Sushi 7 & Penang Delight Cafe – Celebrating mom’s birthday

So my mom’s birthday’s coming up, and to celebrate, I decided to treat out to some food. I knew better than to actually take her out to a restaurant however – the last time we went out she spent the entire time complaining about how we were getting ripped off. So instead, I ordered takeout so that she wouldn’t know the actual prices (and what she doesn’t know can’t hurt her…or anyone who has to put up with her complaints). Knowing how much she loves sushi rolls, I ordered takeout from Sushi 7 via Skipthedishes for her to enjoy for lunch.

Rainbow Roll ($11.95), Spider Dragon Roll ($12.95), Dragon Roll ($13.95):


4/5 (score according to my mom).
I didn’t eat any of the rolls myself, seeing that 1) I’m the 0.000001% of the population who actually doesn’t like sushi (or seafood in general) and 2) I’m allergic to avocadoes. My mom really enjoyed all of the rolls, in particular the Spider Dragon, which contained deep-fried soft shell crab. According to her, everything tasted fresh, and the rolls were all very creamy and xian.

Summary:
Food: 4/5 (according to my mom)
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Recommendations: Special sushi rolls
Sushi 7 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

After the sushi lunch, I proceeded to order more takeout for dinner, this time something that the entire family can enjoy. I decided to pick Penang Delight Cafe, which specializes in Malaysian cuisine. I got their most popular dishes, including the Hainese Chicken, Deluxe Curry Platter, Penang House Special Fish, and K.L. Hokkian Mee.

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Hainanese Chicken ($14.95):

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3/5
The chicken was relatively moist and tender. It was quite bland on its own (which I understand is supposed to be the characteristic of the dish), but tasted okay when dipped into the accompanying chile sauce. Overall, I think that this is a decent rendition of the dish.

Deluxe Curry Platter ($24.95):


3/5
This consisted of samples of their Rendang Chicken, Lamb, and Beef. The curries had a nice fragrance from the lemongrass and coconut. The portion of chicken was okay while the beef and lamb were quite small. The lamb was relatively tender and not overly gamey. The beef was a bit tougher and had some grisly bits, but was still okay. The chicken was my personal favourite, since it was mostly dark meat, meaning that it was tender and juicy. While I really liked the fragrance, the meat was a bit underseasoned and I was disappointed by its lack of heat.

Penang House Special Fish ($18.95):

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1/5
This is tilapia fish that has been fried in soy sauce. I’m sorry to say this, but this is downright bad. The fish was not fresh and had a pretty off-putting smell. A few bites and I’m done.

K.L. Hokkian Mee ($14.45):

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2/5
This consisted of egg noodles that have been stir fried with various seafood, meat, and vegetables, and flavoured with soy sauce. I was quite disappointed in the dish the moment I opened the package: it was pratically all noodles with some vegetables (I think it’s Chinese broccoli) and a few scant pieces of meat and squid. Both the meat and seafood were quite tough. The noodles were okay, having a nice bouncy texture. In spite of the dark colour, I found the entire dish to be underseasoned and bland.

After this dinner, I cannot overstate how relieved I was that I did not actually take my mom to the restaurant so that she did not know how much the dishes were – I’d NEVER hear the end of it. Even I, who spends tons of money on food, feel somewhat ripped off. The food ranged from mediocre to just downright bad and I do feel a bit embarassed to have picked this restaurant for my mom’s birthday. Oh well, at least she did enjoy Sushi 7.

Summary:
Food: 2/5
Price: 2.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 2/5
Recommendations: Rendang Curry (seriously though, I’d recommend that you just skip this place)
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Trafiq – Should have stuck to their cakes

I’ve finally done it. I’ve finally gone to the best bakery in all of  Vancouver (aka Trafiq) and sampled something else other than their gorgeous, scrumptious, unbelievably delicious cakes. I got their Chunky Monkey, a croissant bread pudding that I’ve always wanted to try, as well as their Coffee Cake and a Matcha Mini. Of course, I just could NOT resist and had to also get a slice of their Chocolate Decadence cake.

