We were in Canmore a few weeks ago, and visited Chef’s Studio Japan. We tried to get in on Friday night but they were full. So we made a reservation for the next night. We started off with the tempura fried cheese. It was quite an interesting combination that worked. It was served with a thousand island like sauce on the side. Hubby had the beef tataki followed by some assorted sushi rolls.
I treated myself to a hot pot. It came with a seaweed and salad and miso soup. The hotpot had an appropriate quantity of seafood, with tofu, veg and noodles. The broth was tasty and came with a side of spicy sauce. The service was a little slow, but the staff were friendly and they spoke Japanese. The food is worth coming back for.
Ahhh… The Paw. An old standby in Canmore. It can always be counted on for great food and the best handcrafted sodas in the area. I love their Granny Bee roughage salad. Their burgers are huge, fresh and juicy. My favorite soda is the ginger beer, but I like all the rest too. I had the orange cream soda which tasted like orange creamsicle. Apparently their beers are very good too. I wouldn’t know; I don’t drink.
I picked up a bagelwich to go for lunch today. The tuna bagelwich was fresh tasting and filling, even after sitting in my pack for a few hours. It was only one of the few selections without cream cheese. Which is ok, as I can always ask for without. I stopped by again in the afternoon to pickup a honey multigrain to go.
We stopped by Thai Pagoda for dinner after an afternoon climbing at Elevation Place. We were quite hungry, so we ordered accordingly. We sampled quite a few of the dishes. I had a bowl of Tom Kha Gai, which is coconut soup with chicken. It was very flavorful. The papaya salad was crisp and spicy. We also shared the green curry with pork, Penang curry with chicken, Massaman curry with tofu and Pad Thai with chicken. The green curry was the best dish with vibrant flavors, followed by the Penang curry. The Massaman curry was mild, but compared to the other two, didn’t seem to pack as much of a flavor punch. The Pad Thai was disappointing as it tasted overly salty, with a strong flavor of soy sauce.