TOP 12 MATCHA Green Tea DESSERTS in Singapore That Will Make You Crave For More!

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MATCHA.. MATCHA.. MATCHA!!
There's something with my never-ending Matcha love and cravings! As you can tell from my blog and Instagram posts, I love Matcha-everything with bold and intense flavors! 
Not to start a war with any coffee-lovers, I still think Matcha has more benefit in terms of its heaps of antioxidants linked to so many health benefits!

If you have no idea what Matcha is - it's a type of green tea usually in the form of finely ground powder. It's usually dissolved in water or milk, but now Matcha is also used to flavor a variety of confectioneries and desserts!

There are so many places here in Singapore serving Matcha-everthing! So, let me share 12 favorite places for having Matcha Desserts that will guarantee you crave for more!

1. Matchaya - Tanjong Pagar

If you ask me where is my favorite place for having Matcha Soft Serve, Matchaya is the first answer I will give to you~ Not just limited to Matcha, they also rotate other flavors every 2 weeks, such as Houjicha (roasted green tea), Genmaicha (brown rice green tea), Nama Chocolate, and Hokkaido Milk. In terms of the menu, they also offer drinks (from tea to milk tea), *new* parfaits, and roll cakes on top of their smooth, creamy and yet bold in flavor soft serve!

Matchaya 
Address: 
#01-72 Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, Singapore 078877 (MRT: Tanjong Pagar)
Opening Hours: 
9am - 9pm on weekdays and 10am - 7pm on weekend
Ps: They're going to open a second outlet at The Cathay, Dhoby Ghaut soon!


2. Tsujiri - 100AM/The Centrepoint/The Central

Tsujiri is already a well known brand in Japan, coming from Uji, Kyoto and has been offering the highest quality green tea for more than 150 years! Their menu is quite vast ranging from O-Matcha to different range of Green Tea to Latte to Float selection as well as Soft Serve, Parfait and Shaved Ice selection.

Their O-Matcha Chiffon Parfait comes with O-Matcha soft serve, slice of Matcha chiffon cake, and a dollop of red bean paste. The chiffon is light and fluffy, the soft serve is creamy with a smooth satisfying taste and a hint of light bitterness.

Tsujiri Singapore
Address and Opening Hours: 
Check their 3 locations here (Note that only Centrepoint outlet offers Hojicha flavor)


3. Nana's Green Tea - Plaza Singapura

Having so many outlets in its origin, Tokyo, Nana's Green Tea expands its wings to Singapore as the pioneer of Japanese cafe serving matcha desserts. They have extensive menu with wide varieties of Matcha, Hojicha, Black Sesame, Adzuki (red bean), and even coffee. 

Their Matcha Anmitsu is the one I usually order on top of their Parfait. Here in this bowl of goodness, you can get Matcha Ice Cream, a dollop of red bean paste, chewy mochi balls, served on a bed of healthy Matcha Kanten with caramelized brown sugar on a separate jug. Kanten is sort of like agar (made from seaweed) - it has the benefit to reduce cholesterol, maintain your immunity, and on top of that it has 0 calories! So I guess it's also considered as a healthy dessert right =)

Nana's Green Tea
Address: 
The Atrium @ Orchard, Plaza Singapura 60B, Orchard Road #03-80/82, Singapore 238891 (MRT: Dhoby Ghaut)
Opening Hours: 
11am - 10pm daily


4.  Maccha House - Orchard Central/Suntec City

Similar concept as Nana's, Maccha House comes from Kyoto, Japan and also serves a variety of Matcha desserts and drinks. Their menu is not as extensive as Nana's, but if I have to compare - here I prefer the drinks to their sweets. Go for their Traditional Maccha, if you enjoy the DIY-process as well as the fullness and earthy tone of matcha. Try their Maccha Soy Pudding and/or Maccha Latte Floats if you prefer something cold and sweet!

Maccha House
Orchard Central Address: 
181 Orchard Road, #B1-40 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 (MRT: Somerset)
Suntec City Address: 
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall #B1-172 near Fountain of Wealth (MRT: Esplanade/Promenade)
Opening Hours: 
11am - 10pm daily


5. Asanoya Bakery - Queen Street/Paragon/Tampines 

Talking about Matcha Croissant, Antoinette is already well-known for its Matcha Lava Croissant. But this time, how about Asanoya's combination between MATCHA and SALTED EGG YOLK?! The croissant is light, flaky (after reheated) with abundant creamy lava on the inside. Sweet and yet salty, you can actually taste the green tea but salted egg remains as the dominant flavor. In other words,I must say this combo works because you can simply say no to the goodness of salted egg right?!

Asanoya Bakery
Address and Opening Hours:
Check their 3 locations here


6. The Bakery Chef - Bukit Merah/Joo Chiat

For those Matcha x Salted Egg lovers out there, do give this Lava Toast a try! Here you can choose your preferred toast first (charcoal, matcha, brioche), then your preferred fillings (salted egg, matcha salted egg, nutella), and the ice cream companion (matcha, chocolate, vanilla). 

