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…

Dreaming of being a vegetarian at Chaia

I love me some tacos…especially when they have bombastic flavors!! I found Chaia when I was wondering around Georgetown one day. Chaia is a tiny store tucked into a side street away from the busy shopping central on M Street. They only make vegetarian tacos, and they offer them at 1 for $3.75 or 3…

Charming Vegetarian Oasis at Verde Mesa

During my stay in Puerto Rico, I got the sense that Puerto Rican cuisine is very meat-and-starch heavy. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found Verde Mesa, which is essentially a vegetarian restaurant. They do serve fish but all of their food is healthy, like Whole-Foods-Market healthy. Plus the restaurant was beautiful. Verde Mesa…

Tostones, Mofongo and Amarillo: the Plantain Trifecta

Let’s call this a public service announcement or an educational post. Having tried all three plantain dishes in Puerto Rico, not saying that these are the only ways to eat plantains, I figured I will talk about them together. A major part of Puerto Rican food is starch, especially plantains. I have seen potatoes and fries…

An Earnest Love for Earnest Ice Cream

A few posts back, I said I will discuss my love for Earnest Ice Cream, my favorite ice cream parlor in Vancouver. Here it is. I keep my word, especially when it comes to food. To illustrate my love for Earnest: I had the matcha ice cream in the photo to the left on the…

Eid 2016

You may have noticed that I have been absent from the blog for a bit. I did intend to keep on writing during Ramadan but I didn’t figure on having less energy than a mollusc. I mean, forget sentences, even words were an impossibility for me while fasting. Ha. But Ramadan is over and to…

Hey Mister! Tasty, Techy and Torched Ice Cream

A few days after I visited Nice Vice Creamery, I went back to Yaletown to try Mister. Mister has just opened for a few weeks, and it is one of the few ice cream parlours in Vancouver that feeds our latest dessert craze, liquid nitrogen ice cream. For people that regularly stalk Instagram for #foodporn…

Vibrant, Virtuous, Vegan Nice Vice Creamy

Needing something sweet and icy today to cool down from the Vancouver summer(a balmy 20 degrees,  but still, it’s approaching hot for Vancouver), I went to Yaletown. Now, I normally prefer a rich gelato, the chewier and creamier the better, but Nice Vice Creamy completely blew me away. Nice Vice makes gluten and soy-free, non-dairy,…

New Icy Love at Tangram Creamery

As a Vancouverite, I am proud, and maybe a little too enthusiastic, about the fact that we have so many great artisan, locally-made and just absolutely delicious ice cream shops. Nafiza says I love ice cream more than she does. I guess she’s right, ice cream is part of my summer diet and I might…

Food Truck #1: Chickpea

The second stop in Teng’s Birthday Food Trip (oh dear, we have taken to naming our food trips) was…well. Okay, so we got on a bus and we were traveling to MacLeod’s, which is a bookshop but we somehow missed our stop and so we got off. Then we got on another bus but this…

An Eggy Pidè at Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen

I was in Kerrisdale the other day to buy a gift. I have heard about the pidè from Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen a long time ago(Thank you Mijune from @followmefoodie), so I was curious and eager to try it. According to Google, pidè is a traditional Turkish flatbread, kind of like a pizza. You can add a variety of…

A Lebanese Brunch at Jamjar

Located very near the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain Station is Jamjar, a quaint little Lebanese joint featuring wholesome and healthy Middle Eastern food. Teng was determined to go and I was curious so this was the first stop on our second foodie adventure. The interior is gorgeous with wood textures and a rustic aesthetic that will appeal…