10 Irresistible Desserts for Matcha Lovers
So matcha love.
(SPOT.ph) It was in 2014 when matcha started making in big in Manila’s food scene. Suddenly, there was an influx of matcha-infused lattes, savory dishes, and even dessert. There’s just something about its earthy flavor that we can’t get enough of, or maybe even that intriguing green color. Whichever one it is, we round up 10 desserts spiked with an irresistible matcha flavor.
Le Petit Soufflé’s Cold Matcha Latte with Matcha Softee (P170)
Who says you can’t drink your dessert? Le Petit Soufflé serves their matcha softee on top of a cold matcha latte—a sweet combination that surprisingly doesn’t overwhelm.
Le Petit Soufflé is at Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City. Read more about Le Petit Soufflé.
PABLO’s Matcha Cheese Tart (P699)
While the original cheese tarts are what PABLO is famous for, their Matcha Cheese Tart—expertly layered and filled to the brim—is also worth noting. Slice one open, and matcha oozes out in a gorgeous gooey mess, together with some shiratama mochi balls, and red bean paste.
PABLO is at G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Padre Faura Street, Manila. Read more about PABLO.
Mr. Churros’ Matcha Churro Bowl (P120)
Mr. Churros takes your usual churros up a notch and turns them into churro bowls—a delicious crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside treat that’s topped with their signature green tea ice cream and matcha mochi balls, perfectly complemented by chocolate waffles.
Mr. Churros is at F7 Building, Scout Rallos Street corner Tomas Morato Avenue, Laging Handa, Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Read more about Mr. Churros.
Kissako Uji Matcha Café’s Matcha Parfait (P195)
This dessert is as green as it gets—layers upon layers of green tea ice cream, chewy shiratama, anko, matcha sponge cake, matcha jelly, whipped cream, crunchy corn flakes, and sweet nata bits. It definitely hits the spot.
Kissako Uji Matcha Café is at Pioneer Center Supermart, United Avenue corner Pioneer Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Read more about Kissako Uji Matcha Café.
Yo! Panda’s Matcha Bubble Waffle (P110)
Bubble waffles are all the rage right now and Yo! Panda isn’t one to get behind the trend, especially with their Matcha Bubble Waffle. Served fresh from the griddle, this puffy pull-apart treat is a hot-and-cold combination of gelato and crisp waffle. Rice crispies bring an addicting, melt-in-your-mouth sensation.
Yo! Panda is at 4/F Building A, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. Read more about Yo! Panda.
Churreria La Lola’s Churros with Matcha Dip (P60 starting price)
Take a break from regular churros and cchocolate and try out La Lola’s Matcha Dip. The earthy dip is also sweet (but not cloying) perfect to dunk the plump, little churro sticks in. It’s an unusual mix, but you’ll find yourself devouring bite after bite.
Green Cheese’s Dark Chocolate Lava Cake (P260)
Green Cheese takes two of your favorite flavors and combines them into one delectable dessert. The Dark Chocolate Cake is churned in small batches to keep the texture smooth and creamy, baked only upon order using premium Belgian chocolates. The final touch is a generous scoop of matcha ice cream to thrill the insatiable green tea lover.
Green Cheese is at Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City. Read more about Green Cheese.
The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio’s Gojira’s Delight (P280)
Some may attest that pancakes aren’t considered dessert, but Gojira’s Delight from the Bunny Baker Café gives a strong argument. A piece of matcha pancake is delightfully topped with matcha gelato, mochi balls, adzuki, and whipped cream. Because there’s no such thing as too much matcha, a lavish drizzle of matcha syrup tops this colorful assembly.
The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio is at 3/F Hemady Square, 1193 E. Rodriguez Avenue corner Dona Hemady Street, New Manila, Quezon City. Read more about The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio.
Mochicream Café’s Matcha Parfait (P190)
The Matcha Parfait from Mochicream Café is a joy to look at, even more so to devour. The matcha flavors are subtle, blending well with the soft serve ice cream and helpings of mochi and baumkuchen, a German variety of spit cake which is also a popular dessert in Japan.
Scout’s Honor’s Sesame Matcha Cookies (P95/one piece, P250/three pieces, P490/six pieces)
Scout’s Honor serves cookies in a wide array of flavors, but their best-selling Sesame Matcha Cookies still takes the gold. Each one is flavor-packed with sesame buttercream, chocolate chips, roasted black sesame, and white chocolate filling, sandwiched between thin green tea shortbreads. If that’s not enough matcha for you, have a bottle of the Matcha Craft Milk (P115) on the side.
Scout's Honor is at Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City. Read more about Scout's Honor.
Photos from Le Petit Soufflé, Mr. Churros, Churreria La Lola, Green Cheese, The Bunny Baker Café and Cake Studio, Mochicream Café, Scout's Honor, and SPOT.ph archives