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The Pie Hole: One of the Best Pie Shops in Vancouver

About ten years ago, there was a tv show on air called Pushing Daisies about a man with the ability to bring back the dead… but with certain consequences. Together with his formerly-deceased childhood crush, he used his abilities to solve murder cases. The reason why I mention this is because the main character was a baker and opened a restaurant called “The Pie Hole”. Since then, I’ve had a fascination with being able to walk into a shop called “The Pie Hole” and order up a bunch of different tasty pies.
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Liliha Bakery (Hawaii 2017): Cuckoo for Coco Puffs

Our road trip to the windward coast began with donuts, so it was only appropriate to end with donuts too. While we had started with Kamehameha Bakery in the morning, our return trip ended with a visit to Liliha Bakery located in the Liliha-Kapalama neighbourhood.
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Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts (Hawaii 2017): Mochi Ice Cream Mecca

Anyone who knows us knows that we love mochi ice cream. The first time we tried these were from Lawson Station in Waikiki and then we found that they had lots at Coco Cove too. Well, after our windward beach-hopping tour and hike up to Makapuʻu Lighthouse, we headed to the Mecca of mochi ice cream… Bubbies.
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Kamehameha Bakery (Hawaii 2017): Poi Glazed Donut

On our visit to Oahu this year, we decided that we’d rent a car and head out to some of the places on the windward side of the island. Since we were heading out early, we figured the best thing to do would be to grab a quick snack from Kamehameha Bakery in the Kalihi area of Honolulu.
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L’otus Cake Boutique: Earl Grey and Matcha Mille Crêpes

Nothing spurs the FOMO in people like seeing countless pictures of beautifully crafted desserts fill their social media feeds. That’s exactly what happened in the beginning of the year when people started sharing pics of the delicately formed mille crêpes cakes served at L’otus Cake Boutique in Richmond.
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Trafalgars Bistro: Lamb Stew and Sweet Obsession

Located right next to their sister restaurant, Sweet Obsession, you know that walking into Trafalgars Bistro means you have to save some room for dessert.
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Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar: Ice Cream Sandwiches

Okay, who can really resist a beautiful ice cream sandwich?
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St. Marc Café (Tokyo 2016): Chococro

St. Marc Café is a popular chain bakery in Japan but you might be more familiar with the name of their signature chocolate croissant known as a “chococro”. Read the rest of this entry

Naruto Taiyaki Honpo Asakusa Shin-Nakami (Tokyo 2016): Baked Sea Bream

One of the desserts that we wanted to try during our visit to Japan was taiyaki (literally “baked sea bream”). Now, I know what you’re thinking… baked sea bream doesn’t sound like a dessert (actually, it sounds like a pretty good main course). No, Taiyaki is a fish-shaped dessert that’s usually filled with a sweet red bean paste.
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Asakusa Sakura (Tokyo 2016): Matcha Ice Cream Melonpan

If you’re ever in Japan, you’ve got to try these sweet buns called “melonpans”. Now, they don’t usually contain any melon in the bun… the name comes from how the shape resembles a melon – in particular, a cantaloupe. It’s similar to how a Chinese bo lo bau is called a pineapple bun because it resembles a pineapple.
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Moomin Bakery & Cafe (Tokyo 2016): Feeling Lonely? Eat with a Moomin!

While we were in Tokyo this year, we headed out to the nearby Tokyo Dome/LaQua shopping area for some early morning breakfast. While there wasn’t much open at this time, we did come across this cute little spot called Moomin Bakery & Cafe.
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Mary’s Italian Gelato and Ice Cream – Rainbow Sherbet

If you’ve ever been to Steveston and had a hankering for ice cream while you stroll along the boardwalk, you’ve probably stopped by Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt.
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