Read full review
2013-12-12 408 views
I have been to Via Tokyo for 2 times already...actually more than 2 times. But there were a few times I went there with friends, but the queue was just too long! So we left in sadness & dissatisfaction.Recently I saw quite a lot of pictures on Facebook & Instagram about their winter special, Matcha Affogato! It's an off menu item at the moment & people can order it as long as they like Via Tokyo's Facebook page or follow their Instagram account.I saw the update on their Facebook page on 8 Dec t
Recently I saw quite a lot of pictures on Facebook & Instagram about their winter special, Matcha Affogato! It's an off menu item at the moment & people can order it as long as they like Via Tokyo's Facebook page or follow their Instagram account.
I saw the update on their Facebook page on 8 Dec that they are celebrating 1000 likes on their Facebook page. So they are going to reward the fans with one free topping for any dessert item on Monday 9/12 and Tuesday 10/12. What the customers need to do is just show the staffs at Via Tokyo that they like their Facebook page.
Since I had tasting on Tue (10/12) at Causeway Bay, so I went there earlier to get the free topping & to try out the matcha affogato.
I arrived the shop around 6:30pm. I WAS SO SURPRISE TO SEE THAT I DON'T HAVE TO QUEUE AT ALL!!!! OH MY GOD!! LUCKY!!!
I chose the free topping to be the crispy rice cracker bites. I want to choose something simple to go with it, so just ordered the plain matcha ice cream. Also, of course I ordered the matcha affogato. AND! The staff looked at me like some kind of weirdo to eat that much! I'm aware that it's a bit too much too, especially I ate it before the tasting. hehehe....The staff triple confirmed with me that I want to order both of it!!
I sat down at one of the high table (I still find their high chairs really hard to sit on, may be it's just my height!).
The matcha ice cream with free topping (crunchy rice cracker bites) came first. The syrup served up separately in a small jar as usual. Their matcha ice cream is still as solid as the first time I ate it. The matcha ice cream is more toward the bitter side, but it's still acceptable. The rice cracker bites has a crunchy texture & it's nice to mix together with the creamy matcha ice cream. The syrup added a hint of sweetness & balance out some of the bittiness from the ice cream.
Within 5 minutes, I have already finished the ice cream. So the waitress served up the matcha affogato. Affogato is usually a coffee-based beverage, included a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso. But in this case it's a matcha-based dessert! Overdosed of greenness! I expected it to be double the matcha flavor.
I tried to take a picture when I poured the hot matcha in, but failed & made a mess around! I saw lots of reviews about their utensil wasn't very suitable for pouring & they actually changed the utensil to improve it. But I still made a mess! So instead of the pouring shot, I just took a picture after I have poured the hot matcha in. Since their matcha ice cream is pretty solid, so it didn't melt immediately after the hot matcha was poured in. It tasted really strong in matcha flavor, almost a bit too bitter. But whoever is a matchaholic should totally try this!!