One Tea Lounge & Grill
Upper Ground Floor, 73 York St, Sydney (02) 9279 3311 onetealounge.com.au
Remember that ramen burger from the Noodle Night Markets that blew everyone’s minds? Well now it’s found a permanent home at David Yip’s One Tea Lounge & Grill. Since launching, Yip has become the matcha man, infusing green tea into at least 80% of the bar’s menu. Green tea cocktails? Check. Green tea infused hollandaise? Check. Green tea salt? Check. Obviously no trip here is complete without sampling the infamous Ramen Sliders ($20/3): beef, lettuce, tomato and mayo. sandwiched between two burnished noodle stacks. I was pretty dubious about the idea of a green tea cocktail, but I couldn’t get enough of Matcha Made in Heaven ($20). When it came to dessert, I think I spent more time gawking at the beauty that is the Green Tea Parfait ($15) than actually eating it. Think: Frangelico panna cotta, green tea and black sesame ice cream with red bean, almonds, cream, waffle flakes and candy floss. Par-fect.