In celebration of Canada’s Jubilee Anniversary, Notch 8 Restaurant and Bar, invites you to their Canada 150 Afternoon Tea. In honour of the true North strong and free, the private dining room is adored with vintage photographs of Fairmont Hotels across the country and archival images […]
TWG Tea celebrates Canada’s 15th birthday with the limited edition Jubilee Tea, commemorating the country’s Jubilee Anniversary from 1867 to 2017. To celebrate being all things Canadian, TWG Tea will be offering a Jubilee Tea Set from now until August 31st, 2017. Boasting a naturally […]
Snackshot 糖百府 is a new Hong Kong style dessert shop that recently opened on 7980 Granville Street – Marpole neighbourhood. The menu focus is Chinese sweet soups along with their claim to fame Vitasoy milk red bean bulldog drink! And, of course, the sweet soup tasting platter!
The dessert shop’s decor retrofits to the nostalgic Bing Sutt 冰室, old school movie posters and things that are quintessentially Hong Kong. It reminds me lots of the Vintage Starbucks in Hong Kong – both on Duddell Street and Mong Kok.
Vitasoy Milk with Red Bean Bulldog 7.95: This eye-catching drink is traditionally known as red bean ice. It is made trendy again with a bottle of vitasoy dressed up as a Mexican Bulldog. I like that it isn’t too sweet and actually is quite tasty. However there isn’t a lot of red bean. And it is debatable if this drink is worth the sticker shock of 7.95.
Sweet Soup Tasting Platter 22.95: Your choice of either hot or cold. This photogenic dessert platter again is another popular item ordered. It consists of nine mini cups of sweet soup (from top to bottom): Cashew Paste, Red Date and Longan Soup, Almond Paste, Sesame Paste, Tofu Pudding, Red Bean Soup, Green Bean Soup, Black Glutinous Dessert and Walnut Paste.
This is a great option for those who want to sample a little bit of everything. There was only a few that stood out and personally I much prefer the dessert soups at Bubble Fruity 桂花林 in Richmond. Overall, I think the flavors here at Snackshot are underwhelming and the texture is too gummy.
Street Snack Combo 6.95: We also ordered a combo of curry fish balls, siu mai and rice rolls. It comes with 4 siu mai and 4 curry fish balls. Again, the flavors are unforgettable and the plate of not hot enough. I also wish they had provided chili paste on the side.
Overall, the prices at Snackshot are pretty high and the portions are small. The place is more of a hyped gimmick. We left $40 poorer and I can not foresee coming back anytime soon.
Tue 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 3:00 pm – 12:00 am
7980 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z2
Dazzling Cafe opened it’s first location outside of Asia in Richmond, BC. This uber cute and stylish cafe chain has locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. They are famous for their honey toast which comes in a variety of flavors. The presentation is […]
Secret Garden Tea Company has been serving afternoon high tea in the Kerrisdale neighborhood of Vancouver for over two decades. This old fashion tea boutique has moved from its former West Boulevard home to a larger location at 2138 West 40th Avenue. The space is […]
Some time ago we were visiting Toronto for a friend’s wedding. Like any other trip, it becomes culinary at some stage. We arrived at Fat Pasha. This was Anthony’s Rose latest collaboration with Robert Wilder. It is located at 414 Dupont Street (between Spadina Road and Bathurst Street). This Israeli restaurant focused on vegetables, chopped liver, hummus and became this hippest thing around.
The tiny 45 seater restaurant is a tight space. Designed by Palmerston Design and artwork by Jeff Blackburn that somehow minds me of Genghis Khan destroying tribes in Northeast Asia.
It was early in the day and the restaurant was already fairly packed. Even before doors opened, crowds were forming outside on a weekday. This is crazy. I needed to settle in with a drink. All I remembered was that it was refreshing and tart tasting.
Liver and Verscht on Rye 18: Chopped liver, beef salami, hard egg, gribenes, radish, and caramelized onion with pickles. We were presented a generous portion of the chopped liver. The hostess drizzled schmaltz into the boil and began mixing over the boiled egg and hard fried bits of chicken skin. Too fast to get a decent photo. Spread it over toast and enjoy. This was a heavy dish.
Roast Cauliflower 17: One of their signature dishes and perhaps one of the main reasons we wanted to come to Fat Pasha. I mean, until Fat Pasha, vegetables was not really a thing for Rose’s ventures. Rose and Sons and Big Crow both were unapologetically heavy and meat focused.
Tahini, skhug, pine nuts, pomegranate seeds and halloumi. You literally need a steak knife to chop thru this monster. It is filling despite it being all cauliflower. It is meaty and hearty with every bite. Yet it is not heavy and very refreshing with the acidity and spice.
We also recommend sharing their Salatim platter. Choose from Tahini with everything bagel spice, garlic fried tomatoes, chopped eggplant and tahini and garlic labneh with za’atar.
