Or that's how the saying goes anyway.
So I've branded myself a fool, catching a bug and letting it wreck havoc on my entire being. A rapid recovery was made from a 101 fever - the actual kind, not the one catching fire in Korea - but a new hump arose after my round of unhealthy eats at Night It Up. I lost my voice instantly, and essentially transformed into a toad living in fear of inflammatory foods.
In The PATH underneath the TD Centre was a cafe find I hadn't expected at all. On the hunt for a turmeric latte, the name popped up in my results alongside nutbar at Assembly Chef's Hall. Nutbar's rendition was hefty at $6.25 before tax, and nut milks aren't generally my go-to either.
4) orangecane's electric fan to the rescue!
With the bubble tea market as saturated as it is, bingsoo spots popping up in the west side of the GTA have been a welcome change. Following closely the steps of Snowies and BnC is Ice Q, a cozy, quiet spot just off the 403 at Hurontario.
Replacing a Rabba near a series of condo buildings, the dessert spot is pretty hidden from the arterials. That said, it is not a destination to be overlooked. Parking is ample, Wi-Fi is secured and speedy, and clean, accessible bathrooms are available. Plenty of seating, in combination with zero stickiness, yielded a gratifying sigh. Snowies has gradually grew syrupy with the passing of time, so it is with high hopes that this cafe remains consistent in their cleaning procedures.
Full-fat whipped cream - or any non-pastry cream for that matter - wasn't an element I was too fond of, but I settled for pushing it to the side with the dainty spoons provided to us. I ended up enjoying the Strawberry quite a bit, despite my dubious speculations, and even returned for a few more bites after the Thai Tea had been delivered.
Once again, the whipped cream was an element I could have easily omitted. The components found most surprising were the mochi bits and grass jelly found sandwiched at the halfway point. Exclaiming in surprise, we dug away at these cream-coated constituents with glee.
I'd also like to make note of the playlist: smooth (K-)R&B tunes that filled the space with a mellow, melodious vibe. A mix of recognizable mainstream and intriguing indie/up-and-coming artists served as solid BGM for laptop work or casual conversation.
All factors taken into consideration, it is without contemplation that consequent visits shall be planned for the remainder of summer. Milo and Cereal Crunch have yet to tasted still. I'm also curious as to whether my 갓부심 message will remain on their chalkboard pillar.
While it's no Cafe Cancan, it was plenty caramelized and cheesy for a last-minute concoction.