The newly opened One Tea Lounge Lounge and Grill along York Street (adjoins CBD hotel/Mojo) is the David Yip’s asian fusion joint. Famed for breaking the nightnoodle markets with his ricebun burger and that infamous, polarising Ramen Burger; One Tea Lounge brings to Sydney the first ever Matcha Baoger (nope, we haven’t had it) but we did grab a fair few drinks and eats while here. Its an interesting, somewhat quirky fusion venue. And yes, about 75-80% of their menu items does contain green tea.
Also here is a Robata grill and the price range for grilled skewers sits between $6-8 for 2 skewers. Eggplant, Chicken Crackling (skin) and Enoki Beef. Quite nice little bites and would go nicely with beers. The chicken crackling was nice and decadent and that spicy miso sauce on it was pretty spicy.
A duo of desserts – we had their dessert baogers. Mini deep fried sweet buns with (sesame, matcha, lychee or red bean) icecream – you get to pick them. In the tall glass is their green tea parfait which ticks all the boxes with a panacotta, a fairy floss, almonds, crunchy almond waffers and matcha icecream in there. Scooping down into it, you’ll get plenty of flavours and textural notes as you dive in.
Open for lunch and dinners, OTL located where it sits in the CBD is going to be many CBD workers go to burger joint. They also sell Japanese styled noodles (its Ramen you guys) and we’re looking forward to our return visit; Their real sized burgers are calling.