Routine is slowly coming back into play. Although the public schools in BC are still not operating the ShiftMama household is into a fall routine.
We lucked out and found a full day School/Camp and it operates mainly in French. So lucky on that one! It's not exactly the same as a full day regular school but it's providing her with structure, some learning, friends, and the opportunity to try her theatre skills out.
Evening activities have also started, I have to say, having things like Guides, skating, and other "after school" activities start without school happening is weird, but we're in a groove, and this means Friday Food Fun is BACK.
We had a visit from my mom for the last Friday Food Fun and I let her and The Kid choose between Japanese or Thai. Japanese won out and we headed over to Dozo House for dinner.
Dozo House is a small Japanese restaurant in the Glenmore Kelowna Shopping Centre (somehow the name of the shopping centre has slipped my mind. I'll fill in the blanks sometime later!). We were seated right away and noticed that you can sit and watch your Sushi being prepared behind the bar/counter area if you want. We chose a table instead and then got to work reviewing the menu.
Dozo has lots of choices - Ramen, Tempura, Sushi, Sashimi, Maki, so many options! We played it safe and my mom and I both went for a Bento Box - this gave us a little bit of many things, and with the help of our server we ordered a mild flavoured Ramen dish for The Kid (essentially chicken noodle soup). We discovered that The Kid's taste buds are finally evolving - she was so hungry that when my miso soup arrived before her soup she happily ate it. I think possibly enjoying that more than the Ramen?
We enjoyed everything. It is a lot of food, and I think like I mentioned when I reviewed Ohana-Ya in St. Albert, ordering a bento box would probably be enough for me and The Kid to share (great option for quick take out on busy nights). I'm also looking forward to visiting again and trying some of the interesting sounding dishes - particularly their House Sushi and the Sushi Cones.
Dozo House service was good, food came out quickly and hot. Prices were resonable, and they are family friendly. We did find the table that we sat at was right under the speaker so it was quite loud: tip: sit by the windows next time!