Tag: Desserts

Blueberry Lemon Zest Coconut Milk Ice Cream | Vegan + Gluten-Free

Blueberry Lemon Zest Coconut Milk Ice Cream | Vegan + Gluten-Free

This delicious Blueberry Lemon Zest Coconut Milk Ice Cream just needs 3 ingredients! You’re going to love this easy to make no churn ice cream recipe that can be ready to eat in less than 5 mins! This insanely creamy, fruity nice cream with a little bit of zing, is egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and totally vegan! Best of all, it is totally healthy and packed full of antioxidants, Vitamin C and folate for a healthy boost to your immune system!

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe 川貝燉雪梨 is one of my go-to recipes whenever I am sick or can’t get rid of the nagging persistent cough that just won’t go away. For anyone who hates taking medicine,  pills or cough syrup, this natural Chinese […]

TWG Tea Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection

TWG Tea Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection

TWG Tea Mooncakes NomssA new blossom inspires the starry night sky, marking the arrival of a luscious harvest. This year, TWG Tea narrates the story of the constellation with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection, a rich and enduring assortment of patisseries set to inspire and intrigue any epicurean this mid-autumn festival.

 

 

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Celebrating age old traditions where tea was once served to accompany sweets, the Lotus Jade Tea in Haute Couture Tea Collection® blooms in brilliant hues of green and gold, a fresh new beginning for a joyous occasion. A tender green tea with lotus blossoms, the exquisite cup yields a thick, heady and decadent aroma that lingers long on the palate. An extraordinary tea perfectly paired with TWG Tea’s curated selection of tea-infused mooncakes.

 

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Indulge in new creations such as the decadent Daydream mooncake, a magical flight of the imagination wrapped in a perfectly baked bold red crust, with blueberries, white lotus paste, and a unique almond and blueberry purée heart infused with Red Balloon Tea. For the cherry on top, savour the unique Cerise mooncake which boasts a luxurious white chocolate and crunchy coconut heart with Amarena cherry surrounded by a brown lotus paste infused with Pu-erh 2000. Beckoning a new dawn, the Moonlit mooncake glows in a luscious jade green snowskin, featuring a Lotus Jade Tea infused mousseline and a white chocolate heart filled with a sweet Nashi pear marmalade. Emanating the warm glow of a lantern, the Blossom mooncake in brilliant orange conceals a Geisha Blossom Tea infused mousseline contrasted by tangy apricot marmalade encased in a white chocolate heart.

 

 

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TWG Tea’s set of two mooncakes paired with Lotus Jade Tea in the Haute Couture Tea Collection® will retail at $95 (Traditional) and $115 (Snowskin), a set of four Mooncakes retails at $80 (Traditional) and $95 (Snowskin), both available in the elegant Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake gift box. Each mooncake in an individual Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake gift box retails at $20 (Traditional) and $25 (Snowskin). Available at the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in Vancouver, Canada from 14 September 2017 to 4 October 2017.

 

 

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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
URL: https://www.twgtea.com
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, Tea Salon, Boutique

Hours:
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
(604) 692-0071

 

 

 

UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

[image_with_animation image_url="14080" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] UYU Ice Cream is a new dessert shop on 433 Abbott St., Gastown beside Prado Cafe and Tacomio. Similar to Soft Peaks, UYU Ice Cream uses only organic milk and local ingredients. Their flavors changes weekly. Sometimes you will get [...]
ICY Bar Vancouver | Shaved Ice Dessert, Bubble Tea etc 利源冰店

ICY Bar Vancouver | Shaved Ice Dessert, Bubble Tea etc 利源冰店

[image_with_animation image_url="13938" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] ICY Bar Vancouver 利源冰店 is located on Kingsways. Not too far from it is another shaved ice dessert shop called IcePik Shavery. Icy Bar and IcePik are not the same. ICY Bar menu includes a wide variety of icy desserts to help [...]
Chatime | Bubble Tea Vancouver Downtown 日出茶太

Chatime | Bubble Tea Vancouver Downtown 日出茶太

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Chatime is a global bubble tea cafe franchise with over 1200 locations all over the world. We first tried Chatime in Toronto. Recently, Chatime opened 3 locations in Vancouver: Broadway, Downtown Vancouver Robson Street, and also in Richmond at 9100 Blundell Road. They praise themselves for fresh tea, non-powdered flavorings and also customization. You can choose the sweetness level, amount of ice and level of steeped tea.

