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MY LOVE FOR MATCHA

March 24, 2014
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My friends and family know that I am a huge fan of matcha!

So, What is Matcha?
Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan that delivers health benefits. Matcha is high in antioxidants, it detoxifies the body, boasts concentration, increases energy levels, relaxes the mind and helps in weight loss.

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There are so many food items that are matcha related and here are some of my top favourites! 🙂

Matcha Ice-cream
Matcha icecream has always been my favourite, I am always craving for them! Whenever I am an ice-cream parlour, I tend to choose matcha flavour if they have it!

Here are some of my favourite places for ice-cream!

Tsujiri Tea House
?????????????????????????????????????Shiratama Parfait ($7.80)

?????????????????????????????????????Chiffon Cake Parfait ($7.50)

I feel that Tsujiri Tea House has extremely good ice-cream. It was so smooth, creeamy and has a really rich green tea flavour. I am impressed the soft and chewy mochi for the Shiratama Parfait and the green tea chiffon cake for the Chiffon Cake Parfait  was a perfect combination with the soft serve ice-cream. However, I did not like the cornflakes in the middle of the parfait, thus I feel that mochis and red beans are more suitable for a green tea parfait. Being a matcha fan, I still frequent Tsujiri Tea House for some delightful and yummy green tea desserts!

Do check out their menu on their website, they serve green tea shaved ice too! 🙂

Tsujiri Tea House can be found at:
100AM, 100 Tras Street, #01-14B
100AMAND
313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd
Level B3
313@SOMERSET

Another place for really good matcha ice-cream is a cafe named Beans & Cream. It is located in the neighbourhood at the West area and their staff are really friendly! The Kyoto-Uji matcha that they used to make their matcha green tea ice cream contains chlorella (绿藻), which has been touted as the perfect whole food that is highly nutritive to the body.
Beans&Cream-MatchaPhoto credits: Beans & Cream

A scoop of matcha icecream costs $3.50 and with such a big scoop, it is really worth it!

Matcha-Icecream2Waffles with Green Tea and Cookies and Cream ice-cream ($9)! This is HEAVEN!

Beans & Cream Singapore can be found at:
Blk 347 Bukit Batok St 34 #01-260
Singapore, Singapore 650347
Opening Hours:
Tue to Fri : 12:30pm – 9pm
Sat & Sun : 12pm – 9:30pm
Mon : Closed
Beans&Cream

Since I love matcha so much, I visited Isetan at Westgate and found this very yummy green tea ice cream!

matcha-icecreamMatcha Ice-cream ($4)

Their milk one is really good too, really love this brand of ice-cream! Lotte always has really good food products. especially their ice-cream!

milk-icecreamMilk Ice-cream ($3.90)

These ice-cream can be found at:
Isetan @ Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532
Tel: +65 6896 7777
Operating Hours
Sunday to Thursday: 10am – 9.30pm
Friday, Saturday & eve of public holidays: 10am – 10pm
WESTGATEI have not been to other Isetans so I am not sure if they sell them. Will check it out soon! 🙂

Azabu Sabo Hokkaido Ice Cream has good matcha ice cream too! I tried their green tea with azuki beans and normal green tea flavour, it was good but I still prefer Tsujiri Tea House for soft serve ice-cream.

matcha&milktea-icecreamDouble flavour of Milk Tea and Green Tea ($5.80)

They have 3 outlets:
Hokkaido Ice Cream
Marina Square Outlet
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-170 / 171 Marina Square Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6338 1244

Takashimaya Outlet
Food Court @ Takashimaya Department Store, Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6333 8509

The Central Outlet
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street # 01-56 Singapore 059817
Tel: +65 6534 7178

I had matcha gelato with waffles the other day at Gelato Cottage and I think it was average. Ice-cream size was smaller and price was slightly higher. Matcha ice-cream was rich but I find that their other flavours such as mocha. But I still love waffles and ice-cream. they make a great combination!

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetWaffles and Matcha Gelato Drizzled with Chocolate Sauce and Almond Flakes ($6.80)

Green Tea Shaved Ice
Green Tea Shaved Ice from Ji De Chi is a MUST TRY!!! The red beans were sweet and the mochi balls were soft and chewy. However, I think the addition of Nata de Coco makes the whole dessert way too sweet, having the red beans and mochi balls should be just enough. To my surprise, the combination of all these ingredients still make it a very tasty dessert!
???????????????????????????????????????Green Tea Shaved Ice ($6.80)
With such a large portion, this price is definitely worth it! This dessert can be shared between two people, it is too much for just 1.

