Green Tea Madness at Sinmei Tea in Sheung Wan

greentealavacake

Yup if you love green tea, you’ll be smitten by this green tea molten lava cake. The sauce is not too sweet and luxurious in your mouth. Best eaten when it’s warm – fresh out of the oven and complemented with the yummy vanilla ice cream. A treat!

chaichai

Sinmei is well known for its matcha selection too. From left, that’s the chai matcha (I had this – tastes like Indian chai tea with hints of green tea powder) and matcha soul, which is served with honey, almonds, and dried osmanthus flower bits.

kimchigreenteasoba

This is their green tea soba of the day – topped with kimchi, chunky shitake mushrooms, and tofu cubes. It’s my first time trying such a fusion dish and it’s actually not bad if you don’t mind the strong taste of kimchi. The green tea soba unfortunately was all stuck together so it felt like I was having a chunky piece of starch and lost the experience of slurping the noodles.

omelette

My friend Olivia opted for the omelette that looks huge and neat presentation.

tofu burger

Another friend Helen chose this tofu burger. As you can see it’s thick slabs of chunky tofu with melted cheese on top with salad served on the side.

veggiespread

An aerial view of what we had.

Staff was quite friendly and the owner Sinmei was there. She chat with us briefly just as we were about to leave and that’s how I found out the cafe is actually named after her. She started this veggie cafe because she’s a vegetarian and said that’s what she knows how to cook best.

I like the interior of the cafe too. It’s quite eclectic with oriental wooden marble chairs and then leopard stripe stools in another corner. It’s corridor is lined with neon pink benches but as it was raining we were unable to sit outside. They also serve Chinese tea.

SinMei is a very popular cafe, so call (+852 3690 8238) to book in advance.

Address: 5/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan 上環永樂街50號昌盛大廈5樓 (Directions: Exit Sheung Wan MTR A2 turn right and walk 5 minutes along Wing Lok street, it’s located within a new office building) 

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