We were invited by ChineseBites along with few fellow bloggers for their grand opening tasting to try their top Bubble Tea flavors.

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We always wondered why there isn’t a good bubble tea shop in Downtown Vancouver or even near Chinatown. I am quite happy that Chatime has opened.

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Chatime has quite a large selection of beverages: Bubble tea, Fresh Tea, Mousse / Tea Latte, Smoothie and Slushes and even Coffee.

Chatime Top 10 Bubble Tea Flavors

  1. Pearl Milk Tea
  2. Grass Jelly Roasted Milk Tea
  3. Taro Pudding Milk Tea
  4. Brown Rice Green Milk Tea
  5. Taiwan Mango QQ
  6. Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea
  7. Mango Smoothie
  8. Red Bean Pearl Milk Tea
  9. Matcha Tea Latte
  10. Chocolate Mousse

What is surprising and disappointing to us is that they do not have Malt (or Wheat Germs). Pearl Castle makes one mean Wheat Germ boba.

  • Customization add ons:
    8 toppings available: pearls, grass jelly, coconut jelly, red bean, coffee jelly, aloe vera, rainbow jelly, pudding.
  • Ice level: regular, less, no ice
  • Sugar level: extra, regular, less, half, slight, no sugar (0% / 30% / 50% / 80%)
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Pearl Milk Tea: How can you review a bubble restaurant if you don’t try their signature boba. We liked their Chatime Roasted Milk Tea vs their regular milk tea more because of the denser and more robust flavor. We later learnt that 30% sweet with half ice is the way to go.

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Matcha Tea Latte: Definitely a drink you need half sweet. Give it a good mix before you drink it also. Otherwise the flavor just sits at the bottom.

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Over Chatime is pretty tasty. However, service can be slow during peak hours and staff may not speak English fluently. There are some seating available and free WiFi if you are a Telus customer.

Chatime is always part of the vicinity reward program. Don’t forget to get your card. Every 10 points gets you 1 free drink.

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Chatime Bubble Tea 日出荼太
URL: http://chatime.com
Cuisine: Bubble Tea, Boba, Dessert

Hours:
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 – 11:00 pm

1274 Robson street, downtown vancouver, BC
(604) 911-9119

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Frozen Coconut Ice Cream | Dairy Free Alternative

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream | Dairy Free Alternative

    We recently discovered Frozen Coconut, Be Coconut Water, and Be Coconut Chips at the 2014 Grocery Showcase West and CHFA West 2014. One of my favorite desserts is ice cream. Frozen Coconut Ice Cream is extremely creamy and is made from fair trade ingredients, raw (flash heated) coconut […]

Yee Shun Dairy Company Hong Kong Steamed Milk Pudding 港澳義順牛奶公司

Yee Shun Dairy Company Hong Kong Steamed Milk Pudding 港澳義順牛奶公司

Steamed Milk Pudding or Steamed Milk with Two Films 雙皮奶 shuang pi nai is one of the most popular Chinese dessert in Hong Kong. It is generally a steamed milk pudding 炖奶 dun nai. Other names may include steamed milk with egg white, steamed milk with ginger […]

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 | 25 Chocstars / 28 Days

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 | 25 Chocstars / 28 Days

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014

 

The 4th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 present by CityFood Magazine between  January 18 – February 14, 2014. This year it features an exciting line up of chocolate makers who have come together to present you the wildest, most delicious flavors imaginable!

25 CHOCSTARS / 28 DAYS / 60+ Crazy Flavors: So what are some of these crazy flavors you ask? Bella Gelateria‘s gelato guru James Coleridge will present gBARs frozen gelato on a stick with flavors like salted caramel, black sesame, matcha, etc all served with Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread. Beaucoup Bakery‘s Dark Chocolate with black pepper. CocoaNymph‘s 64% dark chocolate with parmesan.

 

Be sure to visit one of the participating chocolate makers to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones over a cup of hot cocoa! For a full list of chocolate makers and 2014 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival flavors, please see below!

