#yegfood miga 味家 edmonton

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Yet another new Korean restaurant has emerged in the #yeg scene, but this one is different from any other. Having opened just this past Monday, Miga is a restaurant dedicated to Korean cuisine nested at 9261-34 Ave.

철판 닭볶음 / Stir Fried Chicken with Vegetable on Hot Plate:

I had seen this particular dish on their instagram page already, so naturally I had to go try it out for myself. Nestled in the middle of the hot plate is the stir fried chicken and veggie dish, which is spicy – true to its Korean flavors – yet sweet enough which will likely suit to the general public. Surrounding the chicken are an arrangement of egg soup, cheese, buttered corn and kimchi. These side pocket dishes (other than the kimchi) definitely help in controlling the heat coming from the chicken. If you feel that the spice is starting to overwhelm your taste palate, take a spoonful of the egg soup. Or a spoonful of the buttered corn. Then try dipping the stir fried chicken into the cheese for a different flavor!

#yegfoodfriday : café bicyclette

Looking for any excuse to take a break from studying for my finals so I thought I’d make a post about the yegfoodfriday adventure I went on with my friend last Friday. A couple of my friends and I have been doing this #yegfoodfriday for a while where, like the name says, we get together on a Friday and go on yeg food adventures!

For this trip, we went to Cafe Bicyclette in the French Quarters.

A little funny story here. I was asking some other friends if they have been to this cafe, and no one seemed to know or heard of it. Turns out, I’ve been pronouncing the name wrong! What an embarrassment… In my defense, I never took French in my life and ergo do not know how to pronounce things in French. Wow, that was a lame excuse…

That story, aside, this place was really cute, nestled within Edmonton’s French Quarter in the corner of La Cité Francophone. First thing that I noticed was that everything was in French. Duh! Had some trouble trying to decipher what was written on their menu board, so I had to result to asking the servers for some translation. Eventually, I went for their cream of mushroom soup and a mont blanc. The soup was rich and flavorful, melting my cold body from the chilly winter breeze. As for the mont blanc, no other words can describe it. I was in bliss. I can’t remember the last time I had a mont blanc this great that I decided I had to get another one to share it with my family. The sweet chestnut goodness literally sent me to cloud 9.

Even though the trip was a bit out of the way for a me as a southsider, I wouldn’t think twice about checking out Cafe Bicyclette again.

yegpeople launch party

Unexpected surprises – pleasant ones at least – are the best.

I got the unexpected pleasure of attending the YEGPeople Launch Event at City Centre on November 13th which celebrated the launch of the YEGPeople website.

My friend invited me to come to the party with the VIP tickets she had gotten. So thanks to her, I had a night out in the parkade of a shopping mall after hours!

Delicious foods were catered by Century Hospitality Group and Jacek Chocolate Couture. I managed to stuff a few cookies and chocolates that were being served, which were to no surprise, decadent and delicious as one can always expect them to be.

The dance performance by NXG Dance Company left me awe-struck. These four ladies that put on the performance were F.I.E.R.C.E.

Unfortunately I missed the live music by Izzy and Erin because I had to step out of the venue for a brief moment. No doubt that they would’ve have been an act to see.

Music by two time Redbull 3Style YEG Champ, DJ Echo and Urban DNA – holding up to his title, the music all throughout the night was on point! It was fun to watch few confident people doing their thing on the dance floor.

Good thing that I made a B line to the pop-up nail bar as soon as I got to the parkade. Soon enough, there was a line of other ladies wanting their nails looking on fleek. Despite the long lines, and the pressure the nail artists were under, they did an amazing job on my shellac nail.

As a VIP ticket holder, it came with its perks 😉 All VIP guests went home with a bag full of goodies from Sante, David’s Tea, The Nailkeeper, Imagine 3D Workshop, Tuttifrutti, DNKY, gravitypope.

Another plus from that evening was when I got to meet Vickie from Adventures in Fashion! Vickie is one of the sweetest and kindest person I have ever met. She kindly took the time to chat with me, have me on her snapchat story, and take a picture with me. Definitely a highlight of the night.