A Gem on Spadina Avenue: TRU Tea (初茶)

Walking down Spadina Avenue (aka Chinatown), we found a bubble tea shop that has a spacious interior and unique drinks. TRU Tea (初茶) is all about using high-quality ingredients to serve a redefined cup of bubble tea for customers. Compared to bubble tea shops in Vancouver, they are reasonably priced, given the fact that they don’t use any powder in the drinks. We enjoyed it so much, and it is funny that not a lot of Torontonians know about this place. We went back multiple times to try different drinks.

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First Time Trying Pablo Cheese Tart in Toronto

My trip to Toronto has come to an end, and it was my first time visiting Toronto. Through it is only 5 hours away, Vancouver and Toronto has its unique cuisine and stores in the city. My first blog post about Toronto is a famous Japanese dessert parlour that has not arrived to Vancouver yet – Pablo Cheese Tart. In Toronto, there are numerous stores, and I visited the one on Dundas Street. Pablo is known for its cheesecakes and cheese tarts, and I have heard mixed reviews from online and my friends before.

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Weekend Special: Sashimi Teishoku at Yama Cafe

Yama Cafe is my all time favourites for mochi muffins and matcha lattes with unique latte art. It is a cozy Japanese cafe, which serves breakfast and lunch sets, sweet treats, and a wide selection of beverages. Feel free to read my previous blog post about Yama Cafe. Yama Cafe also offers a lunch set special, Sashimi Teishoku occasionally. On December 28 and 29, you can enjoy this year’s last sashimi teishoku. Keep reading to see what’s included in this Japanese set meal.

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Food Truck Tour at Aurora Vancouver

Merry Christmas to you all! Although there aren’t many shops open in Vancouver today, you can plan ahead for the remaining days of December to enjoy the last bit of the holiday. This year, Aurora Vancouver expanded and moved its location from Carrall Street to the PNE. In addition to the traditional holiday lights, there are over 20 food trucks available in Aurora. A few days ago, I was invited to a food truck tour to feature 7 of them.

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Holiday Inspired Afternoon Tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company

During December, there are many restaurants that offer holiday-inspired menus, and what gets me excited is the beautiful and elegant afternoon tea sets. This year, I visited the Secret Garden Tea Company in Kerrisdale, and it was my first time trying this place. It recently launches a holiday high tea set, as well as introduces the holiday edition tea, Buttertart Tea. The tea set is available in vegan and gluten-free, which takes care customers’ dietary restriction.

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