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Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014

New for 2014

BLENZ COFFEE – (International Village, Waterfront, Fairview, South Granville)

  • #11 – “MINT TO BE” An organic peppermint tea infusion made fresh to order and combined with Belgian milk chocolate. The result is a thinner consistency hot chocolate with a satisfying, classic milk chocolate flavour that is refreshing because of the cooling mint tea. Served with a mini chocolate croissant. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #12 – “MY FUNNY VALENTINE” A 50% dark Belgian chocolate with ginger. The chocolate melted and blended fresh to order with steamed milk and ginger syrup. Served with a mini chocolate croissant. Available: every day of the Festival.

EAST VAN ROASTERS

  • #19 – “THE HIVE” ‘Hives for Humanity’ honey dark drinking chocolate. Served with a honey nib caramel. Available: January 18 – 31
  • #20 – “HIGH SOCIETY” Earl Grey drinking chocolate. Served with East Van Roasters’ signature gluten-free brownie and candied orange. Available: February 1 – 14

KOKO MONK CHOCOLATES

  • #29 – “THE PROPOSITION” Eggnog and Rum Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon. Served with your choice of cookie. Available: January 18 – February 14
  • #30 – “THE BRUNETTE BANGLE” Hot Chocolate with the exotic hint of curry. Served with your choice of cookie. Available: January 18 – February 14

 

LAST CRUMB CAFE

  • #31 – “NUT YOUR TRADITIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE” Chipmunks will chatter over this hot chocolate flavoured with peanut butter. Served with a berry marshmallow. Available: January 18 – January 31
  • #32 – “WINTER CITRUS” Take a trip to Seville with this hot chocolate flavoured with orange blossom. Served with a citrus marshmallow. Available: February 1 – 14

 

UVA WINE BAR + BITTERED SLING

  • #59 – “CHOCOFRAICHE” A hot drink composed of slow-melted dark chocolate and heavy cream, infused with chili, vanilla bean and cinnamon with a dollop of creme fraiche. Served with zeppoli (Italian doughnuts!) Available: all day, every day of the festival
  • #60 – “SOUR CHERRY TISANE” Cold mocha rooibos tea, sour cherry and Pedro Ximénez cordial, Bittered Sling orange and juniper bitters. Served with zeppoli (Italian doughnuts!) Available: all day, every day of the festival.
  • #61* – “THE BLACK WIDOW” (*contains alcohol) Uva’s HC-inspired cocktail: reposado tequila influenced with cacao beans and coffee, Cherry Heering liquer, Amaro averna, Bittered Sling plum and rootbeer bitters. Served with zeppoli (Italian doughnuts!) Available: Available every day of the festival, from 11 a.m. to closing.
  • #62* – “CHARTREUSE MILKSHAKE” (*contains alcohol) Uva’s HC-inspired cocktail: Citadelle gin, green Chartreuse, cacao beans, lime and orange juice, Bittered Sling Malagasy chocolate bitters, egg white. Served with zeppoli (Italian doughnuts!) Available every day of the festival, from 11 a.m. to closing.

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Back by Popular Demand for 2014

 

BEAUCOUP BAKERY

  • #01 – “LIKE FEATHERS & SNOW” White Chocolate with warm spices. Served with a cardamom cookie. Available: January 18 – January 26
  • #02 – “THE INTIMATE ACT” Milk Chocolate with passionfruit Served with a hazelnut cookie. Available: January 28 – February 5
  • #03 – “HUNGERS SATISFIED” Dark Chocolate with black pepper, Served with a vanilla/maldon salt cookie. Available: February 6 – February 14 

 

BEL CAFE

  • #04 – “PEPPERMINT PATTY” Made from 70% Valrhona guanaja chocolate infused with organic peppermint and vanilla bean chantilly. Served with a double fudge cookie. Available: January 18 – 31
  • #05 – “BANANA SPLIT” Made from 36% Valrhona Caramelia chocolate and topped with walnut marshmallows. Served with banana pound cake. Available: February 1 – 14

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BELLA GELATERIA + TO DIE FOR BANANA BREAD

