Mixx Bao: Taiwanese Bao Eatery arrives Vancouver

Mixx Bao, a Taiwanese fusion snack bar, is launching a grand opening event today. The first 30 customers will get a VIP card that they can redeem one free bao per month for 10 months. Other customers can enjoy a selected items for 25% off. Mixx Bao offers some authentic Taiwanese snacks that you can’t find in Vancouver. The chefs are moms from Taiwan that can create delicate, delicious dishes from scratch. I was invited to a media event few weeks ago, and I got to try a bit of everything on the menu.

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Celebrating BETA 5 8th Birthday

Do you still remember the cream puff collaboration with Amy from Constellation Inspiration at BETA 5 few months ago? To celebrate BETA 5’s 8th birthday, they decided to bring them back as part of the 8th Birthday Pack. I didn’t buy the birthday pack, but instead I went lineup on Saturday to purchase some treats for Mr. and myself. The first 100 customers who purchase $25 or more can get a box of 12 pcs birthday-edition chocolate for free, and that’s the main reason for me to line up!

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Torafuku: Celebrating their 4th Anniversary with an Omakase Dinner

Torafuku is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a special omakase menu this year, which showcases signature food items, along with daily chef specials. I was lucky to make a reservation on the last day of this omakase menu. You can choose between a 7-course or a 10-course menu, which is $45/person and $55/person respectively. And of course, we went for the 10-course menu! Each set comes with a complimentary amuse bouche and handmade bonbons from Buttermere Patisserie.

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Sunday Brunch Date at Mak N Ming

I was researching on brunch spots in Vancouver, and I found that Mak N Ming is relaunching their annual Summer Sunday Brunch, starting May 19. This is the 3rd season, and I missed the last two. Mak N Ming is located in Kitsilano, just blocks away from the Kitsilano Beach. They highlight Japanese-meets-French cuisine. With limited seatings, I highly recommend to reserve through OpenTable ahead of time.

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