The ninth annual Vancouver Christmas Market is officially opened, until December 24. This year I got a chance to attend its media preview, and I was amazed by all the new attractions. And of course, I also did some digging and tasting to compile a list of best food stalls and new attractions in this German-themed holiday market.
It has been awhile since my last visit. I remembered coming here a year ago, when it first opened. Today, I revisited this cafe, because I won a $25 gift card at a giveaway from Quantum Coffee. However, this would not change my honest review about this cafe. When I first came here one year ago, I loved the vibe and how spacious and bright this place it. More importantly, it had a lot of space for customers to work and study. Unfortunately, this recent visit was disappointing. Everything changed.
Recently, I was invited as a guest speaker for a Yelp Elite event to talk about food photography. I was flattered to be part of this event, because I would not considered myself as a professional photographer at this point. Luckily, the Yelpers looked engaged when Tina and I were providing some tips for food photography. After, SalaThai was very generous to treat us a delicious and unreal meal.
Do you remember when was your last time eating at Hon’s Wonton House? My last dining experience with them was when I first came to Vancouver 10 years ago. I still remembered they used to have a huge menu, with almost everything you can possibly name. Recently, I had a chance to revisit Hon’s Wonton House after 10 years, but everything has now changed. The new restaurant, located in Olympic Village, became more modern, with a simpler menu. But one thing remains – handmade wontons.
I believe this is my first time to revisit my blog post and change my comments on the food quality and restaurant. I revisited the restaurant last night, and I ordered Popstickers and Beef Brisket & Wonton Noodle Soup. Unfortunately, I was disappointed on the food quality this time!
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Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up soon, and my family would buy snow skin mooncakes from local Asian grocery stores. But this year, I decided to make some homemade and healthier ones. Good things about homemade products is that sugar level can always be adjusted, and I can choose natural ingredients to eliminate any preservatives. Using purple yam in desserts and pastries is now a new food trend, as it has a beautiful purple color for pictures, and it has high nutrition, with low calories. Making Purple Yam Snow Skin Mooncakes seems difficult, but it is actually easy and fun, especially when assembling them.
中秋節就快到啦！我屋企人通常都會買好多月餅番屋企，但係今年我決定自己整。由於出面街嘅月餅都好，又好多防腐劑。所以我想整啲用料天然，健康又少甜嘅冰皮月餅。近期好多人都中意將紫薯放入唔同嘅甜品，因為佢顏色鮮豔，又高營養同少卡路里。我今次都㨂用紫薯做餡料。雖然整紫薯冰皮月餅睇落好似好難，但係整過先知原來又容易又好玩。大家都不妨試吓整啦！ Continue reading “[食譜] 紫薯冰皮月餅”
I recently got some Japanese Matcha powder from Heapwell Superfoods and hope to add them into some of my desserts. My boyfriend doesn’t like any type of bitterness from his desserts, and he loves red bean. So I decided to go online and learn how to make this Matcha Mochi Bread. At first I thought kneading a dough would be very difficult, but after trying it, it is actually quite fun and simple. You just need to have some patience and energy during kneading. You can even knead the dough with your kids or husbands/boyfriends to add some extra fun.