I don’t know about you guys, but I am a total dessert freak. I would choose dessert over regular meals any time of the day. One of my favorite spot to visit in Toronto, especially North York area is definitely the Mabu Station. Ever since I discovered it, I visit there pretty much every month and I am definitely obsessed.
This is a Taiwanese style dessert place. It’s quite a small store like most of the stores located near Yonge and Finch area. This can be quite problematic from time to time, I’ve seen many people coming into the store and have to wait in lines. Fortunately, this never happened to my friends and me. Either way, the food you can get from here is definitely worth the wait. Some of my favorites are the Belgian waffles, House-special toast and their longan and red bean milk tea.
Let’s start with the waffle, shall we? My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, hands down. So of course, the waffle seems the most attractive to me. Unlike your conventional waffles, this one is very chewy in the centre. They come in three flavours – mixed fruit, chocolate and macha red bean. I absolutely love anything red bean and green tea, so of course, the macha one is my absolute fave. The portion of this dessert is huge, if you are coming here after dinner of lunch, and you want something light and sweet, this can serve up to 3 or even 4 people, in my opinion. But like I said, I would choose dessert over meals any time, so I often come here with empty stomach and the entire waffle is mine. Haha :D The price for this is $9 I believe and for the size that you get, I think it’s fair.
Sticking with the breakfast theme, the house-special toast from Mabu Station is absolutely delicious as well. The chocolate caramel one is served with walnut ice-cream, bananas with chocolate sauce drizzled over them, a chocolate macaroon, two egg rolls and two oreos. It is absolutely divine. The crispy toast is soaked with ice cream and chocolate sauce, it’s a perfect blend between crispy and creamy. The only downside is that near the bottom as well as the walls of the toast, there isn’t enough ice-cream so it can be quite dry. But over all, it’s amazing! $13 for this that can be shared with many friends, totally worth it!
|oreo milk tea|
|red bean longan milk tea|
The store also offers many drink option, I’ve tried the Oreo milk tea, Longan red bean milk tea and egg pudding milk tea (see a theme here? I’m definitely obsessed with milk tea). My favorite is definitely the red bean one, surprise, surprise! First of all, can we just take a moment and enjoy how beautiful this dish looks? The mug comes is star shaped, which totally makes this drink girly and whimsical. The red bean comes separately in a dish and the serving is quite large. For $7, I think it’s pretty decent! Of course, the milk tea is sweet and refreshing. The red beans are served cold, paired with the hot milk tea, heaven!
Overall, I absolutely love this place! The price point is slightly higher, but for the quality as well as the nicely decorated environment, I would give it a 4.5 stars out of five. Would I visit this place again? Absolutely!