  • #06 – “MONKEY’S UNCLE” gBAR made from banana liquer and swirls of “To Die For” Banana Bread crumb. Served with a slice of Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread alongside. Available: every day of the Festival
  • #07 – “BLACK MAGIC” gBAR flavoured with black sesame and matcha tea. Served with Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread. Available: every day of the Festival
  • #08 – “THE EVITA” gBAR flavoured with salted caramel – Argentina style. Served with Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #09 – “LONDON FOGGY” gBAR flavoured with vanilla and Earl Grey tea. Served with Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #10 – “RED HOT CHILI PEPPER” gBAR flavoured with chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne. Served with Erin Ireland’s “To Die For” Banana Bread. Available: every day of the Festival.

 

CHOCOLATE ARTS

  • #13 – “PUT DE LIME IN DE COCONUT” Single origin Venezuela chocolate with organic coconut and kalamansi lime. Accompanied by a toasted coconut shortbread. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #14 – “A SNOWBALL’S CHANCE IN HELL” Single origin Mexican chocolate with Mexican chili poured over house made chocolate ice cream. Accompanied by a flourless chocolate cookie. Available: every day of the Festival.

 

CHOCOLATERIE DE LA NOUVELLE FRANCE

  • #37 – “Chocolat Glacé” Iced drinking chocolate. Served with a Gaufre de Liège waffle, along with a side of fleur de sel caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread. Available: every day of the festival that the shop is open.
  • #38 – “Chocolat Glacé à la Cardamome” Cardamom flavoured iced drinking chocolate. Served with a Gaufre de Liège waffle, along with a side of fleur de sel caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread. Available: every day of the festival that the shop is open.
  • #39 – “Chocolat Glacé à la Noix de Coco” Coconut flavoured iced drinking chocolate. Served with a Gaufre de Liège waffle, along with a side of fleur de sel caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread. Available: every day of the festival that the shop is open.
  • #40 – “Chocolat Glacé à la Rose” Rose flavoured iced drinking chocolate. Served with a Gaufre de Liège waffle, along with a side of fleur de sel caramel or chocolate hazelnut spread. Available: every day of the festival that the shop is open.

 

COCOA NYMPH

  • #15 – “APHRODITE’S DELIGHT” Made from 72% dark chocolate, with mango rosemary puree and almond milk (vegan and dairy free). Served with a side of rosemary anise fudge. Available: January 18 – February 14
  • #16 – “PHAUN’S FANCY” Made from 64% dark chocolate with parmesan and fresh nutmeg. Served with a side of Umami No. 5 fudge. Available: January 25 – February 14
  • #17 – “HERA’S HABIT” Made from 50% deep milk chocolate with malted milk balls. Served with vanilla bean cinnamon shortbread. Available: February 1 – 14
  • #18 – “BACCHUS’ DREAM” Made from 72% dark chocolate with red wine reduction and apple ginger compote. Served with walnut shortbread (vegan and dairy free). Available: February 7 – 14

 

FRENCH MADE BAKING

  • #21 – “MAGNIFIQUE BRUNETTE” Valrhona Araguani Dark Chocolate (72%) with coconut milk and toasted coconut. Served with “Congolais” (coconut macaroon dipped in chocolate). Available: January 18, 24, 29 and Feb 3, 8, 13
  • #22 – “BLONDE FATALE” Valrhona Dulcey caramelized white chocolate and salted caramel. Served with “Sable Chocolat” (chocolate and sea salt shortbread). Available: January 20, 23, 28 and February 2, 7, 12
  • #23 – “BELLE DU SUD” Lavender-infused Valrhona Bahibe milk chocolate. Served with “Guimauve” (vanilla marshmallow). Available: January 22, 27 and Feb 1, 6, 11.
  • #24 – “LORD OF THE HOT CHOCOLATE” Earl Grey-infused Valrhona Jivara milk chocolate (Valrhona Bahibe 46%). Served with a French macaron of your choice. Available: January 19, 25, 30 and Feb 4, 9, 14.
  • #25 – “BEYOND THE MILKY WAY” Valrhona Araguani dark chocolate (72%), pear and almond milk (dairy free). Served with “Marocaine” (almond flour ball flavoured with orange blossom water (dairy free). Available: January 21, 26, 31 and February 5, 10.

