Macau: Egg Tarts from Lord Stow’s Bakery

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 tarts, but there is no debate that it is the most famous, and by far the most popular Portuguese egg tart purveyor. I would put … Continue reading Macau: Egg Tarts from Lord Stow’s Bakery

Pavlova: Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop

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 that first experience with Sweet Carrie’s pavlova, I became a regular at the dessert shop. Whenever I needed a light yet satisfying flour-less dessert, I … Continue reading Pavlova: Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop

Taiwanese Pastries: Sun Cakes from New Tai Yang Bakery

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 from passing through Taichung, they always bring back a case of sun cakes. More often than not, the sun cakes come from the Tai Yang … Continue reading Taiwanese Pastries: Sun Cakes from New Tai Yang Bakery

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

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 any bubble tea cafes in the area before I found out about Bubble Tree Cafe. From the exterior, it looked Bubble Tree Cafe was a … Continue reading Bubble Tea in West Van: Bubble Tree Cafe (cafe bubble tree)

Aberdeen Centre Food Court: Bubble Waffle at…Bubble Waffle Cafe

My wife, kids, and I wanted some bubble waffle after each finishing our meals, but we were weary of the crowds in front of Bubble Waffle Cafe. Since bubble waffle was not something that could instantly be made, we knew that we would need to wait a minimum of 25 minutes for them judging from the size of the crowd. If it was any other … Continue reading Aberdeen Centre Food Court: Bubble Waffle at…Bubble Waffle Cafe

Surprisingly Good

Bubbling Bubble Tea House – This reveiw will be an extremely short take. I was waiting for takeout from Spicy House next door, so I thought I’d get some bubble tea from the Korean bubble tea place called Bubbling Bubble Tea House. I didn’t expect it to any good; I just wanted an iced, sweet Taiwanese milk tea to temporarily  keep my hunger in check. I … Continue reading Surprisingly Good

Sticking With The Original

Pinkberry – When I first moved here, I wondered where all the frozen yogurt places were. Southern California being the last place in North America that I’ve spent significant time in, I was used to the Starbucks-like presence of frozen yogurt shops at various local malls, plazas, and commercial areas. The most dominant of the frozen yogurt chains in Socal was Yogurtland, with Pinkberry coming … Continue reading Sticking With The Original