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!…

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…

Birthday Breakfast at Thomas Haas

Once upon a time, there was a girl, she did not like flowers, and she did not find them pretty. She did not broadcast this fact, because she did not want people to find her weird. Still, when a naive boy sent her flowers once, she slammed the door shut and muttered, “XXX!” She still…

Alpha Up Beta5: A CreamPuffed Afternoon

It was disgustingly hot (not a fan of summer) and we had one last stop on our trip. The much heard about (and dreamed about and IGed about) Beta5. It was a long way to travel. There were shady people around and did I mention it was hot? Cuz it was. Still we persevered and…

An Ode to Thomas Haas

Oh Thomas, how can I put my love for you into words… I’ve been going to Thomas Haas longer than I remember. Each visit always fills me with happiness and warmth because Thomas’s pastries and cakes always maintain their excellent quality. I have not had a bad experience at Thomas. I dragged Nafiza there a…

Swiss Bakery: Frissant

I first knew about Swiss Bakery, because I love their pretzels. It was later that I found out that they make this dessert called “frissant.” Essentially, it’s an imitation of the famous “Cronut” by Dominique Ansel in New York City. I was not brave enough to join the ‘Cronut’ line at 5am when I was…

Giovane Cafe: Round Two

The other day I found myself in the vicinity of Giovane cafe with time to spare and I thought I may as well make hay while the sun is hot (hur) and went to check out the new versions of the sugar buns. I chose the passion fruit and coconut sugar bun which is about…

Quick Stop: Basho Cafe

Last summer, two friends and I went out of our way to Basho Cafe because we had heard a lot about the place. They’re located on East Hastings and Victoria and we don’t have much reason to go that way but still, we were determined to Basho and Basho we did. The place is tiny…

Pure Bread: A Mecca for the Dessert-Loving Soul

One of the stops in our food adventure last December was Pure Bread. As you walk into the cafe, you are greeted by a sight that will have the angels singing. This is only a portion of all the food that was laid out for the perusal of the customers of whom there are many….

Lucky’s Doughnuts and 49th Parallel

Where: 49th Parallel with Lucky’s Doughnuts at the West 4th location When: Summer, 2015 I am not a fan of doughnuts as I do not quite like that much sugar in my food. However, Lucky’s Doughnuts subverted all expectations and because I have only eaten Tim Horton’s donuts as comparison, have become my favourite doughnuts….

Hipster’s Paradise: Medina Cafe

The first thing you need to know about Medina Cafe is that you’re going to have to line up for a long while, anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you are dedicated to your goal, you can withstand the vagaries of time until finally the food is before you. However, if you’re really…