Afternoon tea, Food, Vancouver

Meloty Fine Tea – Richmond, BC

Meloty Fine Tea has been around for at least 10 years but they were closed down for renovation for about 2 or so years (not sure what took so long). When I was in elementary school, it used to be a tea house popular among the Chinese housewives of Vancouver. Recently, I went with my mom for mothers day for their Afternoon tea deluxe ($25.00 per person) and was really disappointed. Although they had a large tea selection, I was not impressed. They brought out a tier of scones and other savory snacks (e.g. giant sandwiches, sephard’s pie, miniature pizzas) Continue reading

Food, Vancouver

Top Shanghai: An authentic taste of Shanghai

One of the more popular Shanghainese restaurants among the local Chinese of Vancouver/Richmond, Top Shanghai is usually packed with people and a long wait if you don’t have a dinner reservation. The restaurant is cozy and the atmosphere is brightly lit and lively. I celebrated a birthday here one year with a group of friends and for $25.00 we had so much food that I had dinner for the next two nights! Good prices and portions!

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Food, Las Vegas

Tao Las Vegas – Happy Endings for all

TAO is my go to dinner spot in Las Vegas when I’m staying in or near the Venetian. It gives me my dose of asian food when i’m away from home and I really enjoy it here! The restaurant entrance is located right beside the club entrance and the ceiling is 2 floors high. There is a giant Buddha that reaches the roof and the bathrooms have a special surprise (look under the mirrors over the sink) haha. Continue reading

Afternoon tea, Food, London

The Ritz afternoon tea: World’s best

I believe that you haven’t had afternoon tea until you’ve had it in London at the Ritz. It honestly is the most amazing afternoon tea experience I’ve ever been through. Even the Queen of England would approve. How could I approve of afternoon tea in Canada after coming here? Reservations must be made weeks or even months in advance and it is pricey but worth a try. They even have a special Birthday afternoon tea menu that comes with champagne and a birthday cake! Continue reading

Food, Paris

Laduree – Paris, France

Ladure?e’s Saint-Honore? Rose-Framboise:

Flaky pastry, choux pastry, light
rose petal confectioner’s custard, raspberry stew, Chantilly cream
flavoured with rose water, rose syrup fondant, fresh raspberrie

When I think of Paris, all i can think of are the world’s finest pastries and desserts. I would do anything for another taste!