Purdys Chocolatier: Ruby Praline & Ruby Cherry Almond Bars

Have you heard of ruby confection lately? They are getting trendy for the past few months, and it creates sweet treats with pink coating. The pink color is natural, with no food colouring or fruit flavourings. Purdys Chocolatier, a Vancouver-based chocolatier, recently launched some new confections featuring ruby cocoa beans.

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Old Street Crepe: Chinese Crepe & Unique Chinese Desserts

A few weeks ago, I made my first visit to Old Street Crepe, featuring Chinese crepes, Taiwanese beef noodles, as well as traditional Chinese desserts that are rarely found in Vancouver. It is located in Burnaby, just a 5-minute walk across from Metrotown. When I was there for a media tasting, there is an on-going promotion where you can get 50% off if you share a photo on Instagram and tag @oldstreetcrepe.

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BlackBall Canada – the Best Taiwanese Dessert in Vancouver

BlackBall Canada is about to open their BC’s first location in Richmond, and I was lucky enough to have a sneak peak of their menu and some of the signature dessert items. It is a bright and spacious corner store, located at the Union Square. Unlike majority of the dessert places in Vancouver, it has two floors. Although the second floor is still under construction, I am excited to be up there once they opened to the public. Now let’s get into the real talk!

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Vanilla & Peanut-Free Ice Cream, only with CanAsian Ice Cream

Summer is the perfect time for ice cream, gelato, and sorbet, but do you know which one to choose from? You can find at least one full aisle filled with different brands of ice cream in any grocery stores in Vancouver. Few weeks ago, I tried a new product line with Asian-inspired flavors, CanAsian Ice Cream, created by Prairie West Ice Cream.

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Ddungcaron (Fat Macaron), only at Take Urban

Take Urban is a new hidden gem near Stadium Chinatown, and it was originally a petite Korean cafe that sells bibimbap and rice burgers. It recently reopened and transformed to a cute dessert cafe. Except the classic Korean dishes, they also sell big macarons that caught my attention. You might miss this shop, but it is totally worth your time to pay a visit here.

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