Now who’s up for a matcha food trip? For bonafide connoisseurs of the green tea flavor (and even for newbies who want to hop on the bandwagon), we list down nine different matcha-flavored desserts guaranteed to uplift your spirits.
1. Gojira's Delight
The Bunny Baker Cafe and Cake Studio
Hemady Square, Quezon City
Here’s an equation that will get you drooling: Pancake sandwich + matcha gelato + mochi balls + Japanese red bean + whipped cream = Matcha Heaven.
SB Tip: They recently came up with Matcha Mondays, which is definitely more than enough to get us through the week!
2. Matcha Soufflé Pancake
Le Petit Souffle
Century City Mall, Poblacion Makati
Want something light but still satisfyingly matcha? This delicious soufflé is perfect for you! Dusted with icing sugar and served with maple syrup and crème anglaise, we wouldn’t mind having this for breakfast every single day.
3. The Dancing Queen
The Dessert Kitchen
Power Plant Mall, Makati
End your meal with a bang and tango with The Dancing Queen from Hong Kong franchise, The Dessert Kitchen! It’s a gastronomic motherlode of matcha ice cream, red bean, matcha kanten, mini rice balls, pudding, and vanilla ice cream.
4. Organic Matcha Cake
Edades Towers & Villas Rockwell Center, Makati City
Now if you’re feeling a bit, um, health-conscious, then have a slice of this fluffy matcha cake made with green tea powder from Kyushu, Japan. Less guilt, but mucho matcha! (Although if you’re feeling indulgent, it won’t hurt to pair it with their matcha latte, too.)
5. Matcha Thick Toast with Nutella
Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal; G/F Estancia, Capitol Commons, Pasig
Calling all chocolate and matcha lovers, we found the dessert that combines the best of both worlds! Thanks to UCC Clockwork, you can now enjoy a heavenly medley of toast filled with generous amount of Nutella plus a whole lot of green tea ice cream and chocolate sauce.
6. Chococro Marble
St. Marc Café
This famous Japanese pastry and baked goods restaurant serves up flaky croissants and other must-try desserts. The Chococro Marble—a croissant with green tea and white chocolate—is the matcha snack to end your troubles.
7. Matcha Parfait
SM Megamall, Trinoma, SM North The Block, Glorietta 4
Call your foodie barkada because matcha ice cream just got a yummy update—and you’ll probably need someone to share this parfait with. Visit Mochicream Café for more matcha-dedicated desserts.
8. Matcha Shortcake
Kissako Uji Matcha Café
Pioneer Center, Pioneer Street corner Brixton Street, United Avenue, Pasig City
Here’s another cake to add to your list: This matcha-dense shortcake that hits the spot. This café has a plethora of other matcha-flavored sweets, too (read: cheesecake, lattes, parfaits, and cookies).
9. Matcha Milkshake
SM North EDSA, Landmark Makati, SM Makati
If the matcha gods were to concoct a hangover cure with all its matcha glory, this would be it. Counter your margarita nightcap with this mountainous milkshake, and trust us, you won’t regret it.