Mei Yee Bakery

Mei Yee, is a Chinese/Asian bakery located on the corner of Victoria and 41st. They produce a pretty impressive assortment of cakes, buns, cookies, steamed buns, and other goodies. I’ve visited the place once, a number of years ago, to buy a cake for my dad’s birthday. I decided to revisit the place recently. Unfortunately, when I tried taking pictures of their food, a staff member saw me and asked me to stop. Well, that’s fine (I understand that people may want some privacy), but since I don’t have photos, I can’t remember the exact names of some of the stuff I bought or their prices, so I’ll just put them in quotation marks. I had a Bola-Bola Steamed Bun, “Sticky Rice with Pork”, “Taro Bun with Crispy Topping”, “BBQ Pork Bun with Crispy Topping”, “Custard Bun with Crispy Topping” and “Pork Floss Onion Roll”.

Bola-Bola Steamed Bun ($2):


3.5/5
This contained egg, pork, sausages, chestnuts, mushrooms among other fillings. The bun was nice and fluffy. There was a pretty good amount of filling, which albeit a tad on the blander side, was still tasty and savoury, with a lot of different textures. This was very large, almost twice the size of other buns.

“Sticky Rice with Pork” (around $1.20):


3.5/5
This consisted of glutinous rice that’s stuffed with ground pork. The outer parts had a slightly nice bit of crispiness while the rice had a bit of sweetness. The filling was quite savoury and had a bit of a seafood-like flavour to it.

Taro Bun with Crispy Topping (around $1.20):


3.5/5
This was a pineapple ball that’s filled with taro paste. The bun was quite sluffy and soft; I really enjoyed the topping, which provided great sweetness and texture. The taro was creamy and mildly sweet; I do wish there could be a bit more filling, however.

BBQ Pork Bun with Crispy Topping (around $1.20):


3.5/5
This was the same as the taro bun, except with BBQ pork. The pork had a pretty unusual bright red colour, but was still tender, and had a nice sweetness. It was not as overstuffed as the one from New Town, but the amount of filling was still generous.

Custard Bun with Crispy Topping (around $1.20):


3.5/5
This was the same as the taro bun, but with custard filling. I quite enjoyed the custard, which was creamy and mildly sweet. Again, the filling was not well distributed throughout the bun, but there was a fairly good amount in the centre.

“Pork Floss Onion Roll” (around $1.20):


3/5
This was essentially a small swiss roll cake that’s topped with green onions and pork floss. The cake itself was quite soft and moist. Unfortunately, I did find the combination of the onion and cake to be a bit too weird/off-putting.

I really enjoyed my visit to Mei Yee. The food, while not as good as some other places like New Town, were still solid and the prices are a great bargain. I’d definitely recommend checking this place out.

Summary:
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Steamed Buns, Buns with Crispy Topping, “Sticky Rice with Pork”
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New Town Bakery & Restaurant

New Town Bakery & Restaurant seriously has an adorable store front. Unfortunately, the day that I visited it was raining somewhat heavily, so I wasn’t able to take a picture, but for those of you who don’t know, they’ve got a cartoon of a basket of steamed buns. In addition to steamed buns, they serve a good variety of Chinese baked goods, along with various Asian dim sum and other dishes from their restaurant section. I haven’t tried their restaurant however, I just stuck to their steamed buns and baked goods. I had their Pork Turnover, Baked BBQ Pork Bun, and Pork, Spicy Pork, Chicken Deluxe, and Chinese Sausage Steamed Buns.

Pork Turnover ($1.75):


4/5
This was glutinous rice that was filed with ground pork and has been deep fried. The exterior was nice and crispy. The glutinous rice had a soft, chewy texture and was slightly sweet while the ground pork had a nice savoury flavour. I do wish that there was a bit more of the filling however.

Baked BBQ Pork Bun ($2.25):


4/5
The bun was soft and fluffy; the meat was tender and juicy, and had a mildly sweet flavour. This was a very good amount of filling: I got meat in almost every bite. This may be a bit more expensive than other places, but it’s worth it for the quality.

Pork Steamed Bun ($2.50):


4/5
The bun itself had a great fluffy and chewy texture. The pork filling was very tender and juicy. I could have done with a tad more filling inside, but it was still sufficient.

