Address: 8368 Capstan Way #1313, Richmond, Richmond
When you step inside One Cake Boutique, you would feel like you’ve just entered a fairy tale princess’s castle. It’s brightly lit inside, the tabletops have marble-like finish, chairs have are nicely cushioned and have gold trims, and everything else are meticulously matched in pastel colours. You could probably guess by now that the cakes aren’t cheap.
Chestnut cake & rose lychee cake – $8.50 each
Let’s begin with the chestnut cake. Like most Asian cakes, the texture was soft and light. The cream tasted as smooth as it looked. What got us was the chestnut paste. It was surprisingly dense and a tad too sweet. This cake really called for a cup of tea or coffee.
The rose lychee cake was definitely our favourite of the two cakes, and we can see why it is their best seller. It had real lychee pieces, and it had just the right level of sweetness with the lychee cream. The aromatic rose elevated the cake to another level.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Get the rose lychee cake!
Address: 140 – 8211 Ackroyd Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3K8
Sulmida sells many desserts and drinks, but their specialty would have to be their bingsu (Korean shaved ice)! There’s quite a few flavours to choose from, ranging from fruity flavours to chocolatey flavours. The Molangs decided to try one from each group 🙂
Choco Oreo Bingsu – $10.85 (regular size)
Toppings: vanilla ice cream, whole Oreo cookies, chocolate powder, almond flakes, chocolate syrup, and cookie crumbs.
Flavour-wise, this was pretty one-dimensional. If you love chocolate/Oreo, this would be heaven for you. Personally, we found that there wasn’t enough chocolate syrup, so it was quite easy to choke on the chocolate powder (because there was so much of it!). Nonetheless, when you scoop a bit of everything at once, it tasted great. Even though we were eating 70% ice, the cookie crumbs buried in the bottom were quite filling.
Melong Bingsu – $15 (large only)
Top notch presentation! This one was less-busy than the Choco Oreo Binsgu. Topping: vanilla ice cream, almond flakes, and a lot of honeydew melon, and possibly a little bit of syrup. It looked and tasted refreshing, since honeydew isn’t that sweet to begin with. Continue reading
Panna cotta is an elegant dessert that is easy to make! This recipe will (should) yield a refreshingly light cream pudding, and a sweet and tangy compote to complement it. Continue reading
Yesterday, we ventured to Doolami Dessert, an Asian dessert place located on the Vancouver West Side. They are opened from 7 – 11pm every night, although I believe they are opened later on weekends.
Location: 8030 Granville Street in the Marpole neighbourhood.
It was our first time at Doolami. Previously, I’ve tried their take-home pint Matcha and Durian ice creams, which were very strong in flavour. The Matcha ice cream, in particular, had very little sweetener and you can fully taste the bitterness characteristic of grounded matcha. Doolami claims to use no additives in their ice creams, and real fruits only.
Onto what we’ve ordered….
Mango Pomelo Sago – $8.99
I believe the original price on the menu was $6.99 as mango is currently not in season. The waitress informed us that they have imported fresh mango from Australia, therefore raising the price of the dessert to $8.99. Fair enough.