Sydney Eats-Matcha Everything at Chanoma Cafe

As a huge matcha fan, I put Chanoma Cafe on my list of Sydney eats. Located inside Regent Arcade, this place has an extensive dessert menu with all the matcha treats that you can think of from matcha parfaits to soft serves and floats, there’s sure to be something to satisfy your matcha desires.

Chanoma Cafe

Despite all the enticing treats, I was drawn to the large sign advertising Matcha and Azuki (red bean) Soft Serve. Once upon a time, I hated red bean! Hard to believe how my tastes have changed. This soft serve was soft indeed but did not melt too fast and wasn’t too sweet either. The portion was generous and satisfied my sweet tooth. Yum! Read more

Sydney Eats-Chat Thai

Hello! I recently visited Sydney, Australia so I will be posting some of the delicious food I ate there along with some observations about their city compared to Vancouver. I haven’t really traveled all that much so lots of things are new and exciting to me haha

After walking around Sydney for a bit, I realized that there are so many Thai restaurants! It’s akin to how many sushi restaurants Vancouver has. One of the most popular Thai restaurants is Chat Thai. They have multiple locations, a testament to their popularity. I visited the one across from Capitol Square in what is known as Thai Town. I arrived at 6:30pm after watching Finding Dory and there was a huge line up. You put your name down on a list and take a number and wait to be called.

Chat Thai

After waiting 45 mins, we finally got a table! It was a communal table but we didn’t mind.  Read more

Mui Garden-Cheap Lunch Still Exists

We were going for lunch for my mom’s birthday and she was craving Mui Garden so we went to the Main Street location. It looks a bit dated inside but has that HK style diner feel to it. There are booth seats on one side of the restaurant and regular tables on the other side and some larger tables at the back.

Mui Garden

Their lunch menu is really cheap and fairly extensive! I think their prices haven’t increased in the last few years? Everything is less than $10 and some items are like $7.95. AND a hot or cold drink is included! Read more

Congee Noodle House-Dinner

This was my first time at Congee Noodle House for dinner but I’ve had lunch here before. I was ready for some good old Chinese food! We saw that they had different deals where you can pick 3, 4, or 5 dishes etc. off a special dinner menu and it will come with rice, soup, dessert and they will give you a small “free” BBQ dish as well! We had 6 people but we don’t eat a lot so we ordered 4 dishes and it came with half a BBQ duck for around $67.

Congee Noodle House

The first dish we picked was the Stir Fried Beef with Onions. There was lots of tender beef here and lots of onions as advertised. I love onions and you can stir fry them with lots of things! As you can see, it was rather oily but that was to be expected. Instead of giving us individual bowls of rice they just gave us a big bucket and there was more than enough rice for us! Read more

Mister-Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Mister is the newest liquid nitrogen ice cream place in town. Specifically Yaletown and it’s really the second liquid nitrogen ice cream place we have in Vancouver with the first being Lik N2 Ice Cream. Mister has taken over Sweet Bake Shop’s old spot and it’s just across from the skytrain station.

Mister

Their store is very minimalistic looking and sparsely decorated. Their logo is equally simple, just a blue pentagon. Mister currently has four flavours: avocado, creme brule, dark chocolate and lemon FY. Seems like there is space on their menu for more new flavours.  Read more

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sharing another lazy girl recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction! My parents recently bought some almond butter and we’ve actually never tried it before. I don’t think I like it as much as peanut butter or maybe it was just the brand we bought? It’s the Kirkland brand from Costco. It just wasn’t as smooth as the peanut butter we have. However, I realized that the almond butter could be turned into cookies! Specifically, flourless almond butter chocolate chip cookies.

Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

All you need for this recipe is egg, almond butter, brown sugar, baking soda and chocolate chips. You can mix everything together in 1 bowl and no equipment is required! I like my cookies really soft and these were perfect! They also tasted good several days later. Probably because they’re full of butter haha I baked mine for about 8 mins because they looked pretty small. I think another minute or two wouldn’t have hurt though, it’d just be a bit crunchier.

So if you have any extra nut butter lying around, try turning it into cookies!

PS. the almond butter I got needs to be refrigerated. We did not know that for a few days! Oops!

Hipster Brunch: Upstairs at Campagnolo

I was looking for a brunch place that was reasonably priced and I came across Upstairs at Campagnolo. I read about them before but forgot about them. I really wanted to go to Jam Cafe but I didn’t really want to wait. But then again I never do… hahaha

Upstairs at Campagnolo

You enter through this green door and go upstairs. They even have a helpful sign.  Read more

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