Matcha Madness πŸ’šπŸ’š

Matcha Madness πŸ’šπŸ’š

Featuring Brotherbird Coffeehouse (Bugis), Matchaya (Icon Village), Takashimaya Food Hall, Hvala ([email protected]), Nana's Green Tea (Plaza Singapura), Apiary (Neil Road), Takashimaya Square, St. Marc CafΓ© (VivoCity), Geometry, Old Hen Kitchen
Natalie Wong
Natalie Wong

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NEWLY launched on 24th October, this flavour features an intensified, bolder Matcha - for the hardcore matchaholics and definitely not for the faint hearted! ⚠️ With only one tub available, it’s on a while stocks last, first come first serve basis with no sampling allowed. Being a diehard hardcore matcha lover, it was my natural instinct to do myself a flavour by going big or going home- get it or leave it! Made using matcha powder sourced directly from Japan, the flavour here was - as the name suggest, much more intense and robust as compared to their previous versions in collaboration with Matchaya & Hvala. The prominent earthy, umami flavour came with a lingering bitter undertone, a distinct albeit mellow tinge of astringency. Flavour wise, though intense, it was still acceptable for me and I wouldn’t mind even a higher intensity! 🀭 Still not yet on par with Tsujiri honten or Japan’s level 7 matcha gelato though! Texture wise, this was rather thick, dense and creamy, one that’s more lasting to the palate but requires more labour when consuming (good way to exercise ur hand muscles πŸ˜…). Pretty pricey at $6 for a scoop but if you are one who appreciates Matcha a lot, it will still be a wiser option to get this instead of the regular Matcha. Unfortunately, this flavour has been sold out as of today, 25th October .
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NEW softserve flavours from @brotherbirdflagship that’s just launched today (14 October) at @statelandcafe ! πŸ΅β˜•οΈ Featured here is the β€˜Matcha latte’- a dual twist of Matcha sorbet and Vietnamese Coffee softserve. Coffee or tea? Why not both? πŸ˜‰ Perhaps somewhat like a Yuan Yang combo, this would be the tea-riffic combo for the matchaholics and caffeine addicts. Along with almond crumbles (the best topping as always), the matcha sorbet was icy with a distinct albeit subtle earthy note, one that was eventually overwhelmed and toned down by the Vietnamese coffee. On the downside, the Vietnamese coffee softserve came with a mild, diluted flavour which also lacked the characteristic coffee aroma that I would have adored. Texture wise, the dual flavoured softserve is slightly icy and lighter to the palate, without a dense and creamy mouthfeel. Would personally prefer if the flavours were more distinct and perhaps more lasting to the palate as well πŸ˜…. Nevertheless, I guess I would still head back again to try the matcha sorbet to fully appreciate and savour it’s true beauty 😌 .
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Latest collaboration with @hvala_sg , this uji matcha ice cream is made from a blend of Matcha powder from Nishio, Wazuka, Aichi, Kyoto Prefecture respectively. Matcha flavour is distinct albeit subtle, not so for the hardcore matchaholics. Would have personally preferred for a higher intensity! Previously tried the version made using @matchayasg powder, but I must admit that there wasn’t any significant difference between the 2. πŸ˜… No doubt the softserve at @hvala_sg still carried off a more intense and robust earthy and umami note! .
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Of matcha cream and azuki beans surrounded by a matcha flavoured sponge, this swiss roll has got to be the BEST matcha swiss roll ever among all I’ve tried! πŸ’š So far the best I’ve had in Singapore was the one from @dairyandcream but as a hardcore matchaholic, I love how the characteristic earthy note of matcha flavour is prominent not only in the cream but also in the sponge itself! πŸ’šπŸ’š This was hardly the case for matcha flavoured cakes typically and I am amazed how the matcha flavour was subtle albeit distinct in the sponge itself!✨ Not a fan of azuki beans and hence was glad that the presence in the swiss roll was just a mere oneπŸ˜…. The matcha flavoured cake is soft and fluffy, sandwiched with a generous amount of smooth, luscious matcha cream that comes with a lingering bitter undertone and a pleasant earthy, umami note! Would be great if there’s also some matcha sauce / powder provided as well! πŸ™ˆ My personal advice would be to consume this cake around 5-10 minutes after taking it out from the refrigerator for a softer and more creamy mouthfeel πŸ™‚. Indeed, no regrets purchasing this cake, though the only sad thing was the much-smaller-than-expected sizeπŸ˜… .
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A base of yamari jelly top with your choice of softserve (matcha, houjicha, twist), the pricetag here might put one off but it was certainly WORTH IT for me! Usually not a fan of jelly based desserts but this yamari jelly here just did a great job turning me into a convertπŸ‘πŸ». The green tea flavoured jelly cubes are served with 2 shiratama and red bean embedded within as well. Not a fan of red bean hence I omitted it, but the shiratama here surprisingly surpassed expectations, with its soft, slightly chewy texture, retaining an ideal moisture level that makes chewing less tedious. I have to admit that I m not big fan of shiratama and would usually stop at 1 or 2 at most but these was one that I wouldn’t mind having more πŸ’›. Moving on to the main highlight (apart from the softserve), the yamari jelly cubes were soft, wobbly with a smooth, light texture that was a delight to indulge in, especially when paired with the smooth and robust flavoured softserve! Thanks once again to the kind and friendly staff for providing the matcha crunch biscuit πŸ’š! As expected, the houjicha flavour overpowered the matcha one, with its roasted flavour and aroma stealing the limelight from the vegetal, umami counterpart. As one who prefers houjicha over matcha, this was actually a blessing in disguise for me πŸ™†πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’– .
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[PS: Mark your calendars now as this ongoing fair is only here till 23rd September at Takashimaya. Yamari jelly is available while stocks last too! ] .
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Uji Matcha nama softserve [$7]
Uji Houjicha Nama softserve [$7] .
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LAST chance this weekend to get your fix on this Matcha softserve that’s exclusively available only for the bi-annual pop up event at @takashimayasg ! Had this 5 times during their pop-up here and I am already missing and craving badly for it now again! πŸ™ˆπŸ€­ As a hardcore matchaholic, I must admit that this is the BEST matcha softserve that I can ever find locally here, one that came with a robust albeit mellow earthy and umami note, coupled with a characteristic lingering bitter undertone. Not for the faint hearted though, but this is definitely the IDEAL one for me! πŸ’š The houjicha softserve, on the other hand, came with a pleasant characteristic roasted flavour and lingering aroma, one that even my β€œnon-matcha lover” friends was sold for it! πŸ’› A pity this flavour always got sold out fast, way before the fair ends! 😒 Both softserve are also served with their respective sauces, which can be an optional topping too .
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[PS: Did you also know that you can also request for a matcha biscuit crunch to go along with your softserve? 🀫 (swipe to view)]. Simply request politely from the friendly staff there and you might get one on the house! ✨ .
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Bid farewell to @tsujirihei_honten β€˜s last day (23rd September) before its next comeback next year, mid Jan! πŸ‘‹πŸ» Though the prices are pretty much on the high end, I wouldn’t mind spending for the superb quality that always never fail to disappoint, and in fact left me impressed with each purchase! πŸ’š Another item that I’ve decided to give it a try, after consistent recommendation by a hardcore matchaholic @kiwimii_ , this nama chocolate is much much better than all others I’ve tried out there so far πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ». Coated generously with matcha powder, the sake-infused Uji nama chocolate cubes came with a luscious, melt-in-the mouth texture that withheld a tangy and fruity sweet alcoholic note amidst the earthy, umami notes of matcha. Was glad that the matcha flavour is distinctive, without the milky sweetness overshadowing it, which is always the case for other brands of Nama chocolate that we are all familiar with😌. Each box comes in 18 pieces, which are bite-sized and a great indulgence to have it in silo or pair it with the softserve πŸ˜‰πŸ€« .
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The greatest highlight in this cake is no doubt that shot of matcha sauce (imo). By default, it’s served drizzled onto the cake and we requested for it to be served separately instead for that pouring shot πŸ™ˆ. Comprising of alternating layers of matcha flavored sponge layered with a thin layer of azuki bean paste and matcha cream, the cake is dusted with matcha cake crumbs atop as well. The matcha sponge was soft and fluffy, though the characteristic earthy flavour wasn’t exactly distinct here, that shot of sauce compensated for it greatly, with a robust, intense earthy note coupled with a lingering bitter undertone, an astringency that’s definitely not for the faint hearted!As a hardcore matchaholic, I fell head over heels with the matcha shot which really perked me up! πŸ’šπŸ’š Do note that additional charges may apply if you were to request for extra sauce! .
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#burpple #hvalasg

