Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Maccha House (抹茶馆) @ Tai Koo (太古), Hong Kong.

Matcha, finely ground Green Tea leaves in powder form is not something new or recently unearthed; in fact, it has been around for centuries but in the modern world, it has become a star ingredient in food, particularly desserts. The Hong Kies have professed their love for Matcha so much that they need to operate a dessert parlor dedicated entirely to Matcha Green Tea. Maccha House has a few branches across Hong Kong, it has gained fame quick over social media since its launching. Though there are still some savory mains on the menu, it is pretty much Matcha-focused and the desserts are the real pull factors behind Maccha House. Given the satisfying quality, it is safe to assume that this place worth the travel-time and effort, particularly for Matcha lovers. 

Maccha Chiffon Cake with Ice Creams/ 抹茶雪纺蛋糕 (HKD 74)

Maccha Tiramisu/ 抹茶提拉米苏 (HKD 49)

Traditional Maccha/ 传统抹茶 (HKD 19)

The boxed Maccha Tiramisu is so Instagram-worthy. It has a few layers- Mascarpone Cheese sandwiched between layers of Sponge and topped with Matcha powder. The leafy-vegetal flavor of the Matcha was not as bold as expected but just good enough to cut through the addictive creaminess of Cream Cheese and linger around the palate. The sweetness was spot on, we did not feel a sense of saccharine after having a few big spoons. The Maccha Chiffon Cake with Matcha icing was equally good, everything was carefully balanced. The icing was thin but good enough to provide the necessary flavor; to top it off with scoops of Ice Cream, it was lip-smacking. But mind you, the portion is meant for sharing. 

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: N/A
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: Shop F10, 1st Floor of Kornhill Plaza, 1 Kornhill Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong. 太古康山道1-2号康怡广场北座1楼F10号
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: +852 3956 8160
Direction: Exit B MTR Tai Koo Station and walk towards Kornhill Plaza.