Birthday Dinner at Aoyama Cafe + Exotic Cheesecake by Thomas Haas! *pic heavy*

Birthdays are never complete without food (or any day) and I had a last minute, casual get together at Aoyama Cafe at Aberdeen Centre. I hit the 22 year old mark today and I was glad my closest of friends were there with me! We had a whole table of Japanese-fushion-ish food.

Aoyama Cafe is known for their brand of UCC coffee, but I’m not a coffee drinker and I like going there for their food. The ambiance is quite quiet, peaceful. and not loud or busy on a Saturday night. My group there was definitely the loudest table.

Here are some snapshots of all the food that was on the table!

Salad

Salad

I love the details of this peppermint hot chocolate my friend ordered!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

seafood soup spaghetti

seafood soup spaghetti

beef hayashi curried rice

beef hayashi curried rice

Also, Justin from thewalkntalk came as well and ordered the Tonkatsu Omurice!

 tonkatsu omurice

tonkatsu omurice

He also ordered a Kori Coffee- which was introduced in Japan in the late 1980′s. Frozen coffee is in the cup and milk is poured over it! Pretty neat, gimmicky concept.

 kori coffee

kori coffee

kori coffee with milk

kori coffee with milk

fried chicken spaghetti

fried chicken spaghetti

Japanese hamburg curry rice

Japanese hamburg curry rice

My friend ordered this Chicken teriyaki rice pizza and gave me a bite, this was so delicious! The cheese makes this little pizza very filling though!

Chicken teriyaki rice pizza

Chicken teriyaki rice pizza

Two of my friends ordered the Unagi and mushroom spaghetti and loved it!

Unagi and mushroom spaghetti

Unagi and mushroom spaghetti

My friend ordered the Garlic Seafood Spaghetti- this did not look like anything in the picture of the menu. Nevertheless, she liked it taste wise.

Garlic Seafood Spaghetti

Garlic Seafood Spaghetti

Lastly. I ordered the Black Pepper Seafood Spaghetti ($13.95).

Taste: I liked the black pepper very much, and it wasn’t too salty and I liked biting into the ungrinded pepper bits. The shrimp was good, but I wished there was more than 4-5 pieces! I had to make sure I didn’t finish all the seafood part and be left with spaghetti. I still enjoyed the meal thoroughly.

Portion: Enough for me, but still a bit on the less side for the price.

Black pepper seafood spaghetti

Black pepper seafood spaghetti

What I liked was the presentation of the food at Aoyama Cafe. Giant white plates, the orientation of the meats/sauce/rice looked well placed on each plate. Considering how loud we were and the amount of people, the service was fairly good and attentive!

One thing I noticed is that, although the food tasted fairly good, they do not look like the pictures in the menu! Also, because we had a group of 12, any party over 7 people requires a 15% gratuity.

Aoyama Cafe makes a good spot for casual lunches and dinners for a moderately priced meal. They also have amazing and unique desserts! However, I didn’t need to order any of Aoyama Cafe’s deserts because thewalkntalk surprised me with an “Exotic Cheesecake” from Thomas Haas!

Thewalkntalk decided to fool me saying he tripped and fell and squashed the cake and I completely fell for it. Then during dinner everyone was distracting me then this came out! I didn’t know when I became so gullible but this was a big surprise!!

Exotic Cheesecake from Thomas Haas

Exotic Cheesecake from Thomas Haas

This is an AMAZING cheesecake. It has flavours of mango, passion fruit, and orange zest. The cake is soft and melts right in the mouth and the crust was perfect too! Very, very, very delicious. Thank you thewalkntalk, foodie bloggers know best :D

thomas haas cheesecake

 

Great birthday evening; thanks to all my lovely friends :) 

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  • http://luchessa.wordpress.com luchessa

    Sweetie! happy belated birthday to you!! Wishing you an extremely creative year!
    Wooow i love the idea of Kori Coffee, why don’t they see that in Europe during summer?! Its a simple idea, but its brilliant.
    Yammy cake!! ( i hope you shared with your friends :P )

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      Thanks Luchessa! Haha that means you should come to Vancouver and experience the food here :)
      I did share that cake, too large for me to eat it by myself!

  • http://cokarabbit.wordpress.com CokaRabbit

    I hope its not too late to say ” Happy Birthday” to you!!! Wish all the best to you!! and WOW!Your bday dinner looks really really good! Love the cakeeeee!

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      Aw thanks :) The cheesecake was amazing!

  • http://pinkmarshmellows.wordpress.com pinkmarshmellows

    wow the food and that cheesecake looks great! :) I think I will try aoyama cafe now lol and Happy Belated Birthday!

    • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

      Thank you! Go try it and do a review :) I look forward to read what you think!