[RECIPE] Purple Yam Snow Skin Mooncakes

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.

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[RECIPE] Matcha Mochi Bread

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.

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Kosoo Restaurant

West End is filled with Korean restaurants, and we, the Yelp Squad, decided to go to this Korean fusion restaurant, hoping to seek for unique and delicious dishes. Kosoo Restaurant specializes in using Korean and Japanese ingredients and adding a twist to authentic dishes with French cooking techniques. One of the signature dishes is the Cheese Chicken Galbi, where you dip the spicy Korean style chicken in stingy and gooey mozzarella cheese. We, a group of six, ordered six appetizers and one main dish. We were all stuffed and had fun. I recommended to come here in a bigger group, so you can enjoy varieties of dishes at once.
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Bambu

I was very excited when I heard there is a newly opened dessert place in my neighborhood. Bambu features Chè or Vietnamese home-made beverages, dessert drinks, and puddings. With over 70 locations in the U.S., the first store in Canada finally arrived in Vancouver. Since the store is very close to my house, I just can’t resist to come here more often. Continue reading “Bambu”

Sai Woo

Having a brunch date with my love one is my favourite thing to do on the weekends, and recently, Sai Woo became my newest to-go brunch place. Being a classy and spacious restaurant, it features casual Asian fusion food, by adding twists to Western dishes. I was invited by Andrew to a media tasting for Sai Woo’s new brunch menu and cocktails. As it was my first time visiting this restaurant, I was excited to try out some of the creative dishes. Continue reading “Sai Woo”

Sweetery Cafe + Desserts

I recently consolidated a list of restaurants that I want to visit in the near future with other foodies, and Sweetery Cafe + Desserts is one of them. Last Saturday, Jan and I decided to go to this hidden gem for a brunch date. The cafe was spacious and cozy, decorated with wooden furnitures. The brunch menu is served on weekends from 8am to 2:30pm. We chose two dishes to share – Chicken & Waffles and Cajun Crabcake Benny.

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