Cake-ya

Address:

2415 Clarke Street

Port Moody, BC

V3H 1Y9

Tel: (604) 931-9005

 

July 30, 2012 – Dessert

Written by: Second Stomach

 

I discovered Cake-ya by accident this past weekend. I was at La Chocolaterie in Richmond and a sign advertising Japanese cakes from Cake-ya intrigued me and I’m a bit of a sucker for Japanese desserts. There were few options offered – so Hello Kitty helped me to choose the Matcha roll. Apparently La Chocolaterie has an arrangement where they will receive twice weekly deliveries from Cake-ya and the next delivery would be on Monday – which worked out perfectly for my schedule. Plus, I wouldn’t have to go all the way to Port Moody to try this. Monday came around and it was just my luck that the truck that was supposed to arrive didn’t arrive quite on time. It ended up probably being over an hour late but I was patient and the staff at La Chocolaterie were very apologetic. I was hoping the wait would be worth it.

 

Matcha Roll – $6.50

Here’s a look at the full Matcha Roll from the side. A much better view of the contents can be seen from the ends as in this picture below:

The matcha roll is described as a green tea cake that surrounds cream and red bean on the inside.

 

Here’s a better look at one serving or one slice of cake:

- All of us truly enjoyed this cake. The cake itself was very moist and very strong in green tea flavor. Inside, there was plenty of red bean.

- Hello Kitty and Snowman said they would have preferred no red bean (keep in mind though that Snowman doesn’t like red bean!) but they liked the combination of the green tea cake with the cream (although Hello Kitty said she would have preferred less cream). Also, this cake overall was on the sweeter side. Absolutely perfect with a cup of tea!

- Overall, we all agreed more green tea cake would have been better proportionately. I think it’s because we all really enjoyed the cake so much.

- Unfortunately this cake does expire in 3 days – which should be no problem to consume because it’s so delicious. One of these rolls will give you about 6-8 slices. We polished off this cake the following night.

 

Taste: 4/5

Presentation: 4/5

Value: 4/5

 

After having tried this cake, I am curious to try some different Japanese cakes from Cake-ya. I don’t think I’d deliberately drive to Port Moody for these but I’d certainly pay a visit if I was in the area. I’m glad that La Chocolaterie brings some of the cakes in and I will certainly try some of the other cakes that are offered there.

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