In theory, any dessert that shares the same colour with moss would fare poorly at inciting instant cravings but the magic of matcha defies all logic. It’s not exactly news that the Japanese tea powder has set off a dessert craze in Hong Kong (and elsewhere) but with practically every cake shop and cafe trotting out green creations, remaining selective seems to be the right protocol.
With Hong Kong's summer heat, a refreshing dessert is the perfect companion to cool down. If you've already tried our mochi desserts, shaved ice, vegan ice cream then it's time to dip your taste buds into matcha-flavoured treats this season.
We’ve compiled a definitive list of desserts made with matcha and its similar but more commonly available brethren, green tea that do warrant your attention and time for queuing up. Matcha and green time come from the same plant, the difference is in the cultivation and processing as matcha is in powder form while green tea is in teabag form. Regardless though, both are equally delicious.
Browse through our list to indulge in your sweet tooth.
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1. Via Tokyo
One cannot think of matcha and not mention Via Tokyo, one of the most well-known and must-try matcha dessert places in Hong Kong. The signature here is definitely the matcha soft serve which blends the green tea well with the smooth ice cream.
But if you're not a fan of ice cream, you still have plenty of options to choose from including parfaits, mochi and hojicha lattes. In fact, you'll never run out of matcha offerings to indulge in.
Via Tokyo, Shop 1A–1B, G/F, Leishun Court 106–126 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2895 1116