2 Handy Road
#01-08 The Cathay
Singapore 229233

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm

01:00pm - 10:30pm



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Intense sesame flavor with strong milky aftertaste. Smooth, thick and hearty dessert. Love the butter cookie that gave it some crunch. Great for sharing with at least one other (had trouble finishing at the end). I would probably get add ons for crunch and texture next time. Our group tried all 4 soft serve flavors and my favorite was Matcha! (Duh, since itโ€™s matchaya) The cathay outlet had some seats and we got a nice comfortable space for our group of 6! 4๐Ÿ˜‹ #latergram #sesamesoftserve #drklingeats #burpplesg

"Shiratama" means glutinous rice balls. I took some time to place my order (matcha parfait $8.90 + $1 for additional soft serve flavour) because there were so many choices on the menu. The matcha soft serve had a slight bitterness and it goes well with the additional sweet Hokkaido milk soft serve topping.

When the whole room could unanimously name the winner of Burrple hot 100 dessert list- you know the establishment has done things right. Tried the above that were benchmarks for good matcha in Singapore- my iced matcha milk was worth my 4.90 splurge for a liquified version of the bittersweet matcha soft serve.

Revisiting this beautiful Matcha Dark Chocolate Kakigori from @matchayasg ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Just HAD to share this before the year ends, and we have to wait another year for Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

Well, even if you aren't you should anyway because it's pretty darn good!

The shaved ice dessert is covered in melted minty chocolate with a thick spread of matcha espuma and some Hokkaido milk espuma at the very top with a cherry and shaved chocolate to finish, along with more melted chocolate and cocoa nibs on the side to add on your own accord. The flavours of matcha and chocolate mint actually go very well together, with a semi-sweet and mildly bitter balance. The shaved chocolate and cocoa nibs give the kakigori a textural contrast, and can be really addictive. I do wish the melted chocolate would be doused all over as the ice under the espuma is bare and ultimately tasteless. I get that the extra cup of melted chocolate would be for pouring over that but with the espuma covering it that can be a bit of a...challenge? The kakigori does melt quite quickly though so I ended up pouring the melted chocolate ice over the plain ice. ๐Ÿ˜‚

On a whole, the marriage of matcha and chocolate mint works like a charm and does not disappoint. Go try this with some friends (because it's a really big portion) before it ends its run!

The very Christmasy kakigori comes with a chocolate base, matcha and some Hokkaido milk espuma, and a shot of Nama Choco Mint meant for drizzling all over ๐Ÿคค Love the generous cocoa nibs for the added crunch in every bite ๐Ÿ˜‹

It marks a good last flavour for 2017 and I canโ€™t wait to see what new flavours 2018 will bring ๐Ÿค—

My first try on kakigori and I am sorry to admit that I would still very much prefer softserve over this! ๐Ÿ˜… Though the ice wasnโ€™t coarse and was actually snowflake-like which resembled the korean bingsu, it does not retain its rigidity as well as a bingsu and liquefied pretty fast. Usually not a fan of cream, but I do fancy this matcha flavoured espuma thatโ€™s fluffy and cotton-like, with a distinct flavour and subtle lingering fragrance. Dig into the heap of kakigori to unveal dark chocolate cocoa nibs that added a crisp factor and a bittersweet flavor to the semi-solid dessert. The Nama chocolate mint sauce had a subtle lingering minty flavour which is cooling and refreshing, a good companion to the luscious and rich cocoa flavour. [PS: this is only available at The Cathay outlet, for a limited time] .
#burpple #smitteneats #smittenchoice

Love the smooth and intense matcha soft serve the best in this dessert platter. The other frills are frankly missable. Will stock with the ice cream and puffed rice next time.

๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™†โ€โ™€๏ธ Matchaya's Triple Flavours Bowl is super worth for sharing. Houjicha & Black Sesame really shine through, so intense so goooood omg ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘ Lol feel like the portions at Saveur has downsized. Their starters are so overrated, unlike the raved reviews.๐Ÿ˜… I wld say just skip it & stick to the mains. #burpple

These were a taste of Japan with the shiratama being nice and chewy and the genmaicha warabi mochi being so fragrant too ๐Ÿ˜‹

It is only sweetened by the mitarashi sauce, and it has gotta be the least sweet (and most value for money) kakigori Iโ€™ve tried at Matchaya ๐Ÿ˜

The crushed spiced cookies sprinkled over reminds me that Christmas is not too far away ๐ŸŽ„
P.S. You really need to share this with someone! (Coming from someone who usually has no problem finishing one kakigori)

Matchaya is always a good idea ๐Ÿ˜™ love the rich and creamy matcha soft serve and the Rice Krispies thing at the bottom of the parfait. I forgot to ask them not to add red beans so if you're like me and hate adzuki with your green tea desserts, make sure to let them know!!

Whenever I crave for a tea-flavoured soft serve, Matchaya just comes naturally to my mind. While I enjoy everything matcha, my all-time favourite from Matchaya is actually Houjicha soft serve topped with concentrated Houjicha syrup ($6.90)! So intense and deeply flavoured, this creamy soft serve leaves a strong tea impression, the aromatic and nutty notes of Houjicha will just linger. ๐Ÿ˜

I took literally 10minutes to decide what to get cause everything looked so damn friggin yummy, and ended up with this Kinako Kuromitsu bowl with Houjicha soft serve. Needless to say their soft serveโ€™s nailed it as usual, the roasty nutty aroma of the houjicha distinct and well balanced with a rich, creamy body, and just the right amount of sweetness. What surprised me though was how great the other ingredients were! Loved the soft tender bite of the warabi mochi against the bouncy shiratama dangos ๐Ÿ˜

Layers and layers of yumminess, Matchayaโ€™s Seasonal Chocolate Mont Blanc Parfait (available only at the Cathay outlet) was such a treat! Inhaling one all by myself, the tall glass does set you back quite a bit at $16.90 but certainly understandable with the quality ingredients used and sizable serving.

Piling on the delicate chestnut patisserie cream, fluffy nama choco espuma, crunchy duo of dark and white chocolate shavings, Kuromitsu syrup-soaked chestnut bits layered with crispy feuilletine throughout, finished with a buttery maple leaf shaped cookie, creamy kuri gelato and crowned with a whole chestnut on delicious swirls of homemade mont blanc cream. You get to enjoy as well as experience the different textures and flavour as you dig in - all smooth, nutty, airy, slightly chocolatey and rich.

Loving the decadent marron paste, this autumn special is more intense (more pronounced taste of chestnut) than the seasonal cone. And though a lot seems to be going on in the parfait, the elements worked well together. I also adore the addictive feuilletine bits that offered such a satisfying crunch as you get into the softer ingredients.


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