Matcha Mylkbar Web site
If there’s one flavour that I gravitate towards to the most, it would be Matcha. So in our usual Saturday grind, my husband and I caught the 96 tram to St. Kilda, not for Luna Park, but for an up and coming cafe, Matcha Mylkbar. It’s one of those trendy cafes pandering to plant-based people, close enough to soylent, methinks.
For some reason, eating these pancakes took me back to watching Lost In Translation back in the early 2000.
If I can explain the flavour in terms of films, it would be likened to the perfect on-screen chemistry between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson.
The pancakes are delicately smooth and pleasing with a very thin veil of agave syrup. Upgrade it with ice cream and it feels like Shibuya in your mouth – sweet, innocent, playful – pleasing all the senses.
Pancakes should be made like this. Perhaps, it’s the new gold standard.
VEGAN "EGGS" ON TOAST
This is a must. No matter how tempted you are to order other things in the menu, the eggs on toast is hands down the blockbuster at Matcha Mylkbar.
We’ve had vegan eggs from different restaurants and cafe around the world but this one is different. The texture of the egg is marvelous and tastewise, it doesn’t disappoint. We were expecting it to be salty but it wasn’t. Which is what sets it apart from the other ones that we’ve tried before. It goes on well with the toast and the flavour gets more and more pronounced with every bite.
SOY CHICKEN BURGER
You’ve never had a burger like this before. Trust me on that.
New York, I Love You – yes that movie with a stellar cast. It’s just like this burger. It has all the things that you want in a burger. Not only that, the patty blew me away. It was so good that I had doubts if it was really vegan. But alas, it is vegan. The matcha bun was fluffy and it gave the burger a shot of something extraordinary. Who would’ve thought that matcha would go well with something this savoury? Another good thing about this burger is that the sauce did not overpower the patty nor the burger itself. The combination was definitely superb.
This burger is probably the best first date burger. It’s not messy and it’s pleasing to the eyes. You’d definitely score a kiss or two.