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Posts tagged “desserts

What’s a Whoopie Pie?!

I’ve had cake, cookie, cupcake, and even macarons…but what is a whoopie pie!  They look sinfully good!


Cutest cookies in Truckee (Tahoe)

In downtown Truckee, you’ll find a limited (but good) selection of bars, restaurants, local bakeries, and shops filled with nostalgic items.  I must say, the only thing that caught my eye, were these “tahoe” themed cookies.

Snowmen cookies!

How about polar bears or flowers!

Or, how about a bear cookie.


Pretty Desserts.

An assortment of beautiful (and untouched) desserts from Andy’s NYE get together.  They looked sinfully delicious and just too pretty to eat.  Mini red velvet cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, and an assortment of mini cakes.


497 Calories and Counting…

I was strolling through Beverly Hills yesterday and was amazed to see the crazy line outside Sprinkles. I thought this whole cupcake frenzy was over, but apparently Sprinkles has still got it going on. The line was at least 20 deep (outside the door) and people were so excited to get their hands on those sinful cupcakes. One thing I did notice is that there were some “plus size” folks in line. At 497 calories per red velvet cupcake, I can see why people are busting out of their seams. If you’re on a diet, please stay away from Sprinkles, and have a nice day!

Sprinkles

9635 South Santa Monica Blvd

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Nutritional Facts

Source: thedailyplate.com

Sprinkle fans lined up outside of the Beverly Hills location.  Insane!

Sprinkle fans lined up outside of the Beverly Hills location. Insane!


Saturday morning/afternoon @ the Beach

One of my new found hobbies is cycling by the beach. I love sharing this experience with my friends. Here are just some random pics from our outing today.  Here’s Miss Young, rocking the Schwwwwwwwwwwwin!

 

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Me, staying shady.

Me, staying shady.

 

Afternoon tea @ Jin's...so refreshing.

Afternoon tea @ Jin's...so refreshing.

Cute girls promoting & handing out free LEMONADE!

Cute girls promoting & handing out free LEMONADE!

And for lunch, we got lucky and chased down the Kogi Truck.

And for lunch, we got lucky and chased down the Kogi Truck.


I heart singapore (Day 4)

Today was another fun filled day which consisted of cooking, shopping, dining, and the movies.  We ate at this super good restaurant at Clark Quay called “Jumbo Seafood”.  The name may sound cheesy, but the food would totally put Capital Seafood and Sam Woo Seafood to shame!!!  We had chili crab, cheese fried shrimp, fish w/sweet & sour like sauce, and sharks fin soup with crab meat.  The seafood was ultra fresh and the restaurant was very modern inside.  

 

After diner, we ventured out to watch “Ip Man”.  It’s a chinese movie, but there were subtitles to help out the non-chinese folks like me.  =)

 

Okay, enough rambling…  Here are more pics for you to enjoy!

Soy Drinks @ Jollibean

Soy Drinks @ Jollibean

Fresh juices & fruit shop

Fresh juices & fruit shop

"fruit lollipops"

"fruit lollipops"

Kiwis, my favorite!

Kiwis, my favorite!

Cactus is like a Kid Robot sotre

Cactus is like the Kid Robot store

buddha jumps over the wall soup

buddha jumps over the wall soup is for real!

matching lamps!  (no comment) haha

matching lamps! (no comment) haha

Yes, Hokkaido Ice Cream stand.

Yes, Hokkaido Ice Cream stand.

I had black sesame ice cream. yum!

I had black sesame ice cream. yum!

This is their version of Marble Slab.

This is their version of Marble Slab.

Ice cream & waffle decorations everywhere!

Ice cream & waffle decorations every where!

Some extra bling.  =)

Some extra bling. =)

 

My next posting (day 5) will have NYE pics from Zirca!   XoXo.


I heart Singapore (Day 2)

It’s been almost exactly 1 year, since my last visit to Singapore.  Everything looks about the same, with the exception of more high rise residences popping up in the neighborhood.  Orchard row is still bustling with people, shops, and so many eateries. 

In Asia, Mc Donalds has another chain of eateries called, Mc Cafe.  The one in Singapore is always packed with teens and young adults.  From afar, you can hear “Womanizer” by Britney Spears blasting from Mc Cafe.  I personally think it’s a pretty hip place to just hang out!

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In addition to Mc Cafe, you can grab some desert and small treats in many small shopping plazas.  In SF, I love egg puffs, but here in Singapore they have sponge cake treats that are made right in front of you!  They come in plain or glazed over with green tea, strawberry, or cheese.  It’s basically fresh deli manjoo.

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And , last but not least, they had these gorgeous strawberries imported from Japan on display at the market.  I remember seeing the same variety being sold at Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa, but it was just super over priced!  In the US, it was just about $30 for a package of Amou strawberries.  I guess they are like supposed to be like the “Ferrari” of strawberries from Kyushu, Japan.  Aside from its hefty price tag, these strawberries looked juicy, bright red, and just perfect.  

amou strawberry

 

Stay tuned for more entries in my travel journal from HK, Singapore, Philippines, and Japan!


Sweets and things…

 

Macarons

Macarons

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Jin Patisserie

Jin Patisserie

Over the weekend, I had to chance to try the macarons from Jin Patisserie.  These tiny sandwich-like pastries are full with flavor and texture.  They had some traditional flavors, as well as some exclusive ones. 

 

I chose the 8 piece macaron box, which included a random assortment of the following flavors:

Strawberry, Chocolate, Mint, Ume, Caramel, Pistachio, Tea, Red Plum, Vanilla, and Cinnamon.

 

If you’re not a big fan of desserts, Jin Patisserie also offers salads, sandwiches, and a wide range of exotic teas from France (The O dor).  The location is very discreet and can be a little difficult to find.  It’s on Abbot Kinney, across the street from 3 Square Cafe.  

 

There are also many other beautiful confectionaries like green tea cake, cookies, and chocolate.  Let me tell you, their assortment of chocolates put Godiva to shame!  If you’re not able to make it out to Jin’s, make sure to go on their website. They also have an online shop for your convenience.  This would be a really special and thoughtful treat, to give as a Christmas gift for your family, friends, and co-workers.

 

Once you’ve tried their macarons, you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this place!

Jin Patisserie

1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice,  CA 90291