Summer’s almost here! I can feel the anticipation in the air! I’ve been madly testing Japanese Cheesecake recipes the last few weeks and tweaking my recipe for both Matcha and Londog Fog flavoured Japanese cheesecake.  During all this time I haven’t actually tasted the Uncle Tetsu cheesecakes that have been […]

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen and Sushi Bar, Vancouver

Carrot butterflies atop my wasabi. Details are so important You think all I do is eat out, eh? well, it certainly seems that way these last couple of days.  We had lunch, creme brulee and coffee in the Strathcona area and now we were back on The Drive for dinner. Our plan was […]

Basho Cafe & Sweets, Vancouver

Matcha Latte Afternoon Tea special ($5) Upon entering Basho Cafe on East Hastings (my old teenage stomping grounds!) you are immediately taken aback by the fine details evident in the decor and the food.  By gosh, even the door handle at the front has a knitted warmer wrapped around it! […]


I needed a drink today.  It’s been an intense start to my Grad Studies and I needed a good stiff…fruity drink.I saw the Lychee Mojito on the drinks menu at Ramen Sanpachi and declared that it was the drink for me tonight. The Lychee mojito had tons of fresh  mint […]