April 27th, 2013. Bubble World on Robson!

bubble world (robson)

bubble world (robson)

 

 

 

 

So, walking back up Robson of course we had to follow up with our regular ritual of bubble tea!  Street Fighter+Bubble Tea = The best!

bubble world (robson)

bubble world (robson)

 

 

 

 

 

This particular location is tiny and doesn’t offer food (no salty peppery chicken nuggets? sad!), but it has a game station that evokes all kinds of childhood nostalgia!

bubble world (robson)

bubble world (robson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sure, more than 10 years later I still suck, but the boys think I’m cute for trying so hard 😉

Banana Leaf on Robson

January 22, 2015

April 27th, 2013. Banana Leaf Robson

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

So I felt like a bright lunch would be a great way to go so I had planned for us to go to the new Banana Leaf that just opened up on Robson.

I ordered the appetizer platter as my lunch and I was pretty pleased! I love love love options and this dish came with the Papaya and Pineapple Salad, Chicken Satay, Spring Rolls, Roti Canai and Calamari.

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

Finger food, check. Sauces, check. Flavor, check! The roti canai was stretchy but with a crispy crust, the calamari was a tad dry, but acceptable with a salty and crumbly crispy coating, the spring rolls were deep fried goodness and while the satay could have been punchier with the flavor, it was still not bad! As for the salad, the dressing was bright, sweet, acidic, and overall was fresh!

banana leaf robson

banana leaf robson

 

 

Robert, on the other hand, was very disappointed with his curry dish. Being well traveled and also being from LA he’d know!  He said it was bland and forgettable and he even left a scathing comment card! Yikes!

Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar

December 28, 2011

July 18th, 2011.  Chicco Coffee & Dessert Bar

 

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

  After a fun, delicious dinner at Guu Otokomae is Gastown we decided to have dessert at a second location.  Thinking we may as well try something different we went to Chicco on Robson Street.  It’s a cute, tiny little Japanese coffee and dessert place that I always walk/drive by but never get to go in.  I was excited!

  The whole dessert case is full of delicate looking desserts with green tea and matcha being a common component.  Hmmm….what to try!

chicco coffee & dessert bar

chicco coffee & dessert bar

 

 

  Justine went for the Green Tea Mascarpone, Michelle the Green Tea Cake and I ordered the Green Tea Macaron and Japanese Style Green Tea Truffle.  Everything is light, delicate, creamy..just like Japanese desserts should be! 

  I’m glad we tried this place.