Posted on October 17, 2009 by Wendy
Wendy and I have been in Washington State quite a bit this year. We usually stay the night at her relative’s home and then roam the highways of the I5. The funny thing is that we usually end up at Alderwood Mall. Wendy loves her Sephora and I like sitting in that one shop with all the massage chairs and devices. One thing we did this time but never before was to visit Ruby’s Diner. It is basically at one end of the food court. You really can’t miss it.
We didn’t really plan to come here, but we knew it would a place to blog about. It has a 1950-60s decorum and all the waitresses were dressed similarly.
As evidence of my above statement regarding the waitresses.
Yum. First meal of the day for us were milkshakes! Wendy chose the Vanilla Blackcherry while I got the Butterfinger. Both were definitely sweet as expected. I REALLY enjoyed the Butterfinger bits and loves chewing on them. The Vanilla Blackcherry shake had bits of cherry pieces in there as well. A nice start to our meals.
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Posted on October 3, 2009 by Wendy
My parents are on vacation for 2 weeks so I’ll have to fend for myself in the meals department for the time being.
Not wanting to rely on takeout and instant noodles for 2 weeks, I started to make some simple meals and here’s to chronicling those attempts!
And thus..the first post of my “Attempts at Cooking” series!
I didn’t have actual food in my fridge one morning so I just took whatever I had and made a smoothie. Simple. I was originally just going to make a banana smoothie, but I also realized I had some ground flax seed and some yogurt, so I added those too.
I got this from Shoppers Drug Mart and it was on sale. It was pretty good. If you haven’t tried flax seed before it’s got a nice wheaty aroma to it. This particular one was especially suited for smoothies because it’s mixed with blueberries.
Also, the high amount of omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed are best absorbed if the seeds are grounded. This comes grounded so it’s convenient! By the way I add this to my yogurt every morning at work.
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Posted on December 11, 2008 by Wendy
This is a small HK-style dessert shop located on Westminster Highway where Kingspark restaurant is. I like this place because they have a few unusual yummy desserts, one such I am about to show you.
The interior is quite small. There’s about 10 tables in total. It’s pretty brightly lit though and looks and feels clean.
I had their specialty – Coconut noodles. You can get this mixed with a variety of different toppings. I picked longan with mango puree and tadpole with mine.
The coconut noodles are very fragrant and coconutty. The texture is very chewy and slippery and smooth. I love this. The longan are just generic canned stuff but still fragrant like the real fresh deal. Mango puree tastes just as it sounds and the tadpole are really just some type of seaweed that’s been colored. They’re crunchy in texture. A very interesting mix. I believe this was $5.95.
What is it with guys and not liking dessert? I practically had to FORCE Boyfriend to order something just ’cause I don’t like eating by myself. So he reluctantly ordered this Green Tea Red Bean Shake.
It was pretty good. If it had more Green Tea powder in it would’ve been better. The red beans are a bit too hard though. This was ~$4 I think.
They also have a selection of savory snacks like fried chicken wings and toast and etc. They’ve also recently came out with ramen. Have yet to try those though.
I wonder why it’s called 100% Healthy Dessert though, their selections aren’t particularily healthy.
100% Healthy Dessert
150-8291 Westminster Highway,
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