Miura – WAFFLES, WAFFLES, WAFFLES!!

Miura Waffle + Milk Bar recently re-opened last month moving from Davie st Downtown to Mount Pleasant on Cambie and Broadway. They are a very unique Japanese waffle bar that has been featured in Food Network’s popular series “You Gotta Eat Here”. Chef and owner Dennis Miura created this menu based on many aspects of his life in Vancouver. Continue reading

Patisserie Lebeau

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Patisserie Lebeau is an authentic Belgium waffle shop and café that sits unassumingly on west 2nd and Burrard, tucked right in between some of Vancouver’s most exotic car dealerships. I in fact learned of this little shop whilst working at Weissach Motors in 2008. I had a short summer job there as a lot boy and we went there many days of the week for their savoury Brussels waffles.  Continue reading

Double Date Night pt 2 – White Chocolate Tiramisu

For the dessert portion of our meal with Sungwoo and Diana, we tried a Jamie Oliver recipe for Tiramisu. This was a really different recipe from what I normally do for tiramisu. We used a homemade sponge layer instead of using ladyfinger cookies. We also added white chocolate to the mascarpone cheese to add another level of sweetness. Continue reading

Homemade Crepes!

This was something I’ve always wanted to make at home, and it was surprisingly simple! I think crepes are simple, delicious, and there are so many variations on how you can make them, which just makes them that much better. I think no matter what you have at home in your fridge, you can probably find something to put together to make a crepe. I found a few sweet things that I wanted to try, but you can also create savoury or salty crepes too. I think my next crepe will be a spiced indian crepe, or perhaps a vietnamese style crepe. More to come! Continue reading

Beta5 Chocolates

This chocolate factory might be one of the city’s best kept secrets. It’s tucked away on industrial ave in an unassuming warehouse building, far away from anywhere you’d expect to come for desserts. If you ever imagined going to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, this is as close as it gets!

Beta5 Chocolates has one of most intriguing names that actually has a very cool meaning behind it. Apparently, they call it Beta5 because the form-5 beta crystal is the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, formed through the controlled melting, and subsequent cooling of liquid chocolate, giving their chocolates a distinctive shine and crisp snap. (Beta5 Chocolates, 2013) Continue reading

Faubourg Paris – Desserts!

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This is the second time we’ve come to Faubourg, a popular French cafe that really offers a truly Parisian experience! They have savoury gourmet items, sophisticated desserts, coffees and teas.

We went to pick up Hershey, Jenny’s Pappion from Pawsh Dog Spa in Yaletown. He was a little overdue and this place really has incredible service for a very good price! We walked up with our newly groomed dog towards the Vancouver Art Gallery. Nestled on the corner of Hornby & Robson, this cafe sits right beside Cafe Artigiano, another popular downtown coffee spot. Continue reading