On a night out with friends, Mr. went to Cafe Joie on Sussex near Kingsway. I didn’t join them but Mr. was so sweet and bought me some macarons afterwards.
There were 3 flavours: Mango, Black Sesame and Almond (in this order from the left of picture below). As you can tell, the cookies were of various sizes. While I understand that it’s home made, I would have liked more consistent look and sizing of the macarons.
The Black Sesame one was my favourite. The flavour was prominent and the butter cream wasn’t being too sweet. The Almond one was good, too, but it’s like the basis of all macarons so it’s not as impressive to have nailed this flavour. On the other hand, the Mango one, which I most looked forward to because I like mango-flavoured things, didn’t turn out as well as I would’ve liked. You can’t really tell that it’s mango flavour, and it tasted a bit artificial. That being said, overall the macarons had the right texture, good nutty flavour while being slightly chewy.
While at the restaurant, Mr. had the Milk Snow Ice. According to him, it was very good. The snow ice was fluffy with the right amount of sweetness. The ice is actually made of milk, instead of water, so it’s already flavoured and didn’t require the use of syrup. Therefore, the snow ice wasn’t muddled/mushed up by syrups or sauce. The house made mochi was freshly tasting with a nice texture. The frosted corn flakes added a layer of crunch to the dessert. This is definitely suitable for sharing with another person.
For $1.75, I thought the macarons were a decent deal, given that they’re bigger in size than those you find in a downtown cafe. The milk snow ice looks and sounds delicious and I wish I got to try it. I think Mr. should take me there another time.
110-6125 Sussex Avenue, Burnaby