Spicy Pork Steamed Bun ($2.75):


4/5
This was filled with what is essentially BBQ pork. The pork was very tender and juicy, and has a wonderful sweet flavour. There was also a pretty generous amount of filling.

Chinese Sausage Roll ($2.25):


4/5
This was basically an elongated steamed bun that’s filled with a Chinese sausage. The bun again was very fluffy, soft, and chewy; the sausage was what you’d get at Asian supermarkets, and is very tender, juicy, and flavourful. I would have liked there to be a slightly higher meat to bun ratio.

Chicken Deluxe Steamed Bun ($3.30):


4/5
Again, the bun was light, fluffy and slightly chewy. This was completely filled with all sorts of meats, including chicken, pork, and salted egg yolk. All of the meats were tender and juicy and flavourful; I particularly enjoyed the egg yolk, which had a great saltiness and oily flavour.

Although I haven’t tried any of the food from the restaurant part of this shop, I really enjoyed all of the steamed buns and baked goods that I’ve tried. Their prices are a bit higher than typical Asian places, but considering the quality of their food, I think it’s more than worth the cost. This is definitely worth checking out.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Steamed Buns, Pork Turnover, Baked BBQ Pork Bun

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Banh Mi Saigon

Have you ever had an incident where you’re eating something in public, and there’s someone there staring at you hungrily and you feel really awkward and a little guilty about it? It happened to me recently after my visit to Banh Mi Saigon. However, instead of a human, this time it was a crow.

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Well, this is a little awkward…

I encountered this guy during my trip to Banh Mi Saigon. The latter is a small Vietnamese joint located on Victoria, a couple of blocks from 41st Avenue. Their menu consists of mostly Banh Mi sandwiches and various drinks; they do have an oven inside and probably make their own bread and everything else from scratch. Their sandwiches all contain vegetables and mayo, with different meats depending on the variety that you chose, and currently range from $5-$5.50. I had their Heo Uop Xa (Lemongrass Pork), Ga (Chicken), and Dac Biet (Special) Banh Mi.

Carrying my baguettes, I headed over to a nearby bus stop and waited for the 20 to come an take me back home. This is where I encountered the crow showed up and began staring at me, or more accurately, the baguettes that were sticking out of the bag that I was holding. I guess I can’t really blame it too much since the sandwiches do look awfully tasty. Finally, I caved in and put a small piece of one baguette onto the ground for the bird before making my way home with the rest.

Heo Uop Xa, Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi ($5.50):


3.5/5
This contained lemongrass pork, mayo, and vegetable. The bread was quite crusty on the outside. It was a tad bit soggy on the interior due to the filling. The meat was well-seasoned and flavourful, albeit a tad on the dry side. I really enjoyed the mayo, which provided a great creaminess. I didn’t think the sandwich was as overstuffed as some reviewers say, but they were still quite generous with the meat.

Ga, Chicken Banh Mi ($5.50):


4/5
This contained chicken, mayo, soy sauce, and vegetable. Flavourwise, this was quite similar to the lemongrass pork, except with chicken instead. The meat here was more tender and juicy. Although the portion seemed a bit more stingy than that from the pork. Again, I really enjoyed the mayo, which was creamy and flavourful.

Dac Biet, Special Banh Mi ($5.50):


4/5
This contained ham, headcheese, meat ball, meat loaf, pate, mayo, soy sauce, and vegetable. This sandwich was certainly not short on meat. All off the coldcuts were tender and quite flavourful (quite honestly, I’ve got no idea of what I was eating, but it was all tasty). I do wish that there was a bit more mayo in this sandwich however: the flavour wasn’t as prevalent as it was in the two previous sandwiches.

I’m really glad to have checked out Banh Mi Saigon. The sandwiches didn’t blow me away, but were still very tasty, with a good amount of filling. They are also quite generous in size for the price. This is definitely a place that I’d recommend for a tasty and very affordable meal.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Banh Mi (which ever variety you prefer)
Banh Mi Saigon Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cadeaux Bakery

Asides from Trafiq, probably the best bakery in Vancouver is Cadeaux. They are probably best known for their five-layered cakes, which they usually sell in three varieties: London Fog, Carrot Cake, and a rotating chocolate variety. They do also have a large variety of other food as well, including tarts, croissants, cookies, and other pastries. Since it’s the holiday season, they were also offering some seasonal goods, including yule logs. During my visit, I had their Cheddar & Herb Scone, Cinnamon Croissant Swirl, Rum & Eggnog Yulelog Slice, Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake Slice, and also an Almond Croissant for my mom.

