8 Must-Tries for
Over the last few years, dessert lovers the Metro over have rejoiced at the new staple on almost every menu: Matcha. There only explanation for this is that it’s just really, really good–not to mention addicting. Green tea originated from Japan as a favored pairing with with other dishes and desserts, but now matcha itself has become a much sought-after dessert flavor.
If you’re a bonafide matcha-crazy foodie who just can’t get enough of it, here’s are just some matcha dishes you should definitely try.
8. Scout’s Honor:
Matcha & Black Sesame Cookie
Hole in the Wall, Fourth Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City | (02) 887 2698
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Scout’s Honor’s Matcha and Black Sesame Cookie is perfect if a light dessert is what you’re craving for. Their signature 8-minute baked matcha cookie is balanced with sesame filling, which makes this cookie perfectly paired with their craft milk.
Pioneer Center Supermart, United Avenue Corner Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City | (02) 730 3356
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When you hear shortcake, you probably automatically think of strawberry-topped cake with vanilla cream in the middle. Kisssako took shortcake to a whole other level with their Matcha Shortcake, where the cream and cake taste are infused with the earthy flavors of the tea.
6. Kozui Green Tea:
Green Tea Anmitsu
Tomas Morato Avenue, Sacred Heart, Quezon City | (02) 413 2705
Facebook | Open from 9am to 1am
Take a different kind of halo-halo experience with Kozui’s Green Tea Anmitsu. This Japanese-style halo-halo has green tea ice cream with crushed ice, green tea jelly, mung beans and dango balls, making it the best (and most delicious) way to beat the summer heat.
5. Cafe Shibuya:
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Here’s the perfect dish for those of you who want a simple take on your matcha dessert. Cafe Shibuya’s Strawberry Matcha is basically a thick honey french toast topped with matcha ice cream, strawberry and cinnamon powder, with a side of whipped cream for balance.