Tag: Desserts

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

A 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 […]

UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

UYU Ice Cream Vancouver | Gastown Soft Serve Dessert

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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 Earl Grey Tea with Vanilla and have a London Fog twist cone. Other days you will get Vietnamese Coffee and Matcha Green Tea.

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UYU offers a variety of toppings like freeze dried fruits like oranges, strawberry, raspberry, other berries; nuts, granola and sunflower seeds. They also have other more unique items like black sesame powder.

I like that they aren’t going down the whole Fruit Loops, sugar high rush type condiments.

There are only two items on their menu: 1. soft serve ice cream 2. ice cream bars. Why complicate matters?!

UYU Ice Cream Prices:

  • $4.75 One Topping
  • $5.50 Two Topping
  • $5.75 Three Topping

Drizzle is complimentary for every order.

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Vietnamese Coffee soft serve ice cream with freeze dried raspberry, black sesame powder and black currant drizzle. There was a nice balance of coffee flavors to milk. The black currant drizzle was delicious and not too sweet.

So how does it compare to Soft Peaks Ice Cream? UYU is slightly sweeter. Both are creamy and rich. I liked that they offer completely different toppings and flavors. Why compete when you can have both?

I can just see a whole new purpose of going to Spin Class at Eastwood. Better make it a double!

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UYU Ice Cream is designed by Campos Leckie Studio (the smal folks that brought you Small Victory Bakery). Clean, minimalist space focused on geometric designs. It is chic and modern.

There are no tables or seats at UYU. Grab your ice cream to go unless you don’t mind sitting on the window sill.

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UYU Ice Cream
URL: http://www.uyuicecream.com
Cuisine: Dessert, Soft Serve, Ice Cream

Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

433 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3
(778) 379-9986

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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

[image_with_animation animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self" image_url="12859"][image_with_animation animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self" image_url="12853"] 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 [...]
Frozen Coconut Ice Cream | Dairy Free Alternative

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream | Dairy Free Alternative

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

 

 

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 milk. Compared to their competitors, Frozen Coconut also has more coconut milk and less water than their competitors. They use 100% Agave syrup and a touch of Canadian Sea Salt to bring out the flavors. We knew, we liked it but what we didn’t know initially was that Ryan Geni and Kevin Carta both graduated with Honors from Ice Cream University in New York City. Frozen Coconut ‘ice cream’ is perfect for diabetics and those with lactose intolerance.

 

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Benefits

  • Gluten Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Nut Free
  • Soy Free

 

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

 

Frozen Coconut Frozen Dessert Flavors

  • Classic Coconut
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Mixed Berry
  • Chocolate
  • Orange Cream

 

Frozen Coconut has six different flavors. My favorite is Classic Coconut. It is clean, rich in coconut flavors and creamy. I like to pair it with some lemon zest and Be Coconut chips. If you have some coconut oil, melt a little and use it as a syrup. On contact onto the frozen coconut ice cream it will freeze and be a little crunchy. Orange Cream is also very good. It is like having a Creamsicle. It is not as creamy as the Classic Coconut however. Chocolate and Chocolate Mint are very similar in flavor. I’ve tried a lot of dairy free ‘ice cream’ but by far I think Frozen Coconut resembles ice cream the closest. Frozen Coconut is perfect for all you health nuts and organic gurus and fast food fans too. It’s for vegans and vegetarians and omnivores of all ages.

 

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

Frozen Coconut Ice Cream Dairy Free

 

Frozen Coconut is available at all Nature’s Fare, select Save-On Foods locations, select IGA locatioins and available at all Vancouver and Kelowna Urban Fare locations. Can’t find Frozen Coconut? Ask the manager at your favorite grocery store and tell them Nomss sent you!

 

url: http://frozencoco.ca/

 

 

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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

  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 / […]

Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

Bouchon Bakery Napa Valley | Yountville Macarons x Almond Croissant

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How can one visit San Francisco and not take a trip down to Napa Valley? Any how can one go to Napa Valley and not visit Yountville? Afterall, this is where Thomas Keller’s famous restaurant The French Laundry, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, and Ad Hoc are located. Each within steps of one another.

Napa Valley is a gorgeous place much like SummerlandOkanagan, BC. The autumn crisp air and changing colored leaves are dreamy. It makes having an almond croissant and a coffee outside on the patio that much more enjoyable!

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Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley Yountville is in the heart of California. This bakery started as a production facility to produce bread and pastries to Thomas Keller’s restaurants. It soon became a standalone French Style Bakery!

