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As I mentioned, we had a birthday dinner for our friend. As the traditional event, we usually buy birthday cake and bring to the restaurant where we eat. The dinner date was a weekday, and everybody worked on that day, so I asked Collin to pick up some dessert from a bakery cafe.

French Made Baking is the one I chose, which I checked out at Farmer’s Market. The cafe is on Kingsway, close to Broadway. When he got there, he called me there were not many choices. Those were what he chose, and I can’t remember those exact name and what it was.

Cake from French Made Baking in Vancouver

Vanilla Flan with Fruits

Vanilla Flan with Fruits at French Made Baking in Vancouver

Raspberry Panna Cotta

Raspberry Panna Cotta at French Made Baking in Vancouver

Lemon and Berries Tart

Lemon and Berries Tart at French Made Baking in Vancouver

Croustillant

Croustillant at French Made Baking in Vancouver

Chocolate Ganache Tart

Chocolate Ganache Tart at French Made Baking in Vancouver

What I liked most was Panna Cotta. The tart was good, too. The flan was much firmer than I imagined.

I want to visit there one day and eat crepe! 🙂

Want to see more pictures for this cafe? click here.

French Made Baking

Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Broadway)
TEL: 604-558-4880
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FrMadeBaking
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Mon] 12:00 – 18:30
[Tue – Sat] 10:00 – 18:30
[Sun] 11:00 – 16:30

Price Note
– Vanilla Flan with Fruits $4.05
– Raspberry Panna Cotta $3.57 (Deposit +0.50)
– Lemon and Berries Tart $3.81
– Croustillant $3.81
– Chocolate Ganache Tart $4.29

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In the early June, my friend’s birthday was coming up, and a common friend asked me where we got cake from. I was searching for new bakery stores in Vancouver and found this place. I had never been the store, so I was trying to get more information. At the same time, I looked at the Farmer’s Market website for some specific vegetables that I was looking for, and I saw their name in the list! Good timing!

So, on the following weekend, I went to the Farmer’s Market and asked a few questions about the birthday cake (but individual cake) to the owner of French Made Baking. Anyways, I was interested in tasting their products and got some of them.

Showcase at the booth

Showcase at the booth at French Made Baking at Farmer's Market

Showcase at the booth at French Made Baking at Farmer's Market

Butter Croissant and Chocolate Croissant

Butter Croissant and Chocolate Croissant at French Made Baking at Farmer's Market

This butter croissant was not my taste, because it was a bit sweet. Both of them were soft rather than crispy.

Caneles de Bordeaux and Madeleines

Caneles de Bordeaux and Madeleines at French Made Baking at Farmer's Market

I had never heard about canele, so just for my curiosity, I got one. It has strange texture, which seems normal, according to my friend. The outside is sticky and little hard, and the inside is so soft and moist. Madeleines were flavoured with lemon zest and vanilla beans, and these were my favorite of all these that I bought.

For birthday cake, if you want to buy whole, then you need to order in advance. Since we just needed individual cake, the owner said, come early, and we will have more choices. The quantity of each cake will be different daily, so if you know which one, you can call and order, then they will keep if it’s available.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

French Made Baking

Farmer’s Market: location and date/time
Address: 81 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Broadway)
TEL: 604-558-4880
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FrMadeBaking
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
[Mon] 12:00 – 18:30
[Tue – Sat] 10:00 – 18:30
[Sun] 11:00 – 16:30

Market Price Note
– Butter Croissant $2.50
– Chocolate Croissant $3.00
– Caneles de Bordeaux $2.50
– Madeleines $2.50 per pack

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One night in June, Collin said he wanted to eat Sushi for dinner, but he was so hungry that he couldn’t wait in line. I was thinking where we can go and remembered that my friend had told me that there was a new Japanese restaurant open on Kingsway, close to Nanaimo street and it wasn’t bad. Although we had to take a bus to get there, we decided to go.

Sushi By Yuji is probably in 15 min walk from Nanaimo Skytrain station. They serve mainly Sushi, but there are some appetizer like Gyoza, and some dessert, on the menu, too.

We ordered from their regular menu and special on the board.

Complimentary Tea

Tea at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Morokyu

Morokyu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Morokyu is an appetizer that are served cucumber with Moromi Miso. Moromi Miso is liquid salty chunky Miso.

3 kinds of Roll
(Ebi & Asparagus Roll, California Roll, Hamachi & Avocado Roll)

3 kinds of Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Ebi & Asparagus Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver California Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Hamachi & Avocado Roll at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Hamachi & Avocado roll was on their special, which was so good. Surprisingly, the Ebi & Asparagus roll was simple but so good, too.

Ebi and Botan Ebi Nigiri

Ebi Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Botan Ebi Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Is Botan Ebi spot prawn?

Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri

Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Engawa is the edge of fish that is the muscle they use. You can see it in this video, around 4:30.

Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan

Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Anago Nigiri

Anago Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Aji (Horse Mackerel) Nigiri

Aji Nigiri at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Negitoro with Egg

Negitoro with Egg at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

This was new to me. Negitoro with roe quail egg. Negitoro is chopped fatty tuna and green onion. I saw this on someone’s blog and had to order! This was good! It looked small, but it got mouthful. 🙂

And, an extra picture of the restaurant exterior.

Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Overall, Sushi was good. If the restaurant was packed, there would be some slowness, because there is only one chef working. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you. You can choose the size of rice for Nigiri! In Japan, Sushi tends to use quite small amount of rice, which is designed for bite-size.

I like their Facebook page shows what kind of fish just gets delivered, which looks so fresh and clean!

Sushi By Yuji

Address: 2252 Kingsway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(150 m west from Nanaimo Street)
TEL: 604-434-0003
Facebook: page
Twitter: @yujihu
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon] 17:00 – 21:30
[Tue – Fri] 12:00 – 14:30, 17:00 – 21:30
[Sat – Sun] 15:00 – 21:30

Menu

Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver Menu at Sushi By Yuji in Vancouver

Price Note
– Morokyu $3.00
– Ebi & Asparagus Roll $4.75
– California Roll $3.75
– Hamachi & Avocado Roll $4.25
– Ebi Nigiri $1.75 each
– Botan Ebi Nigiri $3.75 each
– Engawa (Halibut Fin) Nigiri $2.75 each
– Ika & Mentaiko Gunkan $2.50
– Anago Nigiri $3.50 each
– Aji Nigiri $2.50 each
– Negitoro with Egg $2.50

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