Contactless Food Delivery is Available in Canada

The First Dessert food delivery by UberEats

To prevent further spread of COVID-19, many are working from home. Some may be struggling to get groceries, or just tired of cooking and washing dishes. Contactless food delivery is here to rescue. There are numerous food delivery services that are available in Vancouver, and many are proactively adopting new policies to alleviate customers’ concerns with COVID-19. You can support local businesses through these delivery services. In this blog post, I included the companies that I have used before and are offering contactless delivery, as well as promo codes for first-time users.

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[RECIPE] Purple Sweet Potato Rose Steamed Buns

Due to COVID-19, I will be staying at home for another 2.5 weeks before going back to work. Now it is the best time to challenge myself to bake/make something new. I have made a Matcha Mochi Bread back in 2018, but I have never made any bread ever since. Today, I am going to make a Rose Mantou, using Fresh Purple Yam. It is easy to make, and it doesn’t require an oven. You only need 6 simple ingredients in this recipe.

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More on Spadina Avenue: Homemade Ramen (中國蘭州牛肉拉面)

One thing I noticed in Toronto is that there are many homemade noodle shop, and there is one on Spadina Avenue that I enjoyed a lot. Homemade Ramen (中國蘭州牛肉拉面) sells authentic lan zhou ramen (蘭州拉面). Once you enter the shop, you can see a chef at the back pulling noodles non-stop. They make the noodles fresh to order, and they have 6 different noodles to choose from. Each has a different thickness and width.

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Continue Exploring on Spadina Avenue: Icha Tea (一茶間)

Spadina Avenue has many bubble tea shops, but there is also this cute independant cafe/tea bar that serves chinese tea, matcha, and tea-infused treats. Icha Tea (一茶間) is known as the heaven for tea lovers on Spadina Avenue. Once you step in, you can first order at the counter. There is a few seats where you can sit and wait for your takeout orders. Otherwise, you can continue to walk inside, passing through an authentic Chinese tea bar, and you can then find more seatings. It is spacious and quiet. There are many students working in the corner, as well as groups chilling around with drinks and desserts.

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You MUST get this dish in Happy Tree House BBQ!

A few nights ago, I suddenly craved for skewers, so Mr. and I decided to go Happy Tree House BBQ to satisfy my cravings. I often go to the Kingsway location, because it is closer to my house and is more spacious. For anyone who doesn’t know about Happy Tree House BBQ, it specializes in Chinese-style skewers and grilled fish. It has two locations – Kingsway and Richmond, and they are some of the few restaurants in Vancouver that open until late at night. I usually come here for skewers, but there is this one dish that I must order whenever I am here. Read until the end to learn more about this dish.

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