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The greatest highlight in this cake is no doubt that shot of matcha sauce (imo). By default, it’s served drizzled onto the cake and we requested for it to be served separately instead for that pouring shot πŸ™ˆ. Comprising of alternating layers of matcha flavored sponge layered with a thin layer of azuki bean paste and matcha cream, the cake is dusted with matcha cake crumbs atop as well. The matcha sponge was soft and fluffy, though the characteristic earthy flavour wasn’t exactly distinct here, that shot of sauce compensated for it greatly, with a robust, intense earthy note coupled with a lingering bitter undertone, an astringency that’s definitely not for the faint hearted!As a hardcore matchaholic, I fell head over heels with the matcha shot which really perked me up! πŸ’šπŸ’š Do note that additional charges may apply if you were to request for extra sauce! .
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#burpple #hvalasg

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Newly launched to the series of beverage menu, this Genmaicha latte is made using organic premium genmaicha powder sourced from @matchayasg. Vegan friendly, plant-based milk is used instead, which had a distinctive soya flavour that resembled that of soymilk. Amidst the subtle earthy hues of matcha lies a roasted, nutty undertone and aroma, providing another dimensional flavour to the smooth, refreshing beverage. As the name suggests, the roasted flavour resembled that of a popcorn, contributing to a pleasant lingering aroma. Glad that my favourite matcha place (in Singapore) has collaborated with a number of cafes now, which makes no excuse for me to forgo cafe hopping! πŸ˜› .
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Handmade bittersweet dark chocolate cubes that’s fudgy and thick, with a bittersweet cocoa flavour that’s certainly not for the faint hearted! Matcha comes in 2 versions- dark or white chocolate while the rest are dark chocolate. Would have preferred if there was a thicker layer of coating of powders for the different flavours, as the bittersweet cacao flavour of dark chocolate had overwhelmed them. Nevertheless, it’s still a great snack to indulge in, or a great complement as a topping to the softserves 😌. Available in store or pre-order, or you can simply get them at the Takashimaya pop up store (till 10 June) .
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Dusted with kinako powder and kuromitsu sauce, the nutty, roasted notes of kinako was a great combination to the earthy, lingering mild bitter undertone of matcha softserve.Though after some time, the matcha might steal the limelight away from kinako... But of course, if you are a matcaholic, this would be great news for u πŸ˜…. Texture is smooth, creamy and thick, allowing prolonged enjoyment. Do remember to head down before 10 June to get your matcha x kinako fix! πŸ’šπŸ’›
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Living to eat with a sweet tooth 🍰🍩🍦 Matchaholic πŸ΅πŸ’š Gudetama 🍳πŸ₯šπŸ£

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