Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fotolog - Aux Vivres (Montreal, Quebec)


While I was in Quebec, I had a chance to stop by this little Vegan restaurant down on St Laurent in Montreal. I had actually been there before about five years ago and I couldn't wait to return. Last time I was there, I ordered their (vegan) BLT wrap, which had bacon-flavoured shredded coconut inside! It was pretty amazing, so I couldn't wait to come back. This time, I opted for something different, but unfortunately, with not-so-amazing results.

This is the tempeh burger with a side of potato wedges and coleslaw. The burg gets my thumbs up, but unfortunately the wedges and coleslaw... not so much. FYI to everybody out there, clove spice should NEVER be used on potato fries. NEVER.




This, however, was pretty amazing.




It's some kind of pate made out of carrots, BUT TASTES LIKE LOX!! Pretty decent imitation. I enjoyed it, however, it would have been better if served on a baguette or cracker of some sort, instead of all on its own.


Aside from the food, I have to admit, the service was pretty terrible. I don't remember it being this way my first time there, but we were seated right next to the washrooms (when there were plenty of other tables available) and once our food was served, our waiter was nowhere to be found. It took forever to get water and even longer to get our bills. However, since I have only been there a couple times, I would give them the benefit of the doubt that this type of service isn't the ordinary.

Despite my less-thank-stellar experience this time, I think I would still go back and see what other interesting creations they've got on their menu. They seem to have a knack for fascinating flavour imitation.

Verdict: To Be Continued...


-A

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fotolog - Breaded Veggie Chicken with Steamed Buns under a Mushroom Gravy (and a side of Garden Salad)



I know it's not the prettiest picture, and I was debating about posting it... but it sure was tasty!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fotolog - Curried Tofu on Jasmine Rice


My most recent tofu trial (and success). Tofu curry made with (light) coconut milk, served with onions and carrots on a bed of sweetened Jasmine rice.

I'm still looking for a sweet curry recipe. I feel like this maybe depends on the type of powder used. Can any curry experts out there help me out?

Summer in a nutshell - intro to fotolog

So my life has been pretty crazy lately.

With the end of my second last semester came my summer of travel. About five days after I finished my exams, I packed up and flew my tush over to Quebec province. I spend a good portion of May there as well as about half of June. I could probably go into incredible levels of detail about this trip, but frankly, I just think that would take too long.

I came back home for a few weeks and then packed my bags for Guadalajara, Mexico. I was only there for a week, but it was a great experience and the people there are some of the most kind I have met.

I think for the next little while, I will be posting a mix of things I've seen, things I've eaten, and things I've made. I hope you enjoy!

-A