Coming back from UBC late today, I was hungry and decided to try Take 5 Cafe at Richmond Centre Mall today. I’ve only had their drinks before and gelato. Their mango frappe and cafe mocha is extremely delicious.
I called up my mom who was at work and we shared the:
1) Chicken Parmesan Pasta ($7.99)
The person who worked there heated it up for us. At first glance, the tub of pasta didn’t look like there was enough. But when you scoop to the bottom, there were several giant pieces of fried chicken. The pasta and the sauce was tasty. However, the cheese was parmesan powder, and I usually like my cheese stringy and melted. I had to dip my chicken in the pasta sauce to taste the yumminess of it, otherwise it would be like normal, frozen chicken. Of course, it wasn’t enough to feed two, but I think for one person, it is a decent size.
I do think it’s a tad expensive. Other pasta places (such as at UBC) is cheaper.
2) Tiramisu ($5)
“lady fingers soaked in espresso coffee with Marsala & topped with marscapone cheese filling.”
I always love a good dessert and tiramisu is always at the top of my list. I was craving something sweet so I got this as well. Take 5’s tiramisu had the right amount of sweetness, but there was more marscapone than the cake. I enjoyed the cake part if the tiramisu, but the marscapone was okay for me, it felt like I was biting into sweet cheese instead of tasting all layers if the cake combined. I also like my tiramisu coated with chocolate powder, so I was sad they didn’t coat the whole topping.
I recommend the tiramisu from Anna’s Cake House at Lansdowne Centre.
Because my mom worked in the mall, we got a 10% discount! The total came to $13.09.