FAV’D! – Food Across Vancouver (with) Daniel

EDIT: Clear one a day has proven to be impossible for me… I’ll post them ASAP… :’D

As some of you may know (the people that read my Nutella Cheesecake Cup post), I recently took a trip to Vancouver. During my stay in Vancouver, I stayed at Shiina Mint’s house, who doesn’t have wireless internet, so I couldn’t update the blog as often as I would like to. Also because I was out from early morning to late at night. But fear not! That is why this series will exist!

I shall call it… Food Across Vancouver with Daniel, or FAV’D (because we’re totally ignoring the w)

Every day(No, Daniel. You suck, so every day is not possible), I will have a new entry for a restaurants I’ve ate in Vancouver in chronological order. I will also talked about I’ve been doing in Vancouver up until the restaurant I am reviewing that post.

As I post a new entry about the restaurant, I will update this post with links for the restaurant as this post will act as the master post.

Here is the list of the restaurants that I will be writing about:
1. Ramen Jinya
2. Famoso
3. Tealips
4. Shiro Sushi
5. Gyo-O
6. Italian Kitchen
7. Mink
8. Banana Leaf
9. Thierry
10. Burgoo
11. 生活小館 (Estea)
12. Guu Garden
13. G-Men/Nanchuu Izakaya
14. Leisure
15. 好彩小廚 (Good Choice Restaurant)

I hope you will enjoy this mini-series and continue to follow my adventures in Vancouver!

Until next dine,


Valens – Winterlicious, the full on experience

The last backlogged Winterlicious post is finally here! For my last Winterlicious of this season, I went to a restaurant called Valens. It’s located at 19 Baldwin Street Toronto, ON M5T 1L1.

I arrived 15 minutes early, and I was also the only one in the restaurant (excluding the employees). I studied the menu while waiting for my friends to arrive since I got nothing else better to do. The menu, like EDO’s, was wrinkled and used, but I didn’t mind that because the menus were temporary ones anyways. They also pre-poured water for every table even if they were empty; I guess they know they’re popular or something. The restaurant was really hot, and my friends said the same thing as they walked into the restaurant. It was also made apparent from all the ice in the water melting at record speed.
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Nutella Cheesecake Cup – You can never go wrong with Nutella

Sorry for the long absence. I was quite caught up with school and preparing for my trip to Vancouver. In fact, I’m sitting in the airport writing this right now.

But enough about me, today, I bring to you  another delicious and easy dessert, Nutella Cheesecake Cup. Like always, I lack originality, so I used the recipe I found on this site. Instead of using cookies, however, I used cheesecake. You can follow the recipe below, or just use your favourite cheesecake recipe; both will suffice.

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Wind Waker Champagne Cupcakes – A double celebration.

Today’s post is a very special post! It’s a celebration post for both the release of Hyrule Historia and the announcement of Wind Waker HD on Wii U! Since this is a food blog, I won’t get into the details of what they are, but I feel like some basic knowledge is required to appreciate this post.

Nintendo, one of the biggest gaming company, has a long running video game franchise called The Legend of Zelda, which is what this blog is named after. This franchise has many titles under its name (one of them being The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker), and Nintendo recently released a book (in English) going into details of all the existing games in the franchise. That book is the Hyrule Historia. The Wind Waker, released on the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002/2003 is getting a remake with HD graphics on their newest home console, the Wii U. I was stoked when I heard the news since Wind Waker is on my top 3 favourite Zelda games to date, but whether or not I buy it when it comes out is a story for another time, another place. Back to the main point of this blog!

To celebrate these two special events, I’ve decided to bake champagne cupcakes because champagne is the way to go when you want to celebrate, right? Right? I got this recipe from my favourite YouTube geeky cooking show, Nerdy Nummmies, again. You can find the link to her channel here. This time, however, I’ve came up with my own decorations! Hurray, I actually kind of have talent! Here’s a quick glance at the finished product. Continue reading

Poké Ball Cookies – Gotta Eat ’em All

Last week, while I was recovering from getting my wisdom teeth pulled out, I couldn’t eat any delicious food. And since consuming delicacies using my mouth was not an option, I rely on the next best thing… my eyes! Because looking at food totally fills your stomach and not the opposite. I stared at mouth watering pictures (no, don’t go there) of food all day long. More importantly, I’ve watched the YouTube geeky cooking show, Nerdy Nummies, over and over again.

Nerdy Nummies is a weekly show on YouTube where the hostess, Rosanna Pansino, make something nerdy and yummy (as the name suggests). To find more information, please click on the links: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook.

Getting back to the topic, I’ve been trying to get back into baking cookies (I usually bake cakes, not cookies), so over the weekend, I’ve decided to make some Poké Ball sugar cookies that I saw on the show. I basically recreated what she did, except my cookies were not as pretty. You can find the link to the video here. Continue reading