I was in Hong Kong for a work trip last month for a 5 weeks, so I had plenty of time to explore around HK. And of course, I did a lot of research beforehand, on what to eat especially!
Food culture is really good everywhere in HK. Normal cha chan tengs (coffee shops/cafes) serves really good food! The only downside of it is that food aren't really cheap here and never ever expect good customer service (unless you're in a posh classy restaurant).
I researched on dessert/high tea places and Sin Mei Tea just popped up. Of course, being a green tea fanatic (I call it 'matchaholic'), this place caught my attention instantly!
Love the retro chinese design. Definitely a place to just sit around & chit chat with a few good friends. There's even a cat for you to pet in the teahouse itself.
Here's what I ordered:
Sizzling matcha brownie with ice-cream topped with matcha sauce.
It was the bomb! The matcha sauce came seperately so you pour everything onto the sizzling plate. Damn cool! The combo of warm brownie & cold ice-cream, party in your mouth! Brownie just soaks up the matcha sauce which made it even more perfect. There were even bits of walnuts (i think) in the brownie that made the chewing texture even better.
Matcha Hoji Latte
One sip of this and you can probably tell that top notch quality matcha powder is used. The normal green tea lattes I've tried are usually sweeter, that it overpowers the matcha taste itself. Unlike others, the taste of matcha served in Sin Mei is pretty intense and I love it.
5/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street,Sheung Wan
How to get there?
Sheung Wan MTR, Exit A2 (turn right in Exit A2 & CS Tower is just less than 10 steps away)