Ikea Richmond

After the early dim sum, we went home to drop off Arkensen before we went out for our walk.

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It was a beautiful time of the year. The cherry blossoms never fail to amaze me.

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We walked from Costco to Ikea. It was a cloudy morning and the walk was very pleasant.

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We stopped by the Ikea food court for coffee. I need my coffee fix since I did not have coffee for breakfast. Continue reading

Trees Organic Coffee in Gastown, Vancouver

After an early dinner at Hapa Izakaya, Polly, Whitney and I decided to move to Trees Organic Coffee in Gastown for dessert. It is quieter here to have a conversation.

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We all had caffeine free mocha since it’s late in the evening already.

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The three of us shared two slices of cheesecake. We were curious about the above cheesecake with the name “The Sin Cheesecake”. It is actually a regular cheesecake topped with marbled chocolate and there is cherry in it too.

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The Mocha Cheesecake was more softer than the Sin Cheesecake.

The bill came to $30.25. Credit card is accepted here.

It is always a treat to end a meal with the best cheesecake in Vancouver.

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Bubble Tea Shop on No. 3 Road, Richmond

Ben and I went to the Real Canadian Superstore to get groceries in an afternoon, around 3PM.

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We had wanted to try the Bubble Tea Shop at the corner of the Real Canadian Supertore but it’s either we were there in the morning when they are not open yet or there are too many people in the shop. This place opens from 12PM to 10PM.

This day, we were surprised to see the shop was empty around 3PM. So, we decided to return our shopping cart and have a dessert to share first.

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The shop was decorated with Halloween decor as it’s near Halloween.

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Besides dessert and drinks, the shop also sell a lot of cute comic character keychains, memorabilia, toys, gifts, etc.

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This is a self service place. You order and pay at the counter and pick up your order when your number in your receipt is called. You are expected to return the trays to a designated area too. Continue reading

The Urban Tea Merchant on Georgia St., Vancouver

Polly, Whitney and I had the opportunity to meet up on a week day afternoon as they were both off work.

When coming to going to downtown, I usually meet up with Polly at the Bridgeport Skystation. On this day, Polly was almost an hour late as she could not find a parking at the River Rock parking. She drove around the parking lot for almost an hour before she can find a spot. Can you imagine that?

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We met up with Whitney for high tea at The Urban Tea Merchant. Whitney had not had a high tea for years.

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Teapots decor. How appropriate.

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Complimentary tea.

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We had two Traditional Tea Set and a Brunch Tea Set. Continue reading

Beard Papas on No. 3 Road, Richmond

After lunch, Ben wanted to have a cold dessert in a summer day.

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I suggested Beard Papas on No. 3 Road as I recalled seeing some mango shaved ice picture on it’s wall a while ago.

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This place is usually busy in the evening but it was quiet on the late afternoon when we were here.

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We ordered the Mango Ice Shower to share. It was a great dessert for summer. The ice-cream adds creaminess to the shaved ice.

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I also ordered a cream puff as cream puff is their specialty.

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I ordered the green tea version which I quite enjoy. But Ben does not like it.

Besides what we ordered, there are also cakes, pastries and dessert cups.

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Credit card is accepted here.

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Sugarholic Cafe, Aberdeen Center, Richmond

August is my best friend’s birthday. We went to Sugarholic Cafe to celebrate her birthday.

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Sugarholic Cafe is an Asian style cafe which serves desserts and also Asian style dishes.

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We noticed the staff here are quite young looking.

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Since Polly loves little cakes, we went for the 3 Tier Dessert Set.

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The above are the list of tea that we can choose from. The 3 Tier Dessert Set comes with 2 choice of herbal tea.

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The above was recommendation by the server; Fresh Tropical Fruit Tea. The fruit include apple, kiwi, pineapple and orange. We enjoyed this tea.

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Our second choice is Red Dates with Longan Tea. I like this tea as it good for blood circulation.

The tea comes with a free refill.

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Here is our 3 Tier Dessert Set. When we told the server it’s for the celebration of Polly’s birthday, we were given an extra piece of dessert. The original set is made of 18 pieces of dessert. Continue reading

Best Cheesecake in town

After dinner in Miku, we decided to go somewhere else for dessert.

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Polly suggested to go for the best cheesecake in town, her favourite dessert.

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We went to the Trees Organic Cheesecake on Water St. There is another one on Granville St.

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Since it’s summer, Polly and I had fruit smoothies for our drink. Polly had the mango smoothies while I had the strawberries smoothies. It was cooling and refreshing. The smoothies is $4.25 each. Continue reading

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