Matcha Mini ($2.25):


5/5
This consists of layers of tangy, thick, cream-cheese like mousse sandwiched between tender, moist matcha cake, and topped with white chocolate ganace and decorated with a leaf made out of white chocolate. This actually made me regret not getting a slice of their Matcha Yuzu cake; if this is an accurate reflection of what the cake tastes like, then it’s freaking fantastic! In terms of flavour, this reminded me a bit of a carrot cake, except with matcha and white chocolate in place of carrots and spices. It was moist, creamy and rich, with a perfect balance between sweetness from the white chocolate and tanginess from the layers of mousse. The only complaint I have is that the matcha flavour was a bit subtle.

Coffee Cake ($3.75):

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4/5
This is one of the better coffee cakes that I’ve had. The cake was very moist, with a really nice cinnamon flavour. The walnut strussel topping was just incredibly crunchy and caramelized.

Chunky Monkey ($4.25):

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2.5/5
This was a croissant bread pudding with bananas and chocolate. I’ve had a similar version of this at Bakery Sate, and I have to say that, after having had this dessert twice now, I might just not be a big fan of bread pudding. This one had a dense but moist texture. Unfortunately, I personally found it to be kind of bland and uninteresting. It wasn’t bad by any means, but it’s nowhere near as good as their other scrumptious offerings.

Chocolate Decadence ($5.95):


5/5
Maybe I’m just imagining things, but I think that the cake slice has gotten slightly smaller compared to the last time that I’ve had it (which is understandable due to inflations. Personally I would rather that they raise prices than decrease portion sizes since I’m a greedy pig). It was still a fair portion though, and large enough to temporarily satisfy my insane chocolate cravings (though definitely not enough to share). Fortunately, the cake was just as delicious as I remembered it to be. The layers of cake were moist while the chocolate mousse was creamy and rich with a perfect bittersweet flavour. It was topped by a large truffle that was rich and gooey, kind of like a brownie, and a wonderful treat on its own. I seriously just CANNOT stop once I start eating it; I’m literally afraid of getting one of their full cakes for my birthday because I’ll probably end up in the hospital after eating all of it in one sitting. This is easily in the top 5 of my favourite cakes in Vancouver.

While I’m glad to have tried some of their other desserts on this visit, I have to admit that I do regret not having just stuck to their cakes instead: they are just too f***ing incredibly good. I literally cannot stop thinking about them. Trafiq is, and will likely always be, my favourite place in all of Vancouver.

Summary:
Food: 4/5 (5/5 for their cakes)
Price: 5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 5/5
Recommendations: Cakes, Mini Desserts
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Olympia Pizza

I must have passed by Olympia Pizza a hundred times while bussing to UBC on the 99 B-line. I finally decided to stop by the place for lunch this Wednesday. Even though the right dish to order at a Greek restaurant is lamb, I’m personally not a big fan of lamb, which can sometimes be gamey. Plus, I’m not really crazy about Greek-style food, which I find to be too “light”. I wanted something to be rich and gooey, something that make people feel fat just by looking at it. The Lasagna Olympia seemed to be just the ticket. And of course, I had their large version of the dish.

Lasagna Olympia (Large, $14.5):

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Lasagna Olympia – delicious, gooey cheese!


3.5/5
This came with a piece of delicious crispy garlic toast. The lasagna was topped with a generous layer of melted cheese, as well as sour cream. I absolutely LOVED the topping; the cheese was rich and gooey while the sour cream added a nice bit of tang. The noodles were cooked to my liking, being reasonably tender but not mushy. I did not really care much for the meat sauce however; it was a bit watery and I personally didn’t think it tasted much better than the frozen lasagnas from the grocery store. Even though the portion didn’t look that big, it was quite filling, so much so in fact that I wondered if I should have had the small version instead. And then I saw someone order the small version and I was like “uh uh, I’m not going to get full on that”.

Coffee ($1.75):

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This was quite small, but at only $1.75, I can’t really complain much.

