and Saskatoon berries. The cheesecake was light and paired well with their whipped cream. I don't think you can come here and not try something in their dessert area.

Service was great, portions are large, food is fresh and flavourful and desserts keep you from stopping at the entree. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Calories Restaurant on UrbanspoonYours Truly

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SiuMing Meets World

hello saskatoon has been a pleasure because of the experience I have gained writing and learning experience as well as being able to work with this cool group of guys. We are all at points of our lives where we have began working on personal projects as well as personal blogs. I'm not saying that hello saskatoon is dead, but we are definitely putting a pause on it.

If you are interested in what any of us are up to, feel free to message us and ask. As for myself, I have began a personal blog called SiuMing Meets World. I work and write similar things as I have on here previously but with more of a subjective style and dive into more personal topics and events that I have the opportunity to experience as time goes by. Hopefully you will enjoy it as well.

Yours Truly

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Just a Taste: Park Cafe

Park Cafe is located on 515 20th Street.

I placed an order for take out but analyzed the restaurant as I went to pick up my food. After watching a lot of Diner, Drive Ins and Dives and having family own restaurants of their own, I understand that you can't judge any restaurant before experiencing service and tasting the food. The building is outdated but that doesn't stop anyone from lining up at their doors and filling their seats. The woman who gave me my food was very friendly.

Before browsing the menu, many have praised their breakfast options and hamburgers. The selection was beyond me from steak and eggs, burgers to salads. There truly is something for everyone.

I went with a cod sandwich with fries and onion rings (shared sides with a friend). The taste was great, the fish had a light batter that you could peel off with a nice homemade tarter sauce. The bun too was soft and proportionate to the cod. It was quite messy, but a messy sandwich is always the best (minus Subway). The fries and onion rings themselves were homemade and delicious, and they give you a large portion.

This place is delicious, I am happy I finally had the opportunity to eat here. The cost per meal to what you receive is fantastic as well, you really get your dollars worth. With the size of menu and things that that caught my eye, I will definitely be back!

Park Cafe on UrbanspoonYours Truly