You know what’s pathetic? What’s really pathetic? I’ll tell you what. It’s Friday night and I’m out having dinner with friends. No, that’s not the pathetic part. We have dinner at Cay Tre, before moving onto Candy Cafe for dessert. I have a matcha ice cream smoothie. That’s definitely not the pathetic part.

The pathetic part starts when we’re done with dessert. We’re too full to have another dessert (which was part of the grand plan but alas, our eyes were much greedier than our tummies) so we wander through Soho and look, just look at food that we could be consuming.

Sad, right?

We perch at the window of Bubbleology, transfixed by the fluidity with which the bubbleologists prepare each drink. We then head to Gelupo just to check out the flavours on offer. Then Cox, Cookies & Cakes. Then Princi. Then L’Eto Caffe. You get the idea.

But that’s still not even the really pathetic part! The reaaaaally pathetic part is that I’m home at 10pm. And the first thing I do? Download my photos and start a blog post because damn, I’m excited to show you my matcha ice cream smoothie! :D

Haha, I’m a such blog geek.

Anyway, Candy Cafe has been there for eons but because it’s hidden on the first floor above Leong’s Legends, no one really knows about it or maybe they do but you know, there’s the added pressure of going up a flight of stairs to check something out. Almost as though by going up, you’ve committed to dining there and what if you didn’t like the place? Somehow it’s much easier to just walk out of a ground floor establishment without buying anything. Um, much like we did several times tonight.

Candy Cafe is predominantly a bubble tea joint and our little venture out tonight actually served two purposes. Firstly, me and my matcha. Secondly, we were there to pop Mowie and Bruce’s bubble tea cherry!

Consider it POPPED. Good and proper.

The bubble tea at Candy Cafe is derrrriiiiicious. It’s that light and sweet HK bubble tea style, which I think a lot of places here get wrong – they make it too bitter, but Candy Cafe, they get it just right. Big props.

We also shared a matcha azuki dessert, which comes with matcha shaved ice, jelly, cold dumplings, red bean and matcha ice cream.

And of course there’s my matcha ice cream smoothie – a tall glass of matcha goodness, all mixed up with ice and sago. It’s rich but not sweet, a big fat matcha hit if there ever was one.

LOVE that this place is so close to my house. I might just move in. And now that I’ve shared my excitement with y’all, I can totally go to bed and continue with my lame existence of bed at 11pm on a Friday night. Love it.

Candy Cafe
First Floor, 3 Macclesfield St,
Soho, W1D 6AU
0207 434 4581
website

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15 Thoughts on “matcha ice cream smoothie @ Candy Cafe (and the pathetic existence of a food blogger)

  1. Yay for matcha! Glad you got to share this so quickly and now I’m having massive matcha cravings! x

  2. jenny on May 27, 2011 at 11:52 pm said:

    This looks like an interesting place! I’ve heard of it but never been up before. I think I’ll go!

  3. what ? I ate at leong’s legends when I was in town in February and NO idea there was a matcha milk shake wating for me upstairs. blergh ! Guess I’ll have to come back soon …

  4. Leave it to you to come up with more ways to use matcha. This stuff looks GOOD!

  5. Hi catty, hope this doesn’t sound too creepy but I actually recognised you today! (or yesterday even) I was by the window. Glad you enjoyed Candy Cafe, their bubble tea is still my fav. You really didn’t miss out on anything from bubbleology!

    btw I am off to Santorini on tuesday and will definitely try those places you’ve been to! Thanks for your amazing blog : D

  6. Haha is that pathetic? Please say no because that’s what I do all the time! :P

  7. What you call pathetic, I call EXTREME efficiency! I wonder if Bruce and Mowie had even gotten home by the time you had the post up ;)

    Yay for bubble tea!

  8. jeez I would love to have friends like that none of mine would be interested in a “just looking” food tour! I need to get me some food blogger mates ;-)

  9. Maria: hope you satiated your matcha craving! xx

    jenny: yeah, check it out, don’t be afraid to go upstairs! :)

    Sweet Caroline: haha. a good excuse to come back!

    Linda: sadly, I didn’t come up with this idea but hey, I’ll still drink it happily!

    Suety: REALLY???? Haha! Omg, spotted! All I noticed were loads of people inside. We were just watching them make the bubble teas hehe. I’ve tried Bubbleology before, I didn’t love it either, had the taro one and the flavour was so weak! Man, enjoy Santorini, I LOVE that island…

    Lorraine: Haha, another food blogger geek. Love you!

    Su-yin: Ok, extreme pathetic efficiency! :D Now, you should exercise some efficiency and make ice cream!

    chiara: definitely! It’s like window shopping! :D

  10. ooh that looks so yummy! especially the matcha red bean dessert… must try.

  11. It’s 7am in the morning, I’ve just back from a 12 hour flight from HK and what I am doing? Loading up photos for the blog, and checking out other blogs that I haven’t seen cos I’ve had no interweb for the last 3 days. I am sad and pathetic too!

  12. thewanderingfoody: ahhh yeah, anything red bean is usually good! I hear their sago and pamelo dessert is also great, going to go back for that!

    Me Noodles: lol, you and I both ;)

  13. Ana Goncalves on June 5, 2011 at 10:21 pm said:

    OMG *Drools* that Matcha Ice cream smoothie looks so lush and so does bubble tea! I just had to look it up, as I had no idea what it was and now I am very tempted to try it and do some bubble tea cherry popping of myself. Thank you! Your blog posts are always so inspiring and full of knowledge, especially about places in London I wouldn’t have otherwise known about, and eaten in before. Hope you are well x

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