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I made sure to get every last bit of cheese

I quite enjoyed the food at Olympia Pizza. The price was also quite reasonable. Service wise, the lady at the front of the house wasn’t really the friendliest – I found her to be a bit cold and stoic – but she was quite attentive and kept my water glass filled. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Greek-style food, I do hope to return some day to try their pizzas (I saw some other patrons order them, and I’ve got to admit, I did get a bit jealous).

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The bill – not bad at all

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Lasagna

Olympia Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tuc Craft – The advantages of having a dining companion

I’m going to say something shocking, but here’s the truth: I do have friends. Dun dun dun. Granted, I don’t have many friends – I’m way too awkward to make conversation with anyone and have absolutely zero hobbies or interests that I can share with others – but I do have a few close buddies from highschool. I met up with one of them this Sunday to have brunch and to catch up on our respective lives. I’m still looking for the best Chicken & Waffles in Vancouver, and Tuc Craft apparently offers a mean version of it according to social media, so I picked that restaurant for that meet up. My friend, for whatever reason, decided to get their Beluga Lentils & Eggs, which to me just sounded bleh, but I won’t judge.

For some reason or other, the food took absolutely FOREVER to arrive. We waited easily for over 30 minutes (probably closer to 40). In fact, we actually flagged down a waitress because we were afraid that they might have somehow forgotten our order. I don’t know if this is typical for the restaurant or if we just happened to catch them on a bad day, but I was seriously getting very, very hungry and very annoyed. This is one of the instances that it’s advantageous to have a dining companion to complain to; I’d probably go crazy from waiting otherwise…

Crispy Chicken & Waffles ($17):

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Crispy Chicken & Waffles; really generous portion


4/5
This is a very generous portion, consisting of two large pices of fried chicken breast and two small waffles, and was accompanied by sides of dijon mournaise, spicey ketchup, and syrup. The chicken was great. Even though it was white meat (which, of course, tends to be dry), it was still quite tender and moist. It was well seasoned and flavourful, and coated in a nice crispy batter. I actually prefer this rendition over that of Chewies, which I had found to be a tad too bland. The waffles were a bit flat and thin, and I do prefer the version from Chewies, which was thicker and fluffier (if only they could combine the chicken from Tuc Craft with the waffle from Chewies). It was still tasty however: soft, buttery and mildly sweet. I really liked the variety of condiments that they provided, all of which were tasty. Overall, I have to say that I prefer this chicken & waffles over that of Chewies, making it the best rendition of the dish that I’ve had so far.

So the food at Tuc Craft was very good. The staff members were also quite friendly and reasonably attentive. The long wait, however, did leave a bit of a bad taste in my mouth (no pun intended), and I’m a little hesitant to return again, at least not alone.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Crispy Chicken & Waffles
Tuc Craft Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Swiss Bakery

I have to admit, it took me quite a while before I was able to figure out what “frissant” was an amalgamation of. The more common alternative name, “cronut” was more obvious (croissant + donut), and I don’t know why Swiss Bakery decided to rename their version. But I finally figured out, without the use of the Internet, that the “fri” stood for “fritter”. I’m sure that everyone (and by “everyone” I mean the 1-2 people who read my posts) is probably laughing at how slow I am that I cannot see something so obvious, but I’m still quite proud of myself.

Anyways, I’ve never had a cronut/frissant before, and I decided that it’s high time that I changed that. Swiss Bakery is supposedly the first place in Vancouver to produce this item, which they offer in a variety of flavours that rotate every month. They had a strawberry and a custard version available for this month. I got their Strawberry flavour. I also got an Apple Strudel and an Opera Cake.

Frissant (Strawberry, $4):


4.5/5
This is supposed to be a cross between a fritter and a croissant, hence the name. This is literally the best of both worlds: the sweetness of a doughnut with the crisp, melt-in-your-mouth flakiness of a croissant. The version I got was filled with delicious, thick strawberry jam, which lent a nice sweetness and tang. This really puts regular donuts to shame:

Apple Strudel ($3.8):


3/5
This was filled with large slices of apples, almonds, and various nuts, including whole almonds. The crust was a bit tough in some parts and lacking in flavour (I like crusts to have a bit of salt or sweetness). There was a generous amount of filling. I personally found the filling to be a little bland, however: I could have done with a bit more sweetness and some spices like cinnamon.

