Lunch at RBTea Waffle & Toast

January 18, 2019:
I haven’t had the slightest craving for or had desire to eat any Western food or non-Asian food these past couple of weeks. I guess I just enjoy Asian food enough.

With that said, since it was lunchtime and we were around the area of this Pioneer Centre Shopping Arcade in Mong Kok, we noticed there was this restaurant called RBTea Waffle & Toast. I was given the suggestion that since we had been eating Asian food constantly that it might be good to switch it up.

RBTea Waffle & Toast, judging from a glimpse of the lunch menu outside the restaurant, served Western/Asian fusion dishes including pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and lots of teas and desserts (as evidenced by their name).
We entered the restaurant and it was one of those trendy restaurants most fitting to those who enjoy cute cafés with pillows on the chairs and columns carved into tree branches, giving a “delicate” and “cute” look to the place. There were mostly groups of females or mother-daughter pairs as customers. They even had some tables where one side were actual swings hovering over the ground. It was so cute indeed! (Its target audience reminded me of TeaWood.)
We ordered one item from the lunch menu. I didn’t care for any of their teas or drinks or even an add-on for cheese balls or panna cotta desserts. My foodie tastes have changed over the past year.
We ordered the Spaghetti with Clams in Cream Sauce from the lunch set which included a complimentary drink. As per usual, hot lemon water was the opted-for choice. This drink arrived steaming hot in a wide green mug with the RBTea logo on it and a rabbit. (The restaurant didn’t indicate what the “RB” actually stands for. Could it be “RaBbit something”?)
The hot lemon water had mint leaves in it too, which was fancy.
The Spaghetti with Clams in Cream Sauce was pretty good. There were at least 8 clams with the cream covered spaghetti. Lots of black pepper covered the al dente spaghetti too, making it heaty.
The other item we ordered was the Grilled Cheese Crisps with Sausages & Broccoli from the regular menu. This was like a crispy pizza or basically items on top of a crispy biscuit. It was super thin, super crispy, and quite tasty. It arrived pre-cut already on a little wooden board. The sausages were ones I haven’t had before. They were tan-coloured with specks of dark in it. It was soft and tasted good.
While the food was quite great, I had a hard time enjoying the meal since the air conditioning was so strong where I was sitting. I felt like I had to scarf down the food quickly to beat the cold air blowing down all the food. (Again, why do restaurants in Hong Kong insist on turning on the AC even in the winter time?! It’s so unnecessary. It was 18 degrees outside that day. There is no need for AC indoors!)
Our tables were also right in the middle of two other ones, limiting our privacy. The proximity was so close, making it awkward to enjoy the meal as the party next to ours seemed very gossipy. (Usually, I’m okay with close proximity in Hong Kong restaurants but these neighbours were a different story.)
I wonder if the desserts at RBTea are any good. 🤔

About stenoodie

I'm a stenographer, foodie, avid traveller, and new mom who loves to share her experiences with the world.
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6 Responses to Lunch at RBTea Waffle & Toast

  1. smkelly8 says:

    When I was in China I rarely craved Western food. In Korea or Japan I did.

  2. gchan7127 says:

    Wow!! They turn the AC on in the winter too!?!? Damnnn.

    • stenoodie says:

      Hong Kong doesn’t have central heating in its buildings. I believe they turn on the “air” (in this case, it’s cold air) so that the place continues to have circulation and doesn’t become stuffy inside.

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