It produces some extraordinary confections: bread, baguettes, croissants, macarons, tarts, chocolate delicacies. I am seriously considering moving to Yountville!

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Have a seat in the garden patio next to Bouchon after deciding on what tasty treat to indulge in.

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Almond Croissant with almond cream: The croissant was super buttery and moist inside with many layers. It crunched and crackled with eat bite.

As Pierre Herme would have it, you “should hear the croissant suffer!” The almond cream had grainy bits. It is perfect for texture. The croissant was semi-sweet and was incredibly fragrant! I will have to get more for the road trip home!

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Macarons: Pistachio (left) and Lemon (right). These giant medallion sized macarons were much bigger than ones you would find at Ladurée, Thierry or any Thomas Haas. Not only were these twice the size, the skin was still smooth and cracked like an egg shell. The lemon was my favorite! Made with lemon curd and filled with buttercream. It has a bright, sweet-tart finishing.  No artificial flavoring. The Pistachio was more subtle yet equally fragrant.

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When you are done your afternoon tea / coffee break, hop over to Bouchon. Or stroll down beautiful Washington St to visit The French Laundry.

Remember, There is a 3 month wait. Making reservations on the Open Table is almost like winning the lottery! Good Luck!

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Bouchon Bakery
URL: http://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bakery
Cuisine: Bakery, Desserts

Hours:
Mon 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599, United States
+1 707-944-2253

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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

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  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. […]

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

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

Yus Almond Tofu

Yus Almond Tofu

 

 

Yu’s Almond Tofu Taiwan 于記杏仁豆腐 is known for their Almond Milk Desserts. All of Taiwan’s delicacies and must try items. It is located just around the corner from our hotel CityInn Hotel Plus Ximending 新驛旅店西門捷運店. They are famous for their almond tofu, almond shaved ice and almond puff pastries. We went back several times during our stay in Taiwan. Actually we went back everyday. It was just that good.

 

 

Yus Almond Tofu

 

 

The shop itself isn’t too big. But it is clean and brightly light. There are several Yu’s Almond Tofu Taiwan locations throughout Taipei, so I’m sure you will be able to locate one nearby. Or you can always visit their website: http://www.yustofu.com.tw.

 

Yus Almond Tofu

Yus Almond Tofu

 

 

Almond Tofu 杏仁豆腐 48NT: Store famous dessert. Almond tofu served chill with a packet of almond milk. The tofu is not like soft tofu pudding where it breaks aparts easily. There is rather dense, but impeccably smooth and silky. It is neither too sweet nor too bland. Everything about this almond tofu is incredibly delicious.

 

Yus Almond Tofu

Yus Almond Tofu

 

 

Almond Milk with Grass Jelly 仙草杏仁汁 55NT: Silky and creamy almond milk. No grits. Just smooth and rich. Grass jelly adds texture and makes this drink perfectly refreshing.

 

Yus Almond Tofu

Hot Traditional Almond Tofu 熱杏仁豆腐 65 NT: Now this is not like the one above. This is like a soupy bowl of hot almond milk with almond tofu. The tofu has a bit of bite, but it is smooth. There are crushed almonds cooked inside the soup.

 

Whether you chose to nourish yourself with a bowl of cold almond tofu, a cup of almond milk, or even their traditional hot almond tofu soup. It is all naturally scented and gentle on your stomach. We’re so glad we bought some to bring home as ‘souvenirs’. Once you’re well fed, head over to Ximending   for some shopping and more eating.

 

 

Yus Almond Tofu

Yu’s Almond Tofu Taiwan
URL: http://www.yustofu.com.tw
Cuisine: Dessert, Tofu
Hours: 10:30 – 21:30

No. 101, Héngyáng Rd, Zhongzheng District
Ximending MTR Exit 4

台北市中正區衡陽路101號一樓
衡陽店(捷運西門站4號出口)

 

 

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BETA5 Chocolates, Vancouver (Strathcona)

BETA5 Chocolates, Vancouver (Strathcona)

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Bella Gelateria Vancouver Handcrafted Gelato | Best Ice Cream and Gelato

Bella Gelateria Vancouver Handcrafted Gelato | Best Ice Cream and Gelato

    James Coleridge is the mastermind behind the ever famous, award winning gelateria store on the corner of Burrard and Cordova Street – Financial and Waterfront district of Vancouver. This classy ice cream parlor is one of the best gelato in Vancouver. This gelateria […]