J.Co donuts! The hype around these is crazy nowadays. Always a great big line snaking around the store. There used to be hardly anyone when we’d hang out there around April.
They are great donuts, though! Somehow they aren’t as sickeningly sweet like other brands which make me want to give up my sweet tooth after a few bites. The oiliness also seems lighter. Some donuts make me feel like my brain is swimming around my skull after just one piece, but I don’t get that with J.Co, hahah.
I enjoy their selection of flavors. I got to try a lot by sharing a box of J.Pops with my friends, then getting the full-sized versions of the ones I liked best. I really like how the frosting flavors are actually distinct, and the consistency is very different from the usual grainy, sugary frosting of other donut joints. It feels like it’s white chocolate-based (I’m not very sure, but this is how I can best describe it) but it doesn’t turn dry and crumbly. It’s very smooth and milky.
My favorites are Heaven Berry (that pink one with a white swirl) and the Avocado DiCaprio (the green one sprinkled with brown). The pink frosting on Heaven Berry tastes like strawberry-flavored white chocolate; it’s got a tiny bit of tartness that makes it interesting. The Avocado DiCaprio is a combination of chocolate and avocado. It sounds like a weird combination, but the avocado part doesn’t exactly taste like real avocado anyway. Still good, though!
That’s it, I think. This isn’t really a proper review and I wasn’t asked to do this. I just like to talk about food.
Black Sesame ice cream from The Cake Club by Diamond Hotel at Bonifacio High Street.
They have a selection of ice cream flavors like Ultramoist Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie, Cheesecake, Mont Blanc, and Genmaicha. My favorite is Black Sesame — mainly because of the taste, but partially because of its color. I enjoy strangely colored food.
This is what I took home after doing graphics work all day at a client’s building near a Japanese grocery. The elusive Bebe Rouge Patisserie strawberry cream puff that would always get sold out before I got there (it is delicious), melon cream pan (the label says cream melon with cream whut), doriyaki with chestnut filling, and Kirin milk tea.
I need hunger management therapy.
My friends got me a series of small cakes from a Chinese bakeshop. This was the grape-flavored cake. I had never even considered the idea of a grape cake before, so it was the first one I tried.
It was a rather cute little thing, topped with grape, a slice of dragonfruit, and some fruit-flavored chocolate bits. There was a layer of grape-flavored jelly (which was very mild and not at all overpowering) over what tasted like buttercream, and the chiffon was infused with grape flavor as well. At first I was dubious about how grape would work with cream, but it was actually very nice.
Watch me use the word grape in every sentence in this paragraph.
This cake reminded me of something stupid I did as a kid. It was the time I was introduced to milk with fruit flavors, so I knew of strawberry milk and melon milk and the like. Well, one day I thought I would be a little genius and make grape milk by mixing grape juice powder into a glass of fresh milk. It was terrible and no one should ever do that.
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Some snapshots from our visit to K-Pop themed Subspace Coffee House (check out their Facebook / Tumblr) some weeks ago. They were playing Asian dramas when we were there, but it seems they do screenings of other stuff too. It seems they just had a Harry Potter week-long marathon, hahah.
It’s a cozy little spot, and quiet I suppose when our lot isn’t around. Haha! There were about a dozen of us at the time, and we had taken over the entire back area of the cafe. The staff was extremely nice, though — helping us move furniture around so we’d all fit, and serving us water after we had eaten, and bringing out boxes of colored chalk for us to draw on the walls with.
We actually ordered a lot more than what’s pictured above, but I got a bit too excited and forgot about my camera for a while. Everything was tasty, and I’ll definitely be going back for their signature Sweet Purple Potato Latte.
Thanks, Subspace! Until next time!
I feel like I should update here more often. Here’s what I’ve been snacking on recently: microwave s’mores! Mmmm. I should learn to prepare more nutritious food.
Random thing about me: My day doesn’t feel complete unless I have something chocolate. It could be an actual chocolate bar, or cereal, or milk, or even chocolate hazelnut tea. Anything, really. I just need my dose of chocolate.
Remember when Closeup released that limited edition chocolate-flavored toothpaste? I liked that a lot. I have yet to meet a person who agrees with me regarding this.