Ernest Ice Cream

Earnest Ice Cream Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato My friend has been requesting that we go check out this place ever since his friend gave him some ice cream from this place. It was around 10pm, but the place was lively with mostly young people enjoying their ice cream. It was a hipsterish venue, but kept clean, slick and modern.

10 flavours were written on the blackboard, as well as above the actual bucket of ice cream. The staff were really friendly, and she let my friend and I try out many flavours. But I have to say that the best was London’s fog. It was really strong and creamy. It’s speckled with what looks like real earl grey tea leaves… almost like eating a earl grey float.

idearabbit-ernest1idearabbit-earnest2idearabbit-earnest3idearabbit-earnest4For a single scoop for $5, the pint for $11 seemed like an awesome deal. I can’t eat that much ice cream at one time anyways, so being able to choose the amount, and when I want to eat was an attractive option. My friend and I both ended up getting a pint of London Fog each.

My friend asked why their ice cream was so good, and the staff replied saying that they use a lot of cream hehehe. Sorry, this is not a weight-friendly dessert place :P

idearabbit-earnest5I like their brand identity, and like the fact that if you return the jar with the lid, you get a $1 refund. I think it’s great that the packaging is reusable. I wish more places would do something similar. Though, I must admit, mine is still sitting on the counter, along with a glass bottle that I also need to return to a juicery place for refund. Not the most convenient, but if you go there frequently, it shouldn’t be a problem.

The trendy atmosphere, nice staff and the option to take home the ice cream gives this place a greater advantage than some of the other ice cream places. No wonder it’s so popular!

I would like to return, but I must refrain… until maybe a special occasion, as it’s too good, and I must watch the waist lines :P


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Curry Express in Richmond Centre

Curry Express Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoI’ve barely been to this mall, but was going to see a show later on, so my friend and I stopped by for a quick bite at the food court. Wow! I must say it’s a pretty impressive food court. Very modern, clean, bright and higher-end then – let’s say Metrotown. I liked how the different venues had a cohesive design so that it wasn’t all random.  It seemed to all work together, yet, each one was still kept it’s brand’s look.

idearabbit-curryexpress_richmond3 idearabbit-curryexpress_richmond4As with all other other Curry Express in mall food courts, the menu is the same. I got my usual Butter Chicken on Rice $5.95. It’s certainly not as rich as ones you would get in a sit down restaurant, but it’s ok. The chicken pieces this time were too large making it a bit difficult with the flimsy spoon to cut or hold while trying to take a bite out of it.

idearabbit-curryexpress_richmond2 idearabbit-curryexpress_richmondI always find the portion a bit small, though it can vary slightly from who’s serving you. Service was satisfactory.

Caution: the spoons are thin and flimsy, but sharp on the edges! My friend cut his lip with it :(

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Fondway Cafe

Fondway Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoDisclaimer: *This was a complimentary food event. This post was not edited or written for monetary compensation, and are solely my opinions and observations.

I was kindly invited by Chobee check out Fondway Cafe right across from Metrotown mall – making it very convenient for both drivers and public transit riders. The cafe could benefit from a lit signage above the cafe as it can be easily missed on a dark street and surrounding. However, the interior bright lights are sure to welcome you into the new cafe. (relocated from their previous location in Crystal Mall)

idearabbit-fondwaycafe1The interior was bright, open and spacious. Their decor was slightly hipsterish with vintage furniture, but very modern.  idearabbit-fondwaycafe3Large, easy to read blackboard menu. Gives it a personal touch and welcoming feel. Fair prices!idearabbit-fondwaycafe4Tons of selections on teas! They have more than 60 different blends of teas that come from all over the world.Each tag indicates the ingredients, ratings on ‘Concentration’, “Acidity’, or ‘Caffeine levels’, and how it is beneficial to our health. Tells you the cost per 100 or 50 g and also explained in Chinese. Very well thought out and designed/displayed. Their tea is brewed with a special machine ‘Teapresso’ that uses a 9-bar water pressurizer to extract the best flavour out of each and every kind of tea!idearabbit-fondwaycafe5Handcrafted sign. Food presentation was well articulated. I love how much attention is put into the details.


There were an abundance of food available to try. It was amazing! idearabbit-fondwaycafe6Vintage and cute decor.idearabbit-fondwaycafe7Samples of tea to try out. I first tried the very left one, Passion Fruit. It’s very refreshing, I think it’d be great for the summer season. Later on, I tried the Caramel Tea – the smell of caramel was strong (in a good way), and I kept sniffing my cup because the smell was so delicious. Mmmm….idearabbit-fondwaycafe8All the ingredients were fresh, and delicious!idearabbit-fondwaycafe9 idearabbit-fondwaycafe10Consideration into all the details – even the little signs for food.idearabbit-fondwaycafe11Their menus were creative, printed on clear transparencies and nailed into a wooden board. Very slick and unique.idearabbit-fondwaycafe12Need to cleanse your mouth? Some lemon infused water, nicely and interestingly displayed.idearabbit-fondwaycafe13Very Asian sandwiches with the crust cut-off. idearabbit-fondwaycafe14The beautiful salads in interesting bowls. The leafy greens were nice and crisp, the dressing was light and the vinegar was refreshing.idearabbit-fondwaycafe15 idearabbit-fondwaycafe16Cool table top, but slightly hard to eat on if you have lots of plates with the raised rims. But still very unique. Love the double glass cups! Enhances the taste if the tea – looks beautiful and light to carry.idearabbit-fondwaycafe17 idearabbit-fondwaycafe18Interesting hooks for your coats and bags. Very convenient!idearabbit-fondwaycafe19 idearabbit-fondwaycafe20These Creme Caramel were my favourite! It was super smooth. Not too sweet. The syrup was runny, but it reminded me of the ones I used to eat while growing up. Fair price too! I’ll definitely be back for more of these :D idearabbit-fondwaycafe21Creativity fills the walls above our heads.idearabbit-fondwaycafe22Their ‘specialty’ dink – coffee with nitrogen gas! Their cold brewed coffee is infused with the gas to create a silky texture and bubbly taste – making it more creamier and richer.idearabbit-fondwaycafe23My plate: the waffle was chewy, but the texture was something I prefer – a bit denser. Not too sweet. The bite-size appey wasn’t so bite-size. It was a bit too big and fell apart several times while attempting to eat it. However, the ingredients were nice and fresh. Great mix of smoked salmon, lettuce, cheese and crackers.  Same goes for the sandwich – the ingredients were crisp and tasted light. idearabbit-fondwaycafe24The cream is light, and the flavour of earl grey in a cake is a new pleasant flavour. I love earl grey, and while I have tried earl grey gelato’s before, it was a first for a cake. Fair prices too. I had bites from the bottom due to the nuts on top. For that reason (nut allergy), I didn’t try the chocolate cake.idearabbit-fondwaycafe25Concentrated Chocolate Cakeidearabbit-fondwaycafe26So beautifully made!idearabbit-fondwaycafe27 idearabbit-fondwaycafe28This was a coffee with honey and lemon. It was refreshing. With ice and the zesty taste, it would be great for the hot summer.idearabbit-fondwaycafe29Cheesecake! Spongy, and dense. Not too sweet, but quite creamy.

Unfortunately,  since the pieces of food were large, I didn’t get a chance to try everything at the media event. But that means I’ll have to come back to try out more!idearabbit-fondwaycafe30Unique vintage furniture.idearabbit-fondwaycafe31 idearabbit-fondwaycafe32Last but not least, as a take-home gift, I got two tea bags of their wonderful teas. Love the care and effort in their branding, packaging, and great, friendly staff. The teas were amazing. I wish I had more room in my belly to drink and try out more. I’ll be back for sure! Must come back with Sheepie and/or friends. If it were in my neighbourhood, I’d be going to it all the time!

If you want to have a special sneak peek, check out their grand opening happening this Saturday!

——–  Fondway Cafe Grand Opening!   ——–
Saturday. Nov. 21, 12:00 – 7:00pm
4462 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Next to Metrotown Skytrain

A set menu will be provided for an entree fee of $20 dollars, there will be two options to choose from. Go check it out! You wont be disappointed!


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