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,…

Beta5 Chocolates (Special Collaboration with @ConstellationInspiration)

I was so excited when I heard about the special collaboration Beta5 Chocolates was having with Amy to create Asian dessert inspired cream puffs, and I wasn’t disappointed! I managed to preorder all three flavours so I didn’t have to queue or be turned away because they ran out. This collaboration is turning out to…

Beaucoup Bakery & Café

I first heard of Beaucoup Bakery & Café after reading The Measure of My Powers by Jackie Kai Ellis, the founder of Beaucoup. I wasn’t able to make it here before the bakery changed ownership, but from what I hear, not much has changed. Under the ownership of brother and sister duo – Betty and…

Sakura Afternoon Tea at The Trump Champagne Lounge

Every season, The Trump Champange Lounge introduces a fabulous and inspired afternoon tea set. This season is inspired by head pastry chef, Fumiko Moreton‘s hometown of Japan. The Sakura Afternoon Tea is available from March 18 – May 19. Sakura Afternoon Tea ($65.00 per person) – features a selection of savoury and sweet selections with…

TSUJIRI Richmond

After several years of stalled openings, TSUJIRI is finally open in Richmond! I’ve been looking forward to trying this place out for so long, that Trudy and I made reservations as soon as they were available. We made our reservation about three weeks in advance, but note that they are pretty much booked until May…

Mr Mustache Bubble Tea

Mr. Mustache Bubble Tea has two locations – one in Vancouver and one in Burnaby. On this occasion I visited the Burnaby location which took over the former Cafe Joie. It’s only a few minutes walk from Metrotown, so it’s a nice cafe to rest up after a day of shopping. On my visit, most…

[Hot Chocolate Festival 2019] TrafiQ Cafe & Bakery

The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for it’s 9th year and it features Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers showcasing their hot chocolate creations. Presented by Cityfood Magazine, the festival will run from January 19 – February 14. Trafiq is one of the participants and I’ve always been…

[New York] Bibble & Sip

When I was in New York, I received a recommendation from my friend B to try out Bibble & Sip. Luckily for me it was only a few blocks away from my hotel, so I got to check it out before the queue formed for their famous cream puffs. Bibble & Sip is a family…

On Yogurt

If you know me, you will know that I am obsessed with sweet potatoes. So when On Yogurt launched their new line of Purple Sweet Potato themed desserts I knew I had to check it out. On Yogurt is a cute little dessert shop on the edge of Yaletown near BC Place. They are known for…

Castella Cheesecake

I’m sure you’ve all seen the jiggly cheesecake videos on social media. When I was in Japan last year, I had the opportunity to try Rikuro’s Cheesecake and it didn’t disappoint. I also had the chance to try Pablo cheese tarts and those were pretty life changing.  Since then, I’ve been on a quest to…