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After repeatedly sharing images of their Strawberry Sakura Mont Blanc, delicate Chiffon Cakes, and gorgeous lattes, it was a given that the cute Japanese café would be incorporated into the day's itinerary.
I'm quite neutral towards fresh strawberries, however this cohesive concoction was a blooming winner. The custard cream was smooth without excessive creaminess, while the mont blanc cream was as distinct as it was delicate. A whole fresh strawberry provided an unexpected dose of moistness, contrasting against the coarse texture of the graham tart shell.
While my lovely dongsaeng opted for a citrus-based beverage, I chose a signature that employed a shockingly strong brew of Jasmine. Cactus Tapioca was slightly fruity to taste, though I found the Green Milk Tea base too bitter to act as complement. The Orange Passion Green Tea was depicted as satisfactory until the shreds of orange pulp and passionfruit seeds imposed a barrier to tapioca obtainment.
In dire need of greens, I prompted the request of the Avocado Tofu Salad. Given its higher price point (especially during supper time), one would anticipate fresh spring mix and buttery avocado slices. The sad reality was a plate of bland tomato slices, mushy avocado with black spots, and dry, firm cubes of fried tofu. The underlying layer of greens only managed to retain a minimal amount of freshness.