Lady M: What’s the Hype?

Instagram is my favourite database to do my food research; it’s a lot of raw data to go through, but you get honest opinions and find out about all types of restaurants out there. It’s also how I first came to know Lady M’s signature mille crepe cakes, years before it was even sold in this city!

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So when Lady M came to Asia from New York, opening stores in Singapore, it was so popular that Hong Kong peeps couldn’t stop raving about it. Had I visited myself, I would’ve definitely lugged one back to Hong Kong instead of the default Bengawan Solo pandan cake.

Therefore, no surprise that there’d be a massive queue when it first opened in Harbour City (Tsim Sha Tsui). But lucky I was that Lady M finally opened a second store at IFC mall (Central) and blessed I am that my boyfriend went down before lunch hours to queue up for it!

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Earl Grey Mille Crepe Exclusive to HK – HK$75

The Earl Grey one is exclusively available in Hong Kong and I must say it could be the best mille crepe cake from Lady M. The cream bears a pleasant and very strong earl grey flavour, so it’s a must order for anyone who loves earl grey tea.

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Signature Green Tea Mille Crepe – HK$75

The green tea/matcha mille crepe cake was much less intense on the tea flavour compared with the earl grey one, but I kind of liked it that way too. I suppose mille crepe cakes are supposed to be super creamy and I personally enjoyed this the most. The original flavour is actually quite good too, just comparatively boring (as one can imagine).

In general, although the cake was delicious, I was a little disappointed with the crepe. It could’ve been way more impressive. Our one was dry and flaky in parts, which unwelcomingly stood out in a few of the bites.

Worth the Wait?

All in all, not really. Although I wouldn’t go so far as to say they were over-hyped. The cakes were generally very delicious and broadly lived up to medium expectations – I had tempered them down on web comments that these were “not that great”. However, it was not awe-inspiring enough to justify the combination of price (HK$75/68) and wait time (~30 mins). But I’m happy/satisfied that I finally got to try this much hyped up dessert and I would definitely get it again if it weren’t for the wait.

P.S. Don’t bother trying after work, it’ll probably be sold out.

Lady M
1. Shop 2096A (2/F, near Starbucks)
IFC mall
Central

2. Shop OT215K (2/F, near Gigasports)
Ocean Terminal
Tsim Sha Tsui

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One thought on “Lady M: What’s the Hype?

  1. […] The hype around Lady M has died down a bit I must say and so I finally got to try out their cakes! We tried their signature Asia-exclusive earl grey mille crepe, green tea mille crepe, original mille crepe and even the cheese cake! The mille crepes were good but they weren’t really as mind blowing as the hype would suggest. It was super creamy but the crepes were a tad dry in parts. I had the cheesecake on a separate occasion and that was delicious! Read more here. […]

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