Vanilla Is My Mellow~

It’s 11 pm at night and I get this indescribable urge to bake something and remembered I’ve never made Vanilla Cupcakes. ‘Might as well make it now.’ But no cake flour, guesstimated the ratio of cornstarch and all purpose flour which is not the best idea in the world. Next time, I’ll do proper measurements. But the results aren’t terrible. Not too sweet and would be probably be done a world of good with some icing on top. 

Baked for about 17 minutes and made 17 cupcakes. After this, I realized I either need to use vanilla beans or make my own vanilla extract. No rich vanilla flavor out of store bought ones. Any ideas on how to make it?

Merleawe

Chikalicious

I’ve been telling myself (over two years now) that I should visit Chikalicious. Finally went to visit and no regrets (beyond that I should have gone there earlier). 

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My most favorite item on this post. The pistachio is divine and the inside has a creamy (maybe condensed milk and something else…) icing that’s so so good. Fluffy, tall, and filling.

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Lychee Coconut Marshmellow. Takes a few moments to taste the any flavor. Worth it to try but probably not buying again.image

Green Tea Crepe. To be honest, the layers, to me, are really thick. I’ve tried a super thin layered Green Tea Crepe that blew me away. Comparing this one with the other, there’s no match. It’s not bad but I’ve tasted better.

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Tiramisu Mochi. Again, not terrible, not terribly exciting either. And really small. Great for one time buy, not a repeat though. 

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Overall: A+ for having so many different desserts on their menu. Price is meh. More than likely will go back for a quick treat.

Merleawe

Savory Waffles

I cashed in my groupon on Wafels And Dinges Cafe.

My friend ordered the Bacon Waffle. Sweet and bacon-y and over all delicious. 

I got the Salmon Waffle. The salmon was super overwhelming to the point I dreaded finishing the last few bites. The salad went well as a side.

Ordered a fruit waffle that was missing more than a couple of fruit listed on the menu.

The lack of words is basically my experience with the place. The layout of the cafe was unique but what was up with the workers. The cashier kept on pressing the redeem button of my groupon on my phone like the first few times couldn’t tell him that it wouldn’t work. Even after I told him it was a saved page, he looked like he still wanted to keep trying. The atmosphere of the workers made the whole experience really depressing. I’m only going back if I get another groupon.

Merleawe