These yummy shaved ice can be found at:
63 Jurong West Central 3 Jurong Point (New Wing)
#03-102/103/104
Tel: +65 6794 8887
Opening Hours: 11am-10pm

68 Orchard Road #B2-53
Basement 2, Plaza Singapura
Tel: +65 6337 9828
Opening Hours: 11am-9.30pm

No. 8 Liang Seah Street #01-03
Tel: +65 6339 9928
Opening Hours:
Sun to Thur: 11am-11pm
Fri & Sat : 11am-11.30pm

Green Tea Cake
This sweet and heavenly treat from Lady M uses fine green tea powder that is infused into every layer in it. Their Green tea Mille Crêpes cake is a sight to behold with no less than twenty lacy thin crêpes enveloping the lightest pastry cream, vibrant green tea flavors gently humming in the background.

Lady M® Green Tea Mille CrêpesPhoto credits: Lady M Confections

This well-loved dessert was a bliss to savour <3 It was fluffy and so delicious!

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetLady M Gâteau Fromage (Cheescake) ($7)  and Green tea Mille Crêpes cake ($8)

Lady M Confections can be found at:
Marina Square Shopping Mall
6 Raffles Boulevard
#02-103
Singapore 039594
Marina Square

One Fullerton
1 Fullerton Road
#01-10
Singapore 049213
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Green tea Chocolate Fondue
This gorgeous fountain is at Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering.
When a matcha fan sees this, she goes crazy!!!! OMG, I am so in love with this beautiful fountain of wealth (Oops I mean green tea, but it was like gold sparkling in front of me! :p) This was definitely the highlight of the buffet when I went there for Valentine’s Day celebration this year and I was so happy to finally try it. It tasted so awesome!!!
Green-tea-fondue
Green-tea-fondue2Took so many marshmallows just to dip and enjoy the yummy green tea chocolate! OMG! THIS IS HEAVEN!!!

BUFFET PRICES
Adults: 
Lunch:
Monday – Friday: S$45++
Saturday: S$48++
Dinner:
Monday – Thursday: S$58++
Friday – Sunday : S$62++
Sunday Brunch:
S$88++ / S$128++ (inclusive of Champagne)
Children
Lunch:
Monday – Friday: S$22.50++
Saturday: S$24++
Dinner:
Monday – Thursday: S$29++
Friday – Sunday : S$31++
Sunday Brunch: S$34++

Credits to: Lime at PARKROYAL on Pickering

Lime PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering St, (Chinatown MRT)
Tel: +65 6809 8899
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 12.00am (Sun – Thurs), 6.30am – 2.00am (Fri, Sat, Eve of PH)
Sunday Brunch: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Green Tea Latte
My all-time favourite will be Starbucks’s Green Tea Latte. Non-Fat milk for me 🙂

?????????????????????????????????????Green Tea Latte

Starbucks’s locations in Singapore can be found here:
Starbucks Store Locator

I tried green tea latte at Matt’s The Chocolate Shop and it was average. Guess they are more famous for their chocolate cakes.

Green-Tea-Latte2Hot Green Tea Latte ($4.50)

They can be found at:
44 Amoy Street, Singapore 069870
Tel: 65572274
Opening Hours: Weekdays from 12pm to 7pm
amoy street
Green Tea Mochi
Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. I love mochis, they are sweet, soft and chewy.

IMG_1277Green Tea Mochi

So, here is the list of my favourite matcha food items! Do share with me yours too! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed! <3

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

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A foodie at heart, Xue Wei’s passion for food and travel translates to her daily snippets of her affairs on her Blog and Instagram. She enjoys quality family time and hopes to fulfill her dream to travel around the world with her loved ones.
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  1. HAHA HELLO XUEWEI I ONLY KNEW IT WAS YOU STILL I READ ALL THE WAY TILL THE BOTTOM HAHAHA. HI MATCHA FAN!! ^^
    -Veronny here (xm’s friend) hahaha

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