5 To Die For Desserts at Sapporo Teppanyaki

desserts at sapporo teppanyaki

I’m the kind of person who goes to a restaurant and plans the entire meal around dessert. It’s the first part of the menu I will check and I’ll even skip a starter or enjoy a really light main course so that I have plenty of room to indulge my sweet tooth later!

So, when a restaurant introduces a new dessert menu, you better believe that I’ll sit up and pay attention. Merchant City’s Sapporo Teppanyaki recently gave their range of puddings an overhaul and, with eight new dishes to choose from, I felt it was my DUTY to take them all for a spin and report back.

After coming down from that sugar high, I’ve hand-picked my top five desserts at Sapporo Teppanyaki to celebrate their new sweet treats. So read on and prepare yourself for some major #foodporn (you have been warned!)…

desserts at sapporo teppanyaki

1. The Twist on a Classic: Coconut & Mango Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is not something you’d usually expect to see on a contemporary menu but, trust me, there’s not a whiff of school dinner about this take on the traditional dessert! Instead of the usual creamy consistency, this pudding is made with sticky asian rice and flavoured with fresh mango and coconut (though I could taste more of the mango to be honest!). It was served warm in a little Kilner jar, making it as adorable as it was tasty!

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2.  The Chocolate Lover’s Dream: Chocolate Lava Cake

If a dessert menu doesn’t have at least one chocolate option, can it really be considered a dessert menu (I mean even THE THOUGHT!)? The range of desserts at Sapporo Teppanyaki did not disappoint, with more than one chocolate-based choice of awesomeness to make every cocoa-nut happy. I tried the chocolate lava cake, which at the time demanded copious use of the exploding volcano emoji! The rich, dense sponge was super moist, and it went well with the crushed biscuit and home-made ice cream on the side. Yum!

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3. The Creamy Concoction: Eton Mess

Ah, Eton Mess! So simple, yet so effective! This dish didn’t skimp on portion size, yet didn’t feel too heavy after I’d demolished it. It was served tall with plenty of strawberries and blackberries. My only request would be for more meringue to balance out the amount of fruit and cream (but then, I just generally want more meringue in my life…)

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4. The Dark Horse: Exotic Fruit Platter

I know what you might be thinking: isn’t a fruit platter usually a sad cop-out?  Well, not at Sapporo Teppanyaki my friend! Here’s the thing I haven’t mentioned yet, every dessert you order at this restaurant will come with a little fruit on the side. And I don’t mean tired, scooped out of a can-type fruit – this fruit is much more than a decorative afterthought. Which is why the exotic fruit platter is genuinely worth ordering, as the seasonal fruit from around the world is fresh, light and juicy. I enjoyed some melon, strawberry, kiwi, blackberries, pineapple and blueberries and (bonus!) the presentation was really pretty!

desserts at sapporo teppanyaki

5. The Wild Card: Chocolate Spring Rolls

Just when I thought I’d had my fill of chocolate, these spring rolls came along like a little game changer and became my firm favourite! The tubes of crispy, light pastry are filled with warm, melted chocolate and come in milk and white chocolate options. I love it when food is experimental, and a sweet take on a spring roll sounds a bit off the wall but, trust me, it works. I’d visit Sapporo Teppanyaki again for this pudding alone!

desserts at sapporo teppanyaki

It’s pretty safe to say that this restaurant is knocking it out of the park with their new dessert menu. It’s worth saving room for (at least!) one of these bad boys on your next visit.

Will you be trying the desserts at Sapporo Teppanyaki? Do you ever look at the pudding section of the menu first (or is it just me)?

Love,

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Living La Dolce Vita with Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

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If you’ve been trotting up and down Buchanan Street over the last few months, you’ll have noticed the massive overhaul that’s been underway over at House of Fraser. Specifically, their iconic beauty department. There’s been a lot of moving and shaking to make way for bigger counters, more services and some shiny new arrivals.

One of the most exciting additions to the store is Charlotte Tilbury, who have revealed their decadent new concession over the last couple of weeks. An explosion of rose gold hardware, plush vampy velvet and, of course, more red carpet-inspired glamour than you can shake a mascara wand at!

Charlotte Tilbury

I couldn’t wait to pay them a visit so, on their opening week, I arranged an appointment for a ‘Tilbury Transformation’ and a look around their swish new location.

