Category Archives: dessert

Tokyo: Shiseido Salon De Cafe

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Sad as it may be, I have to face the facts. The fact is that my two-sentence post two days ago – by far my most word-economical – has become my most “liked” post. Ever. It appears that people would … Continue reading

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Tokyo: Pierre Herme, Sadaharu Aoki, and noix de beurre

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I’ve never liked audio guides when visiting galleries and art museums. I’m going to mute myself for this post.

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Macau: Egg Tarts from Lord Stow’s Bakery

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I’m sure no one would disagree with me when I say that Lord Stow’s Bakery is the most famous egg tart producer in all of Macau. There might be some debate as to whether it produces the best Portuguese-style egg … Continue reading

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Pavlova: Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop

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I’ve never had a pavlova before I moved to Vancouver. Apparently, it is an Australian dessert named after a Russian ballerina. Interesting. My first experience with the pavlova was a chance encounter with the one offered at Sweet Carrie’s. After … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Pastries: Sun Cakes from New Tai Yang Bakery

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Sun cakes are rather simple pastries that also happen to be uniquely Taiwanese. To be more precise, sun cakes are indigenous to Taichung, whose name literally means the ‘center/middle of Taiwan’. Whenever anyone returns from a visit to Taichung, or … Continue reading

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HK-Style Pastries: New Town Bakery

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New Town Bakery has been on my radar ever since my king crab meal at Excelsior a few weeks ago. During our meal there, my wife and I kept seeing this lady walking in and out of the restaurant with a … Continue reading

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Bubble Tea in West Van: Bubble Tree Cafe (cafe bubble tree)

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There are a few places that serve bubble tea in West Vancouver – a juice stall in the Park Royal Mall, Chef Hung, and a fish n’ chips shop called Pisces – but I can’t say that I know of … Continue reading

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