Passion 8 Dessert Cafe

As a huge fan of Taiwanese thick toast and carbs in general, I was drawn to the toasts from Passion 8 Dessert Cafe.  Here they call them “toastery”. They are also known for their shaved ice. Passion 8 is located on Cambie and 14th near Tropika.

Passion 8 Dessert Cafe

I really didn’t feel like having shaved ice though since it was -5 outside but they come in two different sizes and you can also do take out as well. Actually in general I’m not crazy for shaved ice if there are other options around. I haven’t even been to Snowy Village yet!  Read more

Candy Tree Dessert-Shaved Ice, Durian Waffles and More!

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited to another Chinese Bites event and this time we hit up Candy Tree Dessert. They are located on Kingsway near Patterson and close to the Patterson skytrain station. I knew they would offer similar desserts to Icy Bar so I was ready to embrace everything! My dessert stomach is always ready.

We were separated into 3 different tables and each table ordered their own items but I still took pictures of stuff from other tables. This place is pretty small so it’s probably best for small groups since the waits are going to be really long.

Candy Tree Dessert

On the left we have the Durian Milkshake and on the right we have the Ferrero Rocher Milkshake. Heard good things about both! Read more

Spaghetei Revisit-Second Time’s the Charm

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Spaghetei invited me back again this summer to try their menu again. No the menu has not changed but I only tried two of the pasta dishes last time so it was a great opportunity to try a few more.

Spaghetei

This time my dining companions were Foodgressing, Nosh and Nibble, The Happy Sloths and Miss Vancouver Piggy.

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17°C Dessert Café

17°C Dessert Café

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

Shaved ice from 17°C Dessert Café took over Instagram recently after they opened over the May long weekend. If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you’ll know that I hate line ups so obviously I wasn’t the first one there but thankfully I was invited by ChineseBites for a private tasting. Yay!
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That Time I Ate the Whole Food Court-Taste of Aberdeen

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited to another Chinese Bites event last month and this time it was at the Aberdeen food court with 60 other foodies. I’m quite familiar with the food court (or so I thought) and I’ve spent a lot of time here when I was younger. Now I had the chance to try EVERY food stall! It was a dream come true yet I feared for my growing waistline. #foodbloggerproblems

So without further ado… let the gluttony begin!

Aberdeen Food CourtStarting from left to right:

  • Milk tea with pearls (Estea Express)
  • Iced lemon ribena (Bubble Waffle)
  • House special: mango coconut juice with tapioca, mango and pomelo bits (8 Juice)
  • Iced Genmaicha (Saboten)
  • Matcha soy bean (Strike)
  • Iced honey matcha tea (Teppan Kitchen)

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Spaghetei-Japanese Style Spaghetti

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited to try Spaghetei and they specialize in Japanese Style spaghetti (keep reading for a special coupon!!!). This is actually their second location and the first location outside of Japan.

They have a Happy Hour special which is between 11:45am-3pm aka lunch time! All pastas are $9.80 instead of the usual $12-13 so lunch time is a good time to try them out if you’re in the area or working nearby.

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Icy Bar-Dessert Buffet

Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own

I was invited by ChineseBites to try some of the desserts at Icy Bar. They have a few locations now: Parker Place, Crystal Mall, Kingsway and Boundary,  Kingsway and Knight and the Richmond Night Market. I first went to Icy Bar back in March and I really liked it so I was excited to come back!

Icy Bar Isn’t this beautiful? Don’t you want this on a hot summer day? I suggest you drive over there right now! You can order an Eight Mix Icy for $10 or a Four Mix Icy for $6.75. They have an impressive number of toppings to choose from. The mango was fresh and sweet and of course there was my favourite topping: mochi! Icy Bar offers green tea mochi, mango mochi, taro mochi and regular mochi! Read more

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