Thank you so much to everyone who left a kind comment in my last post 🙂 I really appreciate every single one of them! I’m going to try my best and work hard in the next stage of my life ~ would also like to say a HUGE thank you to the food blogging community, everyone is just so nice and friendly, I’m so glad to be part of this community ~
Now to celebrate my graduation, I have gone on a massive dessert rampage lol I have had desserts and cake for lunch 3 days in a row. That means no salad, no sandwich and basically no savoury food and just DESSERTS 🙂 I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate! As Bryan described it very accurately ‘Living up to my blog name’ ~
My idea was to just order all the cakes they had ~ but…my friends weren’t that keen on just having ‘desserts’…so I compromised and we ordered some savoury dishes and lots of cakes.
I persuaded them to have something less filling so I thought soup was a great idea 😛 We ordered the Prawn Bisque, but it wasn’t very good, in fact I swear it tasted like it was something out of a can and if it wasn’t out of a can…I’m totally disappointed. It was simply too sour and salty to be a soup made from scratch. You would expect more from a 5 star hotel 😦
The next dish we ordered was the All Day American Breakfast, nothing spectacular really, and instead of bacon, they gave us some ham , which was a little weird to me. Pretty good value though considering it was at a hotel and most big breakfast costs this much at a nice cafe ~
Now to the desserts 😀
They didn’t really have a large selection, only 5 cakes and 3 cupcakes ~ but that made it worse, because I simply wanted one of everything 😛
I read in an article, that Coco Patisserie’s cupcakes were amongst the top 10 best cupcakes in HK 🙂 So I was super excited about trying their cupcakes.
After some serious thinking we finally decided to get 3 cakes and 2 cupcakes 🙂
The one on the left is a Chocolate Addict cupcake which is a chocolate cupcake with crispy chocolate bits inside and instead of icing, it was topped with dark chocolate ganache. I really liked this cupcake, finally after all this time looking for good cupcakes! I finally found a decent MOIST cupcake 😀 YAY! The one on the right is a Mango Velvet, I think it’s supposed to be a Red Velvet cupcake topped with mango whipped cream and fresh mango pieces. It didn’t taste like a Red Velvet cupcake, more like a vanilla cupcake but I really liked how they put fresh mangoes inside the cupcake too ~ However, I didn’t like the mango cream, I would have preferred some buttercream icing. I’ve realised patisseries in HK don’t really use buttercream icing, probably because people here think it’s too sweet ~
I’m a fan of lemon tart so I had to try this Lemoncello, which is a lemon tart with a lime marshmallow. There were a few issues with this tart 😦 firstly, they laid a thin layer of vanilla sponge cake in the chocolate tart case before topping it with lemon curd. I thought the sponge cake component was unnecessary and kind of ruined the tart. Secondly, the lemon curd just wasn’t tangy enough, very bland. The marshmallow was quite nice though and definitely homemade 🙂
This was Coco’s take on a New York cheesecake with a raspberry and sweet basil dressing on top. Mr T and I like cheesecakes ~ especially those that are really rich and filling, but this one wasn’t any of these things 😦 It was rubbery and tasteless…neither of us could taste the cheese. However, we both liked the chocolate cookie base ~ it’s quite sad when we like the cake base more than the cake.
This was the Or Noir, never heard of this kind of cake hehe ~ It’s a chocolate sponge cake at the bottom, then a dark chocolate mousse and then the whole thing is covered in white chocolate mousse with Cointreau liquor. The little round cylinder has little crispy chocolate pebbles ~ I don’t really like mousse cakes but this was quite nice 🙂
The verdict? A nice place to have afternoon tea and service is great ~ but my suggestion is stick to having desserts and definitely try their cupcakes ~
Ground Level Lobby
118 Nathan Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
PH: 852 2368 1111