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Address

2 Handy Road
#01-08 The Cathay
Singapore 229233

Monday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday:
01:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday:
01:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday:
01:00pm - 10:00pm

Price

~$10/pax

Reviews at Matchaya (The Cathay)

Reviews of good food at Matchaya (The Cathay)
Just thinking about this Three Flavours Soft Serve Bowl (Matcha, Hojicha, Black Sesame) that I had thirteen tea leaves ago at Matchaya, the Japanese dessert concept at The Cathay which also serves other kakigori and parfait items.

Matchaya has significant social media support - most posts from their foodie and instagrammer friends are unwaveringly loyal and positive - and it is not difficult to understand why, considering they play the Instagram aesthetic game to a T and provide offerings of a perennially well-received nature (i.e. Japanese and green tea).

Assorted Flavours Waffles Bowl

Matcha // Black Sesame // Houjicha

Not much of a wow factor to me. Matcha was ok, abit too sweet to my liking. Black sesame taste was quite strong. Still like houjicha out of the 3. One of the best choice from the shop. Able to taste all 3 flavours.

BREAKING MATCHA NEWS 💮
Matchaya @matchayasg - Cha Cha Pop Creamsicle (💵S$8) Matcha Ice-Cream, Black Molasses, Houjicha & Matcha Shell, Feuilletine & Toasted Sesame.

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Oh Magnum, you got nothing on this. The Cha Cha Pop, which is a collaboration done with @nehnehpopsg is phasing out soon?! (Dear Matcha God, Why?!) 🍵
A Bitter-Sweet ending, Bitter that is the Matcha, balanced with the Sweetness of the Black Molasses & hints of Fragrance the Houjicha provides, Harmoniously Ends the great run of this Cha Cha Neh Neh Pop. 🤤

ACAMASTIPS & GTK💮: Down to what I believe is around a dozen Creamsicle left, & if you haven't tried it, I'm sorry to say that this just might be your last chance. 🏵
So head down to @matchayasg The Cathay & Icon Village Outlets to grab them while stock lasts, before they melt away. 🖖🏻

Cha Cha Pop

Down to probably their last dozen, Matchaya’s dual-coloured Magnum lookalike will soon be phasing out.

With its distinct green and black crunchy exterior, it might be my first and last time having this. Just imagine biting into the houjicha feuilletine and matcha dip shell which breaks to reveal the classic bittersweet matcha ice cream and red bean layer within! Cha Cha Pop ($8), you will be missed.

So grab the last few pieces at both outlets before they are gone! And lookout for new offerings!

Ended our evening with a sweet & slightly bitter ending with treats from @matchayasg!

For those who don't know, their Cha Cha Pop ($8) is a collab done with the people behind @nehnehpopsg! I'm not usually a fan of matcha, but I must say that this has got me inching towards changing my mind 😬

⚠️ PSA: their collab will be coming to an end soon & they're down to the last 10-15 sticks of Cha Cha Pop. So hurry head down to their stores at Cathay or Icon Village to get your hands on the last few!

Also, new items are brewing & keep your eyes peeled!

A sweet end to this 💩week.

We headed over to Matchaya @ Cathay after our 🍔 dinner ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍴 We got the 3 Colours parfait($12.90) and Cha cha pop($7.90). Point to note is that Cha cha pop is phasing out soon! Like prob less than 20 left, so hurry down to Cathay to get your last few pops ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍴 Cha cha pop is one of my favourite flavours out of the neh neh pop series for its great combi of matcha and goma crunchy exterior and bittersweet matcha w red bean inside 🤤 Well all good things come to an end (till the next big thing I hope) haha ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍴 As for the 3 colour parfait, the flavours we got were houjicha, matcha and goma. They need no introduction and are as creamy and delicious as ever. But only pity is, instead of the bigger rounder adzuki beans, they used the smaller more elongated Chinese red rice bean. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Would have preferred adzuki beans, but that's just me. 😅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🍴 Thanks to @ahkemas for channeling his inner Jackson pollock, @vanessa_kou for holding the cha cha pop w her pretty fingers, @alhsx for leaving more matcha for us to eat and all of you guys for the company tonight 🙆🏻🙆🏻🙆🏻 🍴
#burpple #matchaya #softserve #sgfood #dessert #stfoodtrending

Matchaya @matchayasg - Fondues (💵S$16.90 for Matcha, Hojicha or Black Sesame) Each Fondue comes with Shiratama/Dango (団子), Azuki (アズキ), Brownies, Butter Biscuits, Warabi Mochi (わらび餅), Brûléed Toast, Matcha Soft Serve & Hot Milk.

