Omakase (お任せ) @ Ana Sushi

We decided it was best to just leave it up to the chef to be creative for us (Omakase), because with almost 2.5 Liters of sake between the 4 of us I could barely steady my camera to take pictures of each dish.

The Lounge at Four Seasons (HK)

It was quite relaxing just munching on dainty little savouries and sweets and talking about nothing in particular.

Toronto Foodie Adventures!

Tacos. Korean food. Pasta. And a chinese soup recipe.

I'm at a Cat Cafe right Meow

I think Cat Cafes are awesome, now all they need is wifi.

Fisherman's Wharf

One of my fondest memories as a child was visiting the Fisherman's Wharf at Steveston in Richmond with my parents on the weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year



Happy Lunar New Year!
 
We want to wish everyone all the best in the Lunar New Year.
 
May you all have health and prosperity and most important lots of love!
 
Keep on blogging folks.
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Soft Peaks - Vancouver

Soft Peaks
Organic soft serve



One of the most anticipated ice cream parlors in Vancouver has finally opened its doors to the public! Located in the heart of Gastown - Soft Peaks specializes in organic soft serve ice cream along with premium local toppings. Their milk is from Avalon - a local BC dairy farm, and all their toppings are sourced from local BC suppliers. These two brothers truly believe in supporting local businesses! 


E and I finally got a chance to stop by Soft Peaks for a taste test - Dessert before dinner! 

We tried out some of their most popular items on the menu, which was the "Honeycomb Peak" topped with a piece of fresh honeycomb from the local honey farms in BC. The richness of the soft serve ice cream along with the sweetness of the honeycomb was delicious! Why haven't I ever had real honeycomb before!?!

Next up we tried the "Green Forest" - this soft serve ice cream is topped with a sprinkle of Matcha powder, sweet red beans and condensed milk. 

This version kind of reminded me of a parfait from Chiccos or Mimibuloveme. Again delicious and quite satisfying - all the toppings paired very well together.

The last one we tried was the "Avalanche" twist topped with multi-grain powder and liquid honey.

The liquid honey added a very nice texture to the soft serve ice cream, but if I had to pick my least favourite flavour it would have to be this one.

The Avalanche was very messy to eat because the multi-grain powder was falling off the rim of the cup. Also, it wasn't as exciting to eat as the Honeycomb Peak or the Green Forest.

I didn't really like the multi-grain powder, it didn't really add to the flavour of the ice cream and it was messy to eat.


Overall, Soft Peaks is such a cute little ice cream parlor that has a lot of potential! Their menu is still a work in progress and I can't wait to visit again, especially in the Summer time!

What I hope to see in the summer is how they will incorporate fresh seasonal fruits with their organic soft serve ice cream, and possibly a milk shake menu?!?!

Anyways if you have time check them out and grab 
an ice cream before dinner!


Until next time folks.



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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Yew at Four Seasons



Yew seafood + bar

 

I love Dine out Vancouver! It's a great excuse to hang out with friends and also a great way to spend the month of January since not much happens after new years. I've visited Yew a few times before for drinks, but never stayed for dinner, so it was pretty awesome when they seated us in a semi-private dining room! I should of totally brought my selfie stick!


First course was a composition of forest mushrooms - our server mentioned that some of the mushrooms are grown in BC. This was a delicious start! I loved all the different textures of the wild mushrooms the sweetness of the sauce paired really well with the earthiness of the mushrooms.

Second course I had their whole roasted quail with wild rice gnocchi - I also added a side of their organic spot pawns. The prawns were my favourite part of the meal! The quail was just a little under seasoned and the wild rice was a little bit chewier to my liking.

Dessert course was a pavlova with candied hazelnut and cinnamon crunch. I love pavlovas and this one was exceptional and the presentation reminds me of walking through a forest!

What really impressed me wasn't so much their food but their level of exceptional service from start to finish. Our server was very attentive and engaging and had wonderful timing! He would show up in perfect timed intervals to check on us without being overly intrusive and I never felt rushed to eat faster (because sometimes, restaurants have set time-limits for dine-out). Overall it was a very enjoyable dinner and a great way to end a Monday night.

I will be back again next week with a different group of friends, 
so hopefully the experience will be the same if not better! 

"mocks or cocks ladies?" - inspired by A


Happy eating!


 
Yew Seafood & Bar on Urbanspoon



Sunday, January 18, 2015

PappaRoti Canada

PappaRoti

1505 Robson St Vancouver, BC 

It's been awhile folks! Sorry for not posting any foodie adventures. I just kind of lost the motivation and Vancouver is starting to run out of new restaurants for me to try. Also work has been quite hectic and a lot of new changes for the new year! I am quite excited about 2015, it's been an awesome start so far and I am looking forward to travelling more and hopefully be brave enough to start a Youtube channel (Yikes!) I've always wanted to do a cooking segment for my blog but have never gotten around to doing it, so I have now added this bit as one of my new year's resolutions!


Anyways I have discovered a favourite hangout that makes the best milk tea (Karak Milk Tea to be exact) ever! I love everything about PappaRoti from their friendly staff to their amazing baked buns, I wished they had one on South Granville, then I would be there all the time! This will probably be the place where I would go and edit my videos and enjoy a cup of their delicious Karak Milk Tea. I have made a note to put up more posts on my blog this year and its good timing because January 2015 is also Dine out Vancouver. So watch out for my reviews because I do have a line-up of restaurants to try!

Bye for now.

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