There it was, an online coupon for another Asian dessert shop. The question was, "should I buy it???". Emily sure thought so, however, she would later recant that suggestion (I know you told me to!!!). Well, whatever the case, I did buy it and promised to take Emily with me since she DID ask me to get it! LOL... So after so-so meal at Torafuku, we headed over to TMix Tea & Dessert Bar out on Cambie. Once there, we were greeted by the friendly staff and the modern and pleasing decor.
We kicked things off with a couple of drinks including the Ultimate Mango (with pearls and mango cubes) and Ultimate Matcha (with red bean and mochi balls). I appreciated the fact they were not both stingingly sweet, but at the same time, only one had relative impact. The mango was rather bland (but we did ask for less sugar), yet decently smooth. I found the fresh mango cubes to be okay but nothing to be excited about. As for the matcha, it was a touch icy in spots, but smooth enough since it was blended with ice cream. The mochi balls were a bit firm due to the cold, but I personally love them, so it was a nice addition. I found the matcha to be fairly on point in terms of impact.
Next, we had the TMix Signature Bubble Waffle with macarons, homemade marshmallow, mango ice cream and fresh strawberries. I know this might be nit-picking, but the presentation looked rather disjointed. It didn't seem like the ingredients necessarily belonged with each other. In terms of texture, the waffle was dense and bready. The marshmallow was nice while the macarons were decently crispy on the outside and rather chewy on the inside. I wasn't a big fan of the cream filling as it didn't really go with the firm macaron. For me, I prefer the creations at The BBT Shop instead.
Lastly, we tired their Mango Madness Shaved Ice with mango cubes, mango puree and to change things up we went for green tea ice cream instead of mango. I guess it is rather unfair to compare this with Doolami because there is no comparison. The mango cubes were again okay, but the ice was more sloppy than creamy and refined like the one at Doolami. Not that is was necessarily bad, it was just average. I guess that pretty much sums up TMix. I didn't hate it, but it didn't elicit any ideas of a revisit either.
- Nice people
- Bright modern space
- Lots of choice
- Average offerings