Meet Fresh on Capstan Way, Richmond

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.

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Tropical Baked Bananas

For dessert, the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen made a Tropical Baked Bananas.

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The aroma of the toasted coconut flakes and warm bananas was wonderful.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 6 bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

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Source: Allrecipes.com

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Young Coconut Agar-agar

I made this dessert for Ben’s office potluck. It’s kind of last minute request. He only told about the potluck  on Monday evening and the potluck is on Wednesday. I only do my groceries shopping on Sunday and am not prepared for it at all.

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So, I had to whip up something from what I can find in my pantry.

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I  still have the shredded young coconut which I mistakenly bought in the freezer. I also have some can coconut juice and 1/2 pack of the agar-agar (missing from the above photo).

Ingredients

  • 1 package of 454g shredded young coconut
  • 18grams agar-agar
  • 1 can 520ml coconut juice (plus enough water to make up 800ml)
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (depend on the sweetness you desired)

Instructions

  • Soak agar-agar for 30 minutes and strain.
  • Combine agar-agar, coconut juice and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Stir until the agar-agar and sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the shredded young coconut, give them a few snips if the strands are long.
  • Bring back to a boil.
  • Ladle into mould or container.
  • Let cool. Refrigerate until set.

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Faubourg on West 41st, Vancouver

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.

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Faubourgh is one of the best cake meet place that Polly and I enjoy. The little cakes are very pretty but quite costly.

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We saw the above sign on the way in and smoothies is just perfect for a warm late spring afternoon.

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We shared two desserts. The above was something green tea and passion fruit. It is $5.95. Continue reading

Chia Seed Goji Berry Osmanthus Jello

Agnes also prepared a jello for us to snack on while waiting for the Sesame Chiffon Cake to bake in the oven.

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Ingredients

  • 3 grams chia seeds
  • 300ml water
  • 10 grams Osmanthus syrup
  • 10 grams jello powder
  • 6 grams Goji berries
  • 50 grams rock sugar

Instructions

  1. Soak chia seeds and Goji berries separately for 30 minutes.
  2. Combine water, Osmanthus syrup, jello powder and rock sugar in a sauce pan and cook on low until sugar melted.
  3. Add chia seeds and Goji berries and pour into a container and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Estea Cafe at Aberdeen Square, Richmond

After the small bite at Pizza Garden, we did more walking in the vicinity area. Our goal is to walk 10,000 steps or more daily.

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On the way back, Ben tempted with dessert at Estea Cafe, also at the Aberdeen Square.

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I admit that I’m weak when come to dessert. I just gave in easily.

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Blueberry Yogurt Parfait

Minoo shared a dessert recipe to complement the Chicken Rice Casserole and Carrot Salad in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.

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The dessert is Blueberry Yogurt Parfait.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice, about 1/2 large lime
  • lime zest from the lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups drained low-fat yogurt or low-fat Greek style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts or unsweetened shredded coconut

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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

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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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