Butter Chicken Factory

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I’m always open to try new Indian restaurants, especially if they have been recommended by someone I know.  A few weeks back, my co-worker mentioned that she always gets take out from Butter Chicken Factory.  So obviously, I had to put this down on my list.

This past weekend, my parents and I so happen to be downtown for an event. And we didn’t have anywhere to go for dinner, so this was the perfect opportunity to eat at Butter Chicken Factory.

We decided on the Dinner for 2, which included an appetizer dish, 2 mains (1 of them had to be a vegetarian dish), a complementary Chana Masala, one rice and two naans. We chose the famous Butter Chicken (my co-worker recommended that to me) and we also ordered Navratan (Veggie) Korma.  This was plenty for the three of us as we had leftovers to take home.

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The appetizer had one large vegetable samosa, two pieces of onion bhaij, and three portions of chicken pakora.

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Butter Chicken.

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Chana Masala.

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Naan.

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Rice.

The dinner special was $43.95 and including a drink, tax and tips came to be $60. That’s not bad at all, considering we had  doggy bags. Everything was streaming hot when it was served, which is a rare find. I am not sure if I would recommend this restaurant to a friend. I probably need to try other dishes and eat there a couple more times to decide. I really want to try the Rogan Josh and Vindaloo curries.

Click here to visit the website.

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Moji Japanese Eatery

Ice cream. Not my favourite. But if it has durian in it, than that’s a different story. So I was telling my cousin that I went to Moji for lunch and I wanted to try dessert someday. And so we did.

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Originally I ordered the Durian King. Sadly it was made and served but it was taken away after several seconds later. Apparently, according to my cousin (I was absent from the table when it was taken back), there was something wrong but  we didn’t know what. This was the first disappointment of the day.

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So I chose another dessert which was Cookies and Cream. It’s not what you think it is… it’s actually crushed oreos sprinkled on top of ice cream. There were two ice cream  flavours to choose from, but the matcha soft serve machine was broken…which meant I was left with the strawberry flavour. It was another disappointment to know that it was artificial strawberry flavour.

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Here is snippet of my cousin working behind the scenes for my blog. Haha! Much is appreciated, she know that.  : )

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I wouldn’t go back for dessert because of the limited choices. But I do recommend having lunch. There are many choices to choose from, ramen to rice dishes and many appetizers.
Visit Moji’s website here.

Thanksgiving Turkey Treats

It’s been more than a year since I started my current job and I have been baking/ making various desserts but no one really seems to get the “idea”. Once, I made mini muffins and stuck a picture of my manager’s face on each one because it was her birthday. And someone asked me why her photo was on each muffin? Is it just a Western thing?

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Well this year for a thanksgiving treat, I made these Abordable Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites via Pinterest. Hopefully, these will be more OBVIOUS-looking.  I had a lot of fun making them (on my own) but it took many tries just to get each turkey looking right.

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I sent my cousin a photo when I started making these and most of the turkeys looked so bad. But she said they were bad in a cute way. I guess she’s right. Honestly, I kind of mastered the technique of putting each candy corn in as the wings and the googly eyes for the eyes and the rest is easy. The hardest part was waiting for the chocolate rolo to set. If I put in one of the three turkey wings, the caramel would be running out. Making about 50 turkeys took me more than two hours. *insert crying emoji*

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My brother came over when I was my second batch and he complimented me! I was starting to get in the hang of things but working on these are more fun when someone has the same enthusiasm as you. Maybe next year, I will ask someone to make them with me so both of our co-workers will have treats to enjoy (that is, if they get the idea!).

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I’ll cross my fingers and hope that all goes to plan at work tomorrow! But at the same time, I don’t want these cuties to leave the house or they’ll be gobbled up!

Special thanks to my cousin for coming with me to buy the ingredients and Erin for sharing this lovely thanksgiving treat. Click here for instructions to make these turkey bites.