 

GEM CHOCOLATES

  • #26 – “KISS ‘N’ TELL” Kissed by the sun, some things are meant to go together, just like orange and chocolate. Served with a candied orange peel chocolate creation. Available: January 18 – 24
  • #27 – “TWISTED ROMANCE” You’ll go gaga over hot chocolate made with Aussie natural black licorice. Served with chocolate-dipped natural black licorice. Available: January 25 – February 2
  • #28 – “POPPED CHERRY” Cherry, chocolate and fig, with a surprising pop. Served with a dried cherry chocolate creation. Available: February 4 – 14

 

LEONIDAS CHOCOLATES

  • #33 – “TIGER MILK” White Belgian chocolate with cardimom, nutmeg and saffron. Served with customer’s choice of liege waffle, cheesecake, chocolate, or a scoop of Italian ice cream. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #34 – “NOISETTE” Praline Belgian milk chocolate. Served with customer’s choice of liege waffle, cheesecake, chocolate, or a scoop of Italian ice cream. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #35 – “JAMAICA KISS” Belgian Milk Chocolate flavoured with coconut, pineapple and rum. Served with customer’s choice of liege waffle, cheesecake, chocolate, or a scoop of Italian ice cream. Available: every day of the Festival.
  • #36 – “BOHO SECRET” A 72% Dark Belgian Chocolate flavoured with peppermint, turmeric, honey and pepper. Served with customer’s choice of liege waffle, cheesecake, chocolate, or a scoop of Italian ice cream. Available: every day of the Festival.

 

MINK CHOCOLATES & CAFE

  • #41 – “PAULA DEAN WHITE TRASH TRAINWRECK” A 70% dark chocolate ganache with condensed milk, salted kettle chips, and vanilla whipped cream. Served with a 72% dark chocolate wafer. Available: January 18 – January 31.
  • #42 – “CAFFE SHAKERATO CON CIOCCOLATO” Iced espresso and warm 70% dark ganache. Served with a chocolate covered lemon, orange or grapefruit citrus peel. Available: February 1 – February 14.

 

SCHOKOLADE ARTISAN CHOCOLATE

  • #43 – “EXTRA DARK” Made from 90% dark chocolate and steamed almond milk. Served with four pieces of handcrafted chocolate pralines of your choice. Available: every day of the Festival. Closed Sundays and Mondays
  • #44 – “DARK AND SPICY” Made from 70% dark chocolate, cayenne, a shot of espresso and steamed milk. Served with four pieces of handcrafted chocolate pralines of your choice. Available: every day of the Festival. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
  • #45 – “BIG BAD WOLF” A 38% milk chocolate flavoured with a blend of gingerbread spices and steamed milk.
  • Served with a gingerbread cookie. Available: every day of the Festival. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
  • #46 – “WINTER COMFORT” 100% pure hazelnut butter blended with your choice of milk or dark chocolate. Served with freshly made chocolate-dipped hazelnut biscotti. Available: every day of the Festival. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
  • #47 – “SNOW WHITE” White chocolate and steamed milk, flavoured with peppermint and rose. Served with four pieces of handcrafted chocolate pralines of your choice. Available: every day of the Festival. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

 

SOIRETTE MACARONS & TEA

  • #49 – “9 O’CLOCK GUN” An aromatic cedar hot chocolate – perfect for a stroll around Stanley Park. Served with an Elderberry Caramel Bar
  • Available: January 18 – 20, Jan 30 – February 1, February 11-13
  • #50 – “FIVE SPICE DRAGON” To sip on while taking in all Chinatown has to offer – five spice flavoured hot chocolate. Served with a Fennel Fortune Cookie. Available: January 21 – 23, February 2 – 4
  • #51 – “GRANVILLE ISLAND GROCERY LIST” Inspired by the flavours of Granville Island, this is a beet and saffron hot chocolate.
  • Served with a Gjetost macaron. Available: January 24 – 26, February 5 – 7
  • #52 – “HOT TODDY FLOAT” You’d stay warm and cozy even in the peaks of Grouse Mountain with this buttered rum hot chocolate blended with wild mountain honey ice cream. Served with a Grouse Grind Reward Cluster. Available: January 27 – 29, February 8, 9

