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Dipped Donuts


I like a very specific type of doughnut – the soft, pillowy yeast ones are by far my favourite. While I have found favourites across the world, I was itching for a more accessible favourite, and when I first laid eyes on the doughnuts from Dipped, I had high hopes.

Dipped Donuts
Location: 161 Baldwin Street, Unit 1
Toronto ON
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Simple Delights in Lamma Island


One of the most wonderful things about Hong Kong is the diversity of the landscape. If you ever tire of the steel and glass of the city, you can escape to the mountains or hop on a ferry to one of the many outlying islands.  Continue reading Simple Delights in Lamma Island

Coffee Shops in Markham

I’m one of those people who have trouble concentrating at home. There’s always something to do, clean, watch, make, etc., and so I also find myself sidetracked or seriously distracted even when I manage to sit down and work. Studying or finding a place to work in Markham isn’t the easiest thing to do – libraries fill up fast here and aren’t that plentiful.


I love the cafe atmosphere of nursing a drink for a couple of hours while working, or just catching up with friends over a a cup of joe. There have been more coffee shops popping up over the last few years that offer exactly that.  Continue reading Coffee Shops in Markham

Voodoo Doughnut


My absolute favourite doughnut was the one I had from Dough (fun fact: I did not even buy this doughnut but my friend let me eat so much of it that I don’t know how we still didn’t finish it). I have been sorely disappointed at finding alternatives here, and definitely no place offered a hibiscus doughnut.

When I told my friend I was going to Portland, besides warning me of its weirdness, he highly recommended Voodoo Doughnuts.

Voodoo Doughnuts 
Location: 22 SW 3rd Ave
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Memorable Meals: 2

Life for the past 3.5 months of 2016 has been pretty crazy with lots of new beginnings and I’m finding it hard to make time to do all the things on my list. One thing I have been doing is eating lots of sweets and brunch, as you shall see below.

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Spontaneous trips for macarons to raise low spirits.

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A small taste of the student life again with Bernie’s Sunday buffet brunch.

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Finally, finally, FINALLY. The long-awaited devouring of Mrs. Biederhof’s blueberry buttermilk pancakes.


One of the things I miss most about Hong Kong are the egg waffles. This is the Hong Kong style milk tea egg waffle with matcha ice cream – I just wish the waffles were a tad more eggy.


I finally tried a new peanut butter cookie recipe. Light, airy, and so easy to polish off five in a row.


Moo Milk Bar

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Update (December 2015): Moo Milk Bar has been closed.

I’ve been wanting to go to the beach all summer, and the one day we chose to go, it was frigid and had the beginnings of rain. So after skipping rocks for awhile, we decided to head over to Moo Milk Bar for some cheering-up.

Moo Milk Bar
Location: 1918A Queen St E
Toronto, ON
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Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs


We wandered past here during National Doughnut Day and decided to grab a snack as all we had to eat were, naturally, doughnuts. We were attracted by both the storefront and the painting on the side (of a very long wiener dog).

Fancy Franks Gourmet Hot Dogs
Location: 326 College St
Toronto, ON
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