Food Review: La Postre (Sheung Wan)

La Postre is a Spanish inspired restaurant located in the heart of Sheung Wan, right next to MTR exit A2. The ambient is cozy and warm with a lot of old and historical posters hanging on the wall. We think it would be a great place to hang out with friends for a couple of drinks during winter time with the floor-to-ceiling windows opened. 

We had tried a couple of starters to share, followed by a few different types of mains, and of course some nice desserts to kill the sweet tooth. 

Beef Nachos ($88)

The beef and cheese was flavourful and slightly spiced with a couple slices of spicy jalapenos to give it an extra kick. Unfortunately, the nachos got a bit soggy probably from the cheese or the juice from the beef, making it a less crunchy version of nachos. The whole dish still came together nicely on a bed of warm Doritos corn chips. 

Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp) ($98)

The smell of the garlic was almost perfuming the room. The shrimps were fresh and bouncy, after absorbing all the flavours from the broth and herbs. Although the portion was a bit small for $98 but the fragrance probably worth the money. 

Gazpacho Salad ($118)

A mixed of veggie including baby corns, colour peppers, purple onions, jalapenos, and some other greens with vinaigrette dressing. It was refreshing and appetizing from the slight sourness. A perfect way to start a meal. 

Pineapple Mojito ($68)

Why not a fizzy drink to clean the palette before we move on to mains? The minty and fruity pineapple mojito was definitely sweet but not too sweet to overkill your taste bud. 

Lobster in Cream Cheese Risotto ($128)

The Italian Spanish fusion risotto was definitely creamy and rich in texture. The lobster was nicely grilled with cheese on top, though the flavour of the lobster was actually separated from the risotto. We recommend you to dig out the lobster meat and mix them with the risotto for better enjoyment. 

Truffle & Mushroom Risotto ($118)

One of our favourite dishes for the night, the truffle was nicely combined with the risotto rice. Each bite of the dish was packed with strong and flavourful black truffle taste. We couldn’t stop eating! Yummy! 

Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Jamon ($98)

Jamon ham is one of the well known ham in Spain. The spaghetti was dressed with olive oil and topped with slices of jamon ham. It features the original taste of each ingredient, while highlighting the perfect match of the combinations. 

Tortilla Seafood Rice ($148)

It is actually a rice and egg mixture cooked in a thick pan tortilla shape. The torilla was then covered with creamy sauce, crab claws, mussels and big prawns. We love egg very much therefore we absolutely enjoyed it because it was like eating a giant piece of egg omelette with rice stuffing! It was very filling and perfect for egg lovers! 

Tuna & Shrimp Spaghetti in Spicy Tomato Sauce ($118)

Again, the big prawns were cooked just right, maintaining its bounciness. Meanwhile, the spicy sauce went really well with the shredded tuna piece and a few jalapenos. Exciting and tasty! 

Fixed Fruit Mochi Waffle – Full Size ($128)

A dessert that can impress a girl or scare a girl, maybe? We didn’t know what a mochi waffle is. It looked actually same as any other waffle, but the filling was mochi instead of just the plain old pancake dough. The fruit toppings were fresh and luxurious like figs, blackberries, and blueberries. An extra sweet kick from the syrup complement nicely with the warm, fluffy and crunchy waffle, as well as the cold and comforting vanilla ice cream. 

Mochi Mille Feuille ($88)

Quite unsurprising since it was just two pieces of mille feuille with another two pieces of mochi sheets and mangos in the middle. The taste was not bad though since the mango was fresh and sweet, and the chewy mochi was fun to eat with the fragile and light puff pastry. 

Lady Earl Grey Creme Brulee ($59)

The taste of earl grey creme brulee was quite special, we have never tried having tea flavoured creme brulee before. It reminded us of hojicha from Japan, but in custard form and a lot sweeter. Also, the sweetened orange peels on top freshened up the rich and dense dessert. 

Fig Tart ($59)

One of our favourite delecate dessert for the night. The pastry was flaky and the figs were caramelised to perfection from the oven grill. The just right sweetness from the figs went really perfectly with the mild vanilla ice cream and the buttery pastry base. The size of the dish was also generous for you to share among four people. 

72% Chocolate Rum Cake ($48 pcs, $280 whole 2 bls)

The price is quite reasonable for the cakes at La Postre. Surprisingly, we really liked the chocolate rum cake because it was not sweet at all. We could tell from the quality of the 72% cocoa chocolate and absolutely adored how the rum alcohol balanced out with the powerful bold dark chocolate. 

Blueberry Cheese Cake ($48 pcs, $280 whole 2 bls)

Compared to the above chocolate rum cake, this cheese cake was slightly understated. The new york style cheese cake was good in terms of flavour and its look, while the texture was a bit runny in the centre, possibly due to a low concentration from the cheese mixture. (We are no expert in cooking) At the end, one of our cheese-lover editors finished the whole slice by herself! 

Taste: 7/10
Price: 9/10
Environment: 8/10
Service: 9/10

La Postre (Sheung Wan)
Enquiry: +852 2668 5802
3/F, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan

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