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
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BERRY TREATS AND MORE
Beaucoup Bakery adds new seasonal pastries to its line-up.
Beaucoup Bakery & Café celebrates the arrival of summer with several new additions to its menu, including three new pastries and a refreshing beverage: Strawberry Mille-Feuille, Matcha Raspberry Tart, Butter Shoyu Roasted Corn Tarte, and a Rhubarb Iced Tea.
“We really wanted to highlight berries in our summer menu this year and strawberries and raspberries are certainly very vibrant, tart, and sweet for the season,” explains Betty Hung, co-owner and head pastry chef of Beaucoup Bakery. “These are full-flavoured yet delicate and light pastries that really hold up to the warmer weather. And, our corn tarte is not too heavy for lunch or a snack. And of course, we will be using local berries and corn for as long as we can.”
The pretty-in-pink Strawberry Mille-Feuille ($6.50 each) is composed of house-made puff pastry, strawberry diplomat cream, strawberry gelée, and fresh strawberries on top.
Customers who order the Matcha Raspberry Tart ($5.50 each) can expect to enjoy a striking pastry creation featuring a matcha pastry base, dacquoise, crème pâtissière, raspberry gelée, and piled high with fresh raspberries.
Beaucoup Bakery’s new savoury item is a Butter Shoyu Roasted Corn Tarte ($4.95 each), made of roasted corn, onions, shimeji mushrooms, and finished with a basil cherry tomato salad.
The Rhubarb Iced Tea ($3.95), with ginger rhubarb syrup, organic black Ceylon tea, rose petals, lavender, and cornflowers is refreshing for summer.
All Beaucoup Bakery items are made fresh daily and can also be pre-ordered for pick-up in large quantities. Summer items are seasonal and will be available until September 3, 2017.
About Beaucoup Bakery
Beaucoup Bakery & Café opened its doors in December 2012, offering French-inspired pastries. The reason for opening Beaucoup Bakery was simple, to leave the world a happier place, even if through something as simple as a cookie. The company’s priority is to put care and pride into everything it does, from the ingredients used and the little details that go into the baking, through to the way the company treats valued customers and friends.
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop
2150 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3B5
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 […]
“Juneuary” is here, and though summer is just around the corner we are plagued with dark clouds and a pervasive chill in the air. Burdock & Co combats the cold every night from 5-6 pm (weekends included!), dishing out a cozy combo of it’s famous fried chicken and a can […]
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 American.
The American seats 150 people and offers pinball machines, foosball and a great place to watch the game and have a few drinks.
The menu focus is simple – cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, poutine, kale caesars, veggie burgers and fries. Beef is aged 45 days and comes from local farmers. Customize your burger with add on options like bacon, fried egg, cheese, fried onions or gravy. The burger is then completed with crisp lettuce, seasoned tomatoes, signature pickles and their “special sauce”.
Our Monarch Burger is completed with double bacon, fried egg and fried onions.
So next time if you are craving a juicy ass burger, come get a Monarch Burger. Feeling healthy, order a kale salad with a garlicky cheese sauce. The leaves are soft and requires minimal chewing. And the fries? Pretty crispy although a tad salty.
Monarch Burger At The American
Cuisine: Burger, Bar
Mon 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
928 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1
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 […]
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique
Mon 10:00 am –8:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
1070 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2
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