same as below Apr 20, 2008
Nice decor (well, it's not like really classic/distinctive but...nice) but..it's a cafe where people dine at not just a room where people only sit and talk or sleep...
Sunday lunch menu ranges from $48 to $68, which is actually a pretty good deal in TST. The set lunch contains soup, main dish, coffee/tea.
Soup: me and my friend both ordered veggie soup (the "red" soup) and it just tastes weird. We called for the manager and he offered to give us the cream soup ("white" soup). As he delivered the cream soup, he explained that the chef didn't add enough salt and thus the soup tasted like "grass". Well, this explanation may satisfies those who don't cook at all. Unluckily, both my friend and I do cook a little bit. The weird taste comes from: 1)not enough salt; 2)the veggie is not fresh enough; 3)wrong combination of veggie
Main dish: well, my friend ordered Salmon filet and it's fine. I ordered stir-fried mushroom angel hair and it's a disaster. I expected it to be salty but the angel hair tastes sweet (well, a little bit of sweetness is good but it's too much). The mushroom...tastes weird. My friend said it's rotten. No, it's not. The weird taste comes from the root part of the mushroom. Obviously, those in the kitchen really needa learn how to cook. You needa cut that root part! Ok, I do keep them when I cook for just myself at home...when I'm extremely tired and lazy. But this is a cafe...
coffee: came with condensed milk. After adding condensed milk, the coffee just looks like... sewage water. Alright, it's food, not a pageant queen...looks doesn't matter, taste does. Well, tastes awful. This time, it's because that coffee is being boiled for too long and hence turned sour. The brown sugar gave the sweetness and the condensed milk gave that not-so-watery texture. And the three - sourness, sweetness, not-so-watery texture - don't blend together at all. Imagine that!
I left this cafe with an unsatisfied stomach as I could only bear to finish the soup, 1/3-1/2 of the angel hair, and four sips of coffee. Yes, four sips...just coz I wanna figure out where that taste comes from.
At the end, my friend and I went to McCafe right after leaving this cafe and each bought a cup of coffee. Taste way better! How sad!
Spending per head: Approximately HKD60
Nice decor but.... Mar 29, 2008
Traditional HK style cafe disguised as an upscale cafe
Came here for lunch with a friend before work...was attracted by their many lunch sets.
My friend ordered \"Fish Hamburger\" $38 (what is that? A fish burger is a fish burger, but what\'s a fish hamburger?) Turns out just a Fish burger with McDonald-like fries!
I ordered a rosemary Pork tenderloin $48, which just turned out to be plain pork chop with rice and a bit of sauce...
Really think they need to change the chef! Nice decor (smiliar to a French Bistro) however the food they serve can be found at any HK style tea cafes everywhere! Nothing special!
What was worst was the aftermeal drinks, my friend ordered Hot Milk tea, while I ordered an Iced Coffee! Both looked like watered down brown liquids! The milk tea looked like it was made from those \"hot tea\" they throw at you at the local HK style tea shops! The coffee tasted worst than instant coffee!
I believe even HK style tea cafes have better tasting tea and coffee!
I also think they should do something with the bugs crawling on the walls! >_<
This place really needs a lot of work if its to survive!
Spending per head: Approximately HKD50
Value for Money3