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Just like a Kaiseki meal, there are sequence to this Fondue. Start by having the Shiratama/Dango Balls to the Brûléed Toast, Brownies & Biscuits then end if all off with the Warabi Mochi (which is more chewy to pair it with the Fondue) Basically, just work your way clockwise as plated. 🍵
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White Chocolate, Matcha Powder, a dollop of Love & Passion is the foundation of the Fondue thus the thick Better-Sweet consistency. A big thank you to @kevincheejy of @matchayasg for adding Espuma on our Fondue! 😋

ACAMASTIPS & GTK💮: Hot milk is served after you finish the Fondue, it acts like a palate cleanser & a harmonious ending. @kevincheejy recommended us to add some of the Matcha Fondue to the Hot Milk which turns out to be Heavenly. 🤤
Be prepared to wait for approx. 15 mins as Everything is made upon Order from scratch hence the waiting time (This clearly shows the commitment to Freshness & Quality which I Respect) 🏵

All Things Matcha ✨

Had their Matcha Soft Serve ($5.90) for the second time within the last week and can see myself going back to this place again... and again... and again... SO GOOD!! But defo not for those who prefer the sweeter renditions as their Matcha here leans more towards the natural bitter taste. Had the hojicha one the previous time but still prefer the original Matcha flavour 😊

Matcha Ice Cream

Finally got to try Matchaya after hearing so much about it! We got the cup that included more ingredients ($10.50) because we wanted to try their toppings. I really liked the overall matcha flavour because it had that bitter after taste and it's not too sweet. The toppings were good but I'm not crazy about mochi so I think I would go for a plain cup next time if I get it again. Would really recommend Matchaya if you don't like your ice cream too sweet! I preferred this to Nana's but my mother still prefers Nana because the texture is much softer and the flavour is not as rich.

Green Tea Parfait

Tasted interestingly more bitter than the usual green tea soft serve. Especially with the matcha sauce at the top of the soft serve and crunch in the middle. The place is also structured more like "bar counter" seats.

Matcha Fondue!!

Addictive molten matcha madness designed for one, Matchaya’s Matcha Fondue ($16.90) is certainly good to share between two to three matcha lovers.

And with the intense bitter-sweet dip, the set comes with shiratama, brownies, warabi mochi, toasts, butter cookies, a cup of matcha softserve and hot milk served right at the end. Sample them in sequence from the shiratama balls to toast and end with the matcha warabi mochi which were made more chewy intentionally to pair with the fondue.

A thick gooey bath, it is prepared with a blend of white chocolate, matcha powder and of course ‘special ingredients’ (because we all need a little mystery). However for me each component didn’t really shine individually but as a whole it was really enjoyable and I would love to have the toast replaced with a light sponge to soak up all that goodness.

My favourite part would have to be at the end where you make your own matcha milk/latte with the remaining fondue added into the warm milk!!! And thank you @kevincheejy for adding in espuma for our fondue!

One Of My Fav Soft Serve In Singapore!

Houjicha Soft Serve ($8 for large portion with warabi mochi topping at $1.5) — I'd say go for the soft serve and skip the toppings!

Matcha Parfait

$10.90 | slightly more expensive than Tsujiri, and I still prefer tsujiri after eating this.

Matchaya's has a stronger matcha taste

Mixed Softserve (Matcha + Hokkaido Milk)

It took me way too long to hop on the Matchaya bandwagon, but I finally got around to trying it last Friday! 😛

For this, I got a dual softserve of Hokkaido Milk and Matcha. The former had a sweetness which was quite reminiscent of my childhood - specifically, those milk tablets that came in small square packages that had a cartoon drawing of a cow. And so, pair it with its characteristic milkiness, I'd say this was quite the luxurious treat.

The latter, in contrast, was bitter, laden in cream and had a velvetly, if not cashmere-like, texture. Still though, I was so smitten by the Hokkaido Milk flavour that this one, I personally feel, was left in the shadow. On its own though, I think it'd smash. 🤔

In addition to the ice-cream, I added on Houjicha Brownies, which had a mild smoky flavour, great fudgy texture, and was balanced by a shy amount of sweetness. Come to think of it, I feel it worked better as a contrast to the Hokkaido Milk flavour than the Matcha flavour did. Haha ah well, personal preference I guess! (7.6/10)

Blown away by @matchayasg Matcha #kakigori ($18.90)❤️❤️ It's Not the usual shaved ice bingsu.

Texture is rather fluffy and the Uji Matcha sauce is ohhhh so good and gao! I've eaten bingsu that only drenches the TOP with sauce but at matchaya, even the last bit is soaked in this awesome sauce 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻Apparently a lot of hard work went into creating this such as the perfect temperature, using filtered Japanese water, tt foamy cream espuma. Well done guys!

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