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 […]
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 pretty and makes every Instagram moment.
I love the interior decor of this trendy cafe. It is filled with white and soft grey tones with accents marble and button tufted seats. Did I mention the bunny ear chairs? What a perfect place for afternoon high tea!
Although Dazzling Cafe is famous for their desserts, they also offer a wide selection of dishes like pasta, rice casseroles, pizza and snacks. Beverages include my favorite Earl Grey Black Milk Tea Latte, Royal Matcha Latte and Rose latte. Of course, there are also coffee, tea, fresh juices and slushies.
Entree prices ranges between $10 to $15 and portions are not enough to share. Honey Toasts are between $12 to $15. I would definitely recommend order a few dishes to share between friends if you are hungry and it is a good way to sample different flavors.
Rose Latte 6.50: A strongly fragrant latte with rose water. It is quite sweet and I would recommend requesting it half sweet.
Earl Grey Black Milk Tea 6.95: available in both cold or hot. I like the cold version now that the weather is quite warm outside. There is a nice balance of tea and milk.
Truffle Fries 8.50: Crispy fries with a nice subtle hint of truffle oil that is not overwhelmingly intruding. A good snack to start while you wait for the rest of the food.
Mentaiko Spaghetti with Cream Sauce 明太子義大利麵 11.50: This was everyone’s favorite dish on the table. I love the silky creaminess of the mentaiko sauce with a nice subtle briny flavor. The pasta was also al dente.
Spicy Spaghetti with Chicken 辣味雞肉義大利麵 11.50: I like the subtle heat of this pasta this that lingers in your mouth for a while.
Month Blanc Honey Toast 15: This boxed toast is literally a butter toasted bread dessert that is hollowed out, cut into cubed pieces, buttered and toasted. These cubed pieces are then placed back inside the break box along with ice cream, whipped cream. The honey toast is then topped with different fruits and flavors for presentation. There is tableside service at Dazzling Cafe. I like the light sweetness of this chestnuts, whipped cream and the caramelized bread box that is suitable for the Asian palate.
Dazzling Cafe is a great location to catch up with friends over dessert. If you don’t have a sweet tooth that is ok too since they have a lot of savory food options. I like the relaxing environment and the pretty girly decor. I would not recommend this place if you are in a hurry however. Food takes a while to arrive. If you are a Women of Leisure, by all means, you have nothing to worry about 🙂
Cuisine: Desserts, Pasta, Waffles
Mon 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
7971 Alderbridge Way #140, Richmond, BC V6X 2A4
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 […]
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
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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 […]
H2 Rotisserie & Bar is a newly opened restaurant inside The Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood. With 162 seats inside and 70 outside in its large garden patio, H2 entertains with Vancouver’s iconic seawall and scenic North Shore mountains backdrop.
The menu focus is on upscale comfort food like spice rubbed Abbotsford Rotisserie Chicken, Tomahawk for Two, Sea to Fork Linguine, West Coast Crab Cakes, Pulled Chicken Hot Wing Sliders and Golden Ears Cheescrafter Fried Cheese Curds, local craft beers and spirits.
The new menu under The Westin Bayshore’s renowned Executive Chef, Kamal Silva takes on classic comfort dishes alongside fresh local ingredients. H2 will also be introducing community-making traditions as Al Fresco Long Table Dinners, weekly Sunday Suppers, and chef-led cooking classes.
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
It’s been awhile since we’ve last been back to the Market by Jean Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. It is located on 1115 Alberni Street in downtown Vancouver. I always have a soft spot for hotel restaurants (let’s say here, here, here and here). […]
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Cacao is one of those restaurants that I love coming back to, especially when it’s a new season. Now that the weather is warmer and the days are longer, this intimate restaurant in Kitsilano will be launching their new spring menu this week. We are excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s lighter take, Latin American street food snacks and new seasonal farmer’s market fresh sheet!
Yucca Frita: avocado and tomatillo sauce. This tasty recipe is like cross between crispy french fries and hash browns. Served with a garlicky guacamole.
Honey Dew and Thyme Mocktail: Refreshing and not too sweet. Perfect cocktail to ease into the day. Add rum or presecco if you prefer it with alcohol.
Pisco Sour Cocktail: This tangy and tart cocktail is the perfect aperitif. We recommend it to any Latin Amercian cuisine. Made with El Gobernador, aquafaba syrup, lemon and angostura.
Las Pupusas De Silvia: Smoked pork chicharron with latin preserves. One hot and creamy spicy sauce and one tomatillo sauce.
Arepas with chicken, avocado and green peas: Contrasting the pine and chanterelle mushroom arepas we have back in fall, this the chicken was light and clean. I can eat this pita pocket sandwich morning, afternoon and evening. The stuffed filling is substantial but not overwhelmingly heavy.
Farmer’s Market fresh tomatoes and mozzarella: So this is what real tomatoes tastes like. Sorry we’ve been buying too much Costco bulk.
Pepito Steak Sandwich: This Venezuela style steak sandwich is meaty, crunchy and simply delicious! Bread is from the Birds and the Beets. Served with lettuce, tomato, potato frites, cheese, and mayo ketchup. This sandwich makes a perfect patio lunch! Sharing optional!
Tostones: This dish is part of the new dinner menu and is very comforting. Made with green plantain, black bean mole, avocado, ikura touched with tequila. The twice fried plantain slices are hearty and contrasts well with the bright summer vegetables.
Chocolate cake with homemade Mexican flan and cacao nibs. Rich. Decadent. But not overly sweet.
Nitrogen Tamarind Ice Cream with Condensed Milk: inspired by the street food style un raspado de tamarindo slushie and refined by the concepts of nitrogen ice cream. This tangy and tart ice cream is super refreshing especially on a hot summer’s day!
We hope you enjoy a leisurely afternoon and evening on their patio over some really delicious Latin American cuisine this city has to offer!
I was invited by Cacao for a menu tasting.
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5
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Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]