02 October 2010
Happy Lemon at Broadway [CLOSED]
$1 Salty cheese drinks at Happy Lemon, Broadway. Joy! [CLOSED OCTOBER 2012]
Happy Lemon is a drink chain from Hong Kong who has recently opened at Broadway. Happy Lemon is just so happy, check out their website. I don't understand a word of Chinese but is that the happiest website in the world or what? Happy they may be but it's the $1 drink special that lures us in.
There were three $1 specials over three days. We missed day one but made it for day two, Milk Tea with Black Pearl Sago. It tasted much like the milk tea we had in Hong Kong only stronger, with lumpy bits at the bottom. The day three special we had to go back for: Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese.
Watching Miss Chicken's face as she tried Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese reminded me of watching her try durian for the first time: the face contorts with various sensations - joy, confusion, unease, sweet/savoury really? pleasure, hmmmm....
The main drink is a very strong green tea with quite a caffeine kick, this took some getting used to. The white frothy stuff on top was magic: the "cheese" tasted like cheesecakey cream cheese, the salt and sprinkle of green tea powder gave it an unusual edge. It wasn't love at first taste but we were hooked by the time we finished, it was very refreshing.
We liked Happy Lemon so much we came back for more, this time we went for Matcha with Adzuki Bean and Pudding and Lemon Yakult Mousse Spin. Both were wonderful. Both $4.20.
The "pudding" is lovely chunks of custard, yum.
Back again - this time for the Blood Orange Black Tea with Aloe. It's incredible. A very strong black tea flavour goes perfectly with blood orange flavour. The only way to improve this is to add vodka.
Back yet again, I'm a Happy Lemon Whore. This time I go for the basic Lemon Black Tea - a jumbo sized for only $3.50. A very strong black tea flavour with lemon and not overly sweetened. A wonderful pick-me-up on a hot day. I'll be back for this over summer...
Happy Lemon Menu.
Happy Lemon Menu.
Happy Lemon is on Parramatta Road\Broadway out the front of the Broadway shopping centre, near Glebe.