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On March 21, Jugo Juice launched a revamped food menu with 4 new sandwiches and 5 new wraps.

The new sandwiches are served on heritage sourdough from local bakery Terra Breads or a brand new natural and preservative free artisan bun from Ace Bakery called schiacciata.

I was invited to a media tasting of the new items and got to try the 4 sandwiches:

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable on schiacciata bread

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable

Philly Cheesesteak on schiacciata bread

Philly Cheesesteak

Chicken Caprese on schiacciata bread (more…)

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I was quite excited when Choco Coo Cafe opened in Coquitlam earlier this year. There are not many dessert/cafe options in the area, so it’s always nice to see another addition, especially seeing all the beautiful photos on Instagram. I was intrigued.

So one weekend evening after dinner with a bunch of friends, we all went to Choco Coo for desserts.

Choco Coo Cafe

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It wasn’t a super hot day, so I ordered a hot Green Tea Latte. Check out the cute bear latte art! haha it looked a bit sad/grumpy/mischief depending on how you look at it, and it took me awhile before I finally decided to stir it in! The latte was light and frothy, yet rich and creamy, with a right amount of matcha flavour. I tend to like my drink hot, so I found this to be just on the luke warm side.

Green Tea Latte

Mr. is a huge red velvet fan so we shared a slice of the Red Velvet Cake. The sponge was airy; and I liked the even layers of cake and frosting. (more…)

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A few weeks ago we were invited to check out O5 Tea Bar in Kitsilano. Before this I didn’t know that there’s a tea-tasting bar in Vancouver. To be honest, being Chinese I don’t know much about tea, so I was quite excited about this visit.

Tasting at O5 Tea Bar

Tasting at O5 Tea Bar

Pedro, one of the managing partners, hosted us that evening. A bit different from regular tasting event, Pedro didn’t have a set menu/agenda in mind. He had a few teas that he wanted us to try, but ultimately it all depended on how much we wanted to drink, and how much caffeine we could handle.

Overall, the experience was pretty neat. It was interesting to watch the process of making fresh matcha, from grinding the tea leaves, to brewing to serving. (more…)

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