At the back of the GUMGUMGUM store on Festival Walk, Gum Jeng is a great new spot for the matchaholic. Instead of their original local street food concept, they've moved their matcha menu all the way from Mongkok to the central shopping district of HK Island.
The matcha sundae consists of matcha jelly, tofu pudding, red beans, rice puffs and is served atop matcha soft serve with two decadent chewy dangos. The production of the sundae is time consuming but the end result is a perfect combination because the soft serve is light and less filling, while the matcha jelly provides a mild and subtle matcha flavour. In particular, the tofu pudding is impressively refreshing and silky in texture.
The warabimochi is another must order here. Covered with matcha powder and toasted soybean powder respectively, it is served with matcha and houjicha syrup. The latter is superbly spot on with black sugar sweetness and toasty characters from the soybean powder.
With all the matcha cafes going up around Causeway Bay, GUM “JENG!” is surely another great option to fulfill your matcha craving.
Matcha & soybean powder warabimochi
GUM “JENG!" X 御前上茶
Address: G/F, 8-10 Cleveland Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Telephone: 3486 7307
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-22:00