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Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes

I continue my support of Filipino businesses and entrepreneurs by ordering Ube (purple yam) cake from Kaye Bakes. Kaye Bakes for Celebration Today we're celebrating three things: my mom's birthday, my youngest sister's high school graduation, and father's day. It only fits to order some cake, and I thought a cake we can't buy from Costco would be fitting. How I ordered from Kaye Bakes? I reached out on their Facebook page Tuesday to ask if they can do a Saturday delivery or if it's too late. I also asked for prices and if they can deliver. They were able to deliver on a Saturday at Richmond. I paid via Interac-E Transfer. Ube Cake Purple yam is famous in the Philippines. The colour is unique, and it's delicious! We love Ube cake in the Philippines, and I didn't think we would be able to enjoy some here in Canada. Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes Ube Cake from Kaye Bakes You should hear the glee from my younger sister. She loves Ube cake the most among all of us

Lunch at Vina Vietnamese in Richmond Center

I love the beef stew from Vietnamese restaurants which I have discovered thanks to Vina. It's so tender and flavourful. Beef Stew I also love the Chinese Donut from Kam Do Bakery. It's not too sweet and extremely soft. Be sure to warm it up in the oven for the perfect bite. Yum!

Lunch at Triple O (inside River Rock Casino)

It's my first time in a casino! Not entirely true. It's my first time in a casino that I'm of age to gamble. However, I didn't go inside the River Rock Casino for games and a chance to get rich quickly. I went here for the food, specifically the Triple O branch inside. I just came from an emotionally draining interview and am hoping that Triple O can make things feel better. Bacon Cheddar Burger Bacon Cheddar Burger Meal Happy Thursday!

Searching for Churros in Vancouver

My sisters have been craving for churros for a while now. In the Philippines, Taco Bell offers Churros with a chocolate dip that they love. Thus, my hunt for Churros in Metro Vancouver begins. I was in Downtown Vancouver yesterday and decided I could spend the afternoon searching for Churros. According to Foursquare (my trusted and fave application), I could go to Tacofino Cantina, a food truck along Howe Street since it's the closest to my location yesterday. I walked for 10 minutes and asked if they have Churros available. It was out of stock! The guy suggested I go to their main restaurant at Gastown, but I am too lazy to walk all the way there. Last week, I also went to Cambie Village to search for churros. The only restaurant there that offers churros is Las Tortas, and it's also out of stock. Going back to yesterday, I remember Therese saying that Cineplex sells churros so I searched for the nearest Cineplex and the Scotiabank Theatre is a 6-minute walk. I also did

Lunch at Pak Tak Chiu Chow Restaurant, Yaohan Centre Food Court

T&T is our fave grocery chain in Vancouver because they have Filipino products that we grew up with. After doing our grocery run, we decided to grab a quick lunch at the food court. I got food from Pak Tak Chiu Chow Restaurant - Hainanese Chicken and Sweet & Sour Pork.

Meetup at Sweetery Cafe + Dessert

As part of my goal to network in Vancouver and learn something new, I attended a meetup, "Donuts and Coffee and Pics, oh my!". The meetup is basically on how to be better at taking food photos. I shot hundreds of food photos over the years, and I thought that I could learn more about angles and lighting. Sweetery Cafe offers excellent pastries and coffee. Of all the sweets and bread we've had, my personal fave is the chicken strips and waffles. Amazing! Below are some of the pictures I took applying what I have learned today.

Midnight snack at Burger King

My sister and I just came from our shift at BC Place. It's Vancouver Whitecaps FC VS LA Galaxy. Anyway, before heading home we decided to have late dinner (midnight snack) at Burger King. It's unfortunate that this branch is cash only. BK