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Saskatoon Asian Restaurant

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 6, 2015 12:15
With new ownership in September 2014, Saskatoon Asian Restaurant provides quick service in a welcoming environment. Located on 2nd Avenue, it is the perfect spot for a short lunch break downtown or business meeting. 
We sat down with owner Kit Vong to chat about the way the restaurant has changed under new ownership. Here are a few questions that we had asked but make sure to read the entire Feature Business Article to learn more about Saskatoon Asian Restaurant and more photos of the space and delicious food!

 


 

 

 

How has Saskatoon Asian Restaurant changed since you took over?

Since we took ownership six months ago, I would say that the biggest change would be speed of service. The cooks haven’t changed, so the food has stayed the same, but people who are in a hurry can now get a meal here on a half hour lunch break. We serve a lot of business people in the downtown core of Saskatoon, so it is nice for those who have limited time to be able to come up here and have lunch really quickly. Our goal is to provide prompt service, but in a laid back atmosphere where people can have a business meeting and linger as long as they’d like, without having to worry about getting their meal in time if they need to leave. 

Do you serve dinner as well?

We are open until 9:00 in the evening, offering both dinner service and takeout. We deliver anywhere in Saskatoon as well, for those people who don’t want to leave the house! We have a lot of regulars who work or live downtown and like to walk over for their favourite lunch or dinner dish.

What would you say the most popular dishes are?
People love our vermicelli noodle bowls for lunch, and our sate noodle soups are really good. My personal favourite would be the sate chicken rice noodle soup. And I ate basil chicken every day for a while!

 
 
 
Read on to see what else Saskatoon Asian Restaurant has to say about their new and improved restaurant!  You can view their Spotlight Profile here to find location and business hours. 
 
 
 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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It's Halloween At Twisted Goods

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 5, 2015 09:47

Things have gotten a little bit spookier at Twisted Goods this week! They have brought Halloween to the stores with some haunted housewares and spooky decor. 

 

                             

 

Here is what Lindsey, Virtual Merchandiser, has to say about it:

"Some of my top choices for Twisted Goods Halloween decor this year has got to be our multi-sized tin Jack-o-Lanters and our wide variety of adorable mugs. The tin Jack-o-Lanters are perfect for adding an element of Halloween to your door step without all the added work of carving a pumpkin. Plus, you can reuse them year after year.  

The mugs this season are too cute to handle. Show a little spirit of Halloween festiveness with an adorable pumpkin or ghost mug! We also have some enticing wearables this Halloween season. Several varieties of masquerade masks, sassy aprons, and even some spooky neck-ties!"

 

                                             

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Goods will be handing out Halloween candy on Saturday, October 31st. Head down to the Centre Mall from 3:30-5pm and the Lawson Heights Malls from 4:30-6pm with your children!

 

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Fall Foodie Friday: Reeces Pieces Blondies

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 2, 2015 09:02

   It is officially October and it only means one thing: Halloween. If you  are attending any festivities this month and need a dessert to bring, then try out the Reeces Pieces Blondie. It has everything that we love;  chocolate, peanut butter and of course, the blondie.

 We all know the infamous White Chocolate Brownie at Moxies, well this is similar but kicked up a notch. Because, who doesn't love Reeces Pieces?  

 This simple and quick recipe will have you wanting seconds and thirds and quite possible never baking brownies again. Brownies are out, Blondies are in!

Photo Source: lilluna.com

 

 

   Reeces Pieces Blondie:     Recipe Source: lilluna.com 

       

   Ingredients:

  • ½ c butter, softened
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • ½ c peanut butter
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 2⅛ c flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ c Reeses Pieces
  • ½ c chocolate chips
 
 
    Instructions:
 
  1. In a large bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Add the peanut butter and stir to combine. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Stir well.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Stir into the batter.
  3. Pour in the Reeses Pieces and chocolate chips. Gently mix.
  4. Evenly spread batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 30 min or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool.

 

 

  If you are not a peanut butter fan then add chocolate chips or M&M's to the bowl instead. There are always ways to change up the recipe but given that it is Halloween season, the Reeces Pieces tie in nicely!



 The My Saskatoon Team

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FloorIt Grand Re-Opening

posted by My Saskatoon    |   October 1, 2015 14:10

Locally owned FloorIt has been serving Saskatoon for over seventeen years! With new renovations and the addition of new co-ownership within the family, FloorIt wants to celebrate by having a  Re-Grand Opening!  This Saturday from 10-5pm there will be special sale pricing, food and drink, kids activities and live music! The mayor, Don Atchison, will also be in attendance as he will preform the ribbon cutting. 

 Family Fun

There will be a section in the showroom where the kids can be entertained by games, activities and even balloon animals! The parking lot will have three race cars from Auto Clearing Motor Speedway and their drivers ready for photo opportunities and meet and greets!

There will be live music throughout the day, local talent playing piano and guitar!

BBQ 

At 12:00pm, a charity BBQ will be held for guests and all proceeds will go directly to the FASD Network, an organization that supports children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 

Sales

All in stock inventory will have special sale pricing. You won't find prices this low again!  Carpet, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, tile and hardwood are priced to sell! FloorIt is the first flooring store in Saskatoon to have Mohawk Elite showroom so there is also a sale on where you can save up to $500.00 on carpets.

 

 

Hurry in because the first fifty people through the door will be entered to win THIS area rug!

   

 

 Locally owned for 17 years, FloorIt is a family business serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas. It is located at 418-51st Street East.

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Your Furnace And Who To Call This Fall

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 30, 2015 08:44

 It always seems like once the summer season is over, a new year starts.  Homeowners are back to business and checking things off of their never-ending "to do" list. The yard always endures a major clean; leaf raking, pruning and putting things away and locked up for the winter.

