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Secret Garden Tea: Holiday High Tea

While we’ve been to Secret Garden Tea in Kerrisdale before, this is our first revisit since they moved locations. Their new spot (really close to their last location) seems brighter and a bit larger. That’s a good thing because it gets really busy here for high tea… especially around the holiday season.
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Secret Garden Tea Company – Afternoon Tea in Kerry’s Dale

It’s been a number of years since we last had afternoon tea at the Secret Garden Tea Company. Located in Kerrisdale (once known as “Kerry’s Dale”), this quaint little shop is hardly a secret to tea lovers.
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The Mac Shack – In Search of Mac ‘n Cheese and Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Part 1)

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I really like mac ‘n cheese.  The problem with comfort food like mac ‘n cheese is that everyone’s idea of the perfect mac ‘n cheese is a little different and unless you share the same childhood memories associated with it, you might be disappointed by other people’s interpretation of the dish.

There have been two places that I’ve had on my wishlist to try for a while for their mac ‘n cheese: Au Petit Chavignol and The Mac Shack.  So, I decided to go on a Mac ‘n Cheese Expedition and try them both out on the same day. Read the rest of this entry

Secret Garden Tea Company – High Tea

Contrary to it’s name, the Secret Garden Tea Company is hardly a secret at all… in fact, it’s one of the more popular places for High Tea (or Afternoon Tea if you want to get technical).  We made reservations for noon – and, as usual with our luck, they had some trouble finding our reservations.  Fortunately, we arrived early enough that they were still able to seat us because the tables started filling up quickly as soon as we sat down. Read the rest of this entry


Contrary to it’s name, Faubourg isn’t located in the suburbs… it’s located in heart of Kerrisdale and only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant.  Business was bustling here on the weekend (and we were a little full from our dim sum at Golden Ocean Seafood) so we decided to grab a few items to go… their take-out boxes look gorgeous. Read the rest of this entry

Golden Ocean Seafood

There’s not a lot of dim sum restaurants in Kerrisdale (let alone push cart style dim sum places).  Fortunately, Golden Ocean Seafood is a really good one. Unlike the dim sum at Flamingo House, all of the dim sum at Golden Ocean is consistently good.

Located on the 2nd floor of W 41st in bustling Kerrisdale, you would never know that there were throngs of loud Chinese people clamoring to get a table unless you looked up.  We got there fairly early around 10:30am and didn’t have trouble finding a table but that’s probably because the place opens early (at 8am I think).

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