Cheddar & Herb Scone (?):


3.5/5
The scone had a slightly crispy top. It had a great tender and moist interior, and was quite flaky. I could have done with a bit more herb and cheddar flavour, however.

Cinnamon Croissant Swirl (?):


3.5/5
This was filled with a dollop of caramel/toffee in the center. The croissant, while not melt in your mouth, was still tender and had a nice buttery flavour. It was nicely caramelized and had a wonderful crispy texture and great fragrance of cinnamon. The toffee inside was thick and gooey, although it was slightly a bit too burnt for my taste.

Rum & Eggnog Yulelog Slice ($5.50):


2.5/5
This was off of their seasonal holiday menu. The cake was relatively tender and moist. I wasn’t a bit fan of the rum/spice flavour, but I think that’s just a personal preference. Unfortunately, I really disliked the frosting on the exterior as I found it to be quite stiff and greasy, and also bland.

Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake Slice ($6.50):


4/5
This consisted of layers of chocolate cake sandwiching a caramel mousse and is surrounded by white icing. The cake was quite tender and moist, while the mousse was luscious, with a wonderful caramelized flavour. I did unfortunately find the white icing outside to be a tad too gummy and greasy for my liking.

Almond Croissant ($4.05):

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Almond Croissant

N/A
I didn’t have this; my mom did. She absolutely raved about it though, so it’s probably pretty good.

Having visited Cadeaux in the past and grown to love the bakery, I must say that my latest visit did leave me a tad bit disappointed. Nevertheless, their cakes are definitely fantastic and very reasonably priced for the quality. This is definitely a place that’s worth visiting if you enjoy sweets.

Summary
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Cake Slices
Cadeaux Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Bakery 101

I’ve got a soft spot for the current DC movies. Yeah, I get that most of their movies aren’t very good (Wonder Woman aside), but I still get a kick out of them. And I think that Man of Steel is a good movie and don’t understand those who complain about what happened to Zod in the end (seriously did anyone ever watch Superman II?!?). I still haven’t had a chance yet to see the new Aquaman movie yet; I’m probably going to go some time during the holidays. While waiting for the bus during a recent trip to Bakery 101 I found myself standing right next to a movie poster. On closer inspection, I couldn’t help but notice that there appears to be a lot of killer whales swimming alongside the sharks. Like seriously A LOT of killer whales:

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Can you spot all the killer whales?

But enough about DC. This post is about Bakery 101. They are a small cafe that’s part of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. All of their cakes & pastries are made by culinary arts students, and hence, are considerably cheaper than most other shops. Their offerings are always changing; during my most recent visit, I had a couple of their new cakes: Matcha Raspberry, Mango Coconut Caramel, “Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse” and “Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse” (I don’t know the actual names of the latter two as they weren’t labelled in the display case). I also picked up a Goat Cheese Prosciutto Croissant for my mom.

Matcha Raspberry ($4):

4.5/5
This consisted of layers of matcha cake sandwiching raspberry and chocolate mousse and finished with matcha mousse. The cake was soft and moist. I really enjoyed the matcha flavour, and the raspberry lent a nice tartness. Personally though I could have done without the chocolate (even though I do love chocolate) as it did overwhelm the matcha a bit.

Mango Coconut Caramel ($4):

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Mango Coconut Caramel

4/5
This consisted of coconut cake with mango mousse/jelly and caramel mousse on top of a crunchy wafer-like base. I really enjoyed each of the components separately: the coconut and mango were both very fragrant while the wafer had a great crunch and flavour. Personally though, I’m not really sure if the mango and the caramel/chocolate paired too well together.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse ($4):


4.5/5
I didn’t get the actual name of this cake (they accidentally mislabelled it in the store), but it consisted of a peanut mousse that contained some chocolate, and was on top of a crunchy peanut base. I really enjoyed this treat. The mousse had a wonderful peanut flavour while the base was crispy, fragrant, and slightly salty. It was a tad on the sweeter side so it might not be for everyone (especially those who’re allergic to peanuts).

