Straight-up Durian smoothie at I.ce Queen

*Ahem, I want to take this opportunity here to proclaim that I am firmly in the Durian Lover camp. I understand some people refuse to touch this spiky, fragrant, creamy fruit with a 50-foot pole. For me, Durian is gold. It’s not the King of Fruits for nothing. Whenever someone cracks open a durian, particularly…

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…

Because I can’t celebrate my birthday without a lil Thomas Haas

Last year, Nafiza bought me the best birthday flower this girl has ever got. This year, no flowers are necessary, because Thomas Haas recently announced that it would bring back my favorite Thomas dessert during my birth month, May: Stilton Cheesecake. Creamy, cheesy, perfectly firm, lightly sweet with that little blue, fermented twist. Love. It!…

Birthday Feasting at Kissa Tanto

I never miss an opportunity to celebrate with food and for my recent birthday, I researched restaurants in the city for my celebration. I have always wanted to go to Kissa Tanto since it opened about a year ago. It’s a small restaurant in Chinatown, very intimate and has a sexy, jazz vibe. Kissa Tanto…

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….

Lobster tail at Modern Pastry, a foodie landmark

Boston, as you may know, is a town known for both its Irish and Italian heritage. Boston’s Little Italy is in the North End, which is a beautiful neighborhood with narrow cobblestone streets, Italian restaurants, and many chic little shops, and it’s a tourist trap. Still, many gems are found in North End. Neptune Oysters…

Lady M: Is it ladylike if you eat from a to-go box?

As you probably know, Lady M is an ultra-luxe cake boutique with stores mostly on the East Coast, and Southeast Asia. They specialize in mille crepes, which is a cake made by painstakingly making a tall stack of thin crepes with layers of cream between each crepe. The type of cake I will happily shell…

Foodie Heaven at Boston Eataly

Last time I went to New York, I visited the Eataly in the Flatiron district and promptly fell in love. When I visited Boston, I was so happy that there is an Eataly at Prudential Center I went twice! Here are some photos of the wonderful treasures in the marketplace and of course, food!

Sweet, sweet sticky bun at Flour Bakery + Cafe

When I was in Cambridge, I visited Flour Bakery + Cafe, because I needed some fortification before walking in the freezing cold to visit Harvard University (thanks, winter storm Stella). Flour Bakery + Cafe is a chain store in the Boston-Cambridge area. They serve cakes, pastries, sandwiches and other quick lunch items. The sticky bun,…

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…

Dessert Breakfast at Tatte

Tatte Bakery and Cafe is a chain restaurant in the Cambridge-Boston area. Similar to Flour, they serve breakfast items, pastries, cakes and other kinds of sweets. Tatte feels and tastes a little more upscale. I visited their store in Harvard Square for breakfast.        My breakfast. See, so modest! I only ended up…