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Blue Bottle Coffee

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Have you ever had the feeling of knowing that something is made well but still not enjoying it? That is how I feel about good coffee.

I can recognize when I taste good quality coffee, but without sugar and cream, I do not enjoy drinking it.

Blue Bottle Coffee
Location: 300 South Broadway
Los Angeles
CA 90013  Continue reading Blue Bottle Coffee

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Coffee Shops in Gastown

We had a lot of coffee, tea, lattes, and the like during our trip to Vancouver. Staying in Gastown, we were surrounded by coffee shops around every corner, and we tried a new one nearly every morning (and sometimes afternoon).

JJ Bean

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Upon arriving in Vancouver, we dropped off our bags and showered, and had lunch before stopping by for our first hit of caffeine. I went with my fail-safe London Fog, and was decently satisfied, but unbeknownst to me at the time, this would end up being our most-visited cafe. Continue reading Coffee Shops in Gastown

Lady M

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During our last meet-up in Causeway Bay, the topic of desserts came up, and I mentioned how I had never tried Lady M. My friend informed me that the rose crêpe cake was a Hong Kong exclusive, and as a fan of cake, rose, and exclusivity, we made a plan to meet up again later that week for some indulgence.

Lady M (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Address: Shop OT215K, 2/F
Ocean Terminal, Harbour City,
3-27 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Continue reading Lady M

Rose Pink Latte

There is a certain charm about a rose latte. I don’t usually gravitate towards floral flavoured items, but the rarity of a rose latte always convinces me to order them.

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When my rose drink comes out, sometimes looking decidedly not rosy, I do feel a tinge of disappointment. This disappointment was only magnified when I too, failed to create a pink latte made of roses. As most rose-coloured and flavoured drinks were done through unnatural means, I decided to take it upon myself to create a latte appeal to the tastebuds in my eyes and mouth. Continue reading Rose Pink Latte

Lately, with lemons

I have been on a weird cooking and baking kick for the last few weeks. It has mostly subsided now, but I made a lot of sweets that largely went undocumented. The one day that I actually retrieved my camera is pictured below; Meyer lemons and their offspring.

The sweet hybrid of lemon and mandarin is ideal for lemon desserts – less sugar is needed and I find the flavour of the zest to be more aromatic.

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A dried Meyer lemon slice adorning the top of my latte made from the Pickwick Dutch tea, which is the greatest black tea complement for citrus. Continue reading Lately, with lemons

Kitchen Sounds: Iced Matcha Latte

I finally bit and got an external microphone for my camera, and decided to test it. Due to the recent heatwave, I made an iced matcha latte. When I reviewed the footage, I really enjoyed the sounds of the latte-making process, and decided to keep them in instead of overlaying with music.

This is not quite ASMR as I filmed this next to my fridge and there is some hum from the machinery, and the counter I was using was the glass range, so there were some sharp drops. Hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Stay cool!