[Hong Kong] Frequent travellers to Hong Kong should be familiar with City’super, a high-end supermarket and retail chain established in 1996.
You will find this brand Cha-no-wa at their flagship branches at Times Square, Harbour City and Cityplaza selling everything matcha – from roll cakes, cheesecake to cookies.
Cha-no-wa from Hiroshima Japan, and is the brand’s first foray overseas, known for its range of scrumptious matcha desserts.
Range of the elegant green items include Matcha Rollcake (HK$150), Egg Roll Cookies (HK$75 for 7 pieces), Matcha Baumkuchen (HK$200), Matcha Cheese Cake (HK$230), Matcha Full Moon Butter Cake (HK$200) and Matcha Momiji Manju (HK$25).
Even though the Matcha Roll Cake with a hefty price tag of HKD$150 (approx SGD$27.80) may deter many to make their purchase, the soft and fluffy texture will make everything worth it.
Generous amount of matcha cream were pumped into the sponge roll and it oozed out at the slightest touch. The texture of the sponge roll was extremely soft and light and the matcha cream were light, creamy with a subtle bitterness.
Cha-no-wa also uses a higher percentage of actual matcha in its powder, therefore its desserts are richer, stronger and aromatically mellow.
B1, City’super, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
City’super, 3/F, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop 260-261, 2/F, Cityplaza I, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo
* Written by Nicholas Tan Follow him @stormscape on Instagram for more foodie adventures.