Lightly toasted with crisp layer and slightly chewy (some may prefer crispy toast, but I find theirs is fine for my liking), the abundant lava on the inside oozes out as you cut it open. The consistency of the matcha salted egg sauce is just right (not too thick and not too runny), it's salty, sweet, and at the same time offering a floral fragrant jasmine. 

The Bakery Chef
Bukit Merah Address:
161 Bukit Merah Central #01-3711, Singapore 150161 (MRT: Bukit Merah)
Opening Hours: 
Mon - Wed 11am - 7pm
Thu & Sun 10am - 7pm
Fri & Sat 10am - 9pm

Joo Chiat Address:
60 Joo Chiat Road #01-01, Singapore 427726 (MRT: Paya Lebar/Eunos)
Opening Hours:
Mon - Sat 11am - 6.30pm
Closed on Sunday


7. Dulcet & Studio - Liang Court

Dulcet & Studio is one of my favorite places for having Matcha Swiss Roll! Here you get fluffy matcha sponge rolled with airy, smooth and strong matcha cream. One portion is guaranteed not enough if you love it as much as I do~

Dulcet & Studio
Address:
Liang Court Shopping Centre #01-41/42, 177 River Valley Road, Singapore (MRT: Clarke Quay)
Opening Hours:
Mon - Thu 11am - 10pm
Fri 11am - 11pm
Sat 10am - 11pm
Sun 10am - 9.30pm


8. Hvala Waffle Bar - 313@Somerset

At a glimpse the appearance might reminds you of Oddies Foodies in Hong Kong, but Hvala differentiates themselves by offering more Japanese-take on their menu. You can choose matcha, houjicha, sencha, or even yuzu in your preferred form - be it as a straight tea, latte, cold brew, ice blend, and even float. 

On top of that, they also serve Uji Matcha and Matcha Soba Soft Serve as well as different type of Parfaits! The Uji Matcha flavor is creamy, smooth, not too sweet with a hint of bitterness. Egg Waffle or Puffle, the way they call it, is also available as an add on for $3 each. 

Hvala Waffle Bar
Address:
313@Somerset #B3-50, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895 (MRT: Somerset)
Opening Hours:
11am - 10pm daily


9. Ninja Cut - Seah Street

Another lava dessert you'll love is Ninja Cut's rendition of Marvelous Matcha! Served to you with jiggly center - one cut and creamy rich matcha lava oozing out of the thin and crisp edges! It has strong matcha flavor but more on the sweet side, served with adzuki beans and ricotta cheese, it can get really jelak (too rich) if you're planning to eat the whole dish by yourself. At least, the addition of homemade dango and crumble give a variation to the texture midway and yuzu peel to counter the richness.

Ninja Cut
Address: 
32 Seah St, Singapore 188388 (nearest MRT: City Hall)
Opening Hours: 
9.30am - 9.30pm on weekdays and 9.30am - 6pm on the weekend


10. Strangers' Reunion - Outram Park

Strangers' Reunion with their revamped menu can't be forgotten when we're talking about matcha desserts. Some might prefer crisp and fluffy, but if you like crisp and light texture, then their Matcha Adzuki Buttermilk Waffle will be your next favorite. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, red bean, blueberries, and mandarin - the overall is quite satisfying although the matcha taste is more on the subtle side.

Strangers' Reunion
Address: 
33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169354 (MRT: Outram Park)
Opening Hours: 
Mon, Wed-Thu, Sun 9am - 10pm, Fri-Sat 9am - midnight


11. Chef Yamashita - Tanjong Pagar Plaza

Japanese cakes hold a special place in my heart as they are all made fine, light and delicate but still bursting with flavors. Just like this Matcha Chiffon Cake with light matcha cream between the layers. Chef Masataka Yamashita was the former head chef of Flor Patisserie and Patisserie Glace, so his creations are guaranteed to please your palate.

Chef Yamashita
Address: 
Blok 1, Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-44, Singapore 082001 (MRT: Tanjong Pagar)
Opening Hours: 
10am - 6.30pm on Monday - Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sunday


12. The Matcha Project - The Sails @ Marina Bay

Serving as a take-away cafe, The Matcha Project shares the space with Copper Espresso at The Sails in Marina Bay area. If you like to drink your matcha "traditional" way, try their Premium "Shogun" Matcha - top grade hand-picked "Tencha" ground into a fine Matcha powder. It's smooth, not too bitter (for me) with fresh malty sort of umami taste.

Prefer your tea with milk? They also serve both hot and cold matcha/genmaicha/houjicha latte and many others! For your max enjoyment, do try their hot drinks as the iced version tastes a bit more diluted.

The Matcha Project
Address:
The Sails #B1-08C, 2 Marina Boulevard, Singapore (MRT: Downtown)
Opening Hours:
Monday -Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays


I still have couple more places with their Matcha Desserts waiting to join this list! But in the meantime, can you share with me your favorites? Would definitely love to try and include all of them in my next 20 or 30 or even 50 favorite MATCHA DESSERTS in Singapore!

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