Matcha is a finely ground green tea powder best known for being used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, as well as for their numerous health benefits.
It used to be that only the wealthy were able to get their Matcha cravings satisfied at these tea ceremonies, but thankfully, matcha is now widely available all over the world - including right here on our humble little island.
From matcha lattes to soft serve ice creams, check out these 5 places to get some delectable green tea desserts.
Tucked away in a corner of Icon Village, Matchaya serves a wide medley of matcha delights from a quaint wooden structure. You can find bottled matcha, matcha soft serve ice cream, and matcha powder all of top quality - All of which also went through 100+ stringent taste tests before being launched. An iced matcha latte goes for $4.90.
Icon Village, 12 Gopeng St, #01-72
The closest competitor to Matchaya, Tsujiri was established in 1860 and can be considered the Godfather of Matcha by being one of the first few to spread matcha to many countries including Singapore. It serves an assortment of matcha desserts, from lattes to parfaits.
The O-Maccha is a classic flavour that can't be missed, and is what the matcha purists usually order. Be warned, it's not your typical watered down Starbucks version and can be incredibly potent. An O-Maccha Milk Ice Blended will cost $5.50.
100AM, 100 Tras Street #01-14
313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Road #B3-53
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #01-74
3. One Man Coffee
Yes, we get that One Man Coffee is known more for their freshly ground coffee, but they make a mean matcha latte too. You can taste the fresh milk in the latte, and yet it doesn't overpower the matcha flavour. If you're planning to get some studying done while sipping on this aromatic brew, head to their quieter outlet in Kinesis at Fusionopolis.
215R Upper Thomson Road
MyVillage@Serangoon Garden, 1 Maju Avenue, #B1-23/24
Kinesis, 4 Fusionopolis Way, #01-15,
15 Cheong Chin Nam Road
4. Maccha House
One of the best things about Maccha House is their matcha dessert special at $14.99 that comprises of 6 different kinds of matcha desserts, including their signature matcha parfait and green tea mochi. Give it a try the next time you hit town with friends.
Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #B1-40
Fountain of Wealth, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-172
5. Nana's Green Tea
Nana's Green Tea's extensive menu ensures that you'll be spoilt for choice. Order a simple matcha latte and you'll have the option of adding whipped cream, mochi balls, vanilla ice cream, matcha ice cream (!!) and many more. They also offer set lunches at $13.90 that let's you pair a donburi rice bowl with your drink.
The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura 60B, #03-80/82