Milkcow Cafe

Dropped by the cafe specifically to check out their ube flavoured dessert. The souffle pancake combo takes about 30 minutes to make, so if you’re short on time this probably isn’t the dessert for you. The pancake was reasonably fluffy and tasted exactly like Chinese “Paper Wrapped Sponge Cake” (纸包蛋糕). The ube flavour was strong,…

Carnival Afternoon Tea – The Trump Champagne Lounge

A new season means a new Afternoon Tea creation from executive pastry chef Fumiko Moreton. This time she takes a fun and whimsical approach with her Carnival inspired afternoon tea. The Carnival Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) features the following: Savoury Selections Corn Dog – Arabiki style sausage, sriracha ketchup Watercress Egg Salad Sandwich  Baked Oyster –…

Lobby Lounge RawBar – Fairmont Pacific Rim

My experience with omakase in Vancouver has been limited. I’ve tried Matsuzushi in Port Moody (famous for their $30 omakase!), and Sushi Bar Maumi in the Downtown West End. I’ve heard many good things about the omakase experience at the Lobby Lounge RawBar inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, so I decided to give it a…

Ramen Taka

Ramen Takanotsume, a Hokkaido-based ramen chain, first opened shop in Downtown’s West End. They have since opened a second location in Richmond. Conveniently located in Aberdeen Centre, the new location is slightly larger and can seat up to 30 people. I’ve been to their Downtown location and I liked it, so I wanted to see…

Havana Vancouver

Once a month I meet up with some of my closest girlfriends for some drinks and a catchup. Life gets busy, and even though we don’t see each other as often as we used to, when we get together it’s like we were never apart. I always look forward to our monthly get togethers and…

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen

Koyuki Sapporo Ramen is a ramen and izakaya joint located on the West End. They specialize in miso ramen which is originally from Sapporo. In addition to offering a variety of ramens (miso, shoyu and shio), they also have an extensive happy hour and tapas menu. These arrived piping hot to the table and were…

TWG Tea – Limited Edition Mother’s Day Set Menu

TWG Tea has created a special Mother’s Day set menu for Mother’s Day and it will be available May 10th – 17th. I took this opportunity to treat my mum to a nice dinner at TWG Tea. The tea was very fragrant with strong floral undertones from the hibiscus. I chose to have this iced,…

[Product Review] Sorbatto

When I was growing up, nothing was worse than missing on on ice cream treats because I was lactose intolerant. Thankfully, I’ve managed to out grow that phase of my life and can fully enjoy all manner of dairy based products now, but if I had more options as a child, I think my summers…

[Hong Kong] Din Tai Fung – Causeway Bay

Din Tai Fung was originally a cooking oil retail business, but was reborn as a steamed dumpling and noodle restaurant in 1972. Today, Din Tai Fung has branches worldwide in Japan, the United States, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. My first visit to Din Tai Fung was when I…

New Brunch Spot in Yaletown – OEB Breakfast Co.

There is no shortage of brunch spots in Vancouver during the weekends, but there is a lack of restaurants serving brunch during the weekday. That’s about to change because OEB Breakfast Co. is opening their first location in Yaletown this Monday. There are plans to further expand into North Vancouver and Burnaby. OEB Breakfast Co….