Bamboo Chopsticks

On Friday, I dropped my son off at school and tried heading to Good Earth but there was no parking anywhere to be had.  Headed into downtown Kelowna to hit up Starbucks, same thing.  So, I ended up heading into Westbank to the Blenz where it is normally pretty dead, loads of parking and best of all, it’s free!

Mid-week I had started to get the sniffles and a bit of a sore throat.  As I was passing the road to our house and heading into Westbank, I started getting excited realizing that it would also be a great time to go for some Chicken Breast Soup at Bamboo Chopsticks!

After I had gotten seated in the restaurant, I remembered grabbing my dSLR and went out to the car in hopes of getting much better photos then I normally do with only my cell phone camera when I am there:

LunchBamboo Chopsticks, WestbankBeveragesBamboo Chopsticks, Westbank

Bamboo Chopsticks, a set on Flickr.

If you ever head to Bamboo Chopsticks in Westbank because you heard of it from my blog, be sure to tell Linda that daddyjake sent you  ;o)

West Kelowna Yamato for Pho

I was wanting a quick bite to eat before heading to pick up my son from school last week so I headed over to the new mall by our place.  I was about to put the car in park outside of the DQ/Subway when I instead pulled out and headed over to Yamato for a bowl of Pho.

I had seen the Saigon Noodle Soup on their website and decided a bowl of soup was better for me then fast food:


By the description, I was expecting one large cooked prawn in with my chicken and was surprised to find three prawns throughout my bowl of soup.

Saigon Noodle Soup, West Kelowna Yamato

I am not a big fan of pepper so could have done without the seasoning on the chicken.  The size of the bowl was huge and I missed having my “squishy sauces”.

When I left, I felt so stuffed!

Bamboo Chopsticks Westbank (again)

I finally made it to Bamboo Chopsticks with my partner last week which means I finally sampled other food on their menu!  I had contemplated taking my dSLR with me on our trip out, did not have my cell phone on me but was able to snap a few photos of our food with my partners cell phone camera.  I posted back in July about a trip to Bamboo Chopsticks which is my favourite restaurant in Westbank.

Coconut Prawns:

Bamboo Chopsticks Coconut Prawns

Salad Roll (without pork):

Porkless Salad Roll at Bamboo Chopsticks

Chicken Skewers:

Chicken Skewers at Bamboo Chopsticks

I did not take a photo of my Spring Rolls or Chicken Breast Soup because I did not want to make this post too photo heavy which increases the amount of time it takes to load the page (and there are photos in my previous Bamboo Chopsticks blog post).  The Spring Rolls are my favourite and were yummy as always.

There are very few restaurants I have ever gone to that the owner will make you feel very welcome, take the time to get to know you and always have a conversation with you (never mind remember you, your partners and your child’s name).  This is part of what makes Bamboo Chopsticks one of my favourite restaurants.  I tend to value service over quality and will pay more money for better service then less money and get crap customer service.