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Snowy Village opened its Coquitlam location in late December. The cold winter and rainy spring didn’t seem to stop people from getting their shaved ice/bingsoo fix. Everytime I went (3 times now, in the last 2 months), there was always a short lineup at the door.

So we noticed some new items on the menu – Mini Watermelon and Honeydew Bingsoo, Golden Cheese and Injeolmi Toasts, and Cheesy Mochy. Naturally, we gave some of these a try.

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Cheesy Mochy sounds like a perfect item for the night market (by the way the two night markets are now open) and would make a nice savoury option here. There were 9 pieces of oblong shaped mochi, topped with gochujang sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan sprinkles. As I picked up the mochi ball I got a tiny bit of cheesy pull, but nothing Instagram worthy so to speak. The texture of the mochi ball was harder than I thought; not jaw breaking hard, but dense and chewy much like the ones at Korean restaurants. The mochi balls are stuffed, with what looks like cheese, but there was zero pull and nothing gooey ooey. And no flavour too! The gochujang sauce was good, sweet, slightly spicy, and with mochi balls they have formed a great combo. But, overall it was a bit underwhelming.

Cheesy Mochy

The Injeolmi Bingsoo is one of my favourite flavours so I was really curious about the Injeolmi Toast. It’s like thick toasts you find at Taiwanese restaurants. It was an almost inch-thick mochi sandwiched between two pieces of bread, toasted.

Injeolmi Toast

The heat of the freshly toasted bread melted the soybean powder on top so it kind of turned into a nutty syrup. (more…)

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There have been a number of shaved ice shops popping up around Vancouver. One of them is Snowy Village in Central Richmond. It’s been a few months and there’s still lineup out the door. Finally one Friday I was determined to try Snowy Village, whatever and however long it takes!

Taking Mama Lam and Papa Lam with me, we waited for 30 minutes before we were seated. We had ample time to study the menu, Instagram photos, and what other customers were eating, and we ordered a few things to try.

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To start, the Taiyaki, the fish shaped waffle with filling. This is commonly found at night markets and I’ve seen them at Korean supermarkets as well as street carts. The texture of this Taiyaki is quite different from the other ones we’ve had around town because it uses croissant pastry. Other ones are more like Belgian waffle, crispy outside and fluffy inside. This Taiyaki is more like Leige waffle, more dense and chewy, and it had speckles of sugar on top. We went for the traditional red bean filling but the Taiyaki was rather thin so it didn’t hold a lot of filling inside. For that reason I think I prefer the fluffy kind, even though this one tasted really good and I quite liked the texture of the pastry.

Red Bean Taiyaki

As for the shaved ice, here they call it Bingsoo, a derivative of the Korean dessert (I think it stands for “iced water” in Korean). (more…)

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My friend CC told me about this waffle place near Coquitlam Centre — Miracle Belgian Waffle. Having moved to Richmond, I’m not in Coquitlam as often anymore; so when CC wanted to meet up in Coquitlam, I took the opportunity to check it out.

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There are close to a couple dozens of waffle items to choose from, mostly sweet but with a few savoury options. You also get to choose between Brussels (crispy) and Liege (soft) waffles. It reminds me of Nero in downtown.

As a huge fan of mango, without hesitation I ordered the Mango Paradise on a Liege Waffle. On top of the waffle were fresh mango and strawberries, mango ice cream and a yogurt sauce. The waffle had a nice texture, denser than Brussels waffles, soft yet chewy. While the waffle could be a shade darker in colour (especially around the edges), you could see speckles of sugar still glittering on the surface. The sweetness and tartness were balanced quite well between the sweet waffle, mango chunks, strawberry slices, ice cream and yogurt sauce. The plate looked very inviting and overall it’s a very satisfying plate for a mango fan. Could’ve used a few more pieces of mango or a bit more mango ice cream but I just really like mango!

Mango Paradise on Liege

My eyes went wide open when the Waikiki Brothers arrived. (more…)

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Trees Organic is no stranger to me, as I often schedule coffee meet at the centrally-located Granville store. I have also bought its cheesecakes for birthdays before, a bit pricey but they are very good. So when I heard that they are running a promo on National Cheesecake Day on July 30, I jumped on the opportunity to learn more about it.

Trees Organic Granville

On Wednesday, July 30, and that day only, all Trees Organic store will be selling their cheesecakes at half price. That means you can get a slice of their cheesecake at the very affordable price of $3.5-$3.75 or a whole cheesecake starting at $10 each.

Celebrate National Cheesecake Day

Talking to the Director of Operations, Chris, I learned that they make their cheesecakes in-house at the Kits location then ship to all other stores. The process takes about 2 days from start to ready-to-serve, so the bakers probably have been quite busy getting ready for National Cheesecake Day, and if they run out, they are out!

Cheesecake ShowcaseCheesecake Showcase

In addition to the regular flavours, right now they are featuring the Mango Splash. Not only does it have mango flavour but it also has real mango pieces, I mean big chunks of mango inside the cheesecake. (more…)

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For Mother’s Day, I took Mama Lam to Got Craft to get some inspirations for her hobby craft work. Of course, there were a number of local food producers exhibiting as well. In particular, the La Chocolaterie booth caught my eyes with its colourful collection of chocolates. I picked up a few cups to take home for a tasting. Each cup has roughly 9 pieces and costs $5 each. At the craft fair 3 cups were sold for $14.50.

La Chocolaterie Coconama Chocolates

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What was particularly interesting was the Coconama Salad. It is white chocolate mixed with real vegetable and fruit, including kale, basil, tomato, beets and yam. Basically, your salad substitute right there. To my surprise, they did taste like the vegetables – in fact, I was chewing pieces of kale! (more…)

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