It’s impossible NOT to notice Charlotte Tilbury’s counter, whether you’re walking past House of Fraser or wandering around their ground floor. Their eye-catching window display and stylish interior is the stuff beauty junkie dreams.

Charlotte Tilbury

I felt like I was being invited into Dita Von Teese’s boudoir as I took a seat on their velvet sofa under the ostrich feathers and gold palm leaf light fittings. Ooh, la la!

Charlotte Tilbury

Before I sat down with MUA Steph, I had to choose the look I wanted from a menu of ten different makeup styles. Every alter ego from The Rock Chick to The Bombshell is covered but it was the sultry Dolce Vita look that caught my eye.

Charlotte Tilbury

The Tilbury Transformation appointment includes a full makeup application as well as an explanation of the expert techniques along the way.

As a pale-skinned gal (Casper the ghost has nothing on me…), finding a matching foundation colour is always top of my list when I’m trying out a new look. Luckily, Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation comes in 15 shades (and 4 of them are ‘fair’) so, after Steph tried a couple, we quickly found my perfect shade (it’s 1 in case you’re wondering!).

Charlotte Tilbury

Warm, metallic and slightly smokey eyes were created using a Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in (you guessed it!) The Dolce Vita, Full Fat Lashes mascara and a slick of the Feline Flick, Quick Fine Line Shodo Pen.

Charlotte Tilbury

While we chatted about pets, movies and our favourite bands, Steph worked on giving me killer cheekbones using the Cheek to Chic compact in Ecstasy and lined my lips. The finishing touch was a bold pout using Matte Revolution lipstick in Bond Girl. Just call me Miss Moneypenny!

I was over the moon with the end result and loved the old-school Hollywood-inspired look of the Dolce Vita. You can find all ten looks, plus Charlotte Tilbury’s full range of products, here or pop into House of Fraser to check it out for yourself.

Charlotte Tilbury

Have you found your alter ego at Charlotte Tilbury?

Living la dolce vita,

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Friday Hi-Fives: Braehead, Brunch and Bath Bombs

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Well, hello there! Happy FriYAY – how has your week been? It’s been another fun (but busy!) one around here, so let me start at the beginning! On Saturday I had an exciting visit to the brand new Charlotte Tilbury counter at House Of Fraser, where I spent the morning swooning over decorative golden palm trees and having a ‘Tilbury Transformation’ – I’ll be sharing much more on what THAT is on Monday so stay tuned…

On Sunday I went along to Cote Brasserie and celebrated their first year in Glasgow at a lovely brunch event. We discussed all of the important things (eggs, fashion week, Stranger Things…) over coffee and I had an epic vegetarian breakfast that more than set me up for the rest of the day!

A few days later, it was time to celebrate Lori’s birthday and a few of us went for dinner at Las Iguanas. I hadn’t been there since the start of the year and I found myself wondering why I’d left it that long. The menu is AWESOME and they do a pretty mean dessert! It was the perfect way to toast our favourite goth girl.

On Thursday I went along to Braehead to their Fashion & Beauty Bloggers event to top up my wish list for the new season. After feeling inspired by their catwalk show and beauty demonstration, we hit the shops and ended up starring in our own shopping montage. Myself and a few of the other girls also visited LUSH and got all the scoop on the new Halloween & Autumn range which hit stores today. I can’t wait to try the Monsters Ball bath bomb…

If you haven’t visited the new MAC counter at House of Fraser, make sure you head along there this weekend as they celebrate their official launch. I got a little Friday makeover there this afternoon while learning all about their amazing new Liptensity collection before I headed off for dinner with Vicky.

And now, would you look at the time? It’s time to get this weekend started if you ask me!

This week, I’m hi-fiving because…

…the Organic pop-up market hits the Botanic Gardens tomorrow and you can expect health, beauty, food and more from the likes of Whole Foods Market Giffnock

…we’re having our besties over for dinner this weekend and I can’t wait to try making something from one of my new cookbooks

…I have some pretty great girls in my life and that makes me feel very thankful and happy

…Aveda have just launched their new Damage Remedy Split End Repair treatment – just the thing to treat poor neglected locks!

…The first drop from the Cath Kidston x Disney collection hits stores on MONDAY and I am so excited to see it

I hope you have an awesome weekend and thanks for hi-fiving with me!

Love,

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