Chocolate Crème Caramel

Continuing my Japanese recipe of mini doughnuts, this is also a Japanese recipe which also happens to be chocolate. In Japan they call it “pu-rin” for pudding, but it is more like a custard. I found this recipe from a Japanese website called “Kyou-no-ryouri” which means “Cooking Today”. It is also a cooking TV showRead more

Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant

Avocado Tuna Roll $8.95

This was not the first time that I visited this Japanese restaurant. They offer a pretty good variety of authentic Japanese dishes – not only sushi. They have a nicely designed website too, click here. This day, I went with a friend. “Tsukiji” is actually the name of the famous Japanese fish market. The restaurantRead more

French Regional Cooking: Provence

Haven’t updated my blog for a long time. After my last Cookshop experience, my other friend and I decided to try the French cooking. Everything tasted pretty good, I thought. We were divided into groups where each group was responsible for different dishes. Here was the menu: Olive tapenade on crostini Bouillabaisse – Classic FrenchRead more

Baked Mini Double Chocolate Doughnuts

I bought a mini doughnut pan last year during a trip to Japan from Muji (a large chain retail store). It looked too cute I had to buy it – that is what usually happens when I shop in Japan. A little recipe booklet was also included with the silicone pan. So I decided toRead more

Tramonto at the River Rock Casino

I bought a group buying coupon back in May and didn’t have the chance to visit this restaurant until recently. It is an upscale Italian restaurant located on the third floor of the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC. At first I didn’t know there was such a restaurant in Richmond though I live inRead more

Mid-Autumn Festival: My Mooncake-making Ritual

Mid-Autumn festival is tomorrow. I actually don’t know much about the Chinese lunar calendar but I know it is ridiculously accurate in weather prediction. Almost always after the mid-autumn festival, the weather will start to cool. The festival is a celebration of harvest, full moon and getting together with your family and EAT of course.Read more

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