Outside of my apartment by the shore, looking at Hong Kong island, The Downtown side. 🙂 (The camera and the angle didn’t do justice to the view.) Hong Kong!!!!! Here I am back to my root, my home, my hood. … Continue reading →
Steveston on a beautiful sunny day! I couldn’t resist to go out. I wanted to save money to eat more in Asia but the weather was too good to be staying home. One last post before I get on the … Continue reading →
Just a quick announcement, I will be in Hong Kong and Japan (Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka) in the next month and a half for vacation and obVIOUSly EATING and filling my FAT appetite. I will be going to many good places and I will for sure blog on them. Stay tune for the next saga of the Fat Remingthon Ho!
If you happen to know where the good stuff are, drop some recommendation on the comment box please. Arigatou! and see you soon ❤
Macaron part 2 take 1, ACTION! Bonjour (in french accent please), this is where I work during my semi retirement. I make a little bit of side money for gas and dinners here. My friend Paulin Calot is the founder of … Continue reading →
Vancouver was going crazy about macarons the past years. I didn’t really understand why. I went to Thierry on Alberni street last year when they were still new, I had a lychee one with a lychee fruit and a lychee … Continue reading →
From top to bottom, left to right: Salted caramel; Imperial stout with 45%milk choc, earl grey with 67%dark from Sao Tome, Lemon Verbena with 67%dark Dominican Republic, Tobacco of premium Kentucky with 64%dark Papua New Guinea, Coconut lime with white … Continue reading →
Today with Mel and Alison we went on a Vancouver pastry safari tour! It wasn’t a nice day but it didn’t hold us back! Good job girls. Our first stop, Secret location in Yaletown. We had brunch there but originally … Continue reading →
Click on continue reading to see the pictures. From top to bottom, left to right: House made Chocolate box; Revisited Mont-Blanc; Valrhona peanut butter bar with popcorn icecream; Nouglat glacee (which I learn to make today) with mango kalamansi coulis … Continue reading →
pine nut praline croissant + salted caramel eclair
slow baked apples and vanilla pastry cream tart
Located near Granville Island on 2150 fir street, this new bakery has so much to offer. If you go there you have to get the praline croissant. Good croissants are hard to find in Vancouver and not only they were like made in France they were also made in Gourmet Land!The inside of the croissant is spread with some sort of butter and sugar so is extra tasty. The topping, the praline, is very flaky and the croissant is buttery, doesn’t stick to your tongue, and caramelized perfectly. It’s just AWWWWW MY GAWWWWD…. They make bread, scones, brioches, tarts, eclair and many other stuff too and they are all looking good!
From left to right, top to bottom, we got: candied cashew log, cristina lemon and bitter cocoa, madagascar truffle, the heart (forgot what it was but milk chocolate), kalamansi truffle, crunchy praline.
Chocolate is one of my favorite desserts. Not only the list of flavors are infinite, the skills required in making good chocolate is immense. You have to understand the science of chocolate crystallization to make these beautiful little treats. One of the reason I love chocolate is because I know how much love needs to be put into making them.
At Chocolate Arts that’s what they do and only do. So of course they know what they are doing. They are located 1620 west 3rd avenue in Vancouver, close to Granville Island. At the entrance of the shop you can find some chocolate for tasting. They range from white chocolate to dark chocolate and from different origins and different percentage. It’s cool if you take your time to try all of them and really try to taste the differences between each chocolate. It’s like wine tasting. Inside the shop there are lots of different types of chocolate and chocolate product you can purchase. I just stick to the handcrafted chocolates because that’s what they do best. The white chocolate kalamansi is amazingly good, tangy, sour, sweet from the white chocolate. It’s just so MMmmmm…….