But today was one of those perfect summer days: sunny, with a nice breeze.
So even though the trip to Cattle Cafe involved a 25-minute walk from Richmond Centre, I didn't mind it too much.
I was somehow able to time the walk perfectly, and met up with my grandparents in the parking lot adjacent to the plaza just as they pulled into a parking spot.
Though it couldn't possibly compare with the mango shaved ice we tried in Ximending (which used mango-flavoured ice instead of regular ice with mango milk syrup poured on top), it was still an awesome icy treat for a summer day.
Later on we went to Parker Place and Yaohan.
It's basically a flat bun, with sausage, green onions, tomato sauce, and a thin layer of mozzarella cheese thrown on top. You'll sometimes find kernels of canned corn on top as well.
I had been in search of some checkerboard cookies, but since the bakery at Parker Place didn't seem to carry them, my grandmother suggested we check out the T&T at Yaohan instead.
Before leaving, this amazing Buy 1 Get 1 Free bubble tea deal caught my eye.
Nonetheless, $3.99 + tax is an amazing deal for two bubble teas with tapioca included.
We headed back after ordering the teas, but not before I stopped to snap a photo of this.
I love(d) all the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots, but among all four of them, he's my absolute favourite!
(My own Quatchi plushie is back home, so this will the closest I get to seeing him before I board the flight home this weekend.)
- JUNE 28, 2014 - Mill St. Brewery, Toronto Pearson Airport
- JUNE 29, 2014 - NorthWest Fan Fest 2014
- - Red Star
- JUNE 30, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 1/2, 2014 - Vancouver to HK Part 1 (Vancouver International Airport)
- - Vancouver to HK Part 2 (Flight to Seoul)
- - Vancouver to HK Part 3 (Incheon Airport, Arrival in Hong Kong)
- JULY 3, 2014 - Mong Kok
- JULY 4, 2014 - Macau Day Tour
- JULY 5, 2014 - Shopping in Causeway Bay
- JULY 6, 2014 - Tsui Wah Restaurant, I SQUARE
- JULY 7, 2014 - Arriving in Taiwan + Akazubo (Hankyu)
- - Exploring Eslite
- JULY 8, 2014 - Food and Family Dinner
- JULY 9, 2014 - Ximending
- JULY 10, 2014 - Taipei 101, Ding Tai Fung
- - ATT 4 Fun
- - Birthday Buffet
- JULY 11, 2014 - SOGO, Taipei Underground Mall
- JULY 12, 2014 - Exploring the Area + Shinkong Mitsukoshi
- JULY 13, 2014 - Breakfast + Taoyuan Airport + Flight Back to Vancouver
- JULY 14, 2014 - Mega Sushi
- JULY 15, 2014 - Maji Taiwanese Cuisine
- JULY 16, 2014 - Thai Food + Family Dinner @ The Jade
- JULY 17, 2014 - New Hair + Cattle Cafe
- JULY 18, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 19, 2014 - Garage Sale + MiniComi
- JULY 20, 2014 - Photos N/A
- JULY 21, 2014 - Cattle Cafe + Bubble Tea at Yaohan
- JULY 22, 2014 - Vancouver Aquarium
- JULY 23, 2014 - Lost in Burnaby + Afternoon Tea at Adonia
- JULY 24, 2014 - Journey via Canada Line + Pinkberry
- JULY 25, 2014 - Richmond Night Market (Part 1)
- - Richmond Night Market (Part 2)
- JULY 26, 2014 - Back to Toronto