This is a typical upper cafe named after the restaurant owner, Sin Mei. It is specialized in Matcha green tea desserts, pastries and drinks, whilst recently comes up with more hojicha variations. The first item appeals to me, which is also my favourite, is a hojicha brownie served in a mini skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It echos a beautiful sizzling effect as the hojicha glaze is poured over the hot skillet, which also pairs wonderfully with the slightly too dense brownie and the cold ice cream. Similar to the matcha version with a green tea brownie, walnuts, matcha glaze and vanilla ice cream. It has a more bitter taste in comparison. We all agree that the hojicha angel cake can be lighter and should be moister in our expectation. Luckily the hojicha molten chocolate cake is so impressive as the chocolate lava just oozed out from the crusty outer layer. Finally, we are delightful to be treated with free houjicha hot chocolate, made with hojicha tea powder, white chocolate milk, toasted mini marshmallows and cream. The chocolate milk tea is mildly sweetened to my perfect ratio.
Drizzle of Hojicha Glaze
Hojicha Hot Chocolate
Sinmei Tea 川善茶居
Address: 5/F, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3690 8238
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-19:30