Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hot Chocolate at Waves Not Hot Enough

On New Year's Eve, a friend and I dropped into Waves cafe at Hastings and Richards St. in Vancouver. We both had a Belgian dark hot chocolate with whipped cream on top.

The taste was fine but it was not hot enough for me. It was medium hot. I don't know; maybe it's not possible to make hot chocolate really hot, like tea.

I usually get Hojicha green tea at Waves. The tea looks brown because it's roasted, and the water is always piping hot.

14 comments:

Dag said...

May your New Year be totally hot.

chocoholic said...

Try getting the whipped cream on the side. Whipped cream is always kept cold in the fridge to keep it fresh. I suspect the cold cream cooled off your hot chocolate. I sure you don't put cold cream in you tea. HNY

reliable sources said...

dag,

"May your New Year be totally hot."

You're funny.

reliable sources said...

chocoholic,

Thanks for the advice. I'll try getting the whipped cream on the side next time.

I did taste the hot chocolate under the whipped cream right away to see if it was hot, before most of the whipped cream had melted. But you're right, just having it on top may have cooled down the drink.

Anonymous said...

I like hot chocolate from the laughing bean. its quite nice.

Dag said...

i like hot chocolate. I also like chocolate and hot. With the snow coming down, I like all three together very much.

Chilled said...

Bring a Thermos and a Glock. You can enjoy your own concoction and the proprietor is sure to leave you alone.

Rachel Davis said...

Once I went to visit a poet friend who is rather long-winded. Somehow he got on the subject of guns and started raving on about this gun, the Glock, how it was made out of plastic, and had great accuracy etc. etc. The guy must of gone on for 20 minutes about the excellence of this gun.
I waited patiently for this all to die(!) down, then said what I'd been aching to say for at least 15 of those endless minutes:
"So what was that? Your Glockenspiel?"
Ba Dum Dum!

Dag said...

Rachel, that is funny like crazy.

If I had more time on my Glock, I'd give you all nine millimeters of my own gun spiel. It's terribly interesting. It all began when I was born, which was at a very early age, and--

Anonymous said...

whats a glock?

Rachel Davis said...

Some kind of highly celebrated gun, which though made out of plastic, is no toy.
So now I hope you can grok what a glock is, and anytime you don't know what a work means, and you are on the internet, just type it into your search engine and there you go.....

Rachel Davis said...

Now that is funny...Turns out I was replying to a question from my own son! He reads your blog and comments, (though he's not supposed to without permission) and that was him not knowing what a Glock is. And there I was, like a good mum, instructing him on how to look up words....! Ha!
I wondered why that person wasn't groking what a Glock is!
By the way, he appreciated that you changed your headline on the birthday blog....

reliable sources said...

Rachel,

Your son must be a good reader for his age to be reading adult blogs and comments.

Rachel Davis said...

Oh yeah, when he got "Hop on Pop" for his third birthday he could read the title. He's brilliant, I'd go on and on, but then he'd probably read it and get all embarrassed!