Matcha dessert places in Singapore
Amidst popular crazes like salted egg yolk and mala, matcha is a flavour with seemingly evergreen popularity and appeal. That pleasant earthiness, light floral notes, and tinge of bitterness go so well with anything smooth and creamy, which explains why matcha dessert cafes in Singapore are plenty.
However, many Singaporeans are unaware of the difference between green tea and legit matcha. Matcha is made from green tea leaves grown under shade for approximately three weeks before harvesting, which results in increased chlorophyll content. That creates its signature vivid green hue and also translates to greater flavour. Any matcha which has a faded, darker colour isn’t worth your time.
Those leaves are then ground into the powder that goes into our drinks and desserts. That means we’re ingesting whole green tea leaves when we drink matcha, which contains around three times more antioxidants as compared to standard green tea.
That’s all we have for Matcha 101. Here’s our list of 10 matcha dessert cafes that will please your palate while injecting antioxidants into your bloodstream.
1. Kagurazaka Saryo
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Since opening in 2004, Tokyo native Kagurazaka Saryo has enjoyed massive success, commanding long queues for their matcha treats at eleven outlets across Japan and Singapore. The chain is famed for using Uji matcha, a premium grade of matcha originating from Uji, Kyoto.
Amongst their bevy of desserts, the Matcha Fondue With Assorted Sides ($14.90++) stands out. Waffle biscuits, chewy shiratama mochi, and fruits are coated in velvety Uji matcha-white chocolate fondue, with a scoop of ice-cream providing accompaniment. Fondue is often overly sweet, but the bitter floral notes of matcha balance this sensual dessert well. Meanwhile, their Matcha Frozen Smore ($9.90++) is a Japanese take on the campfire favourite, blanketing matcha