My night didn’t end at Honey’s Bistro as I had specifically requested that Julia bring me to this dessert place. She posted up pictures of this insanely delicious looking icy plate/icy flakes and I had never seen anything like it, especially the way it was presented. Who cares if it’s early January, I want my icy flakes! Usually I’m not game for cold food or desserts, but I can’t pass this up.
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Borandsi Cafe is literally a dodgeball throw away. Well, I think I could probably throw that far. It’s just across the street and slightly north of Honey’s Bistro. The location of it is completely unexpected, since it sits right beside a brake & muffler shop. Now I know some places have strange or out of the ordinary locations, (Tenku Budanyaki comes to mind, it’s in the middle of a parking lot!) but this probably takes the cake.
The interior is decidedly modern and very clean cut. Big couches that are low to the ground with equally low tables are situated by the windows. My initial feel and thoughts were that this would be a GREAT place to hang out with friends and just chill out, enjoy a couple drinks & desserts. There are also pastries available.
In fact, Borandsi Cafe has obviously had the foresight for that and have a big collection of board games and the like to keep you entertained if your friends are boring. To rent the games, it’s $3.50/hr per person, which you can pay for at the end. There were two tables that had games, one had Jenga and the other some board game. Sounds good, and if I had money I probably would. I mean, just think about it, even though it’s a cheap hourly rate, these games were one time purchases, and so they can quickly make their money back and more on it. At least for LAN places, you know they have to pay for the internet connection. Oh well, definitely not putting the games idea down, it’s quite thought out actually.
So who’s down for a game of RISK, LOTR style? =d
We weren’t here to play games though, we were here to get ICE FRAKES! The menu isn’t too descriptive, which makes me think that this place gets by solely on word of mouth. There was 7 of us, so we ordered two Large Specials ($12.95) + add. Rice Cake ($1). What makes these ICE FRAKES special is the way they’re served.
Yes, your eyes are not fooling you. This is a 1L glass measuring cup!! It’s filled to the brim with ingredients. Here’s what I remember was on it..
Ice flakes, red bean, condensed milk, kiwi, grapes, peach, bananas, frozen strawberries, rice cake (mochi), tapioca pearls, green tea ice cream, and topped off with chocolate sauce & some Fruit Loops. I’m probably missing something like another fruit but it’s still an impressive amount of ingredients. This is best shared with some friends obviously. I loveeeed it, chock full of stuff, but the only thing I would ask of them is that the ice flakes be finer, some of them were quite chunky.
If this is the large, you’re probably thinking what the mediums are. They’re the same but just served in 250mL cups instead.
I’m coming back for sure, but probably not till the summer when these will be killlller. Almost don’t want to tell you all about this place, but it deserves to be recognized. Thanks Julia.blowing up your spot, a la Vancouver is Awesome.