Opera Cake ($3.8):


4.5/5
This consisted layers of thin layers of cake and coffee frosting that’s coated in chocolate, and topped with a piece of chocolate. This was almost like a fancy candy bar to me, and I absolutely loved it. Every bite was a great interplay of textures of flavours: a bit of crunch from the crunch, creaminess from the frosting, a bit of bite from the piece of chocolate on top. The chocolate did not taste It was a bit on the sweet side, which might be problematic to some people, but I really enjoyed it.

The Frissant at Swiss Bakery definitely lived up to all the popularity and hype, and is worth the visit alone. I did also really enjoy their cake, and I’ve heard that they also make a great eclair (unfortunately it wasn’t available when I visited). The prices were also quite reasonable, which is always a bonus, especially for a grad student with poor financial skills.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Frissants, Opera Cake
Swiss Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jam Cafe (revisit)

I went to Jam Cafe a couple of months ago, where I had their Chicken French Toast. There are many other delicious-sounding items on their menu that I still wanted to try however, so I decided to return again this Wednesday to sample more of their food. The line was considerably longer this time around, and I had to wait >30 minutes to get seated. I initially wanted to have their Pulled Pork Pancakes, but discovered that they apparently serve them with the same jalepeno maple syrup that came with their Chicken French Toast, which I really didn’t care much for. So instead, I decided to get their Cracker Jack. Being very hungry (even more so than usual) from the long wait, and also needing to make up for lost time after having spent the past week recovering from the flu, I decided to also get a Red Velvet Pancake.

Cracker Jack ($15):

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You CANNOT go wrong with nutella!


4/5
This consisted of two thick slices of brioche french toast sandwiching nutella and banana, and was accompanied by whipped cream and a small fruit salad. It is really hard to go wrong with nutella and banana, and this rendition is just delicious. Previously, I had complained about the french toast in their chicken french toast to be under-toasted; I have to say that the bread in this dish was considerably better, with the edges being quite crispy while the interior is still soft and fluffy. The accompanying fruit was also a nice touch and a good palate cleanser to the sweeter chocolate spread.

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Onto the pancake now…

 

Red Velvet Pancake ($8.5):


4/5
This is a fair-sized pancake, although much smaller than the ones from Jethros and The Elbow Room Cafe. Compared to the latter two spots, I have to say that this had them beat easily. The pancake was soft and cakey, and had absolutely no weird smell or aftertaste. I absolutely loved the drizzle of cream cheese that accompanied this pancake. I did find the price to be a bit high for one pancake however; the full stack of 3 at $14 is a much better deal (but even I, with my MASSIVE appetite probably wouldn’t have been able to finish both the french toast and a full stack of pancakes. Probably…)

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*burp*

I, of course, finished all of my food. The meal left me very full, though not to the point where I felt like I needed to sit down and carefully rethink my life choices. Again, the staff members were very friendly and quite efficient, and turned tables very quickly. Overall, I really do like this cafe, although I’m not quite sure whether I’d be willing to stand in line for over 30 minutes for a table again.

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I seriously need to eat less…I won’t be able to get by otherwise on a grad student’s salary =/

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Cracker Jack, Pancakes (get the full stack; it’s a better deal)
Jam Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tartine Breads and Pies

The 2 people that occasionally browse my blog may have noticed that I haven’t made any posts for the past week or so. This is because I’ve gone through some major changes since the new year. I’ve found myself to be quite put off by all the unhealthy, sugar-loaded fattening foods that I used to enjoy eating. All of that junk is making me ill and will probably kill me. I need to make some serious lifestyle changes and clean up my diet and become healthier. It’s all going to be fresh fruits and vegetables from now onwards!

Then my flu ended, and I returned back to my normal, gluttonous, junk food-loving self. Seriously though, that bout of flu was ROUGH. I was knocked out for two days with a high fever, and then spent another week coughing and hacking with my throat on fire. But I’ve fully recovered now, and I’m going to get busy eating again. I need to make up for lost time!