 

Terra Breads Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014

TERRA BREADS BAKERY (Kitsilano, Olympic Village, 5th Ave)

  • #53 – “CALL ME A CAB” Cacao Barry Extra Brute Hot Chocolate with Cabernet, cinnamon and pear. Served with a pear crisp and a cocoa sugar cookie. Available: January 18 – February 14
  • #54 – “ALOHA SWEETIE” Barry Callebaut White Hot Chocolate with hibiscus flower. Served with mountain berry marshmallow and lemon sugar cookie. Available: January 18 – February 14

 

Thierry Hot Chocolate Festival 2014 Vancouver

THIERRY CHOCOLATERIE PATISSERIE CAFE

  • #55 – “TRIO OF CHOCOLATE” The base of this hot chocolate is 66% Mokaya chocolate by Michel Cluizel. Served with a disk of 45% Kayambe milk chocolate and white chocolate ice cream. Available: January 18 – January 31
  • #56 – “THE AMPAMAKIA” The base of this hot chocolate is Ampamakia 68% chocolate – a premium chocolate from a special plantation of Valrhona and only available at Thierry. Served with a marshmallow dipped in 80% chocolate. Available: February 1 – 10th

 

THOMAS HAAS (Kitsilano, North Vancouver)

  • #57 – “THE CAMPFIRE” A classic hot chocolate, only with smoky caramel, smoked Hawaiian sea salt. Served with vanilla marshmallows.
  • Available: every day of the Festival that the shops are open.
  • #58 – “PASSIONISTA” Fresh passion fruit-infused hot chocolate with Grand Marnier chantilly. Served with passion fruit pate de fruit. Available: every day of the Festival that the shops are open

 

 

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014
credit: CityFood Magazine + Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2014
Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

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Cache Bistro and Lounge, Vancouver (Yaletown)

Cache Bistro and Lounge, Vancouver (Yaletown)

      Cache Bistro and Lounge is a French fusion restaurant located in Yaletown with cute ambiance carried forward from the previous Thai restaurant. Red booth seats, big baroque gold decor fills the room. We came here one evening after a birthday for an extended gathering. The […]

Mingshen Uji Matcha Specialty Store 宇治抹茶專賣店, Taiwan

Mingshen Uji Matcha Specialty Store 宇治抹茶專賣店, Taiwan

 

Mingshen Uji Matcha

Mingshen Uji Matcha

Mingshen Uji Matcha Specialty Store 明森宇治抹茶專賣店 誠品敦南 二訪 is located in the Basement Level of Eslite Bookstore. The closest MTR station is the  Zhongxiao dunhua station. This giant superstore also has clothing, jewelry and a few other private brands on the upper and lower floors. The food court in the basement is amazing. Especially because they have Mingshen Uji Matcha desserts: Ice Cream, Jelly, Teas, etc.

 

Mingshen Uji Matcha

Mingshen Uji Matcha

 

I was captivated by what entailed in the picture. It tasted as delicious as it looked, if not better. The thick soft matcha ice cream was exploding with green tea… but it was not bitter. The green tea jelly was cold and chewy which added a nice bounce to contrast the ice cream. The roasted wheat germ give it a nice zing with every bite.

 

 

Mingshen Uji Matcha

Mingshen Uji Matcha

Mingshen Uji Matcha

 

If you are ever in the area, you must try this! That is all.

 

 

B1 No. 245, Section 1, Dūnhuà South Rd, Daan District Taipei City, Taiwan 106
台北市大安區敦化南路一段245號B1

Zhongxiao dunhua station
Exit towards ESLITE Bookstore is located.

 

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Yu’s Almond Tofu Taiwan 于記杏仁豆腐 | Silky Smooth Almond Milk Desserts and Shaved Ice

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BETA5 Chocolates, Vancouver (Strathcona)

BETA5 Chocolates, Vancouver (Strathcona)

Valentine’s is quickly approaching. Although I feel it is another commercialized day full of gimmicks to sucker our hard earned dollars, it is always a great day to celebrate with some special chocolates. Last year, Dave got me a box of these sinfully delicious signature […]