Yes I just returned from my month long vacation in Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan, so I finally have time to sit down and consolidate a list of must try food spots for you all. Hong Kong is known as a food paradise, yet as a local, I’ve found food in Hong Kong to be pretty mediocre. It can get quite expensive compared to other cities, including Vancouver! So on this trip, I spent more time digging through hidden gems to share with you all.
Every year, I would choose a different place to order a cake for my mom’s birthday, and this year, I chose 812 Cake & Dessert. I came here with my friends before, when they first opened. We ordered most of the flavors in the shelf, so I thought my mom would love this place as well. 812 Cake & Dessert is a Korean-owned cake shop near Gilmore. Their cakes overall are on a lighter side, and they have a large variety of beverage selections.
During my first visit, we ordered Tiramisu, Blueberry Cheese, Sweet Potato, and Salted Caramel. Flavors come in a rotational basis, so I am sure you will never get bored of the cakes here. As for the second visit, I ordered Strawberry for my mom’s birthday cake.
If you are ever looking for cafes to satisfy your matcha crave, Yama Cafe would be the go-to place. Formerly known as Basho Cafe, Yama Cafe is a cozy Japanese cafe, which retained almost the same menu and atmosphere from before. It serves breakfast and lunch sets, afternoon sweets, and a large selection of beverages. And more importantly, they are ALL gluten-free and made in-house.
I love studying and grabbing a snack or two from here. Though the cafe can get pretty busy, it is never too loud to a point that I would get distracted. I was back again for a media event to discover more on the menu and this cozy cafe itself.
It has been awhile since I last update on our Food Crawl that happened back in January. But here I am, back on track! Candy Tree Dessert was our first dessert stop, after all those savory dishes from Hoi An Cafe, CHAU Veggie Express, and Sushi by Yuji. It is located in South Burnaby, and it specializes in Asian-style desserts, such as waffles, shaved ice, and sweet soup (糖水), etc. And we were here to try out its Durian Waffle Tower.
After we ordered, we then realized that all six of us are not a fan of durian at all, so I guess this is a food challenge! Continue reading “Food Crawl Stop #4 – Candy Tree Dessert”
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Recently, there are a lot of new cafes and dessert places opened in Burnaby, and one of my favorite would be Mon Paris Patisserie. It has a very classy and simple interior design. As soon as you step in the store, you can smell the aroma of chocolate. The pastries and sweets are displayed beautifully, and what always caught my attention are the bonbons!
After the last crêpe cakes hunt with L’OTUS Cake Boutique, I am very looking forward to Sugar Lab, a dessert place on Grimmer St in Burnaby. I did some research before I went, and I heard their cakes usually out around 8 pm. So we decided to call and reserve four slices before they were sold out, just like what we did in L’OTUS.
Who wants to stay healthy, but can still eat delicious desserts? On Yogurt is one of the options in Yaletown. This is where I first tried ice fried yogurt. It is absolutely cool to watch the progress of making it, and more importantly, it is gluten-free and organic. For the past years, their menu expands to also include drinks, waffles, pastry, and bubble teas. This tiny shop just brings dessert to a whole new level. Continue reading “On Yogurt”
David H. Chow is an infamous pastry chef and more importantly, a chocolatier in Toronto. One of the most popular products would probably be the photogenic BONBONS. It is different from regular chocolate, because they are handcrafted with love and care. Each piece is unique, and they often have various layers of flavors. Chocolatiers will use their creativity and bring surprises into each piece. That’s why, I am very obsessed with bonbons. So I have begged my friend, who was going to visit her boyfriend in Toronto, to bring me a box of those mysterious and beautiful bonbons as souvenir. Continue reading “David H. Chow – Assorted Bonbons”
Mille crêpe cake seems to be the current dessert trend in Vancouver. Recently, there are three stores, with similar concept, caught my attention – L’OTUS Cake Boutique, Sugar Lab, and Miss Lina Crêpe Cake. Therefore, my friends and I plan to go for a crêpe cakes hunt to see which one is the best. And first location would be L’OTUS Cake Boutique.
It is a famous dessert cafe in Richmond. They are known for the freshly made mille crêpe cake, as well as serving tea espresso-based beverages. I previously went there for 3 times, and they were sold out of cakes. So this time, we reserved a table of four and some cakes to start off. We went there around 3pm on a weekday, so most of the flavors were still in stock. And we ordered four flavors in total – Fresh Strawberry, Blue Earl Grey, 64% Dark Chocolate , and Black Sesame. Continue reading “L’OTUS Cake Boutique”