Macau, China / 03.23.2015

Margaret’s Café e Nata

Margaret’s Café e Nata is the largest competitor to Lord Stow in the Macanese egg tart department, and much more accessible since it’s near the touristy areas of Macau. When I went, I couldn’t tell if the worker behind the counter was angry at me,... Continue

Macau, China / 03.20.2015

Lord Stow’s Bakery

If you love egg tarts as much as I do then first of all you’re a liar, because nobody love egg tarts as much as I do. Second of all, you need to go to Lord Stow’s Bakery in Macau because it’s the birthplace of... Continue

Hong Kong, China / 03.13.2015

Mobile Softee

The unfortunately named Mister Softee (or Mobile Softee) is an iconic ice cream truck in Hong Kong that’s been operating since the 1970’s. They’re known for their recognizable red-white-blue trucks and for playing the Blue Danube and not, as their name might suggest, for impotence.... Continue

Portland, OR / 08.20.2014

Voodoo Doughnut

I have never experienced a more overrated place than Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon. The wait during peak times can be in the hours. And for what? If they were the most amazing donuts I’d ever had then I’d forgive the wait. If they were... Continue

Seattle, WA / 01.14.2014

Le Panier French Bakery

People love French bakeries. No matter where you go, there’s probably a super popular French bakery nearby that specializes in croissants or macarons and has a line out the door. Le Panier is that place in Seattle. And while I don’t consider myself an expert... Continue

Seattle, WA / 12.03.2013

Top Pot Doughnuts

There are a handful of popular doughnut places around Seattle, and while some would argue Mighty-O Donuts in Wallingford is the best, Top Pot Doughnuts was closer to my hotel and so it’s the one I went to. Turns out it was also named in... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 08.13.2013

La Petite Crêperie

Let me share a little secret with you: I murdered a prostitute last week. No, wait, I mean I love crepes. Also the prostitute thing but mostly the crepes. And if there’s one thing a place called La Petite Creperie knows how to do, it’s... Continue

Melaka, Malaysia / 12.09.2012

Jonker 88

CendolI’ve had cendol twice now and I’m still not 100% sure I know what it is. There’s definitely shaved ice involved. And red beans. But then there’s also this green pasta-looking stuff. And this white dense whipped-cream stuff. And then this thick caramelish topping stuff.... Continue

Newport Beach, CA / 03.02.2012

SusieCakes Bakery

I feel like cupcakes might be getting a bit too popular for their own good, but I still love me a good red velvet so I’m not complaining quite yet. SusieCakes Bakery is a charming little bakery in Newport Beach. It’s got a nice retro... Continue

Los Angeles, CA / 01.14.2012

Sweet Rose Creamery

Sweet Rose Creamery is a charming little ice cream shop located in the Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica. If you’ve been to San Francisco you know that ice cream shops are super popular there, but there aren’t very many of them in Southern California.... Continue