Matcha Desserts

Tokyo Travel Guides / November 25, 2016
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It doesn’t come as a surprise that serious foodies fly all the way to Japan just to sample authentic matcha desserts. Japan, after all, is the birthplace of matcha – one of the hottest dessert trends in the foodiesphere. It’s amazing how that green tea powder can be transformed into many kinds of desserts, but leave it to the Japanese to figure it out.

If you’ve never tried matcha, you should know that it’s an acquired taste. You are hit by a strange grass-y flavor which evolves beautifully into a distinctly subtle sweetness. There is a wealth of selection of matcha desserts in Tokyo such as ice cream, cream puffs, croissants and mousse.

Here are the best places to have matcha desserts in Tokyo.

  • MARUNOUCHI CAFE KAI | Marunouchi
    For mouthwatering matcha tiramisu
    What to order: Matcha tiramisu, Cheesecake, Matcha ice cream
    Price range: 400 to 900 Yen ($3.55 to $7.98)
    When: 07:00 – 23:00 Weekdays; 09:00 – 22:00 Weekends and Holidays
    Where: 1F KITTE, 2-7-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • CHA NO IKEDAYA | Shinjuku
    For the best matcha soft serve
    What to order: Matcha soft serve, Matcha cream puffs, Frozen yogurt
    Price range: 250 to 500 Yen ($2.22 to $4.43)
    When: 10:00 – 22:00 Daily
    Where: Odakyu Ace South Building, 1-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • MORINOEN SWEETS SHOP | Ningyocho
    For an unusual matcha beer
    What to order: Houjicha parfait, Matcha beer, Mihashi
    Price range: 400 to 950 Yen ($3.55 to $8.42)
    When: 09:00 – 19:00 Weekdays; 12:00 – 17:00 Weekends
    Where: 2-4-9 Nihonbashi-Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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