Rice For King – Calgary, Alberta

Everyone loves a nice bowl of Vietnamese Noodle Soup! I work on Macleod Trail in the South, and it was to my excitement everyone there loves to go to Rice For King. I liked it there so much, I’ve been back even outside of work hours! Rice For King offers an extensive selection on their menu, and they are very accommodating to their customers request.

I love the Beef Ball Noodle soup, I think it’s one that is hard to goof up on. My husband usually takes the rare beef Pho, and we both enjoyed our soups. The broth was nice and flavorful, even without putting extras in the soup.

I’ve never tried their salad rolls, but all my co-workers rave about them! They say it’s definitively better than going to Co-op a few doors down!! So, that means I will be back to try more items on their menu.

I love the way this restaurant takes their branding so seriously, and everything has it’s custom “K” on it.  I use to think only restaurants who were about to take pictures of it would do that, but Rice For King does it for every dish!

I was just there a few days ago as well, and I got the Bun – Rice Vermicelli Bowl with Grilled Pork and Spring Rolls. I don’t have a picture of it, but I dcan assure you, it was large, and plated really nicely, and it also tasted good. The Fish Sauce that they use is really quite flavorful! I love how they use square plates, its a little different but they try to incorporate their logo onto everything they present to their customers.

Rice for King

9190 Macleod Trail SE,
Calgary, Alberta

O Bistro – Canmore, Alberta

O Bistro is a wonderful little place we stumbled upon in downtown Canmore. The service was great, and the food was even better.

The atmosphere was really nice, and after sitting down, and receiving our drinks, came bread and butter.

We did munch on some, but it was just bread and butter. We did order a wonderful appetizer – the Seafood Trio with sautéed Prawns Provenìale, seared sea Scallop with honey-braised leeks, steamed Alaskan Crab claws topped with garlic butter. It looked great and tasted even better!! The seafood was surprisingly fresh, and I wouldn’t complain for a second!

For the main course, I ordered the Ginger Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin – served with potatoes, market grilled vegetables. The pork was really tender, and the flavour of the ginger maple glaze was perfect. It wasn’t too spicy for the ginger, nor was it too sweet from the maple. It was in perfect balance.

we also ordered the ‘O’ Beef Wellington – seared Alberta AAA beef tenderloin, served on a flaky puff pastry
topped with homemade duck pâté & sautéed mushrooms, served with potatoes, market grilled vegetables & Bordelaise sauce. This dish just looked and tasted amazing!!

And for dessert, as mentioned, we ordered the special of the day which was a Bailey’s Creme Brulee… which I have no words to describe, besides a big puddle of drool thinking about it! It was the most memorable part of the evening and the presentation is was spectacular!

One of the best things about O Bistro is the fact it is a sister restaurant to Chez Francois, which is another favorite of mine! Please, do go try them both — as they offer a very different style of cuisine, and the food is just wonderful. I wouldn’t say the price is much more than other place in Canmore!

O Bistro

626 8 Street,
Canmore, AB
(403) 678-3313

T.Pot China Bistro

One of my favorite Chinese places to go to would be T.Pot China Bistro. I like it there so much, I actually got married there.

Sure, the food is a little costlier, but the food tastes good, and they have a good standard for quality and taste. Have you been to a restaurant, where you only go if one specific chef was there? Well, you don’t have to here!!

T.Pot is quite far from where I live, but I enjoy the trip there — and best of all, when I’m all stuffed, I get to go grocery shopping at T&T!

Some of my most favorite dishes from here would be the Shrimp with Mayonnaise and Broccoli. I don’t know what it is, but I really like it! 🙂 I’m sure I can make it at home too, but I just don’t want too! They have quite a wide selection of good food on their menu – be sure to check it out for yourself!

  • T.Pot Appetizers
  • T.Pot China Bistro Menu
  • T.Pot Shrimp with Mayonnaise and Broccoli
  • T.Pot Garlic Gai Lan
  • T.Pot Beef Dish
  • T.Pot White Rice
  • T.Pot Sweet and Sour Pork
  • T.Pot Free Range Chicken
  • T.Pot Dessert

T.Pot China Bistro

100 – 9650 Harvest Hills Blvd. NE
Calgary, AB T3K
(403) 532-3982

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