bb.Q Chicken is Coquitlam’s newest Korean fried chicken franchise

Originating from Seoul, South Korea, bb.q Chicken is the latest Korean fried chicken restaurant in Coquitlam. Their brand’s appearance on Crashing Landing on You has created a large following causing 1 hour take out wait times. They also have outlets in select HMART locations that mainly serve fried chicken. Secret Sauced Chicken This chicken was…

Chatime PEAR-Fect Series: Snow Pear Splash and Desert Pear Plunge

For the month of May, Chatime released two new drinks, Snow Pear Splash and Desert Pear Plunge. It is available for a limited time and at select stores. Snow Pear Splash Sweet and mellow flavour of snow pear, served in a green tea base. Chatime Canada At 30% sweetness and light ice, the drink had…

The Baker Box: baked goods made by local Vancouver bakers

The Baker Box brings a refreshing take on desserts by offering 6 delicious pastries baked by local Vancouver bakers. They recently launched and I got to try their Mother’s Day themed box. Sakura Mochi Brownie Baked by Leanne Unlike the American fudgy style, this mochi brownie is made with rice flour and chickpeas which gives…

BlackBall | Taiwanese Dessert in Richmond

BlackBall is located in the Union Square Mall in Richmond. They are known for serving grass jelly, chewy taro and sweet potato balls and great matcha toppings! BlackBall Grass Jelly This is the classic dessert you must try to get the full BlackBall experience. The scoop of icy grass jelly was delicate in texture but…

Ember Indian Kitchen | African & Indian Fusion Food

Located on the edge of Steveston, Ember Indian Kitchen is serving Indian food that has East African influences. The owner, Mr. Amin Sunderji, is a kind soul and he helped us choose what to eat! Small Share Plates Spinach Bhajia (must try!) This dish is made by Mr. Sundreji’s wife! She takes fresh spinach and…

The Alley | New Bubble Tea Store in Richmond

The Alley is opening their second store in BC in the Union Square Shopping Centre! Signature Brown Sugar Deerioca Series The Alley is famous for their Signature Brown Sugar Deerioca Series! Each batch of pearls take 2 hours to make and they are cooked in brown sugar which gives the drink a beautiful caramel flavour….

Vancouver Coffee Drink Challenge | Hosted by Vanfoodster

I had the honour to take part in Vanfoodster’s Coffee Drink Challenge and I got the opportunity to learn more about each coffee shop and its drink creation. Note: Order does not determine preference. Participate #1: The Belgian Chocolate Cafe The Belgian Chocolate Cafe created the Ruby-Blossom Cappuccino where Australian roasted coffee beans paired with…

Gram Cafe Richmond | Japanese Souffle Pancakes at Aberdeen Centre

Gram Cafe has brought their fluffy, premium souffle pancakes to Vancouver! They are in preparations to open but the date is not known yet. I had the opportunity to preview the menu and give you all the inside scoop of the best dishes! Premium Pancakes Gram is famous for their iconic, stacked 3 souffle pancakes….

Japanese Mochi & Sweets | J Sweets

J.Sweets has opened a store in Aberdeen Centre a few months back and everyone has been raving about their Japanese sweets and mochi selection! Delicate, Green Tea Mochi The Japanese are known for exquisite and individually packaged goods and this box of mochi is made by Minamoto Kitchoan. The little parcels of mochi are wrapped…

Sweet Honey Dessert | HK Desserts, Souffle Pancakes, Chocolate Dogs

Sweet Honey Desserts has brought Hong Kong style dessert to Richmond and is known for their fluffy souffle pancakes and dog shaped desserts! This Christmas, they created a Christmas Souffle Pancake adorned with fondant decorations and solid chocolate Santa Paws (Chocolate Dogs) HK Style Dessert Soup My all-time favourite cantonese dessert is Black Sesame Dessert…