Dear Readers, do you get post-holiday blues? Sighhh even though I’ve been back in Melbourne for about 3 weeks, have gone back to work and everything is slowly reverting back to ‘normal’…I can’t help but feel a little sad that my holidays have ended 😦 Whenever I miss my holidays I go back through my photos because the somehow comfort me, that’s why I realised…more than 80% of my photos are of food and mainly photos of dessert 😛
I then realised I hadn’t blogged about the Giant Matcha Fondant I had at The Steakhouse Winebar + Grill 🙂 I first saw the picture of the gigantic matcha fondant from Chocolate Mui Mui’s Instagram (she’s a food blogger based in HK and like me LOVES desserts :D) I immediately left her a message and told her to take me there as soon as I landed in HK!
A couple of days after I arrived, I gathered a few blogging friends HK Epicurus, Yoni and Sai and off went to The Steakhouse for desserts. As the name of the restaurant suggests, its steakhouse on the basement level of the Intercontinental Hotel, however, on the side, they have a bar area where it’s quieter and customers can sit down have a drink and order DESSERTS 😀
This is the Giant Matcha Fondant! It’s actually much bigger in real life than it appears in this photo ~ The chef had trouble making the fondant though something about it breaking when they were trying to remove it from the cake tin and the waitress said that they weren’t able to make another one. But after some persuasion and I may have yelled out “But I came all the way from Melbourne just to try this!” the chef tried again and it worked YAY!
Now time for that MONEY shot where the lava oozes out! We left this important task to the very capable hands of Chocolate Mui Mui who has had this a couple of times already ~ She very gently cut a tiny piece out and immediately green goodness seeps out.
I love this picture 🙂 Even seeing it makes me want to eat it all over again! The matcha fondant is also topped with a red bean ice-ceam. In terms of flavour and texture, the outer sponge cake has a strong matcha flavour which wasn’t over powering or too bitter. While the filing was a mixture of white chocolate and matcha powder, it was sweet with notes of matcha. When combined with the red bean ice-cream, I think I have officially gone to matcha heaven!
We couldn’t leave with just one dessert ~ So we tried the Chocolate Brownie as well. It seems like all desserts here are super sized hahaha the chocolate brownie was so big, it was pretty much looked like a cake. The brownie topped with hot chocolate sauce, vanilla ice-cream and candied pecans.
Unfortunately, we were not as impressed with this dessert, the chocolate brownie itself was very dry and crumbly in texture. I prefer my brownies to be super moist and fudgey. it would’ve been much better if there was more chocolate sauce and caramel sauce to accompany with it 🙂
The matcha fondant was so good, I actually went back a couple of days later 😛 with another lot of friends hahaha
Still just as delicious! I have actually made it my New Years resolution to try and make this at home, so if you have any hints or tips please let me know 😀
This time I convinced my other friends to try the Bombe Alaska ~ I didn’t get a chance to take a photo on my camera, so apologies for the bad iPhone quality photo. Underneath the sweet merengue that was lit on fire in front of us, it had coffee ice-cream, chocolate ice-cream and a chocolate sauce accompanied with a Tia Maria sauce on the side. I really liked the coffee and chocolate ice-cream, while I found the chocolate sponge to be a little dry again but the Tia Maria sauce helped.
I don’t think I need to do anymore persuading 😛 Trust me if you like matcha flavoured desserts you will LOVE the matcha fondant so what are you waiting for 🙂 Go try it out if you’re in HK and if you’re going definitely put it on your list!!!
The Steakhouse Winebar + Grill
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
PH:(+852) 2721 1211