Reliving my teenage goth phase with Mister’s Coconut Ash

Black ice cream has arrived in Vancouver!! You know those social media obsessions that come every so often(unicorn frappe, I’m looking at you), and drive everyone nuts? Mister’s new summer flavor, coconut ash, smells like one of those. This looks like a flavor meant for instagram-crazed people, and I, being one of those IGers, happily…

Late Night at Sulmida Korean Dessert Cafe

I have been exploring different restaurants in my neighborhood in Richmond. I tried out Sulmida after having dinner at Tokyo Joe, which was also delicious. Sulmida Korean Dessert Cafe have locations both in Burnaby, near Metrotown, and in central Richmond. Sulmida only opens later in the afternoon to cater to late night dessert people. They…

Passion8 Dessert Cafe: Bingsoo and Injeolmi Toast

In the second part of my recent Korean food date with Nafiza, we hiked up four blocks on Cambie from the Canada line station and finally visited Passion8 Dessert Cafe, after eyeing it for monttthhhsss…It was so worth it. We tried the Mango Bongo bingsoo(Nafiza debated for a night between the Mango and the Tiramisu bingsoo….

Hello from Boston! But First, Ice Cream!

I took a little break from real life, and flew north to Boston for a few days. In my research for food in Boston, Toscanini’s continues to pop up. Being the ice cream junkie that I am, I promised myself I have to go. I went literally after I dropped off my suitcase at the…

Dolcezza Gelato, Round 2 for Quality Control

Now that I am writing a food blog, I am extra aware of the importance of investigative journalism, thorough research and quality control. A while ago, I visited Dolcezza Gelato at CityCenter in DC. When I visited Bethesda Row, which is a very cute neighborhood that has lots of fun shops and restaurants, kind of like…

Volcanic Ice Cream Break at Ice Cream Jubilee

You know those times when you are so hungry and stressed with deadlines and you are feeling really exasperated, so instead of rushing to knock out as many deadlines as possible, you take a 30 minute train ride and try out a new ice cream place? No? Just me? Finnneee. Anyway, I had one of those…

Rollin’ into 2017 with IceQueen

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday with lots of amazing eats and dranks and celebration with loved ones. In terms of New Year Resolutions, particularly those like ‘lose 10 pounds,’ ‘go to the gym’…I adopt the mindset of: let nature take its course. I actually eat quite healthy(fruit and veggie…

Pandan and Duck Confit at Kyirisan

Michelin recently released DC’s first Michelin Guide and 19 restaurants made the Bib Gourmand list. Bib Gourmand means Michelin thinks the restaurant is good value, where you can get 2 courses and a dessert or a glass of wine for $40 or less. Basically, it means gourmet cheap eats, Michelin approved. Naturally,…naturally, I had to…

Dreaming in Roses at Rose’s Luxury

Rose’s Luxury was named the Best New Restaurant of 2014 by Bon Appetit. They serve mostly small dishes with a couple of larger options served family style to share. Their menu ranges from Southern comfort food, to American, a little French, a little Italian and probably a whole bunch of other incredible exotic influences that…

Ice cream with Tarragon at Dolcezza

Being in a new city, it is very important to find a nice ice cream parlor. Truth. Dolcezza Gelato is an ice cream shop chain in DC and Maryland. I have only been there once, but I can see a return trip in the future. While they offer the more traditional flavors, I like that…

Dim Sum and Ceviche: Brunch at China Chilcano

In my restaurant research for DC, I noticed that Jose Andres has a lot of restaurants in DC. After my amazing experience at Zaytinya, I was eager to try China Chilcano. China Chilcano is very unique, it’s a Chinese-Peruvian fusion restaurant. Their menu offers a nice mix of both Chinese and Peruvian dishes and I…

Something New at Bella Gelateria

If you have been following Bella Gelateria’s instagram(like moi), you would have seen that Bella Gelateria has been making some of their gelatos with water buffalo milk. Gelato made with water buffalo milk is apparently healthier than regular gelato, because it contains more protein, more calcium, uses no eggs, no cream and no refined sugar….