To kick off the new year, I decided to visit Tartine Breads and Pies. They have two locations that are like within a few blocks of each other, which I found to be a bit odd (I mean wouldn’t it be better to spread your shops out more?). I went to their Davie Street location. Of course, as their name suggests, they offer quite a good variety of pies. I happen to be not a very big fan of fruit pies – I prefer my pies to come with cream and/or nuts (I’m sure that there’s a dirty joke here, somewhere), so I got a slice of their Coconut Cream Pie and a slice of their Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie. I also got a Bakewell Tart and a Butter Tart.

Coconut Cream Pie ($4.25):


3.5/5
Although the slice of pie looked modest in size, it was actually quite light and airy (translation: I NEED at least 2 slices to satisfy my massive appetite). It consisted of a layer of shredded coconut that was topped with a thick layer of cream. I personally did not care too much for the cream; I found it to be kind of bland, which is unfortunate as it made up the majority of the pie filling. The coconut layer was considerably more flavourful, and of course, had a really nice fragrance. I personally would have preferred it to be sweeter, but I know that many other people don’t like an overload of sugar, and will find this to be just fine. I was most impressed by the crust: it was perfectly baked where the edges weren’t burnt, easy to cut into, and had a slight bit of salt that helped add flavour.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie ($4.25):


4/5
This was filled with chocolate chips and walnuts. I will begin by saying that the crust for this pie was just perfect in terms of doneness, with the edges being just slightly browned without burnt. The filling was considerably sweeter than that of the coconut cream, without (in my opinion) being overly so. As stated in the name, the chocolate they used was from Nestle, which isn’t exactly the highest quality and tasted a tad stale. It was still delicious though, and for the price, I certainly ain’t complaining.

Butter Tart ($3?):

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4/5
The crust was tender and flaky, the filling was sticky, gooey and sweet without being overly so. It had a nice caramelized flavour. It had some raisins in the bottom, which I didn’t really care too much for (I personally would have preferred some nuts), but that’s just my personal preference.

Bakewell Tart ($3?):

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4/5
This was filled with almond paste and jam, and topped with sliced almonds. The crust is noticeably different from that of the butter tart: it was more like a shortbread and had a nice crumbly texture. The almond paste was sweet and fragrant, and paired well with the jam, which lent a bit of tartness. The sliced almonds provided a good crunch.

I’ve spent >1 week out of commission, and Tartine Breads & Pies proved to be a great way to break my fast, as well as kick off the new year. The food is delicious and the prices are an absolute steal. I’m definitely a fan of this bakery, and I will certainly be coming back for more. *fingers crossed that I don’t get sick again*

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Service: N/A
Price: 5/5
Overall: 4.5/5
Recommendations: Pies, Tarts

Tartine Breads & Pies Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Deacon’s Corner

I cannot help but wonder about the name behind a restaurant called Deacon’s Corner. Is this place supposed to be a hangout for deacons? Do they receive any discounts at the restaurant? For the rest of us regular people, this diner is apparently a good place for various southern-style comfort food. They have two locations, one at Kits and one at Gastown. I went to their Kits location, since it is much closer to UBC. Being a weekday, the place was mostly empty when I arrived, and I as seated quickly. I’ve been on a bit of a pancake craze lately, so I got their Carolina Pulled Pork & Pancakes, which came with pulled pork, eggs, and pancakes. There are two options available for the dish: little and giant. Take a wild guess at which one I chose…

Carolina Pulled Pork Pancakes (Giant, $15):


3.5/5
This came with two pancakes, pulled pork, and three eggs, which I asked to have fried (the little version has only one pancake and two eggs). I didn’t really care much for the eggs – they were a bit rubbery and don’t appear to be at all seasoned. I was initially a bit disappointed by the pancakes as they seemed to be quite flat and thin. Fortunately, they did taste better than they look, and did not have any off flavour or bitterness from baking soda. I did find the texture to be a bit too chewy for my liking however, bordering on rubbery. The pulled pork was definitely the standout for me: it was tender and juicy, and coated in a delicious sweet and slightly spicy bbq sauce. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough of the pork present. Portion wise, the giant size was perfect for me – it satisfied my enormous appetite without leaving me in a complete food coma.

