I don’t do this a lot, but I’m actually going to recommend that you don’t come here for the food — maybe for the cold drinks though. The Hong Kong original Saint’s Alp Teahouse in Brooklyn is a funky abode, with red walls and Chinese art hanging on different ends. I stopped by here after seeing Ida Maria and Glasvegas perform nearby (amazing!) on a coldish night a couple weeks ago.
I was super excited to sample their slushes, and ordered a quick bite to go with it — only I could barely finish a bite. And I think that’s about as far as I got with their $3 chicken dumpling and $4 chicken skewers.
I did enjoy my mixed-berry slush, though my friend ordered an arctic mint one that even as a mint-lover, I thought tasted more like toothpaste.
I did like the ambiance enough to give it another shot in the summer…I read that their their bubble tea ($3.15) is actually amazing and it looks like it’d be a fun place to hang out during sunny times. I figure since it does have ‘teahouse’ in the name it’s probably specializing in their drinks anyway — and they do have a long list of them with unique flavors, like taro root, coconut, and grapefruit. But yeah, one of the few times I actually left the rest of my food untouched.
So I’m thinkin': Even though I loved the ambiance, I’m definitely not going back for the food, and will stop by again for the drinks — only if I’m in the area.
Anyone been there and have better recommendations on the menu?
Saint’s Alp Teahouse
164 Bedford Ave.
btw 7th and 8th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211