review: yah yah ya

If you live in Greater Vancouver I’m pretty sure that it’s common knowledge that all the legitimate ramen places are located in Downtown Vancovuer. So its difficult for people who live in Richmond (like me) or just anywhere that’s not in the city of Vancouver (like in Burnaby, or Surrey, or Delta..) to get good ramen. So I was pretty excited when I realized that this place, Yah Yah Ya, had opened in a plaza near my house! Apparently it’s been open since the summer… but I was working all summer so it’s reasonable that I had no idea :P

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checkerboard cake with chocolate ganache pecan filling

As much as I would like to say that this cake was a success… I can’t ==” It was Elvis’ birthday like last week and yes I know I already made him cookies but it wasn’t enough (in my opinion) because Elvis made me a cake too. So I tried and really I tried *really* hard but it just didn’t work out. I think the main lesson that I learned today was to never make sponge cake again because it’s too finicky. I was never much of a cake person anyways.

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brown butter and salted caramel cookie cups

Hello friends, it’s been a while! It was my friend Elvis’ birthday a few days ago (well it was also Amy’s birthday… but I didn’t bake her anything this time) but I made Elvis these cookies as part of his birthday present since he told me a long time ago that he wanted to try them. Making these was a great experience but I think it’s pretty safe to say that I will not be making these again for a long, long time!

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review: smokehouse sandwiches + a good night at the night market

My mom’s been nagging at our family to go eat at Smokehouse Sandwich Co. for the past while but I always say no because I’m not really a big fan of sandwiches (even though I have them for lunch almost every day…). But I guess mom had enough and she insisted that we go here for lunch today.

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(sorry about my fat finger)

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