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse ($4):


4/5
Again I didn’t get the actual name of this cake (it wasn’t labelled when I came into the store), but it consisted of hazelnut mousse with a chocolate centre that’s enclosed in chocolate. This was basically like a Ferroro Rocher in cake form. I did find that the hazelnut flavour was a bit too subtle at times.

Goat Cheese Prosciutto Croissant ($3):

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Goat Cheese Prosciutto Croissant

N/A
My mom had this. She really enjoyed it, but wasn’t a fan of the goat
cheese (she found it too gamey).

I really enjoyed my visit to Bakery 101. Their food is fantastic and their prices are a steal. This is easily one of my favourite places in Vancouver for some quality and affordable treats.

Summary:
Food: 4.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4.5/5
Recommendations: Matcha Raspberry, Peanut Butter Mousse Cake
Bakery 101 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Melriches Coffee House

Normally, when it comes to cheesecakes, I like them to be as dense and thick as possible. I finally found my match at Melriches Coffee. They are a coffee house located on Davie, near Bute. In addition to various drinks, they have a pretty large menu of sandwiches and other breakfast/lunch items, as well as pastries and other items, which look homemade/rustic. I had their Blueberry Cheesecake, Sausage Roll and Carrot Cake. Unfortunately, they didn’t have prices posted for most of their items, but the total came to just over $16.

Blueberry Cheesecake:


3.5/5
The cheesecake was served with blueberry sauce. The filling was dense and very firm; I like my cheesecakes to be on the firmer side, but this was a bit too much even for me (I could hardly cut through it with my fork). It was sweet; I would have liked there to be a bit more tang. It had a nice fragrance; I think that there might have been some cinnamon or other spices in the crust. The blueberry sauce appears to be homemade and was filled with small berries.

Sausage Roll:


3.5/5
The pastry enclosing the sausage was a bit soft, but flakey; I did find it to be too salty however (and I actually like salt). The sausage itself was quite tender and juicy, with a nice bit of spice.

Carrot Cake:


4/5
The cake itself was quite moist, contained raisins, and had a great fragrance of spice. The cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tanginess.

I’ve never thought that I’d find a cheesecake that’s too dense, but I’ve found my match at Melriches. In general, the food was fairly enjoyable, but nothing outstanding. I don’t know the individual prices of the items, but they are fairly reasonable. This is certainly worth a visit if you’re in the neighbourhood.

Summary
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Carrot Cake
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Trafiq

It’s always a great day when I’ve visited Trafiq. The latter is (in my opinion) probably the greatest bakery in Vancouver. They produce some gorgeous cakes that are (even more importantly) as tasty as they look, as well as a number of over tasty treats. During my latest visit, I had their Lemon Lavendar and Pear Brulee Cake, as well as 6 minis (Carrot Cake, Triple Chocolate, Mango Lassi Cheesecake with Pistachio, Ultimate Lemon Bar, Matcha Opera, and Raspberry Chocolate Tart, the latter two of which my mom ate).

Lemon Lavendar Cake Slice ($6.95):


4.5/5
This consisted of vanilla cake with lavendar mousse and lemon custard with lavendar whipped cream. The cake was very tender and moist. The cream was fresh, light and luscious with a wonderful fragrance of lavendar. The custard was light and tangy, with a great lemony fragrance.

Pear Brulee Cake Slice ($6.95):


4.5/5
This is one of their new features and will probably not stay on the menu for too long. It contains vanilla cake sandwiching layers of pear and caramel mousse, and was glazed in milk chocolate. The cake was again tender, soft and moist. The pear mousse had a wonderful spiced flavour while the caramel mousse was sweet with a wonderful fragrance.

Carrot Cake ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
4.5/5
This is the mini version of their carrot cake, which you can buy a slice of for $6.95. The cake was very tender and moist, with a nice bit of spice. The cream cheese frosting was creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tang.

Triple Chocolate ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
4.5/5
This consisted of layers of milk and white chocolate mousse on top of a dark chocolate base. The mousse was creamy and luscious while the chocolate base was tender and moist with a nice bittersweet flavour.

