The Urban Tea Merchant

I went here with two friends before Christmas last year – I can’t believe I didn’t get to this blog post until now! Anyways I had a good experience and a nice chat with my two friends. I believe there is another location in West Vancouver but we visited the one on West Georgia inRead more

White Chocolate Mousse

A while ago, I made this white chocolate mousse from a recipe found in a weekly Chinese food magazine from Ming Pao Daily Newspaper. That particular issue featured chef Corbin Tomaszeski’s demonstration of his Irish Cream dessert recipes. One recipe that caught my eye was the white chocolate mousse. If you watch Food Network Canada,Read more

Honey Castella

Wow…I’ve neglected my blog for a long time. The recipe that I am going to write about here is another Japanese recipe that I’ve made back in fall (it is winter now :)). Anyways, I found this recipe on a Youtube video here. The video is Japanese and the video quality is not the bestRead 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

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

Strawberry Shortcake: my version

It has been a while since I baked and assembled a nice-looking cake from scratch. It was my mom’s birthday last Friday, birthdays = cakes. I originally thought of just making some kind of dessert but a cake is just much more celebratory. I wanted to make a fresh mango cake but mangoes were notRead more

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