With all of this in mind, let's not forget the home. Prepping your home for the winter is also very useful and the Fall season is the perfect time to do so as the dust is settling, literally and figuratively. 

The windows, carpets, baseboards and walls are washed of all the collected dust and dirt from the coming and goings of the summer days but what about all the dust in your furnace and vents? 

Having your furnace and ducts cleaned by a professional will improve your overall indoor quality, reduce house mold, allergens and dust. Not only does cleaning your furnace rids your house of unwanted dust, it also reduces energy costs. Use these useful furnace tips for your home.

 

 Contact Gary from Saskatoon Steam Dry, your local carpet and furnace cleaning professional. You can find his prices and current promotions here

 


                          

 

Happy Wednesday!

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5 things: National Coffee Day, Calligraphy and Your Local Businesses

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 29, 2015 13:01

Did you know that it is National Coffee Day today? Today, of any days, make sure you treat yourself to your favourite hot beverage by your local barista! Don't forget to tip them extra as they are the ones who put that extra effort in your lattes every morning.  

Fitness Focus has your gym bags! As per request by the many gym goers at the local gym, Fitness Focus now has either dark green or beige gym bags for purchase. T-shirts are coming soon!

Fonts and calligraphy are obsessions of many this year and if you are font lover then check out these cool calligraphy fonts!        

 

            

              Photo Source: Pinterest                                                                                              Photo Source: Pinterest

Prairie Sun Brewery is hosting their 3rd annual Oktoberfest this Saturday from 12-11pm. They are celebrating with food trucks, beer olympics, live music and premium craft beer from local microbreweries. Click here for more info on the event you don't want to miss! 

Paramount Day Spa and Salon has October discounts for Laser Hair Removal and EpilFree Permanent Hair Removal. Book your free consultation today and save! Check out the discounts here.      

 
 
 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Super Moon In Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 28, 2015 12:24

It is said that the Super Moon occurs four times throughout the year and it is when the moon has its closest approach to the Earth. However, the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse is something much more rare. When word got out that the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse will be over Saskatoon between 8-9pm last night, everyone and their dog lined the streets to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary event!

We headed to the train bridge and it seemed like many other people had the same idea. Dozens of sky gazers had cameras, big and small, lining the bridge capturing the entire eclipse and then the magnificent colour afterwards.

Hundreds of Saskatoonians made way to the University of Saskatchewan Observatory for a free viewing and Wanuskewin Heritage Park also had a showing of this rare event. The next time we will see the Super Moon Lunar Eclipse is in the year of 2033 and it was last seen in 1982. 

We hope that you did not miss this glorious phenomenon in Saskatoon! 

 

 Photo Credit: theweathernetwork.com

 The My Saskatoon Team

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Fall Foodie Friday: Thai Pumpkin Soup

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 25, 2015 09:53

Soup season is back! Now that summer is officially over, it is time to start getting cozy. Try out this quick and easy 5 ingredient soup recipe that will have you ready for Fall and embracing the pumpkin trend in your meals this season!

 Thai Pumpkin Soup: Serves 4

Source: www.foodiecrush.com 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of red curry paste

4 cups of chicken/vegetable broth

(2) 15 oz cans of pumpkin puree (If you choose to use a real pumpkin, pick a 2-3 pound pumpkin, peep and chop and cook it in chicken broth. Blend)

1.75 cup coconut milk, or a 13.5 ounce can, reserving 1 tablespoon 

1 large red chilli pepper, sliced

cilantro for garnish

 

Instructions:

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the curry paste for one minute. Add the broth and stir.

Cook for about three minutes and add the coconut milk and cook until hot.

Pour into bowls and drizzle extra coconut milk over top and garnish with cilantro if desired. 

 

 

You can find pumpkins at Robertson Valley Farm on Valley Road or Tierra Del Sol, both local establishments five minutes out of Saskatoon. 

 

 

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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What is Nuit Blanche?

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 23, 2015 10:56

Nuit Blanche is a free night time festival that celebrates the art and culture of Saskatoon.   Starting at 8pm this upcoming Saturday, 20th street will come alive with the artistic  expressions of talented local artists.

You will find contemporary art in the forms of light, sound, human movement and images. This festival is a chance for people of all ages to engage with YXE's unique art scene.

Aside from the art and culture that you will see, local eateries will also be offering food and drink so that you can fully enjoy your night out!

 

  

                                           Photo Credit: nuitblanchesaskatoon.ca

 

 Explore Saskatoon's iconic 20th street at night this Saturday at Nuit Blanche and be inspired and entertained all night long!  You can find more information on artists, performances schedule and food here.

 

 The My Saskatoon Team

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5 Things: Ideas To Keep Guests Cozy For Your Fall Wedding

posted by My Saskatoon    |   September 21, 2015 11:40

 Planning a wedding this Fall? Add these cute ideas to your day to create a warm and cozy feeling for your guests.

 

1. Caramel Apple Bar

 Add a variety of fixings for that extra touch and guests will swarm this table all night. 

 Photo Credit: Pinterest

 

2. Hot Chocolate Bar

This addition will keep your guests feeling warm as they enter the ceremony or an option for the cocktail hour.

 Photo Credit: Pinterest

 

3. Blanket Basket

 In case of a chilly Fall day, offer cozy blankets to your guests in case the bride is running late!

   Photo Credit: Pinterest

4.  S'more Bar

Perfect if you have an outdoor reception! Have a fire going outside and have a S'more Bar nearby.

 Photo Credit: Pinterest           

5.  Beer"barrow"

 Keeping it simple with a touch of rustic will tie in the Fall theme nicely with this idea.

Photo Credit: Pinterest

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