Cafe Take Urban – Bringing the Trendiest Macarons from Korea to Vancouver

Taking over the former Kobob Burger on Main Street is Cafe Take Urban which specializes in Korean style macarons – Ddungcaron. Ddungcaron (뚱카롱) is a popular rendition of macarons found in Korea. It means “fat macaron”, and it gets its name from the outrageous amount of filling between macaron shells. ⠀ In addition to their…

[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…

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…