Ben and I started our weekend ritual on a Friday evening. Ben usually picks me up from work and we will drive to some nearby neighbourhood for dinner.
For this Friday, we went to Angel Cake House for some comfort food.
Besides being a HongKong style restaurant, Angel Cake House also has a cake and dessert counter. We’ll see if we still have room for dessert after our dinner.
We ordered a House Special Chow Mien as we spotted our neighbour customer had some sort of chow mien which looks good. It did not disappoint as the chow mien was still crispy where the sauce has not soak into it. There were generous amount of assortment of meat on top of the noodles. Continue reading
It was a hot spring day. Ben treated me a cool desert on a pre mother’s day celebration.
We went to Jack Frost Dessert Cafe across Richmond Center on No. 3 Road.
We arrived around 6:00PM and there were only two other customers there. When we left, the restaurant is already full house.
We asked the server what is their popular item and he told us it’s the Tiramisu Snowfall. The bowl is topped with a slice of Tiramisu cake. It was good as it is not too sweet. Continue reading
Updated: 26 Jul 2017: This restaurant had been replaced by Miss Lina Crepe Cakes.
After dinner, we walked over to the Central at Garden City to do some exploration on what’s new there.
Then we returned to Alexandra Road to look for a dessert place. We ended up at Scorpio’s M Dessert which opens from 3PM to midnight.
The interior looks nice with the high back chairs.
Ben just wanted a drink from the thirstiness he experienced from Midam Cafe. He had a Mango Soda which he said helps to quench his thirst. Continue reading
Ben and I came across Meet Fresh which we had visited while in Beijing and Kuala Lumpur before.
Meet Fresh is a dessert place, now in Richmond. Hurray.
Apparently, Meet Fresh originates in Taiwan.
Customer orders and pays at the counter. A buzzer will be given to alert the customer to pick up his/her order at the pick up area.
We ordered one of their signature dessert to share. It was a large serving. Sharing is recommended.
Credit card is accepted here.
I had to send my car for maintenance on a Tuesday afternoon and had three hours to kill. Coincidentally, Polly called me up a day before to ask me if I wanted to go out for coffee. So, I made arrangement for Polly to pick me up from the automall after I dropped off my car. We went to Beard Papa’s on No. 3 Road for convenience as I can take the free shuttle back to automall from Richmond Center later.
We shared a couple of little cakes. The above is Mont Blanc which is a sponge cake iced with chestnuts cream. It is called Mont Blanc as it resembles a snow-capped mountain.
The next cake we tried was the Mango Mousse Cake.
There is even some mango puree in the center of the cake. Continue reading
It’s been a while since Polly and I met up for cake meet due to her busy schedule. We found time to meet up and went to Leisure Tea & Coffee for a light lunch, more like a snack lunch.
Leisure Tea & Coffee only opens at 12:00PM.
Polly told me that this is a popular place for Taiwanese. Truely enough, a group of middle aged people came in for coffee at the later part of our meal and they spoke “Hokkien”/”Fujian”.
We had the Oriental Style Combo for 2 with 1 black coffee and 1 pot of tea for $26.25. For the tea, Polly selected the Passion Fruit and Pineapple Tea. It was very sweet and fragrant. We asked for a pot of hot water so that we can dilute the tea before drinking. Continue reading
After the dim sum at Neptune Seafood Restaurant in Surrey, Polly and I went over to Burnaby as Polly had to run an errand there. On the way back to Richmond from Burnaby, Polly decided to go to Faubourg for tea break as she still had some time to kill before picking her daughters up from tuition after school.
Faubourgh is one of the best cake meet place that Polly and I enjoy. The little cakes are very pretty but quite costly.
We saw the above sign on the way in and smoothies is just perfect for a warm late spring afternoon.
We shared two desserts. The above was something green tea and passion fruit. It is $5.95. Continue reading
After the early dim sum, we went home to drop off Arkensen before we went out for our walk.
It was a beautiful time of the year. The cherry blossoms never fail to amaze me.
We walked from Costco to Ikea. It was a cloudy morning and the walk was very pleasant.
We stopped by the Ikea food court for coffee. I need my coffee fix since I did not have coffee for breakfast. Continue reading
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.
We all had caffeine free mocha since it’s late in the evening already.
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.
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.
Ben and I went to the Real Canadian Superstore to get groceries in an afternoon, around 3PM.
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.
The shop was decorated with Halloween decor as it’s near Halloween.
Besides dessert and drinks, the shop also sell a lot of cute comic character keychains, memorabilia, toys, gifts, etc.
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