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.
There are so many food items that are matcha related and here are some of my top favourites! 🙂
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)
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! 🙂
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.
Photo credits: Beans & Cream
Since I love matcha so much, I visited Isetan at Westgate and found this very yummy green tea ice cream!
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!
These ice-cream can be found at:
Isetan @ Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
Tel: +65 6896 7777
Sunday to Thursday: 10am – 9.30pm
Friday, Saturday & eve of public holidays: 10am – 10pm
I 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.
They have 3 outlets:
Hokkaido Ice Cream
Marina Square Outlet
6 Raffles Boulevard #02-170 / 171 Marina Square Singapore 039594
Tel: +65 6338 1244
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!
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)
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
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.
Photo credits: Lady M Confections
This well-loved dessert was a bliss to savour <3 It was fluffy and so delicious!
Lady M Confections can be found at:
Marina Square Shopping Mall
6 Raffles Boulevard
1 Fullerton Road
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!!!
Took so many marshmallows just to dip and enjoy the yummy green tea chocolate! OMG! THIS IS HEAVEN!!!
Monday – Friday: S$45++
Monday – Thursday: S$58++
Friday – Sunday : S$62++
S$88++ / S$128++ (inclusive of Champagne)
Monday – Friday: S$22.50++
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.
They can be found at:
44 Amoy Street, Singapore 069870
Opening Hours: Weekdays from 12pm to 7pm
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.
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,