All posts filed under: Cakes

Cafe Greenprint: New Green-Conscious “Realistically Healthy” Spot

Comfortable light green shades, wooden furniture and quotes dotted on the walls – I was already sensing that this would be a cafe worth writing about when I saw the entrance. Of course the “healthy” concept was the selling point which attracted me here in the first place, but it’s the, I would say “realistically healthy” or “sustainably healthy” food, that left me impressed in the end. What I mean is that, they don’t exactly serve organic-only food, nor do they focus on superfood salads, raw diets or any of those detox fads that have become so popular in magazines and the internet these days. They added a bit of imagination to real food, and made sure every meal is nutritious. And the food was delicious. Set lunch is served from 11:00am-2:30pm and includes an appetiser, main course, quinoa & red rice and hojicha. The price tag of HK$100-140 is definitely not super appealing, but for the quality and taste of the food, this would definitely be my regular lunch spot if I worked near Taikoo. Tofu Coconut …

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! Follow me on Instagram @lolleroll for my “raw” feed! 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! Earl Grey Mille Crepe Exclusive to HK – HK$75 …

Edinburgh Larder: Best Recommendation for Cakes and Scones

We went to Edinburgh expecting a lot of fresh seafood, but instead were left most impressed by Edinburgh Larder’s cakes and scones. The quality and taste of tea time treats at this home-y cafe is almost unparalleled in my encyclopedia of eating. This place would undoubtedly be my number one food recommendation to anyone visiting the city. Perfect Scones – They sell out quick! We came here at about 2:30pm and immediately noticed only one scone left at their counter. We frantically ordered it and given how good each bite was, we were ultimately unsatisfied that there was so little of it to share between our group. We loved it so much that we came back the next morning and ordered one whole scone each! I continue to fantasise about these scones and my only hope may be to recreate it myself… Any advice? Super Moist Beer Chocolate Cake *must try* They have a range of homemade cakes on their counter and the lady recommended this beer chocolate cake. The beer makes the cake extremely moist; …

Try This: Warm Pecan Pie and Ice Cream from The Diner

I’ve written about The Diner a few times and even recently said it was one of the 5 Restaurants Worth Revisiting Again and Again. Evidence of that point, I’ve just had a laid back brunch there again over the weekend, which as always, promises a satisfying American style meal with lots of eggs, sausages and pancakes. I love the variety on their menu, their milkshakes and bottomless brew coffee! While browsing on Sugar, a food discovery app I’ve been using, I found that I could redeem their pie of the day at a discounted price – the perfect incentive to try something new (since I almost always just get their All-American breakfast). The pie of the day was a pecan pie which to be honest is not something I would usually order (if it wasn’t for the app). But it was a pleasant surprise and a good example of why we should always try new things! The pie was served warm, which is always amazing especially when there’s ice cream on the side. It had a soft and …

Try this: Order LeTAO cheesecake online from Japan to Hong Kong

My colleague came to my desk one morning describing this Japanese cheesecake to me with the most exagerrated enthusiasm, repeatedly alluding to how sooooooo yummy!!! it was. I’m pretty easily sold by references to yummy, cheesecake or food, so I automatically matched the enthusiasm with an omg I want it!!! She ordered the LeTAO Fromage Double via this online Japanese supermarket which delivers to Hong Kong. When it arrived a few days later, I was a bit disappointed at its looks. Considering I paid about HK$200 for it, it was small and did not look fantastic (i.e. not that instagrammable). Thankfully, the moral of the story was the cliche of not judging a book by its cover. The cake has two layers. The top is light, refreshing and ice cream-like, while the bottom is a more intense and dense creamy cheesecake. Given how light the overall texture was, the taste was surprisingly strongly cheesy. Most importantly, it definitely tastes much better than it looks! Actually all of us in the office ordered another one each …

Try this: Green tea cheesecake and Thai tea from Teakha

Located up the hill from Hollywood Road in the trendy area of Sheung Wan – what some call PoHo – the surroundings of hipster tea cafe Teakha is quite relaxed. It’s too bad that Hong Kong rents are so high that these places can’t afford to be spacious and have a comfortable interior at the same time! There are only limited and tiny seats available. But the food offerings here are legit, worth the trek and perhaps worth the uncomfortable seating too! Authentic low sugar Thai milk tea (HK$38) I’ve had lots of trouble finding authentic Thai milk tea outside of Bangkok but this one is spot on the real deal. In fact it tastes even better than many of the ones I tried during my trips to Thailand. One thing I love about it is that they make it not very sweet by default! Just gotta live with the fact that it’s kind of overpriced. Best green tea cheesecake in Hong Kong (HK$42) I love all things matcha and green tea! This must be …

5 best lemon tarts in Hong Kong

Update: 8 best lemon tarts in Hong Kong is the newest version of this article I don’t remember when and how lemon tart became my favourite dessert. It used to be anything chocolatey, but I guess an appetite for something more refreshing and less sweet comes with age! Am I right? So I have unintentionally been on a quest for the perfect lemon tart or lemony dessert as it would be my must-order item anywhere that serves it. Let me share with you my top 5 (in order)! Cedele: Lemon tart with the perfect lemon curd (HK$45) The appearance of this little tart didn’t really steal my heart, but I was convinced to “give it a try” and damn, I need to give more new things a try! It was so delicious and I have not found any lemon tart with a smoother texture than this one. The centre has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, while being super soft. The tart crust is harder than it looks and will crack (rather than crumble) when …