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.

25 comments:

  1. Ooooh you tried the cheese one! I was curious about scared at the sound of it! Was there on the 1st day and pleasantly surprised it was offering all drinks at $1. Will try the cheese one next...i walk by this place every day!

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  2. Can't knock back a drink with cheese in it :-) We've got our eye on the mousse spins for next visit :-)

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  3. Oh I love happy lemon and am so jealous they have opened in Oz! wish they would open one in UK!

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  4. I'll have an extra salt cheese drink for you Lucy!

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  5. lol, thanks, not sure i fancy the salt cheese flavour tho! hehe

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  6. Had the green tea cheese one today! It is really quite nice...the strange salty cheesy taste was interesting initially but then kinda goes well with the green tea! Not that bad...yummm....now to try something else tomorrow...

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  7. I tried the matcha with adzuki bean and pudding ($4.20 for regular). Although not exactly a pretty drink, I was pleasantly surprised how strong the green tea flavour was and that the drink was not overly sweet. The pudding was pretty awesome as well (but looked like cubes of butter floating around my drink haha). It was also very filling!

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  8. Hey Fred - you're right, the strength of the tea and the sparing use of sugar sets this place apart. We're only new to bubble tea, we've had some other bubble tea since this, it made me realise how good/unique Happy Lemon is.

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  9. Loved it! thanks for the blog having a matcha with adzuki bean now yummmm

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  10. Isn't Happy Lemon place just amazing ?!?!?!?

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  11. The more we go the more we love Happy Lemon :-)

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  12. oh the Yakult mousse was divine!!! And the lemon pineapple with nata de coco made my day. Sooooo pretty and soooo yummy

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  13. OMG I drove past this place the other day and wondered what it was. It looks even better than I could have ever imagined!!!! Arghhhhhhh so kawaii

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  14. how is this compare to Easyway and chatime?

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  15. I'm not sure Obesebaby, I haven't had much Easyway or Chatime, but I'm pretty sure the strong tea flavours and sparing use of sugar make Happy Lemon unique.

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  16. Happy lemon is my favourite drink with its unique chesse green tea combination. In my opinion its better than the conventional EASYWAY many times because of its unique combination.
    Friendly assistances too.

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  17. can you ask for less sugar / no ice at HappyLemon like you can at Chatime?

    I tried the Pearl Milk Tea for $2 and forgot to ask for less sugar so it's a tiny bit too sweet for me. The tea taste is strong though. Comparable to Chatime, WAY better than EasyWay.

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  18. I'm not sure if you can ask for extra sugar or no ice, can't see why not :-)

    We must try Chatime, but happy Lemon is just at the right spot for a drink when we walk into the Chinatown :-)

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  19. Finally had my first Happy Lemon drink... yep, addicted. They had a $2 weekend special but both options were hot and it was far too warm today so I just went for good old pearl milk tea. Yum!

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  20. i was looking for a blog that gives me more info about happy lemon's menu.. and your blog is really great.. love happy lemon

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  21. Hehe - we were at Happy Lemon today enjoying the $2 weekend specials - yum!

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  23. It's still there, we walk past every night. There's a new one opening on George Street, kind of around the cinemas, opposite side of the road...

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