Mango Lassi Cheesecake with Pistachio ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
4/5
This consisted of a cheesecake on top of a cake-like base. The cheesecake was soft but creamy and tangy. I couldn’t really taste much of the mango, but it did have a nice spicy flavour. The cake was dense, but tender and moist.

Ultimate Lemon Bar ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):
4/5
This cosnisted of a lemon curd on top of a cake-like base. The curd was thick and creamy with a wonderful fragrance of lemon; I do wish that it could have a bit more tang. The cake was dense, but tender and moist.

Matcha Opera & Raspberry Chocolate Tart ($2.25 or $2 if you buy 6):


N/A

I’ve never been disappointed by Trafiq, and this visit was no exception. Although their prices have increased, they are more than worth the cost given the quality of their food. I seriously cannot recommend this place enough.

Summary:
Food: 4.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4.5/5
Recommendations: Cakes, Minis
Trafiq Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Max’s Bakery & Delicatessen

I had quite a dilemma during my recent visit to Max’s Bakery & Deli. They had such a broad selection of cakes, pastries, pies, sandwiches, and other foods that it was very hard for me to choose what to get. Sure, I had the fortunes of having quite a large appetite, but even I have my limits. In the end, after quite a bit of hemming and hawing, I went with a Chicken Pot Pie, Mango Raspberry Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Slice, Chocolate Decadence Cake and a Red Velvet Cake, as well as an Almond Croissant for my mom.

Chicken Pot Pie ($6.75):


3.5/5
The crust was not particularly flaky, but still relatively tender, with a nice bit of savoury flavour. The interior is filled with chunks of chicken, potatoes, peas and carrots. There was quite a generous amount of meat, which albeit a bit dry, was relatively tender, well-seasoned and savoury.

Mango Raspberry Cheesecake ($5.69):


4/5
The cheesecake was thick and creamy, albeit a bit gummy in some parts. It had a nice fragrance of mango and coconut that was not overly artificial. It was sweet; I would have liked there to be a bit more tanginess.

Sticky Toffee Slice ($4.99):


4/5
The toffee was very thick and gooey, with a great caramelized flavour. The cake itself was a tad dense, but still moist. The cake is on the sweeter side, so you do need to have a good sweet tooth to enjoy it.

Chocolate Decadence Cake ($5.49):


3/5
The frosting had a nice bittersweet flavour; I did find the chocolate to be a bit waxy and stale, however. The cake was a bit on the dry side/hard side, though not overly so. This was enjoyable, though nowhere nearly as good as the version from Trafiq.

Red Velvet Cake ($5.49):


3.5/5
The cream cheese frosting was thick, creamy and sweet, with a nice bit of tang. As was with the chocolate decadence, the cake was a bit on the dry side (and I personally also found it to be a bit too bright red for my liking).

Almond Croissant ($4.09):

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Almond Croissant

N/A

From the relatively small sampling that I had from Max’s, I can say that the food was, while not the greatest, still more than enjoyable. The prices were quite reasonable. This is a spot that’s worth a visit.

Summary
Food: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 3.5/5
Recommendations: Mango Raspberry Cheesecake, Sticky Toffee Slice, Red Velvet Cake
Max's Bakery & Delicatessen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Middlegate Aroma Bakehouse

Note to self: when going to a shop that you’ve never been to before, check the location on Google maps. That was the lesson that I’ve learned during a recent trip to Middlegate Aroma Bakehouse. The latter was located in Burnaby, on the eastern part of Kingsway. I’ve never been to the area before, and only followed the bussing directions on translink. When I reached the area however, I just could not locate the bakery. After spending about fifteen minutes walking up and down the area where it was supposed to be at, I finally figured out that the bakery as actually located upstairs of a strip of shops in a “Highgate Village”. *Facepalm*. The shop was a European-style bakery offering various cakes, cookies and other pastries. I got several of their cakes (Tiramisu, Chocolate, Mango, and Matcha Mousse) and a Sesame and Almond Florentine.

