Mango Yummy on No. 3 Road, Richmond

We had dinner at Szechuan Delicious Restaurant on a Saturday. Oh boy, this restaurant was busy as always.

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After dinner, we decided to have dessert at the fairly new Mango Yummy. We were there when it was not busy yet and we got the comfortable sofa seats. By the time we were about to leave, this place was full house. The moment we vacate our seats, a few girls quickly grabbed the sofas.

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This is a self service place. You place your order and pay at the counter and they only accept cash. When your order is ready, the server will call out your order and you pick up your order from the counter.

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I ordered their Signature Mango Shaved Ice to share with Ben. There were plenty of mango and the ice-cream adds some creaminess to it. This is $7. Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Polly bought a groupon for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Vancouver Airport. It’s been a while since we met after she’s back to work full time.

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The entrance to the hotel is via the departture hall, at the far end of the US airlines section. The groupon comes with a 2 hours free parking at Parking Lot P2.

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Afternoon tea starts at 2:00PM. We reserved seating for 2:30PM and it was not busy at this hour.

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I picked the Fairmont Vancouver Airport “Jetsetter” tea which is the signature tea here. The reason I picked this is that it’s low in caffeine. I have trouble sleeping if I have caffeinated drink after 2PM. This tea has a light malty flavour.

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Polly selection of tea is Berry Berry with a deep berry notes and a rich burgundy color. The server advised us not to add milk to this tea as the milk will curdle.

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Here is our three tiers afternoon tea. Regular menu price for the tea menu is $42. Continue reading

Sweetie Pink Dessert on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

After attending the “A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria”, me and my girl friends decided to go dessert.

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There is not a lot of choice at the late hour. We went to Sweetie Pink on Westminster Highway, across the Richmond Public Market.

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The place was painted pink just like it’s name suggests.

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The above was Steamed Milk for $4.95. It came in a little cute pumpkin bowl. Continue reading

Trees Organic in Gas Town

Polly suggested to meet at Trees Organic in Gas Town as she enjoys Trees Organic’s cheesecake, the best cheesecake in Vancouver. Our first visit to Trees Organic is at the Granville location.

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We parked in the River Rock Casino and we took the Canada Line to the Waterfront station. Parking at the River Rock Casino is only $2.50 for the whole day.

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We found a table by the window, next to the potted plant. It is a great seat to watch people.

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There were lots of tour buses parked on the street just outside of Trees Organic to load and unload tourists.

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We ordered our food and paid at the counter and the server brought our food to our table. Continue reading

Living Cafe in Steveston Village

Time flies as summer is almost gone. Kids are back to school and we are back to our routine.

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Polly and I met for cake meet at this new cafe in Steveston Village, at 12240 Second Avenue.

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At a glance, there seems to be not much of sweet treats; just some muffins and cookies. The server told us that there are more to the menu and showed us a printed menu.

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You can click on the photos to have a larger view.

Since Polly and I just wanted something light; we just ordered some muffins and a brownie.

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The first muffin is a Lemon Blueberry Muffin. The muffin is $3.50 each. This was alright; moist. Continue reading

The Sweet Spot revisited

Polly and I met for one more time before I left for Beijing this summer. We revisited The Sweet Spot in Steveston since I had a flight to catch after our cake meet.

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Polly suggested to revisit The Sweet Spot in Steveston. We had four items to share.

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The above was a Pear Tart. At the first glance, Polly thought it was a savoury tart.

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Does’nt the pear looks like bacon? Most likely the pear is poached in red wine. Continue reading

Pane e Fromaggio on 10th Ave W, Vancouver

Polly and I had cake meet at Pane e Fromaggio for another lady’s day out.

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I had a hard time trying to recover the photos taken since 31st May as my notebook’s hard disk is dying. I had been painstakingly and patiently copying out my pictures from my dying notebook. I’m currently using a notebook on loan, so there will be no photoshopping for the pictures, i.e. I cannot place the chowtimes logo on my photos.

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Pane e Fromaggio is a nice little cafe, not many seats though.

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There is a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and desserts.

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Here is a glance of what we had. Continue reading

High Tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston Village

Polly and I celebrated Mother’s Day in advance.

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We went for high tea at Adorabelle Tea Room in Steveston. Please note that Adorabelle Tea Room is located at the old Steveston Court House. Pay parking is available at the parking lot adjacent to the tea room.

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Reservation is required. The teacups that decorated a wall are lovely.

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Each will get his/her individual teapot which is covered with a warmer at the back of the above photo.

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The server will add the tea leaves into the teapot strainer at the table. Continue reading

LÓpera Patisserie on Minoru Blvd, Richmond

Polly and I met at LÓpera Patisserie for cake meet.

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LÓpera Patisserie is located across Mui Garden. One hour free parking is available in the hotel parking lot. Park at spot with no specific reservation sign.

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It is a small French patisserie which seats no more than 20.

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Polly had a Cappuccino which is strong in coffee flavour.

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I had a Matcha Latte. It left behind a layer of oily green settlement at the end; kind of weird.

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The croissants here are amazing. They are so big and airy. Continue reading

Diplomat Bakery on London Road, Richmond

It’s been a long while I have not been back to Diplomat Bakery. Polly and I met up for cake meet again after a long break at Diplomat Bakery which is one of our favourite place.

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It was an exceptionally cold, wet and windy spring day. So, both of us had a bowl of hot soup. The small chicken gumbo was $2.99. It was filled with vegetables like tomatoes, onions and okra and had cubes of chicken with rice. It was slightly spicy and great for the cold weather.

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Each of us also had a piece of Napolean as it is not sharable. It was very messy eating it as it crumbles and the cream and icing sugar gets all over your lips. But it’s a very luscious dessert. It is $2,75.

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We also shared a Butter Croissant which is topped with sliced almonds and icing sugar. I think it was $2.99. The server offered to warm it up in the microwave for us. Continue reading