Chi Lan – Calgary, Alberta

Well, we just got home from a short but GREAT holiday, and I wanted noodle soup… so, we went to Chi Lan as it’s close to home, and delicious!

Originally, I wanted something with a more subtle taste, but when I picked up the menu, I soon realized I was craving for spice!

We ordered a Bun Bo Hue and Hot Wings, and both was as mentioned, spicy! The wings were perfectly fried, and then tossed in a hot sauce. The skin was fried to perfection, with a nice crunch. I asked for the Bun Bo Hue with rice noodles, as it’s easier to eat! I do enjoy the round noodles they usually use, but it splashes the soup all over me… and the splatter look wasn’t what I wanted.

After eating the wings, the Bun Bo Hue wasn’t spicy, and I was able to taste the flavor of it, and it’s subtle hint of sweetness. It was really good!

At the end of the night, it was a great dinner! It’s definitely my go to noodle place! 🙂 Chi Lan is close to home, with reasonable prices and never a disappointment! Be sure to visit them yourself!

Chi Lan

4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2Z
(403) 726-2335

7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta

I had to opportunity to try authentic Filipino food at 7 Seas in Calgary, and it was a little place – which is really easy to miss, as it’s tucked away in a strip mall. However, the food is excellent, and the prices are really reasonable (with large portions).

We started with one of their soups and I”m not sure what it’s called as it was all ordered by a friend. This soup was pretty tasty and not like any other soup we’ve had.

We had their Lumpia which is their spring roll, and they have an amazing and delicious take on it.

We also go to try their fried fish which was perfectly fried to a nice crispy without being dry.

Staying with the fried theme, we got their fried pork skin which is a very common appetizer or snack in the Asian world.

Pretty much what we ate instaead of a variety of started was rice with a popular dish of stewed okra and tomatoes and rice. This was amazing and I think adults and kids of all ages would enjoy this tangy dish.

Overall, it was a fantastic experience and we really enjoyed our time here.

7 Seas Seafood & Grill Restaurant

7521 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB
(403) 252-8087

The Little Cupcake Shoppe – Calgary, Alberta

I really enjoy going to The Little Cupcake Shoppe, in McKenzie Towne. I’m always greeted by friendly staff, excellent looking cupcakes, and excellent tasting cupcakes!!

Recently, The Little Cupcake Shoppe put out a deal off goodnews.com for half dozen assorted mini cupcakes, where a voucher was purchased for $1, and that was donated to Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. It really was a great deal as they stated. I haven’t redeemed my pack of mini cupcakes yet, but I have purchased lots of cupcakes in the past 2 years I’ve known about them.