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Published March 31st 2015
Matcha made in heaven
I'll try any food once. I mean if you can't experiment with food are you even living? Really? Come on.. Short answer: NO!
Japanese hot dogs (well to be honest, majority of Japanese cuisine) is new to me, aside from your standard sushi. So brings me to my first experience with Japanese hot dogs and matcha lattes.
Chanoma Cafe Sydney prides themselves on being "The Japanese Matcha Master" offering a range of matcha inspired drinks both hot and cold. Chanoma also offer a range of light bites such as hotdogs, chips and traditional Japanese desserts.
As I am no matcha expert, I opted for the recommendation of the matcha shiratama float. Essentially this is an iced matcha latte, with soft serve matcha ice cream, topped with shiratama or "rice cake". The drink had many bold flavours, and the creamy texture of the soft serve paired with the chewiness of the shiratama was very interesting, but good!
Between a few of us we ordered three Japa-Dogs: The Tonkatsu, Teriyaki Chicken and Spicy Meat Lovers, and two serves of Shaked Chips: Seaweed and Soy, as well as Chilli and Garlic.
The Tonkatsu dog featured a deep fried ham-wrapped kranski with cabbage, tonkatsu and tatar sauce. The Spicy Meat Lovers dog included a kranski topped with miso pork mince, canellini beans and tatar sauce. My favourite of the three however, had to be the Teriyaki Chicken, with deep fried chicken and cabbage drizzled with tatar and teriyaki sauce.
The shaked chips were equally as flavoursome, with a perfect crunch reminiscent of "french fries" potato chips straight from the packet.
Overall, this was a new and enjoyable experience with a range of tantalising food and drink on offer that won't break the bank. However, if you're wanting to dine in, I would get there early, as this place tends to fill up.