It was on the 1st day of Chinese New Year that we went for our afternoon tea with my in-law family. Initially, we thought of having high tea at Harlan's in The One but unfortunately, they're closed for Chinese New Year celebration and in fact, many restaurants were closed on that day. Suzuki Cafe was amongst those reputable ones on business in The One and also one of those, which hasn't been covered in my blog. It was quite packed with people due to lack of dining choices but afterall, we didn't need to wait for long.
Ice Signature Matcha (HK$42) was refreshing with strong taste of green tea. The drink was quite thick and yet not too creamy even topped with a pile of whipping cream. Overall, it was just fine, definitely not a WOW! But Sencha Green Tea (HK$34) served hot was a remarkable one. It's available in a few combinations of ingredient and I've chosen Aloe Vera, Lemon and Honey. Pieces of fresh juicy aloe vera were separately served in a cup, each piece was in bite size with refreshing sweetness when chewed. Having hot green tea blended with lemon and honey was my first experience, which was really amazing especially when mixed with aloe vera with mild sweetness. It was a perfect match and should give it a try!
Homemade Black Sesame Cheese Tofu (HK$32) was outstanding too. Taste of black sesame was strong and tofu topped with black sesame sauce was soft and smooth in texture but couldn't taste much of cheese flavour. It's yummy!
Soft Shell Crab & Mango Pizza (HK$56) was really delicious. Freshly fried Soft Shell Crab wrapped with crispy batter has given a wonderful texture as you bite into it, the crab itself was succulent and juicy. The pizza crust was firm and crispy, not soggy and soft, which goes very well with the crab. A little touch-up by adding mango slices to freshen up the overall taste was awesome. Highly recommended!
Baked rice pot with grilled eel & scrumbled egg (HK$86) was good too. Portion was just right, moisture of the rice was perfect and not overbaked. Grilled eel wasn't too amazing but the spongy texture of scrumbled eggs with onions and Katsuobushi flakes had enriched the flavour of baked rice.
Last but not least, Tokyo Style Ginger Pork Pizza (HK$56) sprinkled with the most expensive spice in the world, Saffron, was exotic as it's spiced up by Japanese pickled ginger. The pork was turned out tender as it can be tough getting them just right and pizza texture was the same as that of soft shell crab.
The only bad comment I had is there isn't any complimentary drinking water served and I've to fork out HK$16 for their so-called "500ml Suzuki Spring Water" and this is hardly happened in Hong Kong with such restaurant standard. Well anyway... their service was satisfactory.
Website : http://www.suzukicafe.com/
Address : Shop L407, Level 4, The One, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
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