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Mango, Matcha, Chocolate, and Tiramisu Mousse cakes

Almond Florentine ($2.99):


4/5
This was a crispy cookie that’s filled with sliced almonds and coated on the bottom with chocolate. The cookie was thin, incredibly crunchy, and melted in my mouth while the almonds had a nice fragrance. My mom had the sesame version and said that it was very fragrant (and similar to some cookies that we have in China).

Tiramisu Mousse ($4.99):


3.5/5
This was a bit different from what you’d expect from a typical tiramisu: it consisted of coffee mousse and sponge cake sitting on top of a biscuit, and was topped with marshmallow. I found the coffee flavour to be a bit weak, and I’m not really sure if the marshmallow paired well with the coffee (it was also a bit on the sweeter side). It really did not remind me of an actual tiramisu, but it was still tasty.

Matcha Mousse ($4.99):


4/5
This came decorated with a matcha macaron, which had become a bit soggy on the bottom, but was still crispy on the top and was quite sweet. The cake itself consisted of matcha-flavoured mousse on top of a biscuit, and was decorated with some shredded coconut. The mousse was thick and creamy; I did find the matcha flavour to be a bit subtle. The biscuit was tender and crumbly. The coconut lent a nice fragrance that paired well with the green tea.

Mango Mousse ($4.99):


4/5
This was decorated with leafs of chocolate. The mousse was creamy and fluffy, with a great fragrance of mango. The biscuit was tender and crumbly. I did find the chocolate to be a tad waxy and stale.

Chocolate Mousse ($5.50):


4/5
Like the matcha cake, this came topped with a chocolate macaron. The mousse here as again creamy, with a great bittersweet flavour. The biscuit was tender and crumbly.

I was pretty impressed by the treats at Middlegate: the cakes were all quite tasty, as well as the florentine cookies. Their prices are also quite reasonable. This is a bakery that’s definitely worth a visit: just don’t be an idiot like me and go up the stairs to find it.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Florentine, Matcha Mousse, Mango Mousse, Chocolate Mousse
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BJ Bakery & Deli

I (fortunately) don’t own a bakery. Apart from the certainty of bankruptcy within a week, I wouldn’t be able to come up with a good name for the bakery. One name that I definitely would NOT pick however is BJ since it invokes dirty thoughts in my head and definitely not tasty European-style pastries and desserts. But then again, maybe it’s because I’m an immature pervert.

As you probably have already inferred by now, there is a shop named BJ Bakery & Deli. The latter is located in Burnaby, a few blocks from the Royal Park Skytrain station. They serve a pretty good selection of European-style food, including cakes and pastries, savoury items like lasagna and sausage rolls, and sandwiches and soups (including frozen varieties that you can take home). I had several of their cakes: Tuxedo Truffle, Vanilla Lemon Polish Cheesecake, Black Forest, and Tiramisu. They didn’t have prices listed for most of the cakes, so I don’t know the exact cost, but the total came to just over $16 (so around $4 each).

Vanilla Lemon Polish Cheesecake (around $4):


3.5/5
This was a bit different from the types of the NY style cheesecake; it’s drier/crumblier and I think it’s made with quark cheese (instead of cream cheese). It wasn’t overly sweet, and had a nice fragrance of lemon. I did find the cake to be a bit too dry for my taste however.

Tuxedo Truffle Cake (around $4):


4/5
This consisted of layers sponge cake sandwiching white, milk and dark chocolate mousse. The layers of cake were quite tender and moist, while the mousse was thick, creamy and luscious. It is on the sweeter side, so only get this if you can tolerate sweeter goods.

Black Forest Cake (around $4):


4/5
This contained layers of chocolate cake sandwiching cream and cherry preserves. The cake was very tender and moist. The cream was just luscious while the cherries were tart without being tasting artificial.

Tiramisu (around $4):


4/5
The cake was again very tender and moist. The cream was thick and luscious, and there was a great fragrance and slight bitterness from coffee. This may not be the “authentic” type (i.e. with lady fingers), but it is still definitely very tasty.

In spite of the name (I’m going to venture out on a limb that it’s actually the initials of the owner(s)) I really enjoyed my visit to BJ. The cakes were all tasty, and their prices are more than reasonable. This is a place that’s definitely worth a visit.

Summary:
Food: 4/5
Price: 4/5
Service: N/A
Overall: 4/5
Recommendations: Cakes
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