Jun 16, 2010

The Asia Trip: McDonald's Hong Kong - Green Tea Lamington

McDonald's Hong Kong - McCafe Green Tea Lamington
I had never even heard of a Lamington until I went by a McDonald's McCafe and saw it advertised in the window. Intrigued, I eventually tried one for 7 HK or roughly about a dollar.

Anyway, a Lamington is a cubical sponge cake that is iced and then rolled in coconut flakes. They are Australian in origin and are popular there and in New Zealand.

McDonald's Green Tea Lamington features a green tea frosting and is fairly small; probably about an inch and a half per side. It's served on a ceramic plate with a dessert fork (I know, right?!).
McDonald's Hong Kong - McCafe Green Tea Lamington

It was a bit on the dry side, and I really couldn't get a taste of the green tea. The coconut didn't really impart a good flavor either; I wondered, at the time, what the "little white bits" were. Overall, it was a pretty plain cake.


  1. I'd imagine that the coconut flavor would've overpowered any bits of green tea since green tea is already light in taste

  2. That is so cool! Wish I could have tried some


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