2415 Clarke Street
Port Moody, BC
Tues – Sat: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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This was a far cry from my usual pattern of seeking out new eats. First off, this mission required an extended drive way out to the community of Port Moody – a quaint little place with an older downtown core near the water but also has some beautiful natural surroundings up in the nearby mountains. Second, this was a deliberate foodosophy trip focused solely on sweets, with no regular food component as part of the meal.
So what led me to what is self-dubbed as the “City of the Arts”? A Japanese-specialty dessert shop known as Cake-ya.
Located in an older building next door to a funky used bookstore and down the same path as a soup/sandwich joint, Cake-ya began as a place that made and sold Japanese pudding, otherwise known as Purin. To describe it simply, I would say it is a smooth, silky custard (with the usual key ingredients such as butter, milk, sugar, eggs, etc.) with a sweet caramel syrupy sauce at the base. I’ve traditionally enjoyed it as a simple after meal sweet treat, or on its own while drinking a contrasting bitter green tea.