Coffee ($3):

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I left Deacon’s Corner quite full and satisfied. I really enjoyed their rather casual and relaxed atmosphere, and the service was also also efficient and friendly. I look forward to returning again, probably to try their fried chicken, which I heard is supposed to be quite good.

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I DEFINITELY needed that extra pancake
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The bill

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Something containing their delicious Pulled Pork
Deacon's Corner - Kitsilano Diner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Black Rook Bakehouse

I’ve seriously been having the WORST luck with Black Rook Bakehouse: I’m a massive chocoholic and am really hoping to sample one of their several chocolate varieties of cake, but they never seem to have one available whenever I visit. My latest trip was no different: the three cakes that they had to offer were Chester (carrot cake), Molly (red velvet cake, which I had already sampled from a previous visit), and Doris (lemon cake). *sigh* Either they, for whatever reason, don’t make chocolate cake often or the Carb Gods (I may be an atheist, but I do worship at the alter of carbohydrates) hate me. Desperate to satisfy my chocolate cravings, I decided to get a slice of their Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie instead. I also had a slice of the Chester cake (as well as a mince meat tart for my cat mom).

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Still no chocolate cakes available – *cries*

Now, the staff member who took my order did the absolute unthinkable – he used a single box to hold BOTH the cake slice and the pie (as well as the tiny little tart). I was absolutely horrified. I was almost certain that everything would be a squashed mess, similar to the cupcake that I dropped a couple of weeks ago (I’m still not over that). I was almost afraid to open the box when I got home.

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Please don’t be a squashed mess. Please don’t be a squashed mess…

Miraculously, everything was more or less intact. I guess the staff member must have mad skills. PHEW!

Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie ($6.25):


4/5
The pie was filled with chocolate mousse and crumbled bits of chocolate cookie. The mousse was creamy and lucious, and had a great bittersweet chocolate flavour. The crust looked a bit blond, but I didn’t mind as I personally perfer a lighter-coloured cruster than a burnt one. It was coated in a thin layer of chocolate, which lent a great flavour. I was adisappointed by the rather sparse amount of cookie pieces: I only found one sizable chunk (which was, of course, delicious), and a few small crumbs. Even though the slice looks quite big, it was actually very light and airy, and took no trouble to consume.

Chester (Carrot Cake, $7):


5/5
Layers of carrot cake envelope a full New York cheese cake which is topped off with a cream cheese icing.
I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with carrot cakes, not only because they’re a great vehicle for delicious cream cheese frosting, but also because they tend to be quite large. I have to admit, I was a tad upset when I opened my box to see a small chunk missing from the top layer of my cake (I’m a greedy pig and I want my slice to be as big as possible). Fortunately, the slice was quite thick, so the portion was still quite large and comparable to that from Trafiq and Cadeaux. Taste-wise, the cake was just fantastic. The cake was soft, moist, and filled with tons of carrots, raisins, nuts and other goods. The cream cheese frosting was smooth and tangy. What really stood out for me however, was the layer of thick, tangy cheesecake in the middle, which was already delicious enough on its own and paired incredibly well with the cake – a true match made in heaven. Personally, I would have liked the cake to have a bit more spice, but that’s just nitpicking. This is quite a rich and hefty dessert, and might even be shareable for those with smaller appetites (though definitely not for me – seriously I will stab anyone who’s stupid enough to come near my cake).

Mince Meat Tart ($2.95):

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I gave this to my mom. She enjoyed it. It was very small however, and I found the price to be a bit too high.

I’ve been quite impressed by my latest visit to Black Rook Bakehouse. It may not rank nearly as high for me as Trafiq or Cadeaux, but it is still a solid spot to go to for desserts. I’m certainly going to be returning again: I WILL HAVE MY CHOCOLATE CAKE DAMN IT!

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Cake and Pies (my current favourite is Chester)

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