Citizen Pop

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I’ve known about Citizen Pop for awhile and am so glad that we finally got to try their fresh fruit soda creations at the Night Market event last night.

The concoctionist, Imelda, uses freshly squeezed fruit juice, herbs and spices to create some really interesting and literally refreshing flavors. The pale pink Pear and Lemongrass, $4, didn’t catch my fancy at first when I had a sample shot but the smooth light pear taste and note of aromatic lemongrass that stays on your tongue slowly won me over as I sipped my icy cup. Quite a palatable combination!

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My original choice of Lemon and Lavender only had half a cup left so the owners kindly gave it to us complimentary. This was a instant winner with me, with the zingy lemon and subtle lavender giving a much needed uplift in a crowded and humid flea market environment. There were also other flavors like Hibiscus & Apple and Ginger, which was already sold out. I like that their sodas are not sweet and are also made without artificial flavoring or preservatives.

They are currently mostly participating in fleas so you will probably have to follow them on Citizen Pop’s facebook and Instagram (@citizen_pop) for updates on their next location but they also have a mobile station that lets them do your events if you are interested!

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Brick Cupcakes

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Don’t let their name fool you, these little cake gems are anything but brick-like.

Brick is a fairly new online bakery that does cupcakes, whole cakes, tarts and customized orders. Encountered them first at a friend’s baby shower and also subsequently ordered from them ($3 each, $8 for delivery) to try more of their creations because I heard they have many uncommon flavors!

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Ronin

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Nope, this is not another post about a fairly new hidden cafe furnished quirkily and only offers coffee and dessert items that you need to try the next weekend.

Overlooking the fact that you might not know you’ve arrived at your destination, Ronin, do offer pretty decent (non jap related) food but some of their…antics puzzles me, I’ll elaborate.

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