Beta 5

This review is kind of late, because I know Beta 5 had came out so long ago. But it’s better late than never. :p

I had been meaning to go get these delicious cream puffs (perhaps their chocolate?), but somehow I always ended up not going or they are not open. Finally one a day off, I decided to finally venture this place.

Beta 5

From the directions from a friend, I really didn’t know about this area. Full of industrial warehouses, Beta 5 is one of the small warehouses within. They do not have seating, I strongly suggest just buying take out and enjoy it at a park with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

Beta 5

Although Beta 5 was really famous for their chocolate, but it seems like their cream puffs have stolen the thunder. They are available in about 12+ flavours, from yuzu to chocolate and some very interesting flavours. All flavours are great combinations with each other, each telling you a different story. So far I have visited twice and tried out five different kinds of flavours:

Beta 5

Blueberry Yuzu – Citrus taste of yuzu and blueberry is very dominant, if you are not into any sour flavour items. I wouldn’t try this, however I personally like sour stuff. πŸ™‚

Coconut Passionfruit – I never though these two flavours would work so perfectly with each other with over powering each other. I am very impressed by this one.

Salted Caramel – With a chunk of salt sprinkled on top, they make sure you can taste the salt. :p

Raspberry Earl Grey – I can taste the raspberry, but not sure where is the Earl Grey?

Vietnamese Coffee – smooth delicious coffee flavour, with a hint of vanilla. This is a must try for a lot of coffee lovers.

Beta 5

Overall, these are very good puffs. A little on the sweet side, but the pastry of these puffs are so crispy is hard to resist. I would recommend this place if you are looking for a place to get some good puffs to bring to a party. πŸ™‚

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Food Truck Fest

Heard about the Food Truck Fest at Waldorf Hotel – so I went on a hot Sunday to try out trucks that normally I couldn’t (due to their operating hours is same as my work hours and I don’t work downtown).

Right away I notice this food truck, with the most people. So joining in the crowd , I lined up.
from Mama's Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Jalapeno Grilled Cheese sandwich was in special that day, so that’s what I ordered.

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck – This is the longest and hottest wait for a food truck item! We waited in line for about an hour just to order and another 15 mins or so to get the order. It was a hot day and it was a horrible waiting time. Though I must say the sandwich is pretty good, despite the long line. The cheese is melted just perfectly holding all the items together in the sandwich. With a kick from the jalapeno, it was a yummy sandwich. πŸ™‚

Unfortunately I cannot remember what I have ordered from this I Love Taco place – . Also I have never heard of this food truck (did I even get the name right? :P). [correction:]Off The WagonΒ is the name! πŸ˜‰Β Anyways, It was 2 tacos for 8 I think. So we ordered two. And I just remember one of them is spicy. XD But it was yummy. There are many taco food trucks at this party (I call it party because there is live dj that day.).

I really wanted to try Pig on the Street but because of the giant line up, I gave up. I should definitly go try it out sometime. I know they’re by Robson and Granville?

If you haven’t checked it out this Sunday is your last chance!! Go check it out before it’s over and enjoy the last bit of summer! πŸ™‚

Richmond Night Market

Every year summer night market is a must attend event. This year the new Richmond night market by River Rock Casino brings up more hype and live to the city of Richmond. There are always tons of food stands that is impossible to try all. So I picked a few ‘easy’ ones.

First off I went to Daikichi Bakudanyaki for something that would fill my stomach. I got the wasabi. Bakudanyaki is pretty much a giant takoyaki – inside it has squid, quail egg, cabbage, green onion, red ginger and corn. To get the true essence of this bakudanyaki you need to tear and stir it while it’s hot. Then mixed with sauce and mayo and dried fish flakes on top, it is truly a yummy satisfying treat. If you have had Tenku (food cart in Richmond on Charles Street) before, this is from the same creator! So quality is still good. πŸ™‚


Next off my friend got the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade. I had a sip of the original flavour and surprised me that it wasn’t overly sour or sweet. Very refreshing. They have jumbo size for $6.00 but that size is good enough for the whole night market round.

While my friends lined up for egg waffles from Egg Puff (20mins wait), I went to get there skewers from It’s All About Grill – garlic chicken, bacon sausage, spicy pork. I tried this place last year at the old summer night market and it was good. I have to say I was pretty disappointed this year. Half of the chicken was burnt and tried, couldn’t really taste the garlic. Bacon sausage was so salty and oily. The pork, yes it’s pork but not spicy.


Finally got the egg waffles. My friends for strawberry and chocolate. I liked the strawberry, it was a really nice fragrant aroma – similar to a strawberry cracker. It surprised me a little bit.Β  πŸ™‚ Also good that they were soggy (I hate soggy egg waffles. 😦 ) But I think being a traditional Asian girl, I like the traditional egg flavoured. πŸ˜›



Then my friends came with a banana chocolate spring roll. It was so hot (first bite :p). It was actually not bad, wasn’t overily oily. A little on the sweet side.


I got thirsty so I went for Mangoo for a Mango papaya slush. It was nice and slushy feeling, though I really wish it taste less of the canned mango paste. I thought it was going to be fresh mango…


At one of the many aisle corners, there was this tenpanyaki squid. Very spicy but actually pretty good. Wasn’t dried out, good chewiness to the squid. But once again I must warn, it is very spicy. Buy a drink if you are going to eat this.

Last we hit I Tofu stand for some fresh soymilk. Yes it was fresh not from a store container. One of those store grinded soy milk. I liked it! I think next time I go there, I’ll get a large one for the night. πŸ™‚

Too much food need to go few more times to try it all.

PS: Sorry for the quality of photos, I was using phone camera. πŸ˜›

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