Nana's Green Tea @ Midvalley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur

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Following the hype where every, single, damned, person in Midvalley decides to dine; Nana's Green Tea. Amazingly enough, for such a small outlet, I had to queue for more than 30 minutes. To be honest, I wasn't entirely excited about having lunch there but I thought to myself, "why not try it and see how it goes? Even though its bad, its an experience."

Well, true enough, I did. So here I am, writing about how I feel about the place. I know I'm late compared to many others out there but nevertheless, here's my thought.

The entrance.

I have to give it to them. The kitchen was ridiculously small. The very fact that they can produce such presentable food with that many people was indeed amazing. 

Chicken Katsu Curry - RM18.80 (Set Lunch)

Here is my order of chicken katsu curry. To be honest, it wasn't all that bad. The curry was sweet and thick, which resembles most Japanese curry. Chicken was relatively juicy and tender. The rice was pretty interesting, and well cooked. Overall, its good but not great. 

Locomoco Hamburg - RM18.80 (Set Lunch)

Thought it was pretty cute to have steak with rice. The locomoco sauce was basically rich, thick tomato gravy with onions. Almost identical to the katsu curry's density of gravy. Anyway, the combination of the hamburg steak, running yolk and rice was pretty good, not great. 

Of course, the set lunches do come with a bowl of Miso Soup. Nothing spectacular, just regular miso soup.

Azuki Latte and Green Tea Latte 

Basic stuff, provided with the set lunch. Red bean latte was pretty interesting but the green tea latte was below average. It was actually milkier than I expected. 

Matcha Shiratama Parfait - RM18.80

Of course, we were bound to order the dessert. I mean, everyone that came here ordered it, so why wouldn't we? Going for the one which has the most image space in the menu, I assumed it was the signature.

 Green tea jelly with vanilla ice cream topped with corn flakes, red bean paste, taro balls, green tea ice cream and whipped cream with green tea extract. Looks pretty Hulk-ish to me. Nevertheless, I was rather disappointed. The green tea ice cream wasn't as unique as it sounds. The whipped cream was simply whipped cream with green tea extract. Taro balls were tasteless and the red bean paste was a bloody hassle.

The cornflakes was pretty nice but I did not pay so much for cornflakes. The vanilla ice cream reminded me of McDonald's sundae cone, which costs approximately RM1.05 and has twice the portion compared to this. It did a nice job acting as milk for the corn flakes, which was nice. However, the only thing which I find was pretty unique was the green tea jelly. But after several chews, it wasn't all that fantastic. 

In conclusion, the dessert or parfait (for this particular order) wasn't great nor good. It was, 'meh'. Furthermore, paying RM18.80 for this was simply not worth it. Perhaps I would say, its worthy enough to be an Instagram photo. 

The read bean paste, was harder than The Thing from Fantastic 4. It was a bloody hassle to have it scooped out so I can continue eating the green tea jelly. I wish the paste was a little softer and easier to tear apart. 

I guess in the end, the restaurant did serve a relatively average main course, which is fine since I believe their focus wasn't on the main course. The dessert, or atleast, the one I had was disappointing. Now, I wouldn't go and say all of their desserts are crap because I have yet to try them, perhaps never will. All I know is, the one I ordered, was, well, disappointing. 


Nana's Green Tea Cafe,
Lot 231A, Lower Ground Floor, 
The Gardens Mall, 
Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

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