Espuma – Spanish “Waffle” Cafe

Espuma is first known as a dessert cafe located in Tsim Sha Tsui. As soon as they expand from Central to Wan Chai, the vibe here brings us a casual feeling with wall hangings and an open kitchen with glass partition.

They are now offering more than just attractive desserts and coffee, but also an international menu with everything including Spanish inspired dishes and tapas.

First we try out some good starter with their local twist such as a house salad, with sesame-crusted tuna chunks and smoked salmon; an appealingly plated diced beef with tangy and sticky balsamic sauce and our favourite crispy and golden potato croquette stuffed with Iberico ham.

Specially mentioned is the Angus rib eye smoked with rosemary and herbs, which is cooked decently tender, succulent to medium.

The seafood paella made a good main to share, properly seasoned with saffron broth and assorted seafood, although the rice is not al dente and the lobster is not as meaty and fresh as we expect.

Unfortunately, the rice stuffed within the squid is a little too mushy in my opinion, but we still like the teriyaki glaze that goes pretty nicely with the overall dish.

To finish, the sweet treats from Espuma are all made to order. The signature waffle, is a delicious blend of purple sweet potato puree, strawberry and vanilla ice creams and very fluffy heart-shaped waffles. The smoky yogurt mousse tastes more on a milky side, completed with chocolate cookie crumbs on top and toasted marshmallow on the side, is also fairly enjoyable.

Final verdict, it is a nice cafe where do better on desserts.

Espuma Salad
精選沙律

Mashed Potato Ball Stuffed with Iberico Ham
西班牙黑毛豬火腿薯蓉

Grilled Diced Beef with Balsamic Vinegar
香烤牛柳粒配黑醋汁

Seared Foie Gras with Poached Pear
鵝肝配鴛鴦梨

Seared Foie Gras, Toast
煎鵝肝, 多士

Smoky Grilled Angus Rib Eye
煙燻烤安格斯肉眼牛扒

Paella de Marisco y Langosta
海鮮西班牙炒飯 (二人份)

Grilled Squid Stuffed with Rice
魷魚伴生姜銀魚柳飯

Smoky Yogurt Mousse with Mix Berries
煙燻雜莓乳酪慕斯

Smoky Yogurt Mousse with Mix Berries
煙燻雜莓乳酪慕斯

Sweet Carvings Waffle
紫薯窩夫配雪糕

Purple Sweet Potato Waffle, Strawberry Ice Cream
紫薯窩夫, 草莓雪糕

Chocolate Ganache
朱古力醬

Espuma
Address: 25/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Telephone: 2151 9126
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-23:00
Website: http://www.espuma.com.hk / https://www.facebook.com/espuma.hk

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