Location: 7980 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z2
Being a foodie, my main source of finding out new places to eat is Instagram. This place seemed to be the newest trend that was going on. It is a Hong Kong style dessert cafe. The interior is creative. There was a mural of Hong Kong Chinatown painting on one side of the wall. On the other side of the wall was little cube boxes with random items in it representing Hong Kong, I assume. The tables all had dessert related quotes on it. It’s something you have to see for your own eyes instead of in pictures. The table we got had “stressed spelled backwards is desserts”, funny thing is that that has always been my favorite quote.
We already knew what we wanted to order based on Instagram pictures.
I ordered in English and the server still spoke Mandarin to me when she brought this drink over. I had no clue what she said, I just smiled and nodded my head, something about not moving the drink too much because the bottle could easily tip over or something along that line. Another table did tip there bottle over and made a loud fall, the servers were quick to help clean up.
I wasn’t too sure what I was drinking, The Vitasoy wasn’t that sweet, there was also red bean at the bottom of this drink. The drink definitely looked better than it tasted.
The Crispy Milky Butter Bun, was a random item we decided to pick. Not going to lie but we were kind of expecting deep fried mantou. The buns were crispy and a little sweet but definitely could taste the butter too. I actually liked this but for $4, I could have easily made this at home.
Not sure what sweet soup to get? Luckily they offered their Sweet Soup Tasting Platter, which was very helpful for indecisive people. You can choose hot/cold for these desserts and we chose hot. But it was a hit or miss with the soups.
From the top left to right, we have:
Cashew Paste – you can totally taste the cashew and I am not a big fan of cashew so we weren’t able to finish this one
Red Date & Longan Soup – this one tasted like what my mom makes at home, a little on the sweeter side, which I liked
Almond Paste – I liked this one the most out of the other peanut pastes, it tastes just like almond milk but in paste/gelatin form
Red Bean Soup – yum one of the good ones
Tofu Pudding – they serve it with ginger so it wasn’t too sweet, tofu was smooth
Green Bean Soup – another yummy one
Black Glutinous Dessert – my favourite one out of the 9 desserts, I really liked the texture of the glutinous rice in it
Sesame Paste – this sesame one isn’t too sweet or thick and was enjoyable
Walnut Paste – this one was hard to finish because it thickened up so much and was too strong in walnut taste for my liking
I most likely would not be returning back. Simply because there is nothing else on the menu that I really want to try out. Since the sweet soup tasting platter basically offered most of their soup desserts. The drinks weren’t anything crazy good to make me want to come back for either. I also felt very out of place here because everyone was Mandarin speaking, the workers and customers. So it really gives you a feel that you are actually eating at somewhere in Hong Kong!
PS. It is currently cash only… for now, says the sign.