Today was an extremely big reading day.  Still, I did find time to get out for some fresh (incredibly cold) air.  Akemi and I grabbed some delicious lunch bao’s at Banh Mi Boys – tofu for her and, of course, fried chicken for me – then walked up to College Street and checked out a coffee shop that specializes in Vietnamese coffee and snacks.  Dak Lak not only offers traditional Vietnamese sandwiches and coffees, but also do something called a Vietnamese Egg Coffee, a regional specialty originating near Hanoi.

They also do a Vietnamese Egg Matcha as well.  On this day, I couldn’t decide, so I elected to get both and share with Akemi who usually isn’t a big fan of the sweeter coffee preparations.  Unfortunately for me on this day, she WAS a fan.  Of both drinks.  And so was I.

It was while we were posting our photos on instagram that Akemi noticed ANOTHER interesting coffee shop located just one block over.  Since we were full, we were decided we’d just stop in and take a peek at the recently opened Answer Tea.  Just looking.  That was the plan.  Until we noticed they do custom photo realistic art on their drinks.  Then, we HAD to have one of their milk teas topped with Suji’s face.

Neither Akemi nor I could bring ourselves to sip her face.  Finally, I caved –

Apparently, the reason the place is called Answer Tea is because, with every order, you get to write a question on your cup that will magically answered by the shop’s computer once your order has been filled.  Next time!

Dak Lak profiled on BlogTO

Answer Tea

Despite the outing, I’m bleary-eyed and exhausted.  I’m going to take a break from all that comic book reading by reading one of the half dozen books on digital loan from my local library.  Decisions, decision.

Speaking of which – major decisions coming down the pipe next week.  Will be interesting to see how things pan out.

 

 

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Colleen Scott
Colleen Scott

At times you lead an ordinary life then pow you get Suji in a cup.

Tuptiang
Tuptiang

I would love Vietnamese coffee, but my BP doesn’t like the caffeine. i miss the blood rush in the morning

mal

wait, wow, for a second I thought you meant that they craft the foam of the drink as a face.

TheOtherOne
TheOtherOne

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how they got Suji’s photo on that coffee! How amazing is that?!! (and I never realised there was so many varieties of coffee either!)

Best of EVERY kind of luck for next week…. I shall be waiting in anxious silence, hoping….

Nicolas Bannister

I guess Banh Mi Boys and that Vietnamese egg coffee shop is another place Flora and I will have to taste…
There’s so much to try! >__<

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

I’ve never seen tea art. Pretty cool! I’m not a coffee drinker, but I do like tea. Our local tea shop closed and I miss it. They had a Belgium Chocolate tea that I would mix with Raspberry, it was so good!

That’s interesting that you’ll be working in the DM space. I remember seeing photos of the transitions. Those set designers and carpenters DM had were amazing!

I finished “Sea of Rust”. If you like Sci-fi, this one is a keeper! I’m wearing out my kindle. The new Paperwhites look good but I’d love one of the Oasis’s.

Jphn
Jphn

Hi Joe
I was listening to The Current yesterday and caught a segment on Pugs. i thought you might like a listen too:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/new-cbc-doc-pugly-a-pug-s-life-looks-at-the-short-snouted-pups-and-their-owners-1.4974431

All the best John

Ponytail
Ponytail

That Suji! She’s everywhere!

PBMom

That tea is so awesome. I wouldn’t be able to drink it either. It’s art, not a consumable beverage. They did a fantastic job.

Decisions, huh? I hope they are decisions for positive things.