Next time you are in Toronto, come with a few friends. The portions are too large just for a couple and it is hard to sample everything. There’s enough pitas and latka platter for life.
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Mon 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
414 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V9
Chances are if you love a good dirty burger than you’ve been to Campagnolo Upstairs on Main Street where Robert Belcham has been serving up one of Vancouver’s “Best Burgers”. These Dirty Burgers were selling out every night. Soon, it rebranded to the Monarch Burger at The […]
Globally inspired restaurant The Rise Eatery will open in Vancouver on June 26. Elevated dining spot will serve shared plates that draw from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. The Rise Eatery, a globally inspired restaurant that combines flavours from as far away as Argentina, Korea, […]
Father’s Day Feast starring rotisserie chicken kicks off The Westin Bayshore’s family-style Sunday Supper Series. One day a year, it’s only right that we raise a glass to the roosters. That’s why The Westin Bayshore’s vibrant new H2 Rotisserie & Bar is giving props to Pops by launching its Sunday Supper Series on June 18 with a Father’s Day Feast.
This family-friendly meal will be featured every Sunday from 5:30 pm onward.
This is a winner–winner chicken dinner, served family-style to your whole coop. Each Father’s Day Feast is designed for two people, but feel free to multiply orders. For $27 per person, everybody enjoys:
- Starter: H2’s signature cheesy bread.
- Main: full rotisserie chicken with jus, buttermilk and chive mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and roasted carrots.
- Dessert: dessert plate, featuring potted chocolate mousse with cookie crumble, house-made s’mores, gelato and salted caramel popcorn cheesecake.
Dad, and his adult kids might enjoy a flight of four 5-oz. craft beers for an additional $9 per person, or a choice of three 3-oz. pours of BC wine for $16.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar
Cuisine: Canadian, Upscale Comfort Food, Rotisserie
Mon 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 6:30 am – 12:00 am
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
TWG Tea celebrates Father’s Day this year with the most dignified selection for the King of your heart. Inspired by the strength and noble traits of royalty, TWG Tea has curated an exquisite collection of accessories for the afternoon tea table, featuring the cherished Grand Golden Yin […]
Chez Christophe awarded top honours at BC Food Processors Association’s Product of the Year Award Gala
Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie’s buttery, puff pastry flutes have earned gold at the 2017 BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) Product of the Year Award gala during FoodProWest. The Product of the Year Award recognizes a product that shows innovation; criteria including taste (if applicable), product […]
I work remotely a lot. So it is very important to have a durable pair of headphones with me. 1. to listen to music and 2. to block out background noises. The last thing I want to is be stuck listening to someone’s conversation I have absolutely no interest in. Sudio Sweden recently sent over a pair of their Regent bluetooth wireless headphones. I must say I am in love with the packaging, the fit and sound quality it. It also comes with interchangeable headphone caps. I chose marble just because it matches my table.
Similar to the Sudio Vasa Blå earphones, the white and the gold combinations is aesthetically very pretty. It comes in a nicely packaged box, USB charging cables and usual manual. Pairing the headphones with all your bluetooth device is super easy and literally takes a couple of seconds!
These headphones has a long 24 hours of active battery time and 20 days standby. It is lightweight and quick charging time only takes only 10 mins ( 120 mins for full charge).
There is also a built-in microphone and 3 button remote and an auxiliary port if you don’t want to go wireless.
I also like the 3 button remote buttons on the bottom of the ear piece. You don’t have to keep fumble around with your phone to try and change the song or adjust the volume. Rather, all of these options are available right near your ear on the 3-button remote.
- Sudio Regent
- Auxiliary Audio Cable
- Charging Cable
- Owner’s Manual
- Guarantee Card
- Quick Start Guide
- Type: 50 mm Dynamic Speaker
- Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL @ 1 kHz
- Impedance: 47 Ohm @ 1kHz
- Frequency Response: 18 Hz – 22 kHz
- Nice clean, crisp sounds for highs and mid-range.
- Lows has nice natural full bass instead of an loose, empty sound.
- However this would not meant for heavy, heavy bass music.
For those who like variety, a nice feature these Sudio Regent headphones has is the interchangeable caps. It comes in blue or pink botanical print and also a black or white marble. Personally I really like the white on white marble look!
Overall, I am quite impressed by these headphones and like the full ear coverage to fully immerse myself with my favorite music. They make a great everyday alternative to earbuds.
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Where to go for high tea in Vancouver? Starting on June 9th, 2017, Afternoon High Tea will be served at the Champagne Lounge at Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver. It is available Friday thru Sunday between 2 to 4pm with the exception of […]
House Special is an upscale restaurant that specializes in modern Vietnamese cuisine in Yaletown, Vancouver. It is change to see a string of chic eateries like Chi (Kitsilano) , Anh & Chi (Mount Pleasant) have a refreshed take on dining while serving authentic Vietnamese food. I […]