Charisma Cafe & Dessert House

Charisma Cafe & Dessert House is a spacious cafe located outside the Stadium-Chinatown skytrain station. It specializes homemade cheesecakes and beverages, such as bubble tea and coffee. Recently, it also sells twice baked croissants from Elmo Pinpin. This blog post consists of multiple visits. Continue reading “Charisma Cafe & Dessert House”

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Sweetery Cafe + Desserts

I recently consolidated a list of restaurants that I want to visit in the near future with other foodies, and Sweetery Cafe + Desserts is one of them. Last Saturday, Jan and I decided to go to this hidden gem for a brunch date. The cafe was spacious and cozy, decorated with wooden furnitures. The brunch menu is served on weekends from 8am to 2:30pm. We chose two dishes to share – Chicken & Waffles and Cajun Crabcake Benny.

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Nana’s Green Tea

Regarded as the Starbucks of Japan, Nana’s Green Tea recently opened its first North American store in Kerrisdale, Vancouver. Prior to its grand opening, I was lucky to tag along with Jason to its media event. Its minimalist and elegant interior design is paired with wooden chairs and tables. Though there is limited seating, it is not too packed. After the media tasting, I went back again on a weekend afternoon, and the line wasn’t too bad, as I only waited for 15 minutes.

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Top 10 Restaurants to Eat in Hong Kong (Part 2)

Consolidating the second half of the list of must try food spots was difficult, as I was debating which restaurant to include. Yet as a professional foodie, I have made up my mind. This time, I included some memorable places that I have been in my past visits to Hong Kong. The list also contains foods from my childhood.

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Top 10 Restaurants to Eat in Hong Kong (Part 1)

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.

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