Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

Stir-Fry Ice Cream is Really Cool

It started in Thailand, then moved to Hong Kong. Recently it has come to North America with New York and Las Vegas lining up for this latest trend in frozen desserts. Move over cold stone creameries and self-serve yogurts, stir-fry ice cream is here. Stir-fry ice cream is made by pouring cream onto a teppan grill chilled down to as low as -35°C. Mix-ins are stir-fried on the chilling surface, and when the ice cream…

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Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

Cook-Off Raises $18,000 for Local School

The Noodles & Doodles Culinary Arts Cook-Off came back with a new fitting name for their event. Originally the Mount Royal Culinary Cook-Off, the food tasting and auction event raises money for the arts programs at Mount Royal elementary school for the entire year. This year 9 restaurants competed for a spot in the Canadian Food Championships: The Red Piano, Craft Beer Market, Prairie Noodle Shop, Sage River Cree, El Cortez, Zinc, Highlands Golf Course, Northern…

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Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

Chili Cook-Off A Spicy Hit

The 2016 Chili Cook Off is Nov 4, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 in Churchill Square.  The 25th Annual Chili Cook Off kicked off the Canadian Finals Rodeo’s Rodeo Week in Edmonton. The annual event attracts downtown lunch goers and tourists coming to town for the CFR, which will be the 42nd event in 2015. Over the years it has taken some various names, but the Chili Cook Off remains one of favourite events for Edmontonians in…

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Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Lazia Fall Menu Tasting

Yegventures was recently invited to the fall menu tasting at Lazia Restaurant for four. Before our meals, I had a chance to walk through a lounge party serving hors d’oeuvre and they looked mouthwatering. From left to right, four of the selections were: parmigiano doughnuts, boxing wings,  edamame sesame dip, and Moroccan lamb meatballs. We arrived at our table to quench our thirst to have 4 specialty drinks designed at Lazia. I had the fuzzy peach, which uses peach popbles…

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Hoang Long Opening First Look

Hoang Long Opening First Look

Hoang Long Fresh Market is the latest business to open at the street-front of the First & Jasper development. It opened this morning with a traditional Southeast Asian ritual fruit and burnt offering to the ancestors for blessing. Upon walking in, you’ll find a large array of desserts, then several self-serve pay-by-weight food counters. A large seating area is available for patrons, as well as a patio along Jasper Avenue. More of the first look…

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Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton is Back!

Taste of Edmonton opens for its 31st year this year and it’s even bigger than ever. Following new chair Miles Quon a couple seasons back, the event has grown to almost half a million visitors within its 10 day festival. Here’s a Yegventures videos from a past Taste of Edmonton to whet your appetite for 2015. And since it is Throwback Thursday, here’s a throwback moment from the Green Onion Cake eating contest at Taste…

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Lazia Restaurants

Lazia Restaurants

Although Lazia North is no longer open, Lazia downtown serves a great Asian fusion menu right at Edmonton City Centre West. In addition to Lazia, the restaurant group also owns the decadent Wildflower Grill and critically-acclaimed EAST Malaysian-Chinese cuisine. Below you’ll be able to watch a video from both the current and past Lazia restaurants. Enjoy. Lazia Downtown (open): Lazia North (closed):  

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Asian Comfort Foods

Asian Comfort Foods

If you’re looking for Asian comfort foods, Tasty Choice is the place to be. Beyond the bubble tea, they serve up the best curry fish balls in the city. Another unique find is their Japanese crepes which can be served both savoury and sweet. If you’d like something that fills you up, they have a great selection of noodle soups and rice bowls from every country of the orient.

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