Kam Do Bakery

Kam Do is an Asian/Chinese Bakery located in Richmond, right next to the Richmond-Brighouse Skytrain Station. They have a very large selection of buns, cakes, and other baked goods. Unfortunately, I might have arrived too early in the morning: they didn’t have many cakes available. I got their Deep Fried Curry Beef, BBQ Pork, Pineapple Red Bean, Deep Fried Sausage, Shredded Pork, and Taro Buns.

Deep Fried Curry Beef Bun ($2.60):

The bun wasn’t exactly crispy, but it did have a nice fragrance from being deep fried. It had a good amount of curry inside, which was fragrant, but just a bit too salty (even for me).

BBQ Pork Bun ($2.25):

The bun was quite soft, light and fluffy. There was a fairly good amount of bbq pork inside, which had a nice bit of sweetness to it.

Pineapple Red Bean Bun ($2):

The pineapple topping provided a nice bit of texture and sweetness. I also really enjoyed the red bean paste inside, which was creamy and mildly sweet. There was also a fairly good amount of it inside.

Deep Fried Sausage Bun ($2.25):

Again the bun had a nice texture and fragrance from being deep fried. The sausage inside was more of a hot dog, and was a bit too salty for me.

Shredded Pork Bun ($2.25):

I really enjoyed the pork floss on top, which provided a great savouriness. The creamy stuff in the centre lent a great richness and moistness to the bun.

Taro Bun ($2.25):

Taro Bun

The bun itself was pretty light and fluffy. I enjoyed the taro paste, which was creamy and had a slight bit of sweetness to it. I did find there to be too little filling, however.

I quite enjoyed my visit to Kam Do. The food weren’t the greatest that I’ve had, but still solid. The listed prices were a bit on the higher side for an Asian bakery, but many of the buns were 20% off, so in the end they were quite cheap. All in all, this is a decent Asian bakery that’s worth visiting.

Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: BBQ Pork Bun, Pineapple Red Bean Bun, Shredded Pork Bun
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Trees Organic – Arbutus

Trees Organic is a cafe with several locations around Vancouver that are best known for their cheesecakes, which they claim to be the best in the city. I’ve previously been to their Broadway location that’s near Granville. Recently, I stopped by their location on Arbutus, in Kits. I picked up a slice of The Sin and Maple Walnut cheesecake, as well as an almond croissant for my mom.

The Sin Cheesecake ($7.75):

This contained chocolate and cherry. The cheesecake was a little too soft for me; I prefer my cakes to be more dense. It was creamy however, and had a nice bit of tang. I enjoyed the chocolate parts, which had a nice flavour. I would have liked a bit more cherry. The crust underneath was just completely soggy and seemed to have been dissolved.

Maple Walnut Cheesecake ($7.75):

The cake had a similar texture to that of The Sin Cheesecake. The maple flavour wa actually quite prominent, and had a nice fragrance. I really enjoyed the walnuts on top, which provided a nice crunch and flavour. Again, I couldn’t get any of the crust.

Almond Croissant ($3.75):

Almond Croissant


I have to admit, I’m not overly impressed with Trees Organic. While I did enjoy their cheesecakes, I’m not sure if they’re the “best” in the city and necessarily justify the price. This isn’t a bad spot, but I think it’s still worth checking out.

Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3/5
Recommendations: Maple Walnut Cheesecake
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