If green is your colour, Kowloon Shangri-La will offer a series of green gourmet treats featuring Kyoto Uji Matcha at their main outlets, Shang Palace, Nadaman, Cafe Kool, Lobby Lounge and Deli Kool from now until June. We were delighted to be the first to savour this array of creations made with matcha powder from Yamamasa Koyamaen, an award-winning tea farm, which includes matcha-infused Chinese dishes, desserts, pastries and afternoon tea treats.
Starting with an appetizer platter, it has uniquely rich stir-fried river shrimps with matcha from Shang Palace, sea urchin matcha tofu and my favourite tantalizing yuba tofu with snow crab meat from Nadaman.
Stir-fried River Shrimps with Matcha (Shang Palace), Fresh Snow Crab Meat & Soften Yuba Tofu with Matcha Powder (Nadaman)
Homemade Matcha Tofu with Fresh Sea Urchin (Nadaman)
Grilled Japanese Isaki Fish is beautifully cut, boneless and buttery, which comes served with a piece of sweet potato sprinkled with matcha powder, whereas the sliced crispy chicken on matcha toast is surprisingly tender, so much so that it even drew a round of applause from the guests. This was served alongside some more shredded chicken that was richly flavoured with sesame oil.
Grilled Japanese Isaki Fish with Matcha Flavor (Nadaman)
Sliced Crispy Chicken on Matcha Toast (Shang Palace)
Last but not the least, we sampled a variety of fine matcha pastries including matcha cheese cake, puff, jelly and scones which are available at the buffet restaurant Cafe Kool and afternoon tea set from Lobby Lounge; and bringing home our DIY matcha green tea swiss roll with the help from executive pastry chef Thomas Broger (priced at HK$300 each) .
Matcha Marinated Salmon with Cilantro, Matcha Smoked Beef Billet with Miso Mustard Dressing, Steamed Matcha Egg Custard with Crab Meat, Baked Champignon with Matcha Mayonnaise, Matcha Cheese Cake, Matcha Puff, Shiratama with Matcha Jelly & Red Beans, Matcha Scones with Double Cream & Strawberry Jam
Matcha Swiss Roll
Lunch buffet: Mon-Fri (12:00-3:00pm) Adult: HK$328, Child: HK$248
Sat-Sun, Public Holiday (12:00-3:00pm) Adult: HK$408, Child: HK$288
Dinner buffet: Mon-Thur (6:30-9:30pm) Adult: HK$578, Child: HK$458
Fri, Sat, Public Holiday (6:00-9:30pm) Adult: HK$628, Child: HK$488
Sun (6:00-9:30pm) Adult: HK$578, Child: HK$458
Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet: (1:00-5:00pm) Adult: HK$318, Child: HK$268
Nadaman - Matcha-themed Kaiseki
Deli Kool - Matcha Green Tea Swiss Roll