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Sugarholic Cafe

Sugarholic Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - ZomatoA friend was coming into town, so I decided to meet up with her and her family at Sugarholic Cafe. Their menu is quite extensive, and the photos are really helpful. But with so many selections, it was hard to figure out what to get.

The place is roomy that bright with natural light brightening the cafe from the large windows. With chic-like decor and slightly upscale, this is a great place to catch over with your girlfriends or for a date.

idearabbit_sugarholic6I had the Lunch Special which is any item on the special menu plus drink for $12.50. I had the N.1 Pasta with creamy masago (roe) and imitation crab meat and D.7 Caramel Milk Tea.

idearabbit_sugarholic5The tea was overly sweet. As a person who doesn’t put any sugar or sweetener in her tea, this was too much. I ended up not finishing it.

idearabbit_sugarholic3The Asian pasta on the other hand was very good. Nicely presented on a large plate. The addition of boiled eggs was nice and complemented the creamy sauce. Tasted really good. Love the texture of pasta spun with masago!


My friends ordered The Risotto with Chicken and an Americano lunch combo $12.50.


They also ordered a Takoyaki Nigiri $8.95 which was a bit pricey for 6 pieces with a side of shredded cabbage. However the takoyaki were topped with shrimp and octopus, so points for creativity. It tasted good too.


At last, they ordered dessert, Red Bean Matcha Honey Toast $10.95. This one took forever and ever to come out. I think by the time I asked them about it, the kitchen had forgotten about it. Toast with ice cream, whip cream, red beans and a raspberry on top can’t take that long! Anyways when it finally came out, you get a ‘wow’ from everybody.

Pros: looks pretty, not overly sweet, great to share

Cons: took forever, the individual pieces were hard and too big to eat in one bite, the toast could have used a bit of soaking or made more spongy, rather than dry and hard.

Overall, it was an pleasant dining experience. Good price for the lunch special. Service was ok. Parking is a nightmare in the mall, but that’s not Sugarholic’s fault. At the end, you can enjoy some shopping at Daiso.


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Mambo Cafe

Click to add a blog post for Mambo Cafe on ZomatoOut of the numerous vendors in Aberdeen mall, we decided to try out Mambo Cafe. I was craving for some noodles so I ordered Chicken Chow Mein $7.75 from the main menu board. There were some people waiting with their numbers so it seemed a bit back up. We ordered at 5:10pm. There were orders made after us that kept getting their orders so we wondered if we ordered something extraordinary. We finally had our noodles at 5:36pm.

idearabbit-mambocafe idearabbit-mambocafe2 idearabbit-mambocafe3The take out box was packed with noodles. It was good for 2 people, which was perfect for Sheepie and I to share. Noodles were tasty, and the chicken were tender. Leaves you a bit thirsty afterwards, but good flavour and fresh ingredients.

Bubble Waffle

Bubble Waffle Cafe on UrbanspoonWhile shopping at Aberdeen mall in Richmond, a friend suggested Sheepie and I try the egg waffles $3.95 each which is an eggy leavened batter cooked between two plates of semi-spherical cells. I ordered the Green Tea, Sheepie naturally had the chocolate, and his friend ordered the cheesecake. Sheepie also ordered a cold Milk Tea $2.

The cashier told us it would be a 10 minute wait, but I think it was closer to 15 minutes. Cashier was friendly despite the long lineup, but the person who was serving the food wasn’t.idearabbit-bubblewaffle

idearabbit-bubblewaffle2I am not sure what kind of ingredients they used for the Green Tea. If they mixed in matcha powder into the egg batter, then they must have used a lot to make it so green. It’s the only reason I can think of that kept me awake till 7am! (yes, I am extremely sensitive to caffeine T_T). Next time, I’ll stick to plain or strawberry…

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