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Green tea madness at Cafe Cre Asion and Valentino Rockstuds

This weeked was unuually wet, gloomy and cold for Spring. But that didn’t stop me from making the most of it!

On Saturday, I met up with my friends to try out Cafe Cre Asion, a tiny cafe in a back alley specialising in everything matcha.  Miss F had somehow found out about this little gem and I’m so glad she invited me to test it out because the green tea lattes and green tea desserts were the best I’ve had in Sydney!

On the downside, it was a little hard to find and I got lost and was scared walking down the graffiti-ed alleyways with not a single person nearby.  There were hardly any stools and was very crowded (the seats were low stools and tables were tiny!).  We were sitting outside and luckily as soon as it started raining, a group next to us who were under a small shelter left so we were (for the most part) shielded from the rain.

First, we all ordered match lattes.  They were the bomb!  My friends each got standard hot matcha lattes and I got a soy matcha iced latte.

Hot matcha latte

 

Iced soy matcha latte...and a sneak peak of our salad!
Iced soy matcha latte…and a sneak peak of our salad!

 

Enjoying my iced soy green tea latte
Enjoying my iced soy green tea latte

Then we ordered 2 salads to share and boy were they tasty.  I’d never been to a Japanese cafe serving savoury food and I my tummy was very satisfied indeed!

Our savoury spread
Our savoury spread

The daikon radish, ogonori seaweed, wasabi leaves, shiso, mushrooms, white miso and sesame seed salad was my favourite. The flavours were authentic, tasted healthy…in fact I’m craving it now!

Poached free range chicken, chilli pickled Asian mushroom, iceberg lettuce, zucchini, white sesame and wasabi mayo salad
Smoked ocean trout, soft boiled egg, pickled fennel, mustartd leaves, pears, caraway seeds, horseradish and cream fraiche salad

The smoked ocean trout, soft boiled egg, pickled fennel, mustartd leaves, pears, caraway seeds, horseradish and cream fraiche salad was also good, but none of us were huge cream cheese fans and we left 3 big blobs of cream cheese untouched.

Smoked salmon salad
Smoked ocean trout, soft boiled egg, pickled fennel, mustartd leaves, pears, caraway seeds, horseradish and cream fraiche salad

We ordered 3 desserts to share.  My favourite by far was the chocolate green tea fondant.  The chocolate cake was warm, just the right texture, a little crumbly, rich but not overly rich, and the right level of sweetness.  It came with hot matcha lava on the side which we poured over the cake.

Chocolate fondant with green tea lava
Green tea chocolate fondant

The matcha Swiss roll came with green tea cream in the centre.  The Swiss roll was light and airy, just the way I like them (I probably should have had this before the fondant so I could taste the flavours better!).

The chocolate tart was incredibly rich, and had a fudge-like consistency.  It was too rich and bitter for my liking but the others enjoyed it.

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Green tea chocolate fondant, green tea Swiss roll and chocolate tart
Green tea chocolate fondant, green tea Swiss roll and chocolate tart

Of course, no trip to the city could be complete without a spot of shopping.  On my way home, I stopped by at David Jones to admire my current crush, no other than the Valentino Rockstud kitten heels!  They are the first thing on my mind when I wake up, the last thing on my mind when I go to sleep, and I’ve been daydreaming about them.  Perfect Christmas present for myself 🙂  I can’t decide on what colour to go for and ended up on a photo sending rampage to poll my friends.

David Jones received their Christmas shipment in a couple of days ago so they have the biggest range but I have  a feeling they will go soon.  The lady trying them on next to me couldn’t make up her mind and bought both pairs!

Valentino Rockstuds! Can't decide on the colour, help!
Valentino Rockstuds! Can’t decide on the colour, help!
Trying these lovelies on the day before.
Trying these lovelies on the day before.

 

 

Cafe Cre Asion
Rating